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{March 28, 2007}   Versace

Donatella Versace’s stick-figure 20-year-old daughter, has anorexoa. Should we be surprised?

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{March 24, 2007}   Multiculturalism gone wild

This is what I call multiculturalism gone wild -legitimizing the oppression of women under the ruberic of multiculturalism.  Here is an excerpt, read the whole damn thing if you want and go figure.

Politicians and Muslim leaders denounced a German judge for citing the Quran in her rejection of a Muslim woman’s request for a quick divorce on grounds she was abused by her husband.

Judge Christa Datz-Winter said in a recommendation earlier this year that both partners came from a “Moroccan cultural environment in which it is not uncommon for a man to exert a right of corporal punishment over his wife,” according to the court. The woman is a German of Moroccan descent married to a Moroccan citizen.

The judge argued that her case was not one of exceptional hardship in which fast-track divorce proceedings would be justified. When the woman protested, Datz-Winter cited a passage from the Quran that reads in part, “men are in charge of women.”

I do not have many comments but just that its a good thing that I do not have a television at home because I feel like smashing a $@#$ television screen right now! I think its not just the judges fault, we Muslims often present such a twisted image of Islam in our culture that other take it to be Islam.



{March 20, 2007}   Work Areas Blog

Check it out at http://www.on-my-desk.blogspot.com/

I would put mine up but I haven’t organized it since 2005!



{March 15, 2007}   Queen Rania asks

Over at Yahoo! Answers Queen Rania asking the following question for anyone to answer.

What are you doing to empower women in your community?

Throughout the world women face varying degrees of hardship and inequality, yet there are simple acts of courage which women and men alike can take to improve the lives of women and ensure a better legacy for our daughters. This International Women’s Day, what are you doing to empower women in your community?

Point your browsers to this link for the full scoop.



{March 8, 2007}   International Women’s Day

Today is the International Women’s Day. All the sisters of the world unite!



This particular excerpt form an article in the NYT made me mad, I mean really really mad.

“Pussycat Dolls Present” is about female empowerment, the show’s producers explained to a group of television writers and critics here in January,

“Everything the Pussycat Dolls are is everything that I’ve developed myself into being,” said the rap star Lil’ Kim, who is a judge on the show and who served a prison sentence for lying to a federal grand jury about a shooting outside a radio station.

For the uninitiated, the Pussycat Dolls are a female singing group whose six members slither through their music videos dressed like Barbie’s nasty cousins.

Pussycat Dolls as role models for girls? Female Empowerment? WTF. They are not dolls, they are like witches. Yes, I said Witches, Witches and Witches! (I had to get this out of my system.). Here is another excerpt.

When another male writer asked what kind of women truly aspire to the Dolls’ aesthetic, McG responded: “You must understand the fundamental paradox of a gentleman of your age asking that very question.”

He added: “Being a step backwards for women suggests it’s in the service of men. Under no circumstances is this in the service of men.”

This is what I call twisted semantics and this is exactly what Ariel Levy talks about in her book. These $@#% people have hijacked feminism. Sexuality may be one form of power but making it is the only form of power that a woman has is absurd. This is the kind of mentality that leads young girls to display themselves on debased shows like Girls gone wild. Its not the girls that have gone wild but rather the %@#$ rampant consumerism.



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