Friday, April 13, 2018

Burkini fashion, Islam, Men, and Christianity.

Hijab style of a Turkish woman.

Iranian futball player !!!!

Burkina Fashion

Aheda Zanetti created the burkini for her niece, who wanted to play netball. Her young niece wore the hajib for modesty, as other Muslim girls and women did but that was not enough of a covering to be a respectable, and modest Muslim woman. The point of women's dress was to somehow lessen the attraction to the form of a woman's body. In its depth of understanding it is important to understand that this is a reverse way of men disciplining their spirits; but that subject we will set aside for further analysis, as well as the contradictions of Christian and Islamic values and the predator nature of Western man, and the Arab man.

The child's mother had to debate and reason with the family to get the girl's permission to play the game. This was in early 2004 in Australia, where Aheda searched for a reasonable outfit for a woman to wear to the beach, or to play sports in public, and not finding anything developed to wear by the fashion industry from this concept she created the burkini.

IN Aheda's story, she sent out questionnaires to the community to properly discern the attitudes about the outfit and following old tradition and instinctive inclinations listened to the family's thoughts and feelings on this new intervention between wanting to play and appear in public in the Western world modestly. She says, "It is about integration and acceptance and being equal and about not being judged." She knows the holy Qu'ran does not ask women to cover their face and that the Burqa is not in the holy text. But, being Muslim anywhere in the West is now dangerous because white citizens are terrified of things and consequences other people can be insensitive to, or resentful of because those paradigms believe not in the natural order, but the world as they perceive it.

After 9/11, many things changed in the Western world from the perspective of Americans, not about safety, but out of fear of historical consequences. France began making Muslim women remove their burkinis on their beaches. The police became more military and the military became more aggressive charged by an urge to go after an ill-defined enemy and blurred understanding of world histories to inform thought and behavior. Airline service became wooded, and climate in the air and airports became depressive and subdued as passengers, mule like, shuffled through long lines submitting to humiliating searches and enduring profiling; fearful of their usage of language.

The United States waged war in the Middle East saying they are fighting for freedom in America with a fractured economy, and torn apart in its soul they stomped around the globe threatening smaller governments to side with their agenda. Meanwhile, Muslims around the world were reevaluating their positions in their relations to American and European extremes. Prior to this event (9/11) the Arab world was careful about Western influence over their cultures. There was a lot of smug resentment from Americans of this trait, but it revealed how important Americans thought their thoughts and sensibilities were to them, and felt their ways should not be scrutinized by people in the Arab world.

It is important to understand these views of the world, and the way Americans thought of themselves prior to the successful attack against the U.S. in 2001, and know how our influence actually feels to people we dismiss, as beneath us. This is a quiet way of saying our arrogance is our diplomacy. Our estimation of Muslim women being modest in public repulsed Americans first prior to the 20th century, and terrified them in the 21st century! What we have are governing concepts at odds within Christians. If we are going to link Islam with sacred dress for women, we must analyze Western Christianity reacting to a historical past with the Arab world.

Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories
April 13, 2017

Casual elegance implied by the smile, the style

Part II

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman said she gives no heed to critics of her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit photo shoot -- it's something she expected.

"I knew people were going to say that I wasn't a good role model and all of this stuff," Raisman, who posed topless in the magazine, told Motto. "I did the issue because I love my body. I can express myself in any way that I want. But that doesn't give anyone the right to judge me. I think being a role model is about being a kind person."

"It really made me realize women do not have to be modest in order to be respected," Raisman added.

So deeply does the water pour into the pool. This young woman recites into the pool from what her predecessors stirred. It is not from a place of understanding the depths of contradictions steeped in fearful transactions white women's looks pay tribute to; it is from a sense of freedom based on hopeful assumptions of how things should be if men were impeccable of mind, spirit and emotions.

For the most part men are not trained to be impeccable.

Against this backdrop the young Olympian states a claim saying: "It really made me realize women do not have to be modest in order to be respected." The boast is naïve and it is ignorant, but applauded by young and older women living in a bubble crying because of, and straining against the tyranny of men, who prey upon their bodies and their souls. 

"Do you understand this?" I cry from within to countless women I have seen and interacted with over my decades. Many do. Many don't. What is promoted on television, as freedom of expression, is an irrationalness hard to focus upon knowing the history of religion, belief and white European and Arabian men in their histories! The next logical question is not apparent to an ignorant assumption about freedom. 

Freedom. "What is freedom in the context of this subject?" 

What it is not, is divorced from the spiritual responsibility of men to be engaged at young ages by their Wise Men, the Elders from a strong tradition of initiation. Freed men engage the resources of spiritual powers Western ideology rejects. Most are trapped in a culture unable to free itself from its pride in being divorced from archaic ideas and practices that believe in God, and understand the Sacred. What we are afraid of is the truth of who we are supposed to be inwardly. 

Being Sacred is far removed from how we govern ourselves in this country. For that we pay heavy prices, and women and innocence are the first victims of what is profoundly ugly and evil within men divorced from the sacred processes into true masculinity. 

This is where I stop, and should not have come face to face with in this medium for the simple, and complex reason a father does not feed meat to an arm baby nursing on his mother's breasts. 

This takes us back to the young woman's words, "It really made me realize women do not have to be modest in order to be respected." 

What she is pointing out is unobvious. Men should be required to have the type of impeccability her statement requires to be supported in general society in sexy, or modest styles of dress. 

Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories 
April 13, 2017

Aly Raisman's Sports Illustrated 2017 magazine pose.

Part III

When a man wants to undress a woman it is she who makes resistance difficult. Responsibility for decorum is the man's. It doesn't matter what she does. It is what we know to do and who we are in relation to the truth... - Gregory E, Woods, Keeper of Stories 4/13/17  

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