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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Women with Head Veils Are Being Denied Access to Bars in Egypt

An interesting if somewhat unfair trend if true:"Why are veiled women denied entry to bars in Egypt?"

Nightclubs included, apparently.


Anonymous said...

But on a positive note, Haifa Wehbi's film is being held from distribution as censors review it.

One hand gives and the other takes away ...

Michael Collins Dunn said...

Apparently the censors blocked it without having seen it.

Anonymous said...

Makes perfect sense.

The morals of the censors need protecting too. Otherwise, they might let all sort of salacious stuff slip by.

Michael Collins Dunn said...

Apparently Egypt's foul-mouthed Prudential candidate Mortada Mansour has said it should have been called "The Sweetness of Breasts" and praised its banning.

At least he appreciates Haifa's two most obvious and clearly outstanding in-your-face talents.