Egyptian girl strips to protest; western media censors her photos

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  1. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Its ironic really. An Egyptian blogger posted full frontal nude pictures of herself on her blog to protest the authoritarianism against women and all the pictures of her in western media outlets are censored!!


    This is her blog post
    http://arebelsdiary.blogspot.com/?zx=2d2ff142d7b163d8

    This is how her protest has been presented in western media

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    They can reprint the Mohammed cartoons ad nauseum. But a naked woman!!! It will burn off their eyeballs.

    Just goes to show how self censoring the media is, when it comes to their own societal taboos.
     
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  3. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    Without the taboos, what would the media have left to talk about?
    With all the verbose attempts to circumvent the taboos, they at least get to fill the papers and the tv news.
     
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  5. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Thats true. I love the headline though

    Foolish act of bravery? Egyptian activist risks her life after posting full frontal nude shot online sparking outrage among Muslims

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...to-online-sparking-outrage.html#ixzz1eEgHhZR6
     
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  7. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    I don't see the problem.

    She wanted to provoke, and she did, and people got outraged.
    Cause and effect.
    Predictable.

    Nothing new.
     
  8. Sock puppet path GRRRRRRRRRRRR Valued Senior Member

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    Gee I hope she doesn't get murdered by the forces of muslim honor/morality

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  9. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    I'm talking about the irony of censoring her pictures while proclaiming the outrage of others.

    Whose sensibilities are they protecting in the Daily Mail? Muslims?

    If they kill her, do you think the media will post her uncensored photos? In solidarity?
     
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  10. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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  11. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    If only she had worn a bikini top, Has she received death threats from outraged muslims?
     
  13. Sock puppet path GRRRRRRRRRRRR Valued Senior Member

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    Not in the Mail by policy they don't post nude pics it would be so page 3.

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  14. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Seems that the media is always broadcasting violence to make peoples emotional response become less and less to that violence so that one day when it happens around them , they will just take it as another daily occurrence. If you see enough violence you do become "immune" and uncaring about it after awhile.

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  16. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Probably. We should just file these casualties as collateral damages so that their deaths become irrelevant. As long as the oil is flowing who cares what laws are passed there, right? Who cares if women have rights? If they are stoned? If they are forced to cover or uncover? Its all fodder for the mill of DEMOCRACY!

    But what moral obligations is the Daily Mail under? Why did they censor the photos?
     
  17. Sock puppet path GRRRRRRRRRRRR Valued Senior Member

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    Lol yeah the collateral damage of muslim morality

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  18. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    The woman has a better looking figure than them?

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  19. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    @sockpuppetpath:

    I repeat: But what moral obligations is the Daily Mail under? Why did they censor the photos?


    Do you really think so? I've worked in hospitals for years and I can never get used to people being reduced to body parts. I think people can get desensitized to violence in abstract, I don't think any amount of exposure to violence can innure a person to walking through body parts of what used to be their neighbors

    And this is a moral obligation to whom? Egyptians have a policy about posting nude pics too, which is what the girl is protesting:

    If you censor the photo, it kinda misses the whole point, yes?

    Foolish act of bravery? Egyptian activist risks her life after posting full frontal nude shot online sparking outrage among Muslims.

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  20. Sock puppet path GRRRRRRRRRRRR Valued Senior Member

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    Nothing to do with morality. Each media outlet has it's own standards and practices in england some draw the line at posting nude pics (construing such as unnecessary or downright distracting in regard to the story being told) some don't. There may also be copyright issues to consider.



    Good on her and she found a vehicle for her expression. Living in Egypt she has quite the monumental task ahead of her.


    The protest and point being made is hers the mail is simply relating the story to its public so no not missing the point.
     
  21. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Do they censor naked pictures of statues and naked drawings in art? How is this different from the Egyptian policy on public posting of nude photos? Are Englishmen distracted by beautiful eyes or only by boobs?
     
  22. Sock puppet path GRRRRRRRRRRRR Valued Senior Member

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    Again depends on the media outlet nudity is not illegal in british media as it is in Egyptian.
     
  23. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Except when its distracting right?

    Like this:
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ed-cover-resolution-passed.html#ixzz1eF15ft78

    I'm not advocating nudity [and you DO NOT want to see me naked, take my word for it, when I 20 maybe, I could have given Aliaa a run for her money lol] I'm discussing the social strictures regarding what women wear or don't wear. We can flip it around to rules which force women to take off clothing they want to wear and it still holds true. Its no one else's business or should be, what any woman wants to wear.
     
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