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Divided By Sex: Women of Arabia And The Most Alluring Picture Ever Taken

April 14, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 450

Feminists always claim men want to exploit their bodies and yell out and protest in protection of women rights. Especially if a picture of an attractive woman is used to sell something and obviously everything in men's magazines. But does this change when men close shop and prohibit women from showing anything at all?

Muslim Women

'Say to the believing women, that they cast down their eyes, and reveal not their adornment and let them cast their veils over their bosoms,' Koran, Sura XXIV:31. Veiled to all men beyond their family, young Bedouin women in a male - dominated culture must uphold the family honor by the way they conduct themselves. This gives the man credibility as if he has achieved something himself and yet he does not need to do anything.

Divided By Sex

A woman can find herself as one of four wives. If the man can treat them equally, he can marry them all but she may only have one man and cover herself so that no other man can see and yearn for her. Popularized by the elite of seventh-century Arabia, the facial veil and head covering of a woman must be worn when she goes out in public. In public does not mean going public and I wonder how feminists would feel about this. Will these men get praised for their decisions? I doubt it.

Things Are Changing.

At the King Saud University College the veils and cloaks come of once the women are alone. Then the young women become vibrant and laughter fills the hallways. Still not to be enjoyed by the eyes of professors as courses are conducted via circuit-television.

The Arabian women are clever and more and more expand their horizons and become pioneers in the professions they choose after qualifying themselves. In their ranks are teachers, physical fitness instructors, bankers, filmmakers, physicists and engineers. However long skirts, sleeves and headscarves must be worn all the time.

The Most Alluring Picture Ever Taken

While the men of the Middle East appears to be a feminist dream since women cannot be exploited as sex objects because they are covered up, I have seen the opposite. One of the most stimulating, alluring and enticing pictures of a woman ever taken made it to the cover of National Geographic October 1987.

Covered from head to toe this woman grabs all male senses and yet you can see nothing but her eyes, hands and part of her feet. Sadly the world will never know who this woman is and yet through showing nothing but the very least of her she has arguably captured the attention of more men than any feminist can do by defending womanhood.she can also be seen on page 429.

Last Thoughts

Am I for or against the way women are treated in the Middle East? Neither, because I think it is stupid of the men to ask women to cover themselves. However, I guarantee you the divorce rate and rape statistics are lower. But most of all, a woman will always get more from a man if she stays a woman. And if she can use her eyes to do that, the quality and respect she gets will always be more and better than if she get earns it by raising her voice.

Leon Steyn is interested in Astronomy, Archaeology, Religion, Anthropology, Ancient Cultures, Spirituality, Travel a Writing fiction. Have a look at how he incorporated these topics in his spiritual fiction online e-book Ozymandeus or email him at for more detail.You can also see the picture he rates so high at NatioGeo Oct1987

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