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No Vagina Monologue for Egypt after Sex-Slave Marriage?

I wonder if Eve Ensler is planning an Egyptian performance of the Vagina Monologue, after “Egypt’s ‘first sex-slave marriage’ took place mere days after the Muslim Brotherhood’s Muhammad Morsi was made president,” as Raymond Ibrahim recently noted.

Ms Ensler was quick to stage a performance of the Vagina Monologue on the steps of the Michigan State Capital Building in support of vagina-centric state legislator, Lisa Brown, after she had been censored and prevented from speaking on the floor for one day after concluding her remarks on proposed abortion regulations, “I’m flattered that you’re all so interested in my vagina, but ‘no’ means ‘no.’”

The problem is that such a performance might come across as preaching to the people of other lands.  Cultural imperialism is not a good thing; it may be as bad as censoring vulgar displays from a state capitol.  It’s certainly easier here, where the performance garnered mostly positive reviews; many tittered over supposed conservative squeamishness at the word, ‘vagina.’

While widely praised in this state, and across the country, such a performance would not likely garner such a positive reaction in Egypt.  Lady Gaga was devastated recently after the cancellation of her performance in Indonesia, the world’s most populace Muslim nation, because “Police in Indonesia had refused to issue a permit for the US pop star after Islamic groups objected to her show, claiming it was too vulgar.”  Madonna’s performance in Istanbul, on the other hand, was not cancelled, and the brave singer took the opportunity show nipple solidarity there.  According to Jezebel, “Madge’s slip was designed to show solidarity with Turkish women as the country’s government mulls a very restrictive abortion and C-section ban.”  So organ-based solidarity IS at least possible in the region.

As it turns out, however, such displays are not necessarily shocking.  The organification of women can be acceptable according to a certain interpretation of Islam, if done correctly, at least for those who support the idea of “sex-slave marriages:”

“Even stripping the sex-slave of her hijab, the way Awn did, has precedent. According to Islamic jurisprudence, whereas the free (Muslim) woman is mandated to wear a hijab, sex-slaves are mandated only to be covered from the navel to the knees—with everything else exposed. Awn even explained how Caliph Omar, one of the first ‘righteous caliphs,’ would strip sex-slaves of their garments, whenever he saw them overly dressed in the marketplace.”

A similar sentiment was recently on display after a ring of men of Pakistani descent, were arrested in Great Britain for ongoing sexual assault of minors:

“Mohammed Shafiq, a British Pakistani who directs the Ramadhan Foundation in Rochdale, has angered some in his own community by suggesting that police at first did not pursue the case aggressively for fear of appearing racist because of an obsession ‘with the doctrine of political correctness.’

Shafiq says that a ‘tiny minority’ of Pakistani men feel white girls are worthless and immoral — and can be abused with impunity.”

One of the defendents in the case confirmed holding this view of his victims:

“Ahmed, a key defendant, fought back hard. He accused the all-white jury of racism. He accused one girl of thinking whites were superior, and denigrated them all as greedy money seekers. And he accused white society of neglecting its girls and tolerating, even encouraging, bad behavior.

‘You white people train them in sex and drinking, so when they come to us they are fully trained,’ he said.”

As far as I know, there is no performance of the Vagina Monologue scheduled in Great Britain either, in support of these victims.

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