Biased Press Doesn’t Question Muslim Assertion that Women who don’t wear the hijab are inviting rape

Funky fare for Muslim fashionistas at Jakarta show – Yahoo! News

This is OUTRAGEOUS. Hidden in this little “fashion” piece is the statement (which was NOT challenged by the reporter) that a woman who does not wear Muslim hijab is possibly inviting RAPE! Here’s the statement:

“There are more and more women wearing Muslim fashion to parties. It can provide comfort since it is loose and it can also protect women from perverted men if they walk alone at night.”

Some designers and models said modest Muslim clothing was appropriate to prevent crimes against women such as rape, touting an argument often used by clerics to convince women to cover up.

“To cover our head with a veil is a must. The veil must cover the forbidden parts. Women are priceless things, the more priceless she is, the more protection is given,” said Samira Mochammad Bafagih, a 25-year-old fashion journalist.

“Men are not likely to seduce women in veils. Thus I feel more comfortable if I walk alone at night. I agree that women without veils are more likely to be seduced. There are quite many rape cases, aren’t there?”

Do you know what makes me feel more comfortable if I walk alone at night– my Smith & Wesson 642 with Crimson Trace Laser Sights

Where is the outcry from the feminists about the AP bias in writing this story and letting that assertion go unchallenged? Where is the statistical evidence that women in hijab are less likely to be attacked? Where is the information on hate crimes against women who chose not to wear the hijab in Muslim areas? Where is the information on the percentage of women who are FORCED to wear the hijab vs. the women who chose to wear the hijab?

There is no statistical evidence that wearing a hijab makes a woman less likely to be raped. Instead this assertion is an excuse to coerce and intimidate women into wearing the hijab.  We should be very concerned because it shows that– in the minds of Muslim extremists– women who dress according to Western Standards are somehow inviting rape and deserve to be raped.  This is extremely threatening to women’s rights.  By not challenging the assumptions and statements of these “Muslim fashion designers,” the Defeatocratic media is helping spread a dangerous ideology.

 

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2 Comments »

  1. Hamilton said

    “Some designers and models said modest Muslim clothing was appropriate to prevent crimes against women such as rape, touting an argument often used by clerics to convince women to cover up.”

    The journalist should not challenge the statement. Journalists are supposed to simply report what happens… they are not to editorialize or add their own opinions into the mix. Most of the time, they do. Media is biased because they editorialize by choosing which quotes from which sources to print, by using provocative language, etc.

    There is no need for STATISTICS… the statement simply says that “some designers and models” said something. They did. The statement was not prevented as a fact, but as some belief held by certain people at the event.

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