I don’t know you guys, but some people love to think fully naked men with semi naked women as “equal”, which for me is stupid, they think semi naked women is naked-fallacy, fully naked women is the true equivalent of fully naked men, this video of naked equality art festival will raise you awareness of nude equality, enjoy 😉
Maryamnamazie mentioned FREETHENIPPLE A.K.A TOPLESS EQUALITY during speech 😀
We need more people like Maryamnamazie who have courage to stand up, talk, and counter the idea of shaming female body only, double standards & oppression towards women. The most important is equality for both gender.
If we silence, it will become more comfortable for people who dislike equality, to spread and maintenance their sexist idea. If it become normal, people in society will insensitive towards inequality and just follow it since it already become part of their culture where majority of people apply it, understand? if sexism is seen as normal it will take more effort and energy to fight than before.
Long Live Equality
[Credit To Author : Georgia Platts is the author of BroadBlogs. a Ph.D. from UCLA in sociology and teach soc and women’s studies at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California. also lectured at San Jose State University.]
Men aren’t hard wired to find breasts attractive?
And how do we know this?
The same way we discover that many things aren’t biologically-based. By learning about other cultures. And the breast fetish does not exist in them all.
Men and women both resist the claim until they’re reminded of tribal societies. We’ve all seen pictures from National Geographic. And we all know that among tribal people women’s breasts are no big deal.
By the mid-1980s, topless beaches and overexposure to nudity in advertising had a similar effect in Europe. Topless women were plastered all over billboards, magazine and television advertisements because both men and women looked. But by the mid-eighties, no one paid much attention anymore. It was all so blasé. European men studying in the U.S. asked why American men were so obsessed with nudity. What’s the big deal, they wondered.
Even men who are overexposed to porn can lose interest, according to Pamela Paul, who has studied porn’s effect on male sexual arousal. As one man put it,
“At first, I was happy just to see a naked woman. But as time has gone on I’ve grown more accustomed to such things.”
Now he seeks more extreme stuff.
Meanwhile, studies show that even women learn the breast fetish, with images of a nude woman creating greater blood flow to the vaginal area than images of a nude man. More on that later.
How odd. Breasts turn on Western women, but not tribal men? And hetero women get more aroused by a nude woman than by a nude man?
Fetishes are created by selectively hiding and revealing — making that which is hidden enticing. Both men and women become intrigued. (Women do experience all this a bit differently from men, which I’ll discuss later.)
Meanwhile, a student of mine lived in Iran after the Islamic revolution when women strictly covered themselves except for the face. She told me that every now and again she would pull her veil back a little and watch the men go wild over her “hair cleavage.”
In America around the turn of the last century even seeing an ankle was sexy because they were always covered. In some old family photos one of my grandmothers is pulling her skirt up above her ankle to look scandalously sexy. I couldn’t even comprehend what she was doing until someone explained.
Covering is captivating. If you see the same thing all the time, it’s no big deal.
We always hear that men are visual. This isn’t based in biology. Men learn to become visual, while hetero women are left with nothing acceptable to look at. Culturally, we don’t sexualize the male body.
The fetish feels real enough, but then, much of what is learned feels biological.
As we shall see, all this can heighten bedroom excitement. Or it can have the opposite effect. More later…
She Actually Already Dressed Very Mannerly But Still Become A Big Deal In Muslim Country Whereas The Male Can Even Wear Underwear Only At Public (Beach), That’s Contrast Double Standard
Where’s The Logic In Iran:
Women Bad Hijab (Actually Dressed Properly Full Covered) >> Make Muslim Society Get Mad
If Women Don’t Wear Hijab ( But Still Dressed Mannerly) >> Make Muslim More Mad
If Women Dare To Show Cleveage At Public (Still Dressed In Manner) >> Make Muslim Very Angry & Maddd
If Women Dare To Wear Bra At Public (Hei Still Covered Private Part) >> Make Muslim Loose Their Shit + Punishment
But If Situation Reverse, Even If More Worse Men wearing Underwear Only At Public (Beach)(Show Nipple, No Jeans) >>> Muslim Respond FINE #SexismFound
That’s Why It’s Bad If We Just Keep Silent And Tolerated The Intolerance And Sexist Ideology..They Can Make A Big “Sexist” Deal Over A Ridiculous Reasons. See Here To Know How Great Propaganda is https://darknesspinokio.wordpress.com/2014/07/21/hejab-as-weapon-in-islamic-iran-mirror/
I Hope We’ll Not Silence, Have Courage To Said What We Think Before It Too Late #LongLiveFreedomOfSpeech
Iran before took by Islamic regime, the women are able to wear clothes according to her choice whether hijab, no hijab, T-shirt, bikini (swimming) & it’s seem completely NORMAL & OKEY (more equal also) even they can protest when Islamic regime changed the rule
Iran after Islamic Regime Took control, the women must always be veiled at public & now their MINDSET has changed even a single hair at public will become SUPER BIG DEAL (thanks to propaganda by media too) even they would easily judge women with no scarf
This is why we need not to be quiet, start move our lazy butt because sexist ideology are everywhere ready to grow if we just shut up and more difficult to opposed it if they grow
LONG LIVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH!!! credit to Javad Montazeri
We Need To Stop Double Standard In Our Society, I Personally Don’t Believe Double Standard Even The Contrast One As Equal. No Favor A Specific Gender Only Either On Male Side Or Female Side, We Need To Start Treat Men And Women As Equal.
