Thursday, March 06, 2008

A Bunch of Hooey

I read this in the paper yesterday:

"The 'commitittee' Anticipates Women's Day at the Janadriya."

I don't quite understand?


1. Women are not some sort of disease. Why must our arrival be anticipated and prepared for?:

"Oh my God. THE WOMEN ARE COMING!"

"Damn it, AGAIN? Go get your shots everyone... No-one is immune. We must be prepared."

Enough with the drama. Can't we just fucking show up without all the hoopla?



2. I thought this was a 'cultural event.' Why are the Muttawas involved?

WHY ARE THEY ALWAAAAAAAAAAAAYS INVOOOOOOOOOLVED?

It's the damn Janadriya. They talk about it like it's an orgy.
Trust me, it's not.





Not that I'm going.

I'll only ever go when the Muttawas are not part of the 'cultural experience.'



ubergirl

10 comments:

Farouk al-Saud said...

you never know with so many women gathered, they may break out in spontaneous lesbian activities; singing and dancing and doing other unseemly things!! cannot trust them womenfolks, so the muttawasses are a much needed necessity to keep the virtues and morales high.

Woozie said...

Exactly what he said. It is well documented fact that women are irrational killing machines when uncontrolled. We must prepare ourselves, for the sake of our safety.

Taqo said...

Aw. 1st time I rode a camel was @ Janadriyah :( Forget women's day, men's day, family day and whatever else.
Foreigner day (lol) is the way to go ;D

Crispal said...

It is amazing how women are seen as Weapons of Mass Destruction. ;-)

Regarding Janadiriyah, I was there yesterday and it is really good for khawajas like myself. It is a shame that women and men can't be together like everywhere else.

Aafke said...

LOL, Love this post!
I had no idea the muttawa were a part of the cultural festival! But then they want to present a complete picture I suppose.
And from what I've heard from others the occasional slap with a stick against the ankles is actually very much part of the ''cultural experience'' in KSA!

And because there are so many women all together, and all up to no good of course, they'll need to work on their condition, and mental fitness. (If that isn't a ''contradictio in terminis'' when discussing the muttawa)
:D

farouk al-saud said...

i knew it, i just knew it!!! you women couldn't help yourself and had to go against the laws of nature once again.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080309/wl_mideast_afp/saudirightswomen

if women were meant to drive you would be born with a license to do so. but, since you are not, you should not be driving. (we men are just different and superior and you just have to live with that). i suggest 200 lashes for having broken God's law! (ignore the fact that the Quran,Haddiths etc do not say anything about women and driving).

it is just too much fun (and sad) to read about KSA and how your men try to run the place.

Anonymous said...

It's a shame that hay2ah still has such a government supported presence even in a family oriented event!!
I know why they are there... Believe it or not they are not there to hassle women at least not officially, they are there to prevent a small group of wild boys from doing things such as jumping the fence!!
Just like when they put a guard at the door of the female section of a wedding party!!
Ya3ny come on, putting the hay2ah/guard there is never a solution!!
The true problem is that some people don't have respect for authority, law or other people (including respect for women)...
So, if they want to eliminate the presence of hay2ah, or any unnecessary authority figure, they should educate the people, and since our education system is full of flaws then the other option is to truly enforce laws!! And I mean enforce it on everyone, even the untouchables. This way there will be respect for laws, and no guys will dare to jump a fence or bother anyone else especially females. Hence, no more hay2ah, and families (Males & Females together) will be able to happily attend such events without being hassled by scumbags or hay2ah members!!
People in our culture are not really on the same page, and we don't really expect them to be. However a realistic 2008 common ground should be officially enforced. And the keyword is officially enforced, not by people from a 1000 BC (Hay2ah).

You might find this article more elaborative on what I mean.

http://www.alarabiya.net/views/2008/02/21/45957.html

Abdullah A H said...

It's a shame that hay2ah still has such a government supported presence even in a family oriented event!!
I know why they are there... Believe it or not they are not there to hassle women at least not officially, they are there to prevent a small group of wild boys from doing things such as jumping the fence!!
Just like when they put a guard at the door of the female section of a wedding party!!
Ya3ny come on, putting the hay2ah/guard there is never a solution!!
The true problem is that some people don't have respect for authority, law or other people (including respect for women)...
So, if they want to eliminate the presence of hay2ah, or any unnecessary authority figure, they should educate the people, and since our education system is full of flaws then the other option is to truly enforce laws!! And I mean enforce it on everyone, even the untouchables. This way there will be respect for laws, and no guys will dare to jump a fence or bother anyone else especially females. Hence, no more hay2ah, and families (Males & Females together) will be able to happily attend such events without being hassled by scumbags or hay2ah members!!
People in our culture are not really on the same page, and we don't really expect them to be. However a realistic 2008 common ground should be officially enforced. And the keyword is officially enforced, not by people from a 1000 BC (Hay2ah).
You might find this article more elaborative on what I mean.
http://www.alarabiya.net/views/2008/02/21/45957.html

ubergirl87 said...

Farouk and Woozie: Yeah, very funny :-p

Taqo: Bass if they had ajanib day, you wouldn't be able to go. inti min deeratna, you can't escape it, ya ba66a :-P
And I rode camels filbarr :-) I like horses and ponies better, though. The humps freaked me out a bit.

crispal: I'm glad you enjoyed it
:-)

aafke: One day they will be gone and then we'll really be able to laugh at all this :-P

abdullah a h: You know, I have another theory regarding the purpose of the Haya'a. I'll leave it for another post, though. Check back soon ;-)

Yawarakai said...

"na7no ommaton wasa6" Prophet Mohammad pbuh.

I wish Muslims would practice Islam.....