FACE OF DISBELIEF: Qatari writer and film-maker, Sophia al-Maria (right) exhibits video, Cinderazahd: For Your Eyes Only, depicting female friends and relatives preparing for a family wedding without their hijabs or veils.
Al-Maria asked for the video to be viewed only by women, as it was filmed in a female-only area of the home.
White guy (left) complains to Human Rights Commission on basis of gender discrimination. Paul Young, 60, said it was deeply offensive that the exhibit could be allowed to blatantly discriminate against men.
Are you kidding me? Her expression here perfectly captures my current feelings.
Public reminder: It is NOT your basic human right to view women’s bodies. Their consent needs to be given. Even in a public forum. That is all.
I kinda wonder if Mr. Young goes around town demanding women to show him their face and tell him about their personal lives. That the movie is shown to a public does not mean the people shown are public property. By all means, these women extend a hand by showing a deeply personal part of their culture but so as not to create conflict with that same culture, which includes these women’s feelings on being seen by men, it is limited to a public of only women.
Mr. Young is definitely not even interested in this movie. He just wants his (white) man rights acknowledged in a place meant to be private to women. He just wants to one-up a culture/religion he has not a shred of respect for like a freakin’ schoolyard bully.
Sexism (and racism) is that Mr. Young can choose from thousands of other movies, most made with every intent to make white men feel good about themselves but not so much other people, and still feels deeply entitled to barge in on one small movie made by one group of women for other groups of women.
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