Agree W/ Her That Don’t Judge What Female Wear, In My Society If A Male Dress “inappropriately” Nobody Care But If A Female Just Show A Little Cleveage, Society & Media Can’t Stop Complaining. That Urges Me If We Want Equal Then Address Both Side Or Ignored Both Side Equally.
Raped is bad, I admit
But if some Muslim claim that USA are worst than Hijab society because of what women were wearing i disagree, Yeahh some Muslim fanatic will love to show statistic of how bad American women sexually assaulted by men
but don’t forget that statistic are biased because the methodology are made by hmm how must i say.. I don’t generalized all USA feminist but some radical feminist make a wrong statement about rape in USA that went to mainstream.
This above video are the prove
Okay folks i just watch a youtube video that are spread from pro muslim about why women must dress modestly & the tittle is “Dressing modestly & the Jinn” from Dawah man that forcing his mindset on street. I will just go to the point about this dawah that I saw sexist, unfair, overdose perception and deluded also. I don’t want to make muslim angry but i must talk & i don’t want to ignored this issues.
In that youtube video this dawah man-imran give out some point why women must “covered” modestly, Here some of muslim reason (italic) that i disagree:
Men will rape women for dress revealing, we must see the context this kind of statement cannot be generalized to all condition for example like in that video the three women are in crowd public place also that kind of dress are normal at West so for me personally its okay to dress like that i found it too judgmental that even in crowd like mall or restaurant female must full covered because she can get rape at mall or restaurant where many crowd people there…nonsense.
Also don’t forget about culture, if society construct all women must fully covered like in muslim country (sexualize it) so it will seen as “make sense” men rape because of miniskirt, showing leg even just hair. On the other hand in Europe the possibility of ‘men can’t control their sexual desire and rape just because of seeing belly or leg’ issssss ZERO percent. Remember the more society sexualize women body the more men will seen that as object! Keep that in mind.
It’s also to narrow minded to think the only answer to free from rape to be more, more and more covered, does hijab women never get rape? Or the percentage are very small? I don’t think so.
Add note there’s modern or tribe society where men and women topless at public and that’s seem as normal by society (less sexual harassment there -from women that live there), TEACH THEM AS NORMAL & EQUALTHE POSSIBILITY TO GET RAPE BECAUSE OF TOPLESS WILL DECREASE & TEACH SOCIETY THAT WOMEN BODY ARE SEXUAL THE POSSIBILITY TO GET RAPE JUST BECAUSE REVEALING CLEVEAGE, LEG, EVEN HAIR OR BREASTFEEDING WILL HAPPEN.
Men objectified women and make women to thing they are free but actually we as male objectified women for money, LOL the reason this dawahman claim like that is because he himself live in muslim society and get doctrined from muslim point of view, its a CULTURE and cannot be same!
And sexist too to claim that West society make money by objectifying women body there’s many reverse situation too in West society where men body use to make money you can see Men Journal Tabloid, Rolling Stone, Mr Bean where men exposed their body for MONEY-addressed this too.
Men degraded women by seeing women body, BAH we are equal if you want to claim like this it must goes both way, you religious people cannot claim it’s degrading if one gender exposed but okey if another gender exposed, religious people always forcing sexist mindset like this. Then they say men can’t get raped WHAT’S the correlation? Even without get raped or harassment you (muslim/religious) still claim it degrade for women revealing her body but okey if situation reverse? that’s sexist.
Also muslim society and asia society apply very contrast standard between men and women, example men pee at public like exhibitionist everywhere and everytime in my muslim society >> completely find, women show cleveage >> society never ending complaining. This double standard piss me off.
Oh i make JINN OUT from his body, LOL in modern society still believe in that?
