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Susan B. Anthony

Sunday, October 18, 2009

What? No "Victoria's Secret" in Somalia?? Ya don't say! (Women being whipped for wearing bras under their burqas.)

Remember when Naomi Wolf wrote that inane article on how sexy and liberating it was to wear a burqa? And then Phyllis Chesler called her out on it?

Well, Wolf's version of "sexy and liberating" is apparently NOT toleratedin Somalia where women are being whipped for wearing bras that enhance the firmness of their breasts.

From the FOX report:

A Somalian Islamic group reportedly has started whipping women in public for wearing bras that violate Islam, the Daily Mail reports.

Residents claim insurgent group Al Shabaab sent gunmen into the streets to round up women who appeared to have a firm bust. The women are inspected to see if their suspected firmness is natural or from a bra. Officials reportedly make the women shake their breasts after removing their bras.

"Al Shabaab forced us to wear their type of full veil and now they order us to shake our breasts," a resident, Halima, told Reuters, adding that her daughters had been whipped on Thursday.

The new bra rule adds to the long list of religious restrictions in Somalia...

Followed the FOX link back to The Daily Mail. There it is reported that as of late...

"You just find yourself being whipped by a masked man as soon as leave your house."

H/T to PUMA PAC for calling my attention to the FOX report.


  1. Islam is another repressive "religion" obsessed with sex . Whipping women was practiced by puritans in this country , but the victims were almost always younger women stripped to the waist for a public whipping .
    HALF THE SKY http://www.halftheskymovement.org/ is a movement to end these practices worldwide . I think the opression of women is the issue of our era .

  2. The Issue here is not ISLAM its people who misuse religion to forward their own repressive agenda's. What is happening in Somalia is in no way shape or form tolerated in islam or by Muslims. Its a terrible tragedy and I myself am a devote Somali Muslim and I do not tolerate or associate my beliefs with the actions of Al-Shabab. What they do goes against everything I was taught my entire life about what it meant to be a Muslim.