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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Italy bans Burqas!

Italy has dealt the tent-wearing female segment a heavy blow by announcing that wearing a burqa was illegal for violating Italy's anti-terrorism law. Italian Eye-fetishists are decrying the ruling as "No FUN". On a serious note, while i don't like Burqas or the whole notion that women are walking Vaginas that need to be coverd, I don't think the government should tell you what to wear and what not to wear. God knows if we start going down that road, one day a pervert like myself will make it illegal for women not to walk topless and then we all will have to deal with this (Warning: clicking on this link may cause temporary eye-sight impairment).


At 8/02/2005 06:34:00 AM, Blogger gatorbait said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My eyes, my eyes!

At 8/02/2005 07:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Long time reader, never left a comment until today. Why in the world were you checking out that site and what have your dear readers done to deserve that link?

At 8/02/2005 08:28:00 AM, Blogger Louise said...

Actually, nausia is what I experienced. I wish it had produced temporary blindness.

Ladies and gentlemen!! If you don't have, don't flaunt it. Please!!!!

At 8/02/2005 09:00:00 AM, Blogger christina/ohio said...

Real freedom is the ability to choose for yourself what you wear as long as the important stuff is covered.

LOL on the link,it's the old hippies still thinking they can stop traffic,only now days it's because they have blinded them!;)

At 8/02/2005 10:44:00 AM, Blogger chichimi said...

This is sick. Why in the world do people think their bodies are to be shared. I will take a burka anytime. You will notice the parade was mostly the hippie generation. I have no problem with the Burka, but I am not happy about being told it is my right not to show my face for a drivers license photo or to see someone driving down the road with their vision impaired. Then it becomes another issue.


At 8/02/2005 10:58:00 AM, Anonymous Highlander said...

yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuk !

At 8/02/2005 12:11:00 PM, Blogger Louise said...

Oh. About the burkas. This is our achillies heel. If we defend personally freedoms such as the right to wear whatever we want, as we in the West are wont to do, what happens when that personal freedom is used to hide criminal or dangerous activity. Do we wait until the criminal activity is accomplished or do we take steps to make the person with criminal intent easier to track and identify. Can we safely assume that woman who wears a burka may be intend using that apparel to evade detection. That is our dilemma.

At 8/02/2005 02:04:00 PM, Blogger Eve said...

This is not freedom. Freedom only exists untill my safety is at risk. How do I know that under that burks is a woman and not some guy escaping the police?

I want them banned all over the world and not just in Italy.

At 8/02/2005 06:15:00 PM, Blogger Josie said...

OK, on the burqa I'm with ya. The gov't tells us what to wear? Please. Also, religious freedom baby.

As for the other link... uh. hm. well. Let's see. At least I can say after looking at that -- hey, I think I look pretty darn good after all... LOL!

At 8/02/2005 10:26:00 PM, Anonymous eva said...

Good heavens, give me a crowd in burkas any day! Seriously though, both this and that are extremes. I'm only glad that most people take the middle road.

At 8/03/2005 04:53:00 AM, Blogger The Sandmonkey said...


Sorry for inflicting this on you guys. I had to go through it myself.

The problem with Burka banning, as i mentioned before, is that it conflicts with the principle of personal freedom. I don't want people forced to wear burkas which is why i can't support forcing them not to wear burkas. That's the problem.

However, the security thing is the best excuse i heard for burka banning so far, because u can't really argue against it with the "violates my religious freedom" excuse. Maybe what we need is that law enforced in Egypt. That would be interesting to enforce, no?

At 8/05/2005 05:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't think you'd want to incorporate any of these tactics into your protests, Sam.



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