Sunday, October 18, 2009

Food For Thought -- But You Shall Puke

Broadsheet, the women's blog at, reported on this New York Times article:

Somalia's hardline Islamist group al Shabaab has publicly whipped women for wearing bras they say violate Islam by constituting a deception, north Mogadishu residents said Friday.

The insurgent group, which seeks to impose a strict form of sharia Islamic law throughout Somalia, amputated a foot and a hand each from two young men accused of robbery earlier this month. They have also banned movies, musical ringtones, dancing at wedding ceremonies and playing or watching soccer. [ID:nL9050633]

Residents said gunmen had been rounding up any woman seen with a firm bust and then had them publicly whipped by masked men. The women were then told to remove their bras and shake their breasts.

All that is horrible. Then check out some comments to the Broadsheet post:

At Least Have The Common Decency

To give them poles to twirl around on.


It Is Now Officially The Most Breastisis-Obsessed Week EVER On Broadsheet

What's up with the lack of linkage or pics, though?

I wanna see Somali ladies shaking their titties, too...

Maybe it's over here?


Show Us YOUR Tits, Tracy!

Stop teasing us with stories about Somali ladies' sweet jubblies! We wanna see the Broadsheet bazookas!

Compassionate and empathetic these guys are not. Neither do they have anything useful to say, though it's of some interest that they are essentially engaging in sexual harassment.

I have recently spent some time on various science-y sites, reading posts by professors of anthropology and such. They get comments almost as bad. It's enough to WAF: Write As Feminist.