Saturday, November 22, 2014

Temptation Eyes

She's got something that moves my soul, and she knows I'd love to love her (The Grass Roots)

The Saudi religious police have proposed a new crime-prevention measure to clean up the streets of the Kingdom. Out of fear for the unpredictable effect of 'tempting' eyes on men, they would make some Saudi women cover their eyes when out in public. This would not apply to all Saudi women, reportedly, but only to the more flirtatious trollops.
Women with attractive eyes may be forced to cover them up under Saudi Arabia's latest repressive measure, it was reported yesterday.

The ultra-conservative Islamic state has said it has the right to stop women revealing 'tempting' eyes in public.

A spokesperson for Saudi Arabia's Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, Sheikh Motlab al Nabet, said a proposal to enshrine the measure in law has been tabled.

I don't know how the Religious Police propose to decide which women have "attractive eyes" and which don't. Would they rate attractiveness on a scale? Nasty hot, pretty, kinda cute, just okay, "I'd hit it," and so forth?   
Actually, those guys would never find any set of female eyes anything other than attractive and totally-out-of-control-provocative. I've seen the evidence first-hand, and can attest that Saudi men do indeed go a wee bit crazy over female eyes. 

Pin-up girls in a Saudi barracks

Scoff at them if you will, but is there any fundamental difference - fundamental, get it? - between the Kingdom's religious policemen and their secular counterparts in the modern Western nanny state? They want to ban the unsafe display of women's eyes, and New York's former Mayor Bloomberg actually did ban all manner of things that he deemed unsafe or imprudent.

They both do it for your own good. Which means they both feel perfectly justified, and neither will stop so long as they have power.


James said...

TSB said...

James: It does seem like she's not there, behind all that ninja garb. I also thought about using Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress (The Hollies), but the word "cool" doesn't go with anything Saudi-related.

James said...

"but the word "cool" doesn't go with anything Saudi-related."
You've got that right.

Anonymous said...

This post reminds me of Gerry Rafferty:
'You Still Got That Light In Your Eyes' gwb

TSB said...

GWB: I didn't know Rafferty's name, so I looked him up. He did Stuck in the Middle With You, as well. Interesting bio.

Anonymous said...

James: I didn't know either!
Brought up on Scottish folk songs he had a great voice and unique musical style. gwb

Anonymous said...

TSB: So much for that 'non-lethal' aid for Ukraine. gwb