Response Paper 4
‘Mind Over Boobs’
Law 360-1: Muslim Personal Law
Junaid Sirat Ahmad
4th May 2013
Mohammad Rayyan Azizur Rehman
The author, Mariam H. Jallou, talks about the consequences of actions of Amina Tyler, a 19 year old Tunisian woman, who post a bare-breasted picture of herself on the internet, in the Muslim World. A Ukrainian based feminist group, FEMEN, called for an international “Topless Jihad Day” on the 4th of April 2013 to defend Amina’s rights to which many Muslim women denied their participation. This was mocked by the advocates of the “Titslamism Movement” by labeling these Muslim women as “brainwashed” and “fearful victims.” In my opinion, I believe that this mockery by the supporters of the Titslamism Movement is contradictory to their main goal of achieving liberation of women. This is due to the fact that this feminist movement, in their quest for liberating women is completely neglecting the women, like Mariam H. Jallou, who consider liberation any differently, such as using their minds and not their bodies. FEMEN advocates claim that in the liberated West the women are not forced into showing their bodies but at least have the option to do so unlike in the “regressive” Muslim world where women are not provided with this option and are often threatened and harassed when they choose exercise this option. However, in my opinion, oppression is not just limited to women in these apparent ‘regressive’ Muslim countries; it is also directed towards the women, the poor and the youth. And this is due to problems like lack of security and economic crisis which is not the subject of the article. United Arab Emirates is also a Muslim Country that does not have considerable security issues and hence, much less cases of harassment arise from there. Lastly, the argument that Mariam H. Jallou makes and I agree with is that the fact that FEMEN are making a vast generalization by blaming the entire...
...The creation of a worldwide icon is bound to be a controversial issue. Ruth Handler created the Barbie Doll in 1959 for her daughter, Barbara, to play with, and it spun into huge proportions. Handler's action of creating Barbie has influenced the way girl's play and children's perceptions of womanhood and femininity. However, some groups believe that these perceptions have been altered for the worse, and have retaliated. There have been consequences such as gender role stereotyping, "Barbie Backlash", and economic consequences.
Before Barbie, little girls were given baby dolls to play with, which socialized them for their future roles as mothers and housekeepers. Theses baby dolls had only one occupation; being a baby. Barbie was a breath of fresh air, as she was beautiful, slim, and had interesting jobs. Girls began to enjoy playing independent adult roles rather than motherhood roles, and they began to realize they could have a wider spectrum of jobs available to them. Barbie had jobs that were not typical to females at the time, ranging from Firefighter and Army Barbie's to Prime Minister Barbie.
Barbie's beauty has become the stereotype of today; tall, blond, blue eyed, and the 39"-18"-33" proportions. Young girls who play with Barbie aspire to be like her, they see it as the pinnacle of femininity, womanhood, and prettiness. Even unconsciously, girls who play with Barbie are dressing her up in pretty clothes, acting out...
...I. Theme: Actions have consequences.
A. “I hope you’re ready, because I’m about to tell you the story of my life. More specifically, why my life ended. And if you’re listening to these tapes, you’re one of the reasons why.” (II 5-7)
1. Hannah Baker is explaining to the people who will receive these tapes that their actions had attributed to her suicide.
2. Hannah explains that it was more then one person who led her to suicide and they must know the whole story behind it.
B. “A rumor based on a kiss ruined a memory that I hoped would be special. A rumor based on a kiss started a reputation that other people believed in and reacted to. And sometimes, a rumor based on a kiss has a snowball effect.”
1. Hannah Baker explains how the ignorance of others led to the tarnished reputation of her first kiss with Justin Foley.
2. The rumors and gossip about Hannah’s first kiss was the beginning of her troubles and just the start of the build up that led to her suicide.
C.“But it’s more than just a scratch. It’s a punch in the stomach and a slap in the face. It’s a knife in my back because you would rather believe some made-up rumor than what you knew to be true.” (II 68)
1. Regardless of the fact that Jessica Davis was Hannah’s friend, she ruined their friendship over her jealousy that Hannah was voted “Best ass in the freshman class.” A title that Hannah wasn’t even proud to have....
...ConsequencesConsequences are life’s way of teaching lessons. Without consequences, how would a person learn to avoid those things that cause pain to oneself or others? Additionally, consequences help a person to learn when they have chosen the right path, and that they should continue on that path. In most situations, a consequence is balanced against a deed. For instance, a person will perform an arrogant deed, simply to boast one’s own power and strength, and in return they may be frowned upon for that deed. Gilgamesh is a character who does just that; by mistreating his people. The god’s find it necessary to send a companion to balance his arrogance. However, during that balancing period, many battles were fought and won, only to eventually lead to a painful loss as the ultimate consequence to his arrogant actions; the loss of his...
...The Consequences of our Actions
Dictionary.com defines consequences as the result or outcome of something that occurred earlier. Every action that we have has a consequence or punishment goes along with it. That applies for all people, from a young child to an experienced adult. For those actions we all are responsible for our actions and the repercussions that come along with it. We are all responsible for what we do, what we say, and what we allow other people do.
