I've been following these "laws" and associated kerfuffle over the Islamic veil with only a passing interest until the other day something stuck me - rather like being poked in the eye with the corner of a KJ Bible.

If I correctly understand the "idea" of the veil (the one described in the Qu'ran; not the other ones) is to cover the hair of female adherents to protect them from us leering males.

Cloth was simple and make as we know it up had not been thought of; so no prizes for guessing where I'm going with this.

While standing in a shop waiting to be served my a youngish Muslim woman of non-Caucasian origin) I found my interest piqued by the sheer amount of makeup she was sporting.

Now folks, we're not just talking foundation here - this was the whole enchilada from mascara to eyebrow pencils to (most revealingly) a fairly distinct lipstick. Looking at other Muslims of a similar age, this became a theme - the norm, not an exception.

Lipstick is particularly relevant - I recall studies suggesting that red lips are suggestive of the engorged female genitalia; and there seems to be some credence to this.

Add to that the amazing colours some of these women wear in their veils and you have to wonder if old wasshiface is spinning in his grave.

Seems to be they're having their religious cake and then rubbing our noses in it.

Anyone?

Tags: hypocrites, islam, makeup, veils

Views: 28

Replies to This Discussion

Works perfectly, now.

Along this line of topic...  I once saw a woman who was sorta the definition of mixed messages: a head scarf--which basically says "Don't look at me."--with sequins on it--which said "Look over here."  Also high heels.  Inside I was chuckling pretty hard.

RSS

Support Atheist Nexus

Supporting Membership

Nexus on Social Media:

Latest Activity

Joan Denoo posted a group
6 minutes ago
Metamorphosis posted a video

Goodbye to the First Amendment

Il faut qu'une constitution soit courte et obscure. Elle doit être faite de manière à ne pas gêner l'action du gouvernement. Napoléon Bonaparte
6 minutes ago
John Jubinsky posted photos
6 minutes ago
Profile Iconreno barber and arijit saha joined Atheist Nexus
7 minutes ago
Joseph P replied to Michael Pianko's discussion Why are so many atheists here so liberal?
24 minutes ago
Joseph P replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion How many of you despise Edward Snowden?
31 minutes ago
Robert Ray posted a blog post
36 minutes ago
tom sarbeck replied to tom sarbeck's discussion White American Terrorists Hold The Record For Killing Americans
45 minutes ago

© 2015   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service