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NuttyFluffers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 04:38 AM
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200. dude. such bullshit over fashion...
Edited on Fri Oct-13-06 04:39 AM by NuttyFluffers
it's britain for christ's sake (or buddha or mahavira, i really don't give a shit right now)! let 'em wear whatever they want as long as it doesn't put them in the way of direct harm or cripple them from doing their job. please, i know people who corset train for fun and do some of their training while at their desk job. who really cares? all this external implication crap is just that, an external opinion about what *you* think is going on through *their* heads. just give it up and let them express fashion however they want.

ps: having lived in saudi arabia, the grand poohbah of oppression, i can pretty much tell you the women, particularly those w/ beaucoup money in the family, are not utter chattel (it ain't rosy either, though). they are often the family's pursestrings and what some see as a man doing all the shopping as controlling can also be seen as a woman telling him to do all the shopping as she says (or there'll be no allowance for him). we see a man depriving her of her active power, she sees herself using her active power to force a man to do her work. if you feel bad about a man being dragged to the mall in your hometown... funny how perspectives work. and you have *no* idea how expensive the clothes are, from what's underneath to the veil itself -- brand name everything.

but saudi, which has its own big batch of problems, is not britain. in britain the veil means *nothing but* fashion. oh sure, there's crazy cultural leaders who want to enslave everyone to their thinking, but all groups get their wacked out cult leaders and control freaks. nations like britain have laws to smack them and their dipshit followers down when they go loopy. britain, and feminism, isn't in some danger because someone wants to wear lots of extra fabric on their head, just as it wasn't in some danger when others wanted to shave the sides of their head, color the middle locks of hair bright primary colors and spike it up with a whole can of aqua net. grow up people, given the location it's just a discussion on fashion.

pps: Satanic Verses wasn't a very good book. granted there shouldn't have been a fatwah on him, but it put him on the map and sold far more because of it. might've been better if it was just ignored, i think.
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