Egyptian girl strips to protest; western media censors her photos

Discussion in 'Ethics, Morality, & Justice' started by S.A.M., Nov 20, 2011.

  1. adoucette Caca Occurs Valued Senior Member

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    I read the whole thing, but nothing in it says that the Shiite are in total control of Iraq.

    And no, no one but his relatives and assorted thugs miss Saddam.

    Just more of your lies SAM
     
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  3. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    It was even in the NYT
    And since they are the majority of the population, you can bet your tukus they will keep it that way

    Not mine. Its the consensus of people living under the Iraqi constitution. Check ANY local news source from any woman activist associated with Iraq

    The Kurds, for example:

    Polygamy in the Muslim world and new restrictions in Iraqi Kurdistan

    Kurdish Herald Vol. 2 Issue 1, February 2010 - by Haje Keli


    Anyway, why is this news? Under US intervention Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya have all gone into sharia states.

    And in some places, worse than that

     
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  7. madanthonywayne Morning in America Registered Senior Member

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    Just came across this and thought of this thread

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

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    I was going to put up a pic of [enc]manboobman[/enc] but I resisted
     
  9. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    Then don't be surprised that the world gets to be populated with more and more idiots.
     
  10. Cowboy My Aim Is True Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, it is ironic. Aside from SciForums, I post on a gun-related forum. On that forum, you can post pictures of little old ladies being nuked by a B-52, but a picture of a woman in a bikini is only allowed in a special "babe" sub-forum. :shrug:
     
  11. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    What if the little old ladies are "Babes"?
     
  12. adoucette Caca Occurs Valued Senior Member

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    Why no it wasn't.

    Why was 159 seats 4 short of a majority?

    Because there are 325 seats.

    Meaning Shiites have 159, Sunnis have 109 and Kurds have 57.

    Indeed, the Speaker of the House is a Sunni.

    Arthur
     
  13. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Best wishes to you and your family over Christmas, Mi Ke.
    I'm sure they are worried about you at the moment.
    Take Care. See you in the New Year.
     
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  14. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    You know, if you people keep banning my cult members, pretty soon there's going to be none left.
     
  15. Anti-Flag Pun intended Registered Senior Member

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    Bells always said you were a cult. At least, I think she said cult....
     
  16. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    It had most of those letters.

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    This thread seems to have about run its course.

    Overall summary: the censoring of the Egyptian protestor's picture might be considered censorship, but not in comparison to standard hard thresholds for the publication of violence in Western media. On a scale of relative censorship in societies planet-wide (and which should almost certainly take into account historical standards of censorship in the progression to those exigent in Western media today), Western media certainly could not be called particularly censored. One could hardly even even call it very censored on an absolute scale, and there is little reason to think that Western media or Western society generally is becoming increasing censored, which I conclude since no contrary evidence was presented, although it's difficult to imagine much of a case set that would trump my supposition here.

    Conclusion: It was either a mistaken premise or trolling. Conventional impressions lead to the latter. Case closed.

    So who was really surprised by this outcome? Raise your hands for tagging and appropriate confinement from the breeding pool.
     
  17. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Right so it is a Shia dominant government with a Sharia based constitution.

    The changes they have made in Iraq:
    The practical consequences of these changes to women:

    So, Americans bringing mullah laws to Iraq equals democracy

    How hard was that?
     
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  18. quadraphonics Bloodthirsty Barbarian Valued Senior Member

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    Here's an article on a similar incident of nude publications (along with similar hair-pulling over puritanical reactions to nudity juxtaposed with blasiety towards graphic violence):

    http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/12/02/nude_veena_malik_cover_stuns_pakistani_twitterverse

    Warning - suggestive FHM cover (no actual nudity, but probably not what you want your boss at work noticing on your computer).

    Also note that the same FHM cover advertizes an article on how nude protests are simply amateur porn.
     
  19. Emil Valued Senior Member

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    If this is true then it is disappointing.
     
  20. adoucette Caca Occurs Valued Senior Member

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    The Iraqis wrote their own Constitution.

    That's kind of the meaning of Democracy SAM.
     
  21. adoucette Caca Occurs Valued Senior Member

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    What would have been disappointing is if we forced OUR laws upon them.

    Democracy is about what the PEOPLE want.

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

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    You must be kidding!!! If you selectively empower the most backward groups and they enforce it on the rest of the people you have what is now called the Taliban. So it looks as if Americans like the Taliban. Hence now we have Taliban II in Iraq, Taliban III in Libya and don't look now, but also Taliban IV in Israel!
     
  23. adoucette Caca Occurs Valued Senior Member

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    We didn't selectively empower any group.
    Shiites are a majority of Iraq.
    And NO, the Constitution of Iraq is nothing like the Fundamentalist Taliban.
    More of your lies.
    Seems at the core you just don't like Democracy.
     

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