I don’t want to disturb they can go on with they believe…BUT keep your own bussiness religious people you always forcing your mindset then get mad if situation reverse, muslim and other religion want society to follow their rule their view, i’m atheist i must not follow your rule so I WILL NOT QUIET atleast on this internet…
That’s all for this article if you agree with me please Retweet, Reblog it so this awareness can spread thanks for reading.
Old Bali where a topless women at public are not a big deal, and look it very normal rights?
It’s not have anything to do with men rape, Or degrading specific gender only- which i think doublestandard. At that time if you say like this it’s kinda weird
Unfortunately the Islamic government forced to changed this…and now topless women at Bali will seen as taboo
And from what i know, a year ago religious minister government want to forced they religious believe where women must more covered in Bali- no bikini, …Luckily Bali people protest back that rule
That’s why it’s important to raise awareness to challenge the sexist religious view, they want to change law of OTHER CULTURE and use their propaganda or dogma to change way of people think. Religion love to change view of other culture but get mad if the situation reverse also if Religious People get Power in politic i guerantee sexism will more easy to spread and society will less sensitive to this sexism- difficult to make a change
As Atheist i don’t see the truth that they claim but sexist, Yes.
Also this vid have men topless too #equal right? because i care #trueequality #NoDoubleStandard
Enjoy the culture of Bali 😀
I do not own this article, this is from Esha Athena a women who are oppressed by islamic system and in name of freedom of speech i will share this
My mother and father are both active participants and activists in and for the Islamic community. Me – oh me? I am a godless secular humanist atheist. Unfortunately, I am still in the closet for the sake of my life.
I am so sick and tired of pretending to care about & follow Islam.
I am so sick of wearing that stupid hijab on my head. (I asked if I could substitute it for a shawl, only to be called a whore in return.)
I am so sick and tired of being asked to memorize the quran.
I am so sick and tired of NOT being able to express my thoughts.
I am so sick and tired of hearing their racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted and factually wrong stances.
I am so sick and tired of their learning and spreading of WRONG facts to promote Islam (Neil Armstrong became a Muslim after hearing the Adhaan from Space? LOL!)
I am so sick and tired of their mental, physical, emotional and psychological abuse towards me.
I AM SO SICK AND TIRED OF THEIR FUNDAMENTALISM.
Too bad, I am still financially dependent on them… When I look at my other atheist and humanists friends, they are enjoying their lives to the fullest. They can partake in those atheist events and campaigns. Most of my ex-Muslim friends do not come from fanatical Muslim families like I do. They do not have to wear the hijab OR be forced to go to madrasahs to learn. So it is easier for them to hide their apostasy and express themselves. They can wear whatever they want, go wherever they want, say whatever they want, do whatever they want. Me?
“As long as you are living under our feet, you will do our bidding.” – My parents.
I am living in prison.
My mom beat me in public when she found out I wrote a love poem. She thought I had lost my virginity. Truth is: I have never dated anyone in my life. She warned me that she will not hesitate to skin me alive if I ever do lose my virginity before marriage. I believe that this is the very same mindset that contributes to the culture of honor killings. For these people, it is what the community says and thinks of them that matter, not the welfare of their children.
I have spoken in favor of LGBTQIA rights before, particularly transgender’s rights when they decided to spew transphobic sentiments on me. That was the last time I ever spoke about such things because they threatened to stop my education as it was imparting ‘disgusting and immoral’ values in me. They made many vile remarks about the LGBTQIA community that I do not wish to mention them.
Once, I questioned Islam and its philosophy too much my parents told me that I am to quit school because the ‘secular’ education is corrupting me. They threatened me and said that they would enroll me in a religious school so I could earn a degree in Islamic theology, then they would ship me back to my home country and marry me off to some weird religious fanatic dude and that he would take care of me. But I begged and cried. They eventually came around and ‘forgave’ me. I never questioned Islam in front of them ever since.
Everyday – EVERY FREAKING DAY – I am told how a girl should NOT be liberal; “Being conservative is the best. Old is gold.” Same old shit. I am not allowed out of the house except to go to school or to follow my parents somewhere. They would quote me the Qur’an to justify their bigotry. This is happening in a first world country! There is no escaping this. My aunt told me that the more a girl stays at home, the purer she is. My father told me that if a woman can’t do house work, doesn’t get married and has no kids, she is useless and that her existence is absolutely unnecessary. I didn’t know that the female gentalia is required to do housework.
My parents have openly declared that Islam’s misogyny is justified because women ARE second class citizens. The main reason? “Women are not as strong as or as smart as men.” Excuse me? I didn’t know that every country elects its leaders based on physical fitness test. I didn’t know a person’s worth and rights are determined by his/her physical strength. And what about women like Hillary Clinton, Fawzia Koofi, Malala Yousufzai, Ada Lovelace, Hedy Lamarr, Grace Hopper, Marie Curie, Hypatia of Alexandria, Frida Kahlo, Judith Butler, Chandra Mohanty and Bernadette Devlin? These women revolutionized the world too!
