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What do you think about this girls actions towards the revolution? (Possibly NSFW)

Asked by Luiveton (4142 points ) November 20th, 2011

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/11/19/world/meast/nude-blogger-aliaa-magda-elmahdy/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

What do you think about this? I personally think she basically ruined the whole idea of the revolution, sure it’s already starting to get ruined, but I think all she’s trying to do is sound like a hero.
I mean, what she’s doing isn’t liberal, it takes on a rather bitchy side to be honest. I am disgusted. She just provoked a whole culture.
And the blog (the link is in the article) is disgusting, I mean, her body looks retarded. TURN OFF.

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JilltheTooth's avatar

Not being a part of that culture I can’t comment on whether it will help or hurt women’s causes in Arab countries. Some may indeed see her as a hero. I don’t find her body disgusting, but I do think your comments about it are bitchy and juvenile. I’d like this post not to be modded, so I’m not saying what I really think about your last remarks.

zenvelo's avatar

Given the treatment and status of women in Egypt, this is a highly revolutionary statement. She is a beautiful woman, but the (male) powers-that-be would hide her from head to toe.

Perhaps her courage will strengthen other women to speak truth to power.

FutureMemory's avatar

Good for her.

filmfann's avatar

Her body is fine, despite the OP remarks.
This may be one of those extreme acts that cause the pendulum to swing the opposite way, but, as @FutureMemory says, good for her.

Aethelflaed's avatar

I don’t know if it will help or hurt the revolution, I don’t know enough about their culture to have any idea. But she has a beautiful body, I commend her for taking control of her sexuality and her revolution, and I think her body and actions far more beautiful than your remarks towards her.

nikipedia's avatar

You can disagree with her behavior all you want, but calling her body “retarded” is childish and completely misses the point.

MilkyWay's avatar

I don’t see anything wrong with her, or what she did.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

“And the blog (the link is in the article) is disgusting, I mean, her body looks retarded. TURN OFF.” may possibly be one of the most revolting statements I’ve ever heard.
I’m with those above, good for her.

The_Idler's avatar

“She just provoked a whole culture.”…of sexual discrimination and abusive patriarchy.

Cool.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Gadzooks, it is expected that someone would blow a gasket over her posing full fontal nude, because, though she may not be a VS lingerie model, she is not fat flabby gal with tons of cottage cheese and blubber dripping off her bones. If the Arab Spring is all about freedom to do what you want, when you want to do it, she is attempting to epitomize that, right? Since he considers herself a secular entity, who is she sinning against? She can do as she pleases in that mind set.

I don’t think she hurt any movement at all.

TexasDude's avatar

Something tells me you missed the point of this woman’s little project entirely, @Luiveton.

The blogger is pretty hot. I’d hardly call her body “retarded.”

blueiiznh's avatar

You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it’s evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
But when you talk about destruction
Don’t you know that you can count me out
Don’t you know it’s gonna be all right
all right, all right
~Lennon–McCartney

ETpro's avatar

My sympathies are with the freedom of expression rather than the freedom of suppression. If you don’t like how she looks, click away from the image. If you don’t like reading what she wrote, don’t read it.

My philosophy is your right to swing your fist stops at my nose, and vice versa. She wants to express an idea about women’s freedom. You, instead, want the right to control what she can and can’t speak about. If you and your culture are offended by her free speech, then examine yourself and your cultuyre. There is domething wrong therein. She isn’t the problem.

Leanne1986's avatar

I saw an article about this woman a few days ago and, whilst I understand and support the message she seems to be tring to get across, I worry for her safety. However, she is standing up for something she believes in and I admire that. Her body does not, in anyway, look “retarded” and it’s comments like that, that lead to people being ashamed of their bodies, one of the things that this woman is standing up against.

FutureMemory's avatar

So, it seems everyone disagrees with the OP? I bet he/she didn’t expect that.

Luiveton's avatar

@FutureMemory I know ahahhaha, I guess I didn’t expect that either, but I actually think it’s a good thing, because I’m getting to see different views on the subject, and to be honest I like them.

FutureMemory's avatar

Excellent! Fluther at its finest :D

HungryGuy's avatar

I’d make her my slave :-p

ETpro's avatar

@Luiveton The world gets brighter every time we turn on one more light.

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