Newton said in his laws of physics that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. What we do as our actions is something that will stay with us for a life time. We can never undo what we have done and we will be punished for that. If a small child paints all over the wall they will be reprimand and punished by their parents. If an adult steals something from a store they will be punished in the court of law. One’s actions come from one’s thoughts. In our case of the cheating our actions came from lazy thoughts of not wanting to put in the time and do the work.
The things that we say are also deserving of consequences. My momma always said to me not to say anything that you wouldn’t your grandmother to hear. Once you say something out loud to someone you can never take that back. They can use whatever you say and tell it to anyone. You...
...alone. He had to learn to adapt to this island and fend for himself. Although impoverished, his story was quite immaculate and extraordinary. His being on the island for so long allowed him to grow a full and intimate relationship with himself and his existence. The truth we as humans are relationalbeings and when alone for so many years, one is deprived of humanity and companionship. Marxists believe that whichever social class one is tied to is the same way he/she will earn a living. Class can have a negative or positive effect on a person. The mediation of action is something no one can undergo, and there are three consequences when involved in such. One is other people become instruments of our will when we execute our actions. Second, consequence is something that affects all of us when dealing with action. And third, meditated actions are the metaphysical distance that is introduced between human beings and their actions. Our social rehearsals for sheltering responsibility should lessenthe increasing gap between acts that are ours and those we appropriate. Meditation cannotbe rid of between ourselves. But however we can try and thwart out some of its negative effects. Loss is a result that affects both the world and us. If we fail in allowing meditation within ourselves, we have failed the community around us, and will lead to the impossibility of individual fulfillment...
...the story is affected by his actions. He is a short tempered man who loves to instigate, which eventually leads him to his death. Tybalt was fighting with Mercutio when Romeo comes in to break up the fight. The result of Romeo stopping Mercutio, is Tybalt accidently stabs Mercutio in the chest. In fear of getting banished Tybalt flees the scene and Romeo chases after him in a fit of anger. Romeo and Tybalt fight, and Romeo quickly kills him and then flees. When the prince arrives his ruling was to banish Romeo from the city, and this causing a disturbance in Romeo’s plan to get married. Romeo being banished brings up another problem, communication between Romeo and Juliet would be limited, because the distance is so great. This problem of communication plays a great part in Romeos death when he gets to the tomb and thinks Juliet is dead.
The most important factor that caused the death of Romeo and Juliet was the impulsive mind of Juliet. Juliet is like a lot of teenagers in the world today, they don’t think about what they do before they do it. There were many incidents of Juliet not thinking before she acted. When she sought the Friar for help, her first reaction was “I long to die, if what thou speak’st speak not of remedy”. Juliet was about to kill herself if the friar did not give her a solution to her problems. When the friar thinks of a plan for her to take a potion and fake her death, Juliet never even considers the...
...The Consequences of Our Actions
What if I told you that everyone in the world is connected? Or if the actions of a man in Iowa could affect the life of a woman living in California? According to Martin Luther King, Jr., “ We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” In other words, a single action of one person has the power to affect hundreds, thousands, or even millions of people. Different authors such as Malcolm Gladwell and historical events such as presidential elections have striven to show us the evidence behind this truth.
First of all, this idea that a simple action of one person can influence several geographically separated people similarly could appear quite extreme. After all, even since the last president was elected, arguably the most powerful man in the world, most people would say that their everyday life had hardly changed. But say for example a war, like the one in Iraq, could have been avoided if a different man had been elected. Would it be absurd to suggest that one man ultimately determined the candidate who won the presidency? Absolutely not; a study in The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell, reveals how a simple gesture of one news anchor can influence millions of voters across the country. In the study, four top news anchors from the major television networks (NBC, ABC,...
...London Visual Impairment ForumMinutes and Action points, Planning Group EGMFriday 11th November 2011Chair for this meeting : Peter Corbett (PC) (Thomas Pocklington Trust) Vice Chair: Jackie Venus (JV)(VISOR) not presentPresent: Colin Brown(CB) (BIG); Sharon Schaffer (SS)(LVIF) Fran Hibbert (FH) (Merton Vision); Peter Corbett (PC) (Thomas Pocklington Trust) Mike Woolston (MW) (Guide Dogs); John Harris (RLSB), David Newbold (Action) ; Stan Lopes (LB Camden)Apologies: Sue Sharp (SuS0 (RLSB); Sue O’Hara (SOH) (BlindAid); Jackie Venus (JV)(VISOR), Richard Holmes (RNIB)Welcome Introductions were made around the table. JH was welcomed in his new capacity as Head of Research and Public Affairs at RLSB. Current Terms of Reference (ToR) Current ToR were discussed and generally accepted but it was agreed that they need refreshing Action: PC & JH to refresh ToR It was agreed that, despite their association, BIG and RLSB could retain separate identities on the Planning Group – their association did not represent a formal merger. SWOT AnalysisThe following points were noted for consideration in developing our business plan STRENGTHS: * London focus * Expertise round the table * Good networking opportunities * Both local and national representation * LA...