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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Better Cover the Table Legs Too - They're Sexy

I realize that the sight of a woman in a head-scarf and covered in robes is enough to make any guy get a woody the size of the Seattle Space Needle. I mean, they're just so darn tempting, vile creatures that they are. They need to be controlled and their appearance in popular media should be restricted.

Wow! My dream country, Saudia Arabia, has gone and beaten me to it. King Abdullah has spoken to the editors of newspapers in his country (and I do mean his country) and asked them to not print pictures of women anymore. These photos of women may make men "go astray".

"One must think, do they want their daughter, their sister, or their wife to appear in this way. Of course, no one would accept this," Abbie said. "This way", means that the women were portrayed in articles relevant to them and always in the traditional Muslim headscarf. Santa voca! The shame! What's next? Women voting? Women driving (gasp!) cars!?

You'd think they had brains and could think for themselves.

If ever you want a nice, neat example of how religion oppresses, just take a long gander at Islam and the Kingdom of Saudia Arabia. Forbidding editors to print images of women even when they're appropriate makes no sense. Just go back to the 1600's when saying "chicken breast" or "chicken thigh" was too risqué for the masses so they went with "dark" and "white" meat.

It's intriguing to see that King Abbie is also trying to control the bad press his country is bound to get. When religion and, more to the point, theocracies get out of control, people start to rebel. People in positions of power will try to snuff out any dissention and the easiest way is to control the media outlets. Well intubate me but don't bring in the helium balloons 'cause I'm gonna die of not-surprise - Saudia Arabia's media are all either state-run or state-controlled. If you're telling the media what to do and say, you're going to have a positive image regardless of the shit that's actually happening on the street.

Just ask W.

4 Barbaric Yawps:

At 16/5/06 11:18 pm, Blogger Nabla said...

G'day, Big Heathen

Just surfed in here, and am astounded (pleasantly) to find an American with an original thought! Just joking, I'm sure there's another one.
Is it written in your constitution, next to the bit about right to bear arms (don't mind a good bear arm myself, best grilled with a pinch of paprika and basil)that every public speech must begin with a brief thankyou to "Gud"?
Semi seriously, good rant-style blog, and I've read a few. On Islam, some of the more modern Islamic countries (eg. Malaysia, Indonesia) won't string you up for blasphemy. That sort of thing is more related to the administration of a country than its religion, although I will agree that religion is probably the root cause of the law in the first place. Literal interpretation of the Q'uran, the Bible, or any religious text, is, simply, bloody stupid.

Aren't the Saudi's your friends?

Nice one.

At 16/5/06 11:35 pm, Blogger Nabla said...

Oops, sorry. Just noticed you aren't American.

Ignorant Aussie, can't read.

At 17/5/06 8:21 am, Blogger BigHeathenMike said...

Hey nabla,
Thanks for dropping by and reading - always nice to have an international visitor. I have several friends from your fair land from my days teaching in Japan.

Yah, some of the "moderate" Islamic states won't kill you for blasphemy, true. I can still make fun of them though :)

Interesting side note: your name is *really* close to the acronym NAMBLA, or North American Man-Boy Love Association, a group that advocates pedophilia. Might want to watch out for that link or, at least, jokes about it at your expense.

Oh, and yes, I think it is in the Americans' constitution or Bill of Rights or something that W has to mention Jebus or God in every speech. He's such a tool...

Thanks again for reading!

At 17/5/06 10:51 am, Anonymous modusoperandi said...

You've obviously never seen a hottie in full burqa just sitting there (guarded, of course, by her male relatives; stones-in-hand).

Talk about hot! [queue porn theme..."Bow-chicka bow bow..."

Weird how they were the center of western civilization while my white-trash ancestors were busy being ignorant and dying of the plague.

It's like the odd couple. But with stones.


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