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Friday, November 07, 2008

Women's Tennis Loses It's Sex Appeal



From With Leather:

The WTA features such stars like Ana Ivanovic, with her warm smile and natural beauty; Maria Sharapova, with her willowy limbs and blond locks; and Jelena Jankovic, with her… body.  But the women’s bodies are covered up, as the tour closes its season with the WTA Championship in Qatar.  Thanks, Islam!

Silhouettes instead of photographs, and computer manipulation to conceal thighs: that is how Qatar promoted this week’s season-ending WTA Championship. For years the WTA has appealed to sensuality to sell its stars, but the first experience of a Masters tournament in the Middle East left it with no alternative but to moderate its presentations. [...]

Qatar, which has experienced an opening to Western culture over the past few years, understood that change cannot happen overnight. So on the streets there is no sign of the WTA’s classic advertising posters, showing off the beauty of Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic and company.

I heard an interesting viewpoint from someone who said that, in a way, Islamic culture is more respectful to women because it keeps their bodies covered up, while Western culture exposes and exploits them.  And that’s a fair point.  What do you say, ladies?  Aren’t you tired of voting and having jobs?

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11 Comments:

Blogger Citizen Warrior said...

I'd say that might be true of women had as little choice about what they wear in Western societies as they do in Muslim countries.

But when a woman dresses to be sexy in the Western world, that is her choice.

If she wants to cover up, that's her choice too.

Just like everything else in Islam, they have a different definition of "respectful" than we do in the West.

Friday, November 07, 2008 9:13:00 pm  
Blogger SamenoKami said...

Why do we humor these idiots? These girls should have flipped them the bird, gotten back on the plane and flown off into the sunset.
Will Qatar tennis players wear the cute little outfits when they visit the US etc? Not NO! but HELL NO! Why do we have to follow their rules but they don't enjoy our freedoms.

Friday, November 07, 2008 9:31:00 pm  
Blogger Damien said...

Pastorius,

At least they didn't make them ware the burka!

Friday, November 07, 2008 10:21:00 pm  
Blogger Citizen Warrior said...

SamenoKami, that's a very good point!

Friday, November 07, 2008 10:26:00 pm  
Blogger Citizen Warrior said...

Question: Why do we humor these idiots?

Answer: "People who are ashamed of their own culture will not defend it."

- Robert Spencer

Friday, November 07, 2008 10:37:00 pm  
Blogger Damien said...

Citizen Warrior,

You should Read the Onion's Our_Dumb_World book, or at least the section on the middle east. It makes fun these idiots in a rather mean spirited politically incorrect way. You'd probably like it.

Friday, November 07, 2008 10:44:00 pm  
Blogger Citizen Warrior said...

Wait a minute, Damien. What are you saying?

;-)

I'll check it out. Thanks.

Friday, November 07, 2008 10:50:00 pm  
Blogger Damien said...

Citizen Warrior,

Your Welcome

Friday, November 07, 2008 11:01:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

I guess Damien is saying I'm mean-spirited.

Me? Mean-spirited?

I don't have time to comment back to Damien's lame-assed comment. I'm too busy killing kittens.

:)

Friday, November 07, 2008 11:56:00 pm  
Blogger Damien said...

Pastorius,

Well maybe they're Jihadist_Kitten. Allah cat nip!

- :)

Saturday, November 08, 2008 12:48:00 am  
Blogger Damien said...

Pastorius,

Come on, let me know what you thought of the Jihad Cat.

Saturday, November 08, 2008 6:14:00 am  

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