Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Out of (Clothes in) Africa

In Kenya, an angry mob of men stripped a woman naked because she was indecently dressed. LINK

Huh? If you think a woman is not wearing enough clothes, shouldn't you be throwing a towel over her or something, not tearing off the insufficiently concealing clothes she is already wearing? Sub-ape logic at its best. Can you imagine if it was a man instead? "Bob - this angry mob thinks your thong is disgusting because it shows off your junk. So, they are going to rip off your thong and leave you dangling about in public." Maybe that would happen in San Francisco, but not in any majority-straight city anywhere else. Further, the comparison reveals what this is really about - (unter)men who don't think they should have to demonstrate self-control because women are "asking for it". Just look at the guy in the blue shirt fondling himself in the pic above. If they really were disgusted by what the woman was showing, they would throw her a towel and have her cover up, just as any straight man would do for Bob in the story above. If it was Oprah in a string bikini, you can bet the Kenyans would have found a circus tent to wrap around that atrocity.

Now for the details of the Kenyan attack:

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A mob of Kenyan men attacked and stripped a woman claiming she was inappropriately dressed just hours after nearly 1,000 people marched through downtown Nairobi to protest the rising wave of such assaults. [...]

The hashtag #MyDressMyChoice is trending in Kenya's social media as this East African country sees a clash between new, Western lifestyles and traditional African ways.

For Black Jebus's sake, when are Kenyans going to learn that simply putting a hashtag in front of something doesn't make it a reality?

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