Friday, November 18, 2011
Saudi authorities have so little regard for the self-restraint of Saudi men that they are now trying to require women with attractive eyes to conceal their orbs in public. Right, eyes, not cleavage, legs, ankles, or even hair, all of which have been banned.
Women with attractive eyes may be forced to cover them up under Saudi Arabia's latest repressive measure, it was revealed today.
The ultra-conservative Islamic state has said it has the right to stop women revealing 'tempting' eyes in public.
A spokesperson for Saudi Arabia's Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, Sheikh Motlab al Nabet, said a proposal to enshrine the measure in law has been tabled.
This is, of course, disgusting, as are many Saudi policies. The question we are not allowed to ask in polite company is this: How many Muslims around the world would, under the influence of truth serum, support the adoption of Saudi rules, or close approximations, in their own countries?
Well, since we've clearly moved into the area of blaming women for what men imagine, they've become untethered from reality entirely. Why not execute women for committing the sexual acts the men fantacise about?
When I first heard feminists complain about men fearing women's sexuality, I thought it was over-the-top. But over the years I've come to appreciate that there's something to it.