5:48 pm - 01/17/2013

'Zero Dark Thirty makes me hate muslims'

The fil Zero Dark Thirty s now showing in theaters nationwide and reactions are starting to appear on social networks. Here are some collected on the tumblr site dapsandhugs:

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While the film has obviously found its supporters, backlash against i continues to grow. Yesterday, director Kathryn Bigelow defended her film from charges it promotes torture in an Op-Ed for th Los Angeles Times Bigelow claimed artistic license writing, "those of us who work in the arts know that depiction is not endorsement." While this is obviously true, the film goes further than depiction. As Deepa Kumar wrote he film promotes extra judicial killing and the drone warfare that has become the hallmark of the Obama administration's "war on terror."

More disgusting tweets at Source 1, I don't have anything else to say.

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maebytonight 17th-Jan-2013 11:53 pm (UTC)
That's interesting, every Muslim I know (besides my family members) grew up in Western society, fully integrated. A lot of the women at my masjid have decided to wear hijab even though most of their mothers, aunts, cousins, etc. do not.

Are you telling me that the US falls under the blanket of "a society that tells you from the moment you're born that unless you cover yourself from head to toe with a burqa/hijab/niqab you are a whore and deserve to be raped then you're not making your own choice to wear it." ?

And you're not even supposed to wear any form of hijab if you don't personally want to, it completely invalidates the purpose.
ginger_maya 17th-Jan-2013 11:57 pm (UTC)
First of all, I wasn't talking about the US Muslim women. And even if I were, just because you know some who supposedly aren't forced to wear it doesn't mean that all US Muslim women are not forced into it. Don't extrapolate things you can't prove.

And the whole purpose of the headcovering is to make sure men don't have lustful thoughts about the women around them when they see them, putting the responsibility to control men's behaviour and thoughts on women, and not men. That's the whole point. It is, by default, a viciously misogynistic tool.
deethy 18th-Jan-2013 12:52 am (UTC)
i think i've disagreed with you (on a different subject) once before, but girl you hit it out of the park with this comment. and as a US Muslim woman, can I say- I wasn't "forced" to wear, but my parents sure as hell made sure I knew how wrong I was for not doing so
ninjacandy 19th-Jan-2013 11:38 pm (UTC)
nuns are a bit iffy because of the whole denominational variations.

like both priests and nuns have to do stuff. denominations that require nuns to cover up ask men to do the same too. but i get your point even though i had nothing to do with this discussion.
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