Friday, March 27, 2009

Is This Islamic Sex Abuse?

I have dealt with the topic of "honorcide" (honor killings) and other forms of cultural and religious-based sexual abuse of the females within Islamic society, which I consider rather unique than plain criminal sexual abuse.

Found something new, well, for me:

...a group of Saudi women — sick of having to deal with male sales staff when buying bras or panties, not to mention frilly negligees or thongs — have begun a campaign this week to boycott lingerie stores until they employ women.

It is an irony of the kingdom's strict segregation of the sexes. Only men are employed as sales staff to keep women from having to deal with male customers or work around men.

But in lingerie stores, that means men are talking to women about bras or thongs, looking them up and down to determine their cup sizes, even rubbing the underwear to show how stains can be washed out.

The result is mortifying for everyone — shoppers, salesmen, even the male relatives who accompany the women.

I am sure they'll find a solution.

I mean it can't be that this is just a prelude to the "72 virgins" shtik.

P.S. In Syria, it's, er, handled differently.

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