I asked my parents once if I can wear the shawl in place of a hijab or not wear it at all. They responded by saying that I have to choose between the wearing the hijab or dropping out from school. I am forced to pray five times a day and fast during Ramadan. Worst of all, I have to do Islamic worksheets and memorize the Qur’an. But I became an atheist BECAUSE I am a feminist. When I first read the English translation of the Qur’an, I couldn’t help but feel depressed on the way it is filled with misogyny, sexism, homophobia, racism and bigotry. There was absolutely no use of circumventing the translations of the various Qur’anic and Hadith texts as I understood the Arabic meaning itself. That is the first reason why I left Islam. It later dawned upon me that the science and philosophy Islam taught was also stupid.
Do you know what will happen if they find out about the real me, my aspirations, my ideas, my thoughts?
1) Stop my education
2) Marry me off!
I really, really yearn to just say I am an atheist loud and proud. That’s all. To just wear what I want to wear. To say what I am dying to say. That is out of the question of course – they would slut shame me whenever I wear make-up, or wear ‘tight clothing’, or talk to boys. “Which boy are you serving tonight?” they would ask. For goodness’ sake! I don’t live, eat, dress or exist for men! I want to look good and boost my confidence. I want to take control of my life without getting threats or insults from them. I wanted to date someone but stopped because of my family. I have wanted to do so many things but I am stopped by my family. Just because I am a GIRL, I must be protected, I must be conservative, I must be silent and unheard. I feel that human beings are the only species that raise their daughters deliberately weak and reliant on their male counterparts, whereas the other living beings raise their offspring, regardless of their biological sex, to be as resilient as possible to ensure that they are among the survival of the fittest.
Where was #MuslimahPride when Muslim women like Malala Yousufzai were silenced and oppressed? Why won’t they talk about these daunting realities? Years ago, I would have sided with #MuslimahPride but today, my mind is free and I am no longer suffering from Stockholm Syndrome like they are. I am more aware than them, more cognizant of realities than they are.
Yet, we have #MuslimahPride who claim to speak for women like me. In one of their open letters, they claimed that FEMEN is full of white supremacist liberal feminist. The last time I checked, I am a woman of colour. No, #MuslimahPride do not represent me and do not speak for me. The more I analyze their politics, the more illogical and contradictory their rhetoric seems. They make over-generalizations and sweeping statements. There are many women like me, Amina Tyler, Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, Maryam Namazie, Taslima Nasrin and Ayaan Ali Hirsi who have broken the shackles of Islam and are claiming back our liberty and human rights. Do not ever try to silence us because there are many more Muslim women who are trapped in the system and want to speak up but cannot. Matters like reading a book, surfing a website, or choosing not to wear a hijab can be a matter of life or death in many Muslim majority countries. People are detained, tortured and killed for simply trying to live 21st century lives. Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake for heresy. People TODAY continue to be put to death for blasphemy. #MuslimahPride, how do you have the heart to ignore these tragedies that are happening in front of our very eyes and claim to speak for women like us?
Nudity is not oppression. Nudity is an expression – expression of freedom! Nudity is a metaphor for emancipation from the social constructs and freedom from the imposed limits of thought and performance. This is beautifully encapsulated in a quote of Mona Eltahawy: “When a woman is the sum total of her headscarf and hymen – that is, what’s on her head and what is between her legs – then nakedness and sex become weapons of political resistance.” Human beings must be the only living things that are ashamed of their own bodies. One who finds nudity offensive has a poor grasp of art, history and culture.
#MuslimahPride is an insult to women like me who are oppressed by Islam itself. Their ‘activism’ is alarmingly similar to Jewish Nazi apologia or that of the Anti-suffragists women of the 1910s who would had a belief that women had the right to complete freedom within the home and would say, ‘its our choice not to vote.’ This is pure Stockholm Syndrome and sheer ignorance on their part.
Sure, you might have had the ‘freedom’ to choose to don the hijab, like I did, but I do not have the very same freedom to choose to take it off without being slut-shamed or threatened. Are my experiences unwarranted? Why the hypocrisy and double standards?
I swear once I am free, I will give all I can to stand up against these stupid ideologies. No matter what they put me through, I will not be destroyed. I am not your typical daughter who will conform to your bigoted traditions. No body has the rights to take my liberty from me. I am godless but I am not voiceless. I will rise! I will fight! Fuck this – I will start NOW!