The naked truth: Why Muslims should 'buck' the stripping trend and keep their veils on

The naked truth: Why Muslims should 'buck' the stripping trend and keep their veils on
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NO - WRONG! U have literalized FEMEN's message in order to "prove" some rigid interpretation of feminism & thus alienate ordinary women from FEMEN's aims, which are (as you quote): "Taking back women’s bodies and thus freeing them from patriarchy." THAT'S IT!
FEMEN acknowledge stripping naked is THEIR OWN expression of that feminist message, as a SYMBOL of the FREEDOM THEY SEEK FOR ALL WOMEN - i.e. AUTONOMY OVER THEIR OWN BODIES. They do NOT suggest that "Their kind of feminism is the only kind..", only that they use such exposure in order to get their message across & force CHANGE IN WOMEN'S LEGAL STATUS - like feminists everywhere...
JUST as the veil symbolizes adherence to women's status quo (i.e. HELPLESSNESS/ RESTRICTIONS/ SLAVERY), nakedness symbolizes freedom from such rigidity... For YOUR mothers & sisters also! WHAT'S TO FEAR/ FIGHT?
Freedom from silly laws doesn't threaten society! ONLY IGNORANCE THREATENS ALL WITH ENSLAVEMENT TO THOSE WHO "KNOW BETTER"... Muslims ought to support FEMEN & champion their courage... embrace the changes that will allow them - men AND women - ownership of their own bodies & expression of their true natures: THAT is love...

PlanetSedge (not verified) Wed, 03/06/2013 - 01:44

I cannot understand the reference to colonialism. We all have the right to choose whether to clothe our bodies or not. Our bodies are created perfect and we have no reason to be ashamed of this. If anyone wishes to use their body as a form of expression, they have every right to do so.

Anonymous (not verified) Sat, 12/29/2012 - 18:52

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