Tuesday, May 29, 2012

On the immodesty of nail polish

By 'Saudi Woman'
Last Tuesday a Saudi woman in Riyadh was followed at a major mall by the Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (CPVPV). They demanded that she leave the mall because she had nail polish on. She in turn refused and started videotaping the incident on her cell phone and informed the CPVPV member that she’s also uploading it to social media. Then she called the police and in the second video you can see three police officers trying to calm the situation and hear her tell them that she’s afraid to leave the mall because the CPVPV might follow her in the car and purposely cause a car accident.


   Lee C.  ―  U.S.A.    said...

Not exactly a Rosa Parks moment, but it's a beginning.

   Lee C.  ―  U.S.A.    said...

Off topic:  Today is the day the State of Texas makes it official and puts Romney over the top, 1144 delegates for the Republican nomination, enough to clinch the nomination on the first ballot. 

Be interesting to see if there's any protest vote left in the GOP, or if they've all pretty much fallen into line

Lynnette In Minnesota said...

My security didn't like the "More" link, Zeyad. It was blocked.

Lynnette In Minnesota said...

Was she driving the car she was leaving in? For a woman in KSA that's unusual. If she had a male escort, he would be a witness to any deliberate provocation by the CPVPV. Not good PR for the CPVPV.

   Lee C.  ―  U.S.A.    said...

Worked for me.  (Try this, hold down the Ctrl key and hit the link, or try to right click and open.)

Lynnette In Minnesota said...

This should have been done a long time ago. Now it won't really do anything. Russia gave Assad the "Green Light" when they continued to support him. It won't be easy to erase that.

If someone wants to stop him they have to go after his military.

Lynnette In Minnesota said...

Nope, no go, Lee. Maybe they have the security set high here. I know I've run into warnings before on pretty innocuous sites, although they've never been blocked. Oh well.

   Lee C.  ―  U.S.A.    said...

Try this

Marcus said...

From the article:

"By God, I stood by and witnessed the incident, the woman does not have an atom of modesty. Her face was only covered by a transparent veil over her mouth. She also had a lot of make-up on. In addition to her wearing an abaya accentuating her waist, very similar to a dress. [...] She had her legs crossed with one foot swaying left and right in a shameful way."

Well, you can't sit there with one foot swaying left and right in a shameful way in public, that goes without saying!

   Lee C.  ―  U.S.A.    said...

More re: American politics:

Romney took over 70% of the Republican primary vote in Texas.  Considering that it's Texas we're talkin’ ‘bout, and it's Romney, that's pretty much a case of Republicans suckin’ it up and fallin’ in line.

   Lee C.  ―  U.S.A.    said...

More re:  American politics
(before moving on to another subject for the day)

Republican friendly ‘outside groups’, i.e. not actual Republican candidates nor the Republican party, mostly multi-millionaires and billionaires, are expecting to spend $1 Billion U.S. (a/k/a $1 Milliard for you folks who don't use the ‘billion“ designation) in this year's elections, mostly on the presidential election.
This is over and above what the Romney campaign and the Republican party jointly expect to raise and spend trying to get Romney elected.  (Estimates of what Democrat leaning groups might raise and spend run between a tenth to a half of that much.) 

   Lee C.  ―  U.S.A.    said...

Post Script:
(before moving on to another subject for the day)

Observers of American politics may recall that Mitt Romney dispatched a series of Republican challengers for the nomination mostly by ‘carpet bombing ’ them in sequence with negative advertisements often largely funded by his ‘outside groups’.  He often outspent his rivals five or ten to one.  And it worked.
He very well may have that same kind of money advantage over his rival Obama going into the general election.  Currently Obama is leading in the public opinion polls by a couple of percentage points (as per RCP's rolling averages).  But Romney's monetary advantages have already proven decisive in dispatching a series of people who once had a lead on Romney.

Lynnette In Minnesota said...

Didn't work, Lee. It's the site itself that's the problem.

Lynnette In Minnesota said...
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Lynnette In Minnesota said...

And apparently Islamic hardliners in Indonesia are afraid of a girl.

Lynnette In Minnesota said...

By God, I stood by and witnessed the incident, the woman does not have an atom of modesty.

Got a good look, did he? Why do I get the strange feeling that this guy enjoys his job too?

(Hmmm...that word verification looks like a license plate.)

Shatha said...

sooo..women can't wear nail polish in saudi arabia???

you learn something new every day.

but,may i ask why?

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