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Double standards?

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

last friday i read this article in alwatan arabic daily that says: "in a scene that is intrusive to our society and that is quickly spreading, girls are riding behind guys on motorbikes without any consideration for the road code of conduct - above a picture of a girl riding behind a guy without any consideration for the road code of conduct".

the same day i was walking around the muhallab mall and spotted this mannequin bride displayed in one of the lingerie shops - suddenly the morning article crossed my mind and i wondered whether this scene is intrusive to the society or respects the "mall's code of conduct!"

one might argue that the above is only a mannequin, but what would you say if i told you that the building facing us in salmiya turned from a "families building" to a "bachelors building" almost 2 years ago, and since then that building has turned into a nightclub, a brothel, you name it.. and no one is able to solve this "code of conduct" - we talked to the police several times and they tried to take action, but every time the police interfered the parties would grow wilder and louder - the parties start around 1:00 am and finish around noon, we often wake-up in the middle of the night on fighting scenes between drunk guys and stoned girls - the owner of the building is now being sued but my guess this will not end any time soon.

is this not intrusive to the society? shut down this brothel opposite our building and keep these ladies riding on the bikes, i don't see how they are offending the road code of conduct!

Marianne cannt spel teh woerd domosiell

Friday, December 3rd, 2010