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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-03 04:11 PM
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22. Ah yes, you look attractive
and you have 'choice'....and skirts to show off legs, and highheels so you have to walk on tiptoe all day, and can't run... they certainly aren't nasty old 'oppression'

I mean, everyone wants to look 'attractive'. Never mind that 'attractive' is the image you've gotten from TV, magazines and popular culture. 'Attractive' even changes with the year you're living in anymore.

Well, in the Muslim world the same psychology is used.

You look mysterious in a chador, no one can see you so their imaginations run wild. Everyone does it, but it's your choice.

You can flirt with your eyes, make gestures with your hands...make men want to know what's under the chador, drive them wild.

I mean without it, you'd look naked, and just be displaying yourself, and men would harass you depending on whether they liked your appearance or not, so this is to protect you from that...heavens it's not nasty old 'oppression' Why, that's 'respect'

Same technique...basically the same result in spite of the 'nearly naked' to the 'chador' difference in looks.

It's all cultural conditioning...and there is no 'free choice' about it.

We see it in other cultures...we just don't see it, or don't WANT to see it in our own.

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