April 03, 2006

Pat Santy

. . . takes on the terror of female sexuality that pervades many strains of Islam:

So frequently do we joke about men's preoccupation with sex and female body parts in the West, that we have failed to notice that the Muslim world is literally consumed by female sexuality and with their fear of it. It is ironic that both Muslim men and women are under the mistaken impression that Western society is oversexualized compared to them, when in fact, it is practically impossible to be more obsessed with sexual matters than they are in Muslim communities.

Consider for a moment a culture that would prefer to let young girls die in a burning building than to risk having them run out of said building not clothed in properly modest dress; and tell me that such a society is less preoccupied with matters of sex than we are in the West.

Enormous effort goes into veiling women, dressing women modestly, silencing women, covering women's bodies, punishing women, controlling women, reviling women, humiliating women, beating women, subjugating women, avoiding the dishonor of women, keeping women uneducated, policing women, infantilizing women--in short, dehumanizing women -- all under the guise of "protecting" and "honoring" them as they relegate them to animal-like status.

The women in this misogynistic Islam are brainwashed from birth into thinking that this cultural preoccupation somehow is necessary and that it "liberates" them in some bizarre manner.

Amazingly, this medieval culture has grasped the fundamentals of both Orwellian and postmodern rhetorical rationalizations, that are so prominent in certain intellectual quarters within our own culture! I have heard the canned rationalizations coming from their lips of muslim women myself; and they all claim that it frees them from having to be "sexual objects."

On the contrary, in Islamic society that is apparently the only role open to women. That, and breeders for the jihad.

Please read the whole thing; it's an amazing post.

Hat tip: Glenn.

Posted by Attila Girl at April 3, 2006 05:25 PM | TrackBack
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Being, i admit, a mostly heterosexual male, I can tell you that if your society bans the viewing of female wrists, female wrists will become an erotic attractant, and the object of male fanasy and speculation.

Now, ewomen know this, and STILL expose more and more!

To me, the attitude of men in at least Arab islam goes aqlong with their view pof themselves as extraordinally potent. Jokes in Arab countries sometimes have men Arab men impregnating things in impossible situations. (An Arab, A Swede, and an American were in a bottomless canyon with only camels.....)

Thus, they fear that men cannot resist a woman's sexuality, and that it will cause them to lose control of themselves, poissibly losing paradise in the process. They have such an extreme viewof their weakness that although they DO urge men to control themselves, they see this as inadequate, and practice extreme stimulus control.

POf course, american women know that properly tam4ed and trained men can be counted on to watch a woman dance in the nde on a dark street without even the thought of sex.

Posted by: Averroes at April 5, 2006 02:10 PM


History teaches us this much: pictures of women in the 20s, 30s and 40s can be just as erotic of women in the 70s, 80s or 90s--notwithstanding the changing hemlines. It's not about the degree of skin: it's about attitude, and whether the woman is the man's "type," etc.

I do believe you're spot-on: the male fear of losing control leads to more and more restrictions on female attire. None of which solves the problem of human desire. Because, let's face it: every woman is naked under her clothing, and every heterosexual man knows this.

But don't you feel a bit sorry for men who come from a culture wherein women's genitals are mutilated, so they merely tolerate sex, rather than enjoying it? And where the sexual ideal is a virgin, rather than someone who knows what she's doing?

It sounds like a world that's almost as hellish for men as it is for women.

Posted by: Attila Girl at April 5, 2006 04:09 PM




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