Modern feminist wants gov't to flog her for indecency

Postby strange_person » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:47 pm

No, I'm not making this up.

Al-Hussein told the British Broadcasting Corporation that she wants a public flogging to make a point about the treatment of women in Sudan. She even sent out 500 invitations to witness her lashings.

"I'm not afraid from pain ... but flog is not pain, flog is (an) insult, insult to humans, insult to women," al-Hussein told the BBC.
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Re: Modern feminist wants gov't to flog her for indecency

Postby Coda » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:44 pm

I know it sounds ridiculous but this actually sounds like a good idea to me -- not the flogging itself, but her request to BE flogged.

Basically, the idea is completely political: If she's going to be arrested under the law, she wants to be punished according to that same law; if the punishment is considered ridiculous or unacceptable by the public and by the lawmakers, that will cast uncertainty on the validity of the law as a whole -- which is her goal as a feminist: get the law stricken down.
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