Originally posted by poet1b
edit on 28-5-2012 by poet1b because: typos
Regarding the constitution and law, it does protect her rights, it is a matter of personal choice and often religious expression - to the women
wearing it - and given that perspective isn't yours, it is THEIRS to decide for themselves, it remains they have every right to, and there is nothing
you can do about it.
Western men rape women and small children for fun and profit! call women sluts or ho's/ whores and take sex tours of poor countries and rape girls
there to prove their point! Western men invade countries and rape their women for sport! Western men institutionally and religiously abuse children
too ( Catholic Church and state homes) etc...I could go on..the only common denominator there is MEN refusing to 'man up' and respect the inherent
rights of women and children to live a life free of abuse.
I have presented you several times with information enough to reveal your hypocrisy poet. You cant see because you don't want to see any other view
than your own. You don't see that you're falling into a trap and that your own rights are being placed at risk in your belief others have no rights
except what you give them. You would condemn a woman you don't even know, simply for making a different choice to you in order to feel 'safe' or
justified and morally superior...regardless of if she is even married or not! Whats next..we outlaw the turban? We outlaw bikini's? Where does it end
poet and who made you god of all?
In saying what you do, that you feel they need to be 'banned', you are undermining the civil and legal rights of this woman and in that, are no better
than any Islamic fundamentalist who would also arbitrarily deny a women her rights to NOT wear a Burqa. You are saying this woman doesn't have a right
to choose her own garments, not brain enough or no capacity to think for herself and decide for herself what is appropriate for her. How rude not to
mention a joke if you expect your rights to 'freedom of dress code' be upheld at all.
How would you feel..really..if I came into your space and told you that the shirt you ware wearing is offensive to me..said you shouldn't be wearing
it in public..and what if I then demanded it be banned and assumed and asserted that you had no capacity to choose to wear the shirt or not as you'd
been conditioned by propaganda or worse to wear it..more..what if I then went on a self righteous rampage of demanding you be stopped by law or force
from wearing it...how would you feel?
You'd most likely tell me to go f*ck off - its a 'free country' right?
Why would this women feel any different?
Are you saying you are the only one who has rights to wear what you want?
Are you saying this woman has no real feelings or isn't entitled to feel angry or hurt by what happened to her? That her feelings and thinking somehow
aren't 'valid' on this issue or is less worthy than yours is?
With views like that, its amazing African Americans made it past segregation! Your using the exact same arguments white supremacists used to imprison
marginalize and hound them!
Very dangerous territory but as I've already noted...its your loss...your life..and I am just glad I don't live and think this way. I find many things
obscene in this world..but I know I don't have the right to stop one single person from their actions..where I can't act, the law can and and does
and thankfully in this situation the law supports her.
""You come on here defending a barbaric practice that should not be allowed in any decent civilized country, any more than female genital mutilation
or animal sacrifice.""
A barbaric practice..hmm....she is just choosing to wear a different dress style to you. Barbaric?
Visiting foreign lands to rape girls there out of sight, or dressing up 2 yr old's in g strings and make up isn't barbarism? Again, you have a
specious reasoning...not an argument. How about you clean up your own house before you start pointing the finger at the state of others.
In all of my posts I have not
condoned the oppressive use of burqa or any other material or immaterial tool when the same is imposed by another
over and above their own will..I have only supported THIS woman's right to wear it..as SHE has said she feels the offense of being treated the way she
has..indicating she made a choice to wear it..and wants to continue to shopping peace..while wearing it and not to be victimized for her choices.
I don't have to like the burqa to respect the woman and her choice and right to wear it.
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