Friday, 23 October 2015

Cro's style awards No 5. The Burka.


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Although very stylish (if not somewhat bizarre) the Burka has its obvious problems. How would you recognise your sister in the street? How do you know who you're talking to? How would you try to look your best for a passport photo?

Eating out also has its difficulties, as shown in this secretly filmed example.



So, in my continuing awards list, I'm afraid that the Burka fails to score. Fun in many ways, but not very practical when eating spaghetti.




59 comments:

  1. What's the purpose of this post? A discussion about the Burka?

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    1. The style and practicality of the burka!

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    2. I do not really believe you. Are you concerned in your 240 souls village? You love polemic subjects.

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    3. Why do you always try to make mundane subjects into fodder for an argument?

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  2. Oh bless! Soup would be even more difficult.

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  3. Ever seen what's underneath? Amazingly sexy underwear beneath all the layers, would be right up there in your style awards.

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    1. I've never had that pleasure, but I know that Burka clad women do shop in some of the most sexy of underwear stores.

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    2. Small talk subject, who speaks about Sex underwear.? Frustated oldies or what ?

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    3. Small talk subject, who speaks about Sex underwear.? Frustated oldies or what ?

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    4. Mia, you are sounding obsessed with sex.

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    5. Take no notice of her; she's filled with hatred.

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    6. Haha your followers spoke about sexy underwear....See Rachel. Cro you just do not like people with others opinions....A monarch's behaviozr.

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  4. The men in societies that endorse this ridiculous outfit need stringing up. Could say much more but no doubt I would be strung up by someone for saying it.

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    1. Surely there must be a liberation movement before too long.

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    2. Absolutely ridiculous clothing. It is hard to understand why these women have allowed themselves to be subjected to this for so long.

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  5. In a German school it has been banned. The children were frightened by the sight of it. I can understand that. I don't like to see them at airports.

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    1. They are banned in 'public places' in France.

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    2. NO THEY ARE NOT. SAUDI WOMEN SHOP IN BURKAS AND THE LAW ISN'T APPLIED.

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    3. The words 'public places' refers to a mairie, a school, a courtroom, etc. Not just being out and about.

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  6. "How would you recognize your sister in the street", you ask. My dear Cro, has no one told you (yet) that eyes are the window of the soul? If all the men and women in my life shrouded themselves and only showed their eyes I'd know exactly who is who (my high myopia not withstanding).

    I am fascinated by women wearing Burkas. You look at them, and you see their essence in the only part visible, ie their eyes. Oh, the mystique. If I were a man ... I'd be hunter and game.

    As to the practicalities: I do not believe that the Burka clad do eat out in public. Trust me. And let's not forget your average Western bride: The meringue on her wedding day. Have hilarious memory of my dear sweet freshly baked sister-in-law, trying to let all that champagne out. Toilet cubicles do not cater for stiff hoops. It took three of us (herself, her mother and me) to make it happen. Come to think of it: How did I manage on my wedding day or indeed anyone in hooped costume drama?

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    1. I'm sure you realise that my words were all a bit 'tongue in cheek'. The video is quite probably rigged too. I do find Burkas quite fascinating, as I do Amish dress; exactly the opposite of what was intended.

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    2. A gentle correction, Frau/lein Bitch. The eyes are hidden, when wearing a burqa. Perhaps you are referring to a niqab.

      http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2010/04/30/glance-burqa-niqab-and-hijab

      And seriously? If you were a man you would hunt someone who covers themselves for religious and modesty reasons? How disrespectful of you.

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    3. Thank you Ninaschen; you saved me the trouble.

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  7. Poor girls! It's difficult enough eating spaghetti. I understand that Her Majesty the Queen will never eat spaghetti in public. Maybe she prefers a pizza...

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    1. I expect a lot of people feel like that.... Not me!

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  8. Ironically I suppose, I recently read that burkas make it easier for women to have affairs. There are apparently shops where those inclined can meet for trysts--arranged anonymously. A burka-clad woman can safely walk there, without worrying that someone will recognize her.

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    1. Do the Mullahs know about this; maybe they're the ones they're going to meet.

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  9. Oh as always you delete comments you do not like very democratic, but as a guy who loves monarchy, democracy is far away. Sie sind ein alter Spinner.

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    1. I haven't deleted your first two comments because you restrained yourself from being abusive and nasty. But when your natural bile comes to the surface, I am no longer going to give you a platform. It's up to you!

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    2. Well does sexy underwear has something to do with burkas ? I wonder.

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    3. Quite possibly. I'm not a woman so I wouldn't know.

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    4. Mia, I expect that the men who insist on enforcing this type of dress code as a way of controlling 'their' woman, would also insist on them being very western 'sexy' underneath. It's a contro;l;ling male thing.

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  10. Can't imagine how uncomfortable and hot they must be, so I'd really go for the sexy underwear ! A Burka could only be useful when you have a really, really bad hair day or a patchy suntan !
    Methinks neither mia more nor bitch have any understanding of English irony or humour !

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    1. Mia and Bitch just like being contrary, and often offensive; I try to ignore them.

      Yes, it's surprising that Burkas aren't white, to reflect the heat a bit.

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    2. Hey Cro your blog will really sound poor with out us and well Britisch humor OMG , I confess I like much MORE Jewish humoir.

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    3. Hey Cro your blog will really sound poor with out us and well Britisch humor OMG , I confess I like much MORE Jewish humoir.

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    4. Well mia more, it's good to know you like something !

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    5. Cause you seem to only got britisch humour

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    6. Cause you seem to only got britisch humour

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    7. Yeah you can sleep "tranquilo"

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    8. I can't be bothered to delete all the above.

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  11. I can make enough of a fool of myself in public eating spaghetti without trying to do it under a blanket lol.

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  12. Another similar award I feel should go to how to go to the loo if you are a woman wearing one of those fashionable all-in-one jump suits.

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    1. Or certain meringue wedding dresses.

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  13. Maybe this video is rigged, who knows but I did actually see a Moslem lady on Brighton seafront attired completely in black including gloves, wearing a nigab trying to eat an ice cream cornet. I remember it to this day as she was having so much trouble, meantime her spouse sat next to her enjoying his with no such trouble.
    Briony

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    1. I have a feeling it may be rigged.

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  14. All this is really no big deal. I was in Bicester Village this Summer, and I sat at a cafe next to an Arabic family of some nationality. They had all been shopping for highly fashionable designer clothes to wear in the privacy of their own homes, and the elderly grandmother of the group was eating discreetly beneath the cover of her facial veil. Ok, I don't understand it, but I would think that anyone is allowed to harmlessly wear and do whatever they like in a free country, are they not? I would not ridicule them - I have worn worse in the past.

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    1. I don't think anyone has ridiculed them, just noted the practicalities.

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  15. At my bank there's a sign posted saying that you cannot enter if you are covering your face, and it shows a picture of a person wearing a hoodie and another wearing sunglasses. We have very few Middle Eastern folks here, although on a trip to a larger city about two hours south, I did see some wearing a niqab. Those women's total faces were visible (so is that still a niqab?).

    At my last location, I lived near quite a few Amish folks and recalled one time when I was buying eggs at one of the farms. The wife and her young daughter, i'm guessing 4 or 5 years old as she didn't speak English only Pennsylvania Dutch, walked with me as I was heading back towards my car. I had on a flowered dress, and the little girl could not take her eyes off it.

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    1. At my local petrol station, moped or motorbike riders can't fill up unless they take their helmets off. Same idea.

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