You might remember this post; about how Islam is getting traction among middle-ages and unattractive women in general. We may call is aiskhrocracy, the rule of the ugly.
Well, don’t take my word for it. Take the Huffington Post’s.
The argument? Quite simple:
Hip Feminist campaigns like Free the Nipple only encourage a gullible behavior of disrespect for our own bodies, leading to everyone else around us disrespecting our bodies as well. If we want to be respected as women and taken seriously in all our endeavors we should look to a new source; Muslim women. Muslim women, as well as Muslim men, see every body as a sacred temple, especially the female body. Opposed to exposing themselves, it is through modesty. When we think of modern feminists we should stray away from the new American trends and start looking to what we have always thought as a contradiction; Muslim feminists.
For me, this idea especially showcases feminism in America. With all of the pressures in our American society to have a certain physical allure; to have long, luscious hair, a skinny yet curvy body, flawless facial beauty, woman go through hell. With this, we succumb to the pressures that we generally think we are free of; we oppress our natural womanhood with constant worry about how we look to others around us. We do not have the courage to stand up to this societal critique and say ‘my body is not to be ogled at’.
Is that so, Gabby. Actually I’m very sympathetic. I do agree that Western women show too much skin. Way too much. And Femen-style feminists are plain insane.
Well, you can’t eat the cake and have it too. Where’s your hijab Gabby? And, you know, maybe your brothers didn’t tell you, but as a man I can inform you that men don’t ogle only at the body. The face is quite important too. Yours doesn’t look too bad, and those two veil-clad girls on the picture in the article; they look pretty damn good. Very ogle-worthy. I’m not sure I could stop myself oggling them if I saw them.
So let us be coherent and faithful and follow the wisdom of this religion of yours, and go the extra mile. Put on your damn burka. And as far as possible, stay home. Then you can talk.