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(The New York Times)   High school girl decides that just because her religion forbids dating, or even dancing with boys, that's no reason she shouldn't be able to buy an expensive prom dress--so she organizes an "all-girl prom"   (nytimes.com) divider line 61
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2012-05-01 10:07:13 PM
7 votes:
You're supposed to pray on the rug, not munch it.
2012-05-01 09:37:54 PM
6 votes:
Like having a no-alcohol pub crawl.
2012-05-01 09:42:17 PM
4 votes:
the whole melting pot thing doesn't work if the chinks never leave chinatown
2012-05-01 07:20:36 PM
4 votes:
Ive seen this movie...

/fap
2012-05-01 10:47:15 PM
3 votes:

omeganuepsilon: what would an all guy prom be like?


static8.businessinsider.com
2012-05-01 10:17:12 PM
3 votes:
i291.photobucket.com
2012-05-01 10:09:38 PM
3 votes:

dbutts: Islam Respects Women as Equals


The Sith Respect Jedi as Equals

Republicans Respect Democrats as Equals

Detectives Stabler and Benson Respect Child Molesters as Equals

The Flying Monkeys Respect Dorothy's Pals as Equals

Jacob Respects the Man in Black as an Equal
2012-05-01 10:08:09 PM
3 votes:

whatshisname: Canton: But at the all-girl prom, there were double double-takes, as some of Tharima's classmates, normally concealed in a chrysalis of hijab and abaya, the traditional Muslim cloak, literally let their hair down in public for the first time.

This is actually very cool. Where's the cool tag for this? Or spiffy. Spiffy would have worked. You go ladies!

Cool would be if she'd given her primitive, patriarchal religion the finger and gone to the real prom with a guy.


Baby steps.

// Or maybe she's a cunning lesbian making the best of a bad situation.
2012-05-01 09:57:16 PM
3 votes:

Trolljegeren: Were the stupid and/or asinine tags too stunned to participate in this headline?


They were lipped locked in a spit-swap of heated perversity so intense that it melted the third ring of Jupiter and caused a tsunami of squirt waves so intense that Rosie O'Donnell fapped with 36 grit sandpaper until her clit was an inny.
2012-05-01 09:38:09 PM
3 votes:

Canton: But at the all-girl prom, there were double double-takes, as some of Tharima's classmates, normally concealed in a chrysalis of hijab and abaya, the traditional Muslim cloak, literally let their hair down in public for the first time.

This is actually very cool. Where's the cool tag for this? Or spiffy. Spiffy would have worked. You go ladies!


Besides the double-takes, there were some double-jacks, as the 1,000 guys hiding in the rafters realized what they'd been missing all these years.
2012-05-01 09:30:12 PM
3 votes:
That's her in the corner
That's her in the spotlight
Losin' her religion.
2012-05-01 09:25:42 PM
3 votes:
"It's 'Oh my god!' " said Simone Alhagri, a Yemeni-American junior who was wearing a tight shirred dress. "This is how you look underneath!"

fap
2012-05-01 10:30:27 PM
2 votes:

LovingTeacher: rudemix: morgantx: I like this. They weren't complaining and trying to ruin the prom for EVERYONE (like SOME religions do!). They raised all the money and did all the work themselves. And they managed to create what will hopefully become a cool new tradition - NOT through force or legal wranglings, but through creativity, ingenuity, and hard work!

/No snark.
//Genuinely admiring of these young ladies.

^This

These will be the young women who grow and possibly temper their husbands and children. Not by saying fark you to their norm but by moving the norm forward. Good job!

Sorry but moving the norm forward will take centuries. These girls weren't even challenging their norm enough to move it forward at all. There is no honor in caving in to a repressive system and doing things their way, and that's what these girls are doing.

Conservative Islam treats women not as equals but as an evil temptation that needs to be hidden and controlled. These girls gave in to that system and allowed themselves to be hidden and controlled.


But they did it in a way that allowed their society to accept it. They took something unacceptably "American" and made it "acceptably" Muslim. They didn't do things "Conservative Islam's" way, because that would have been for them not to have a prom at all. They did it their own way, which was to have a "girls only" prom, in which they got to dress up--like American girls--wear make up and let their hair down--like American girls--and dance to music--like American girls. It allowed them to be American and less conservative, while allowing their conservative parents and community to rationalize that they didn't violate tradition TOO much, so it could happen without censure.

