Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot BURQINI...???

I am guessing this won't make the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
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Burqa + bikini = Burqini for Muslim women lifeguards!
Sydney, Nov 27 (ANI):
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A mix of burqa and bikni, i.e. burqini has been designed for Muslim women lifeguards!

It would be worn for the first time by the members of one of Australia's most distinguished institutions -- The Volunteer Lifesavers.According to the Sunday Telegraph, the idea of developing the modesty-saving swimsuit came almost 12 months after violent clashes between young white Australian men and Muslim teenagers on Sydney's Cronulla beach...
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5 Comments:

Blogger Joe said...

I am not an expert on the condition of Muslim women and I love feminine beauty too much to advocate the burka here. But I am defending some of the values that the burka represents for me.

For me, the burka represents a woman's consecration to her husband and family. Only they see her.

It affirms the privacy, exclusivity and importance of the domestic sphere.

The Muslim woman's focus is her home, the "nest" where her children are born and reared. She is the "home" maker, the taproot that sustains the spiritual life of the family, nurturing and training her children, providing refuge and support to her husband.

In contrast, the bikinied American beauty queen struts practically naked in front of millions on TV. A feminist, she belongs to herself. In practice, paradoxically, she is public property. She belongs to no one and everyone. She shops her body to the highest bidder. She is auctioning herself all of the time.

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe,

As a mother of four, I have no problem focusing on my 'domestic sphere' without the burqa.

There is no need to hefty bag the domestic 'sphere' in my domain or the general domain of the USA.


Perhaps the teachings of the muslim faith make the necessity of this 'protective' sack in countries with sharia understandable for you.


Personally speaking, I am totally unfamiliar with any self-absorbed "beauty queen" bikini clad moms any more than you are likely to be familiar with any burqa'd momma shahids.

Your suggestion that the burqa somehow envelopes the role of wife and motherhood is utter male chauvinistic nonsense. If that's what you find admirable and preferable . . .pack your bags and buy yourself a ticket to the nearest sharia bound paradise of your choice.

You also state "She shops her body to the highest bidder. She is auctioning herself all of the time."

The male "Speedo" market is/was doing quite well last season. Imagine that!

The feminist movement dealt with chauvinistic pigs already. (visualize Cher smacking you upside the head) "GET OVER IT!"

3:03 PM  
Blogger jillosophy said...

The thing about the burka is that it is forced upon every woman in these hostile and misogynistic societies. I know we hear otherwise, but that is just spin. We hear, oh they like wearing the burka. They choose to wear the burka. Well, you would too if the men in your world would rape you and claim it was because they SAW you. The fact is that it is just another mechanism of control and oppression. The reason behind the wearing of the burka is that women are evil temptresses. They are below men. They are chattle.

Now, I saw a documentary made by a woman who went into Afghanistan and lived among those women in a burka. She couldn't see, couldn't breathe under the burka. She could hardly move without tripping over herself. And under the burka in the heat of the day she did suffocate - puke, and faint. And she said that she noticed a lot of other women doing the same.

It is inhumane to tell someone they must be hidden from head to toe - no matter what excuse.

You wrote:
For me, the burka represents a woman's consecration to her husband and family. Only they see her.
Consecration? That's an interesting way to put it. It's like tying your dog up in the yard and remarking on how he never runs away. Also, I read an essay by a Saudi who lived in his family home but who hadn't been allowed to see his own mother's face for over twenty years. He is not so well-adjusted, either.

And don't get me wrong - I don't think nudity or promiscuity equals a woman's liberation. If women were truly liberated, they would not need to either parade or prove their sex/sexuality... NOR HIDE OR FEAR IT... and it wouldn't be used against them as if it were a curse.
They could just relax for once... after all these centuries.
The cleric's preach that women are a "necessary evil". This is the mentality behind the burka. It is not noble. Don't romaticize it.

4:21 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

In America, the cultural measure of a woman's value is her sex appeal. As an adolescent, her role model is Britney Spears, a singer whose act approximates a strip tease. From Britney, she learns that she will be loved only if she gives sex. Thus, she learns to "hook up" rather than to demand patient courtship and true love. As a result, dozens of males know her before her husband does. She loses her innocence, which is a part of her charm. She becomes hardened and calculating. Unable to love, she is unfit to receive her husband's seed.

Feminism teaches woman that feminine nature has resulted in "oppression" and that she should convert to male behavior instead. The result: a confused and aggressive woman with a large chip on her shoulder, unfit to become a wife or mother.

This, of course, is the goal of the social engineers at the NWO: undermine sexual identity and destroy the family, create social and personal dysfunction, and reduce population. In the "brave new world," women are not supposed to be "nest" makers, or progenitors of the race. They are meant to be neutered autonomous creatures that indulge in sex for physical pleasure, not for love or procreation.

At one of his press conferences Donald Rumsfeld said that Iranian women and youth were restive under the rule of the Mullahs. He implied that the US would soon liberate them. To Britney Spears? To low-rise "see-my-thong" pants? To the mutual masturbation that passes for sexuality in America?

8:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Muslim woman's focus is her home, the "nest" where her children are born and reared. She is the "home" maker, the taproot that sustains the spiritual life of the family, nurturing and training her children, providing refuge and support to her husband."

Are you serious? Don't you know what your OWN book says about women?

Surah 4:34 - Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and forsake them in beds apart, and beat them. Then if they obey you, take no further action against them. Allah is high and supreme."

Providing "refuge and support to her husband" means allowing him to BEAT her? That's what YOUR book says!

9:58 AM  

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