Saturday, August 26, 2006

Fucked Up

I was enjoying the sun and sea during my summer vacation when I was confronted by this horrific scene. The guy in the picture is clearly having fun, and he sees nothing wrong with covering up his wife in black on the fucking beach. Bizarre... Where was this picture taken? you might inquire? Saudi Arabia? Iran? No. It's in Egypt, where not so many years ago we used to take pride in being one of the most liberal countries in the Middle East.


  • Hey Zab - found your blog through Sandmonkey's site. I liked what you were saying so I thought I'd stop by and say hello.

    Any fellow countryman who is saddened at what Egypt has become is a friend of mine! I'm a 31 year old born and raised in the states but I also lament the days of liberal, progressive, modern Egypt every time I visit Masr. I hope one day Egyptians will return to that era of open thinking!

    Peace man!!

    By Blogger Egypeter, At 4:05 PM, August 26, 2006  

  • Great first post

    By Blogger pelyas, At 8:54 PM, August 26, 2006  

  • kos immak

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 2:52 PM, August 28, 2006  

  • I welcome all comments whether they are supportive and friendly like egypeter's or mentally challenged like Mr. Anonymos' :)

    By Blogger zabinzo, At 3:20 PM, August 28, 2006  

  • Call me ignorant, but I don't see what's so wrong about this. Maybe the women is happy? Being American with limited exposure to Muslims, am I missing something?

    By Anonymous liz, At 4:00 PM, August 28, 2006  

  • Liz...

    I don't know where this picture was taken but I lived in Eilat (on the Red Sea, north of Egypt). It can still be over 100 degrees F in October so being swathed in black at this time of the year, in full sun would be miserablle.

    By Anonymous Lisa, At 5:48 PM, August 28, 2006  

  • Liz:

    She is at the beach. Who wants to be on the water in a black sheet. First of all it must be hot as Hades, (her husband isnt wearing a shirt) and there is not cover from the sun in the middle of the water. Finally what if that little dingy capsizes and she gets all tangled in that robe.

    Its plain cruel.

    By Anonymous chellebelle_mn, At 7:03 PM, August 28, 2006  

  • I think that this isnt ur bussiness ... you are living ur live ur way u can wear whatever nobody ask u >>also iwill ask u aquestion if this was a nude would u photograph herand publish the photo ..... i think everyone has the right to believe what he want and also do what he want and as liz said maybe she is happy

    By Blogger Mongey, At 11:20 PM, August 28, 2006  

  • It's a matter of choice. Do YOU think she chose to wear a complete black covering on a scorching hot beach? Or do you think her husband makes her for relibious purposes? Even if she believes she should dress like this, that's social pressure and education that's at fault, you can make people believe that they should be ridden like horses and whipped like dogs if you teach them so from an early enough age.

    By Anonymous Canicula, At 9:10 AM, August 29, 2006  

  • I dont know And u dont know .And i dont think our life is based on predictions ...

    By Blogger Mongey, At 11:13 AM, August 29, 2006  


    By Blogger uncle pete, At 11:54 AM, August 29, 2006  

  • I don't see why would you be so agitated over someone who chooses to cover herself up from head to toes.

    She's free to do that as much as the tourist who chose to Flash her boobies to the public... *sigh*
    I would say I agree with Mongey


    By Blogger Omernos, At 12:20 PM, September 05, 2006  

  • Part of being a "liberal" country is giving one's people the freedom to choose what they want, instead of making petty excuses like "oh, someone's made them think they want it from an early age" simply because it's not the same as what you want for yourself.

    By Anonymous elmo, At 8:41 PM, April 17, 2007  

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