You're not giving the girls enough credit for finding a way to make a tiny break with tradition and still keep the system you decry happy. Revolution can't always be made with a sledgehammer. Sometimes it has to be made with a scalpel. What good would it have done the girls if they broke tradition completely, went to the prom openly in a low-cut dress with a boy--and then their scandalized parents shipped them back to arranged marriages in Yemen for dishonoring the families? Hooray, they challenged their system! too bad about the honor killings.

Now these girls will go to college or get married and go to work; their children will go to high school some day, and when it comes time for THEIR proms, maybe the parents will be even less hidebound to religion and tradition and be able to say "OK, Sofiyeh, you can go to the prom, but you must wear your hijab and no kissing! Be back by ten!" Of such tiny steps are revolutions made.
2012-05-01 10:22:37 PM
2 votes:

Kyoki: WI241TH: WhippingBoy: WI241TH: So did the male Muslims just go to regular prom with non-muslim girls?

Maybe they had a "male only" prom.

hah gay

I see that you're familiar with 'Man Love Thursday' that's prevalent in Pashtun (and many other) Muslim communities.


We shun women and have sex with men...totally not gay.
2012-05-01 10:06:40 PM
2 votes:

WI241TH: So did the male Muslims just go to regular prom with non-muslim girls?


Maybe they had a "male only" prom.
2012-05-01 10:02:03 PM
2 votes:

whatshisname: Canton: But at the all-girl prom, there were double double-takes, as some of Tharima's classmates, normally concealed in a chrysalis of hijab and abaya, the traditional Muslim cloak, literally let their hair down in public for the first time.

This is actually very cool. Where's the cool tag for this? Or spiffy. Spiffy would have worked. You go ladies!

Cool would be if she'd given her primitive, patriarchal religion the finger and gone to the real prom with a guy.


Yeah. Not like proms are patriarchal constructs at all.
2012-05-01 10:00:43 PM
2 votes:
I like this. They weren't complaining and trying to ruin the prom for EVERYONE (like SOME religions do!). They raised all the money and did all the work themselves. And they managed to create what will hopefully become a cool new tradition - NOT through force or legal wranglings, but through creativity, ingenuity, and hard work!

/No snark.
//Genuinely admiring of these young ladies.
2012-05-01 09:59:49 PM
2 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: There are so many Muslims in Michigan. Why do Muslims seem to always pick the worst spots to settle in?


Reminds them of home?
2012-05-01 09:54:24 PM
2 votes:

whatshisname: Canton: But at the all-girl prom, there were double double-takes, as some of Tharima's classmates, normally concealed in a chrysalis of hijab and abaya, the traditional Muslim cloak, literally let their hair down in public for the first time.

This is actually very cool. Where's the cool tag for this? Or spiffy. Spiffy would have worked. You go ladies!

Cool would be if she'd given her primitive, patriarchal religion the finger and gone to the real prom with a guy.


Though, when she got home, the 'Religion of Peace™' would require her parents to brutally murder her, wouldn't it?
2012-05-01 09:49:56 PM
2 votes:
Were the stupid and/or asinine tags too stunned to participate in this headline?
2012-05-01 09:39:37 PM
2 votes:
She sounds fat.
2012-05-01 09:38:04 PM
2 votes:
I thought Allah doesn't want girls to go to school either.
2012-05-01 08:54:43 PM
2 votes:
An all-girl prom?

Go on...
2012-05-02 09:55:25 AM
1 votes:

liam76: HAMMERTOE: Dafuq?
Logic clearly dictates that any religion which forbids dating will be short-lived.

They make up for it by being cool with arranged marriages (often with children).


"Your daughter's kinda' cute. I'll take her off your hands, if you like. I can make it worth your while, too."
2012-05-02 01:44:09 AM
1 votes:

adeist69: On a related note, I never knew there was that much Muslim porn on the web until this thread prompted me to look. Who knew?


What's Muslim porn? A black rectangle bouncing up and down to a continuous beep?
2012-05-02 01:20:16 AM
1 votes:

omeganuepsilon: The_Sponge: omeganuepsilon: what would an all guy prom be like?


The Blue Oyster Bar

Heh, knew what it was, had to click anyways. Loved Police Academy movies when they came out, but they haven't aged well. Initial reactions of the people falling into that setup will always be a giggle though. A little slow on the uptake, and then a nice blossom of WTF!?!


Heh.

