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February 26, 2008

Der Surrender Continues

At Der Spiegel. If you follow the link back to Der Spiegel from Fausta's you will see a picture of a burqa clad woman (I guess) with one of the scariest captions I have ever read

Women who would rather not wear a burqa can now slip around it electronically.

F*ck you buddy. Just f*ck you. No woman anywhere should ever have to wear one of those things, and by God she should always have the option to take it off, not just send some feeble picture out via bluetooth. And that fact that this "advancement" took place at an event in the US

A model demonstrated a prototype of Kison's garment at the Seamless 2008 design and fashion show in Boston, a high-tech fashion event run with support from the Masschusetts Institute of Technology.

disgusts me to no end. I'm sure the audience applauded and talked about Gosh how this technology really empowers those women, doesn't it? Aren't we so culturally non-judgmental that we help their slaves have email! Ooh, pass the vegan canapes and I'd love another glass of that organically grown Chardonnay to toast the liberation this will bring!

It just sickens me to no end how the supposed 'progressive' people in this country continually enable the oppression and subjugation of women here and around the world.

Posted by Mr. Bingley at February 26, 2008 08:44 AM


It's all this willy-nilly "it's their culture!" nonsense. 200 years ago, it was our culture to deny women the vote and sell black men and women as slaves. Culture changes, it isn't something to be preserved as is.

Posted by: Tainted Bill at February 26, 2008 09:55 AM

Just the use of the words "charming" and "burqa" in the same sentence makes me ill.

"Slip around it"? So which is it--right, or wrong? Wait, I forgot who was writing this article. How silly of me.

Posted by: Kate P at February 26, 2008 10:09 AM

Medieval-style oppression and 21st century objectification, all in one.

Makes me want to vomit.

Posted by: ricki at February 26, 2008 02:17 PM

Not only is this dhimmification and demeaning to women, it could easily be rendered useless by the medieval types who don't even want to have women dressed "inappropriately" electronically; a lot of Muslim countries clamp down on anything even remotely pr0nographic. I recall one hooraw about cell phone pictures of a girl prancing around with only a military jacket.

So in swoops the Wahhibists and their ideological comrades, and shuts off even this pathetic placation attempt by the dhimmis. Hardly a win, IMHO.

Posted by: The_Real_JeffS at February 26, 2008 02:53 PM

This just proves "progressives" don't give a damn about anything except massaging their overinflated egos and keeping up appearances.

The Wahhibists should have those burquas pounded up their asses with a pool cue.

Posted by: Gunslinger at February 26, 2008 04:52 PM

What I can never figure out is why Western Christians must accommodate Islamic immigrants.
It could be because the Liberals in control
hate themselves and their own culture so much.
It is not about freedom.In California where I
live it soon will be illegal to smoke cigarettes
in an apartment buildings.That is rationalized by the fact the owners must spend more money to get the
smell out of the unit when the tenant moves out????
Talk about freedom,sounds like insanity.What
about incense?

Posted by: greg newson at February 26, 2008 10:07 PM

Or dope smoke, medicinal or otherwise?

Posted by: tree hugging sister at February 27, 2008 10:12 AM

I don't know why we accommodate them. Well, I can guess. There are two facets. The first is american christians who have fallen under the sway of "jesus is my best bud" and seem to believe that christian "love" requires them to never admonish or correct wrong behavior, because it might make them appear judgmental or hurt somebody's feelings. The second are, as you allude to, the leftist children of the 60s for whom america and the west are the root of all that is wrong in the world, and anything that hurts them is worth doing.

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at February 27, 2008 11:05 AM

I read one comment over at Jules' place that went something like, "People are acting this way because they are afraid, but won't admit that they are afraid."

Denial can take many subtle forms. Willingly embracing dhimmification is likely one such form.

Posted by: The_Real_JeffS at February 27, 2008 06:46 PM