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absyntheNsugar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-03 03:47 PM
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19. Trust me - I've thought this through
Wahabbist Islam is an attempt to go against human nature. (Two of the reasons) they make a woman wear a burkha because they (1) do not want men to be tempted by her beauty and (2) because they are trying to deny physical appearance to others. Basically, they are trying to subvert our natural desire to associate looking good with appearance. This, in addition to being completely unnatural and impossible, is destructive and removes our humanity with it lock stock and barrel. They also make a woman wear a burkha because they want to deny her humanity as well, seeing her as property. Sorry if this is being culturally insensitive, but it is the reason behind it.

Man is a visual creature - we base a lot of our opinions, fears, wants and needs on visual stimuli. In this sense we are very different from dogs, who base a lot of their decisions on olfactory stimuli. To tell us all "don't base attractiveness on the way a person looks" is like telling a gay man "just marry a woman, have a kid and be happy." It's unnatural, and cannot be changed. Period.

Now - my problem is where we narrowly define what's attractive to an unreachable goal. Media holds up someone like Paris Hilton and says 'this is what is attracive.' No woman in the world could ever reach that body size if they don't already have it, thus creating an unhealthy body image in the mind of Americans.

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