December 1, 2011

Saudi Women: No More Naked 'Tempting' Eyes?

Okay, let’s suppose they pull it off and that the Orwellian entitled “Saudi Arabia’s Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice” succeed in getting their claim approved, namely that they have the right to stop women revealing attractive and particularly “tempting” eyes in public, well, do you think their problems will magically fade away? If you think so you are wrong. Read this—especially the last paragraph!—to find out why:

Are we to assume that there will be guidelines set on which eyes are deemed the most alluring? And will the thousands employed by the committee to ensure Islamic laws are upheld get the job of deciding which eyes are sexy and which aren’t?
It could lead to all sorts of trouble, this. Those poor men landed with the job of gazing into all those sexy, lash-framed pools; how will they stop themselves from being overcome with lust?
And what about the poor women whose eyes aren’t deemed sexy? They could be well offended.
Can’t they see that the only reason eyes become extra seductive is because everything else is covered up?
If Saudi men cannot resist a pretty pair of eyes, why don’t they get the veils?

H/T: Il Mango


  1. It's all relative. There were times during the nineteenth century when it was considered indecent for a woman to show her ankles. But then who determines the indecency, the woman who perhaps inadvertently showed her ankles, or the lecher who had the opportunity to peruse them?
    Surely those who are 'tempted' are far more at fault than those who innocently show their ankles, or are allowed the luxury of actually seeing where they're going.

    It seems ridiculously incoherent that Moslem males are allowed to be 'tempted' with absolute impunity, while Moslem females are strictly prohibited to appear in any way tempting..

  2. Ah, I wish it weren't so. The most natural impulses between the sexes are heightened by the craziness imposed by the veil. What is more beautiful than connecting through eyes? Some say eyes are the windows to the soul. Covering them up will only add to both sexes' frustration.

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