Joy (cithra) wrote,

A far more calm and sensible response to the remarks of Sheikh Taj el-Din al-Hilali, Australia's senior Muslim cleric, than I could have made, courtesy of the Corpuscle.

Specifically, the women as uncovered meat analogy.

Apparently the Sheikh has apologized and says his remarks are being taken out of context, but I have trouble imagining a context in which they wouldn't be fairly offensive. Most people I know would resent the implication they had no more self-awareness and self-control than the average alley-cat.


I'm far, far too weary to even begin to address the deep-seated prejudicial ideas about women in specific thus revealed. Post-feminist world my ass.

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