The following op-ed from a German news magazine discusses the banning of sexy advertising by London Mayor Sadiq Khan (as described here on Monday by Paul Weston) and the trend towards the same restrictions in Germany. The merger of feminism and Shariah is happening before our eyes: in order to avoid becoming “objects”, women are covering up.
You’ve come a long way, baby — all the way to purdah!
Egri Nök, who translated the article, includes this note:
The news here is not the content of the op-ed, but that a mainstream news magazine says the two words “Sharia” and “feminism” in a single sentence.
The translated op-ed from FOCUS.de:
Ban on sexist advertising:
What Sharia and Western feminism have in common
June 15, 2016
by Focus Online Expert Birgit Kelle
Photo caption: this poster in the London Underground caused a stir and led to the ban on sexist advertising
The mayor of London banned sexist advertising. There are similar plans in Germany as well. The columnist Birgit Kelle argues that it is fatal that the “women friends of Islam” and Western feminism have aligned.
The new and, incidentally, first Muslim mayor of London has banned sexist advertising in the city. The plug was this poster, as it supposedly pressures young girls to adapt to ideals of beauty that they might not meet. And who does not experience this before summer? The love handles protrude from the jeans and we feel so fat when we look at women who did not fatten up.
(Caption under the second photo: Federal Minister of Justice Heiko Maas)
Being overweight demonstrates genuine feminist convictions
“Body shaming” is the key feminist phrase here. Cheerfully also called “lookism”, the expectations of the male-dominated beauty ideal for womankind. Because we women do not really want to look good; as usual we only fulfill the expectations of society, namely, the men. It’s a good thing we women are able to rule the world, but need to be regularly reminded that unfortunately we are intellectually unable to evaluate our appearance or even to shape our looks adequately.
Note that it is pooh to be slim and sporty. Real feminist convictions are adequately demonstrated only by obesity. In case you are wondering where you heard that before — our Impersonator of a Federal Minister of Justice is doing exactly the same at the moment, at the behest of the feminists in his party (Social Democrats) and in this country.
It is only for our protection
In Germany, also, sexist advertising is to be banned. Districts in Berlin that are ruled by the Green party are already successfully testing it; only modestly dressed women appear on posters. Because advertising is sexist when women look good and are lightly dressed. I am always pleased that the Social Democrats are so cosmopolitan and tolerant, and finally fulfill what has long been practiced in many countries across the world: half naked women have no business in public