CSB:

When I first saw it as a little kid, I didn't get the actual joke. I thought it was supposed to be funny because you had these tough guy bikers who were total nice guys who liked to dance.
2012-05-01 11:50:41 PM
1 votes:

Rincewind53: You know, before I looked at the state, I was just going to presume she was an orthodox Jew. Turns out she's an orthodox Muslim. Close enough!


Really? My first guess was Baptist. Not a lot of US Muslim denominations that forbid dancing, but there are a lot of Baptists around, and that's one of the things the sect is well-known for.
2012-05-01 11:31:06 PM
1 votes:
Eh, whatever, like a girls night out in gowns. I feel bad that they'll likely have warped senses of sexuality and relationship. But it's not creepy like those father-daughter dances.
2012-05-01 11:17:09 PM
1 votes:

mongbiohazard: You know, call this a crazy thought, but maybe she should just quit her religion.


The important thing is that you know better than her what she needs, right?
2012-05-01 11:05:38 PM
1 votes:
In my experience it's the sexually repressed religious girls who give the best, and most frequent, head.
2012-05-01 11:03:49 PM
1 votes:
Now that I think about it, good on the school if they did pay for some of it, because they are helping for a better tomorrow hopefully...but there's one condition. The male student body is worked with as well, in a fun way, to acclimate them to civilized society.
2012-05-01 11:01:18 PM
1 votes:

dbutts: Islam Respects Women as Equals



Lol, they got nothing on Moses.


Numbers 13 (Pops)

Verses 15-25.

That's 32,000 virgins people.
2012-05-01 10:59:40 PM
1 votes:

whatshisname: omeganuepsilon: what would an all guy prom be like?

[static8.businessinsider.com image 400x300]


That's the perfect SFW visual equivalent of saying "gayer than a bag of dicks".

I was being rhetorical, not inquisitive, but the graphic is disturbing and funny at the same time, so +1
2012-05-01 10:57:00 PM
1 votes:
You took too long so...

farm3.staticflickr.com

So, like a muslim girl after the all girl prom...

/I'm leaving self satisfied
2012-05-01 10:55:11 PM
1 votes:
You know what happened the last time some uptight fundie ladies got together.....
3.bp.blogspot.com
2012-05-01 10:48:47 PM
1 votes:

gimmegimme: dbutts: gimmegimme: dbutts: Islam Respects Women as Equals

The Sith Respect Jedi as Equals

Republicans Respect Democrats as Equals

Detectives Stabler and Benson Respect Child Molesters as Equals

The Flying Monkeys Respect Dorothy's Pals as Equals

Jacob Respects the Man in Black as an Equal

Wait, are you saying that women and Islam are opposites...fark me, I am confused.

It's like an SAT question. None of the person(s) in Column A actually respect the person(s) in Column B as equals. I listed a number of these examples to illustrate that Islam does not, in fact, respect women as equals.

You may have been on the right track for your own personal interpretation. The hierarchy of Islam is certainly male (the opposite of female).


Okay, thanks, I can go to bed less confused now...now if only I had a cream for these hemorrhoids...
2012-05-01 10:41:54 PM
1 votes:
This is what happens when someone NEVER goes online.
2012-05-01 10:18:45 PM
1 votes:

WI241TH: WhippingBoy: WI241TH: So did the male Muslims just go to regular prom with non-muslim girls?

Maybe they had a "male only" prom.

hah gay


I see that you're familiar with 'Man Love Thursday' that's prevalent in Pashtun (and many other) Muslim communities.
2012-05-01 10:16:00 PM
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: Was there an all-you-can-eat clam buffet afterwards?


A muffet, if you will.
2012-05-01 10:11:46 PM
1 votes:

rudemix: Gyrfalcon: rudemix: morgantx: I like this. They weren't complaining and trying to ruin the prom for EVERYONE (like SOME religions do!). They raised all the money and did all the work themselves. And they managed to create what will hopefully become a cool new tradition - NOT through force or legal wranglings, but through creativity, ingenuity, and hard work!

/No snark.
//Genuinely admiring of these young ladies.

^This

These will be the young women who grow and possibly temper their husbands and children. Not by saying fark you to their norm but by moving the norm forward. Good job!

Whatever it takes. Maybe it will be their daughters who go to the coed prom. In hijabs.

That'd be another step. Its unrealistic to expect them to give up, or radically change, a centuries old religion in a generation. Look how long it took Christianity.


Took Christianity to do what? Treat women as equals?
2012-05-01 10:09:42 PM
1 votes:

WhippingBoy: WI241TH: So did the male Muslims just go to regular prom with non-muslim girls?

Maybe they had a "male only" prom.


hah gay
2012-05-01 10:08:12 PM
1 votes:

rudemix: morgantx: I like this. They weren't complaining and trying to ruin the prom for EVERYONE (like SOME religions do!). They raised all the money and did all the work themselves. And they managed to create what will hopefully become a cool new tradition - NOT through force or legal wranglings, but through creativity, ingenuity, and hard work!

/No snark.
//Genuinely admiring of these young ladies.

^This

These will be the young women who grow and possibly temper their husbands and children. Not by saying fark you to their norm but by moving the norm forward. Good job!


Whatever it takes. Maybe it will be their daughters who go to the coed prom. In hijabs.
2012-05-01 10:07:09 PM
1 votes:
yay snowflake.
2012-05-01 10:05:31 PM
1 votes:

morgantx: I like this. They weren't complaining and trying to ruin the prom for EVERYONE (like SOME religions do!). They raised all the money and did all the work themselves. And they managed to create what will hopefully become a cool new tradition - NOT through force or legal wranglings, but through creativity, ingenuity, and hard work!

/No snark.
//Genuinely admiring of these young ladies.


^This

These will be the young women who grow and possibly temper their husbands and children. Not by saying fark you to their norm but by moving the norm forward. Good job!
2012-05-01 10:02:52 PM
1 votes:
2012-05-01 09:59:11 PM
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: There are so many Muslims in Michigan. Why do Muslims seem to always pick the worst spots to settle in?


Some religions require that one must suffer to purify the soul.
2012-05-01 09:58:59 PM
1 votes:

SpaceyCat: Good for them. Taking traditions from their past and combining traditions of the present. It's great to see this sort of blending and making things work for everyone involved.


and afterwards they'll get totally stoned too!
2012-05-01 09:57:25 PM
1 votes:
Religion of Carpet Munching
2012-05-01 09:54:14 PM
1 votes:
They found that 65 percent were not able to attend the coed prom because of cultural and religious beliefs.

Ugh. That's just gross.
2012-05-01 09:52:55 PM
1 votes:
There are so many Muslims in Michigan. Why do Muslims seem to always pick the worst spots to settle in?
2012-05-01 09:52:54 PM
1 votes:
Ellen has booked her next week.
2012-05-01 09:49:22 PM
1 votes:

Canton: Actually, I do like the work-around. They get to stay true to themselves and their faith, and go to a prom. Seems pretty spiffy to me.


There's probably some bastard plotting to throw acid in faces because they aren't being true to his religion.
2012-05-01 09:48:03 PM
1 votes:
HOORAY!! FEMALE OPPRESSION!!

/vote Republican
//wait
///wat?
2012-05-01 09:45:45 PM
1 votes:
Don't worry guys, these kinds of chicks beg for anal sex, to preserve the sanctity of marriage.
2012-05-01 09:40:45 PM
1 votes:

Canton: But at the all-girl prom, there were double double-takes, as some of Tharima's classmates, normally concealed in a chrysalis of hijab and abaya, the traditional Muslim cloak, literally let their hair down in public for the first time.

This is actually very cool. Where's the cool tag for this? Or spiffy. Spiffy would have worked. You go ladies!


Hey, now. Stop implying that religion is a repressive relic of the time of when humanity was too primitive and scared to figure the world out on its own terms.

The Constitution respects Freedom of Religious Oppression.
2012-05-01 09:36:39 PM
1 votes:
I don't remember much when I was young, but I swear religion must have invented cooties.

"See girls? Yeah, don't touch them ever! ... Well, they... uh, they have cooties!!"
2012-05-01 09:34:04 PM
1 votes:
Or she could grow up and tell her crazy religion to fark off.
2012-05-01 09:32:38 PM
1 votes:
You know, call this a crazy thought, but maybe she should just quit her religion.
2012-05-01 08:54:13 PM
1 votes:
Was there an all-you-can-eat clam buffet afterwards?
2012-05-01 08:22:03 PM
1 votes:
You know, before I looked at the state, I was just going to presume she was an orthodox Jew. Turns out she's an orthodox Muslim. Close enough!
2012-05-01 07:21:29 PM
1 votes:
Hot lesbo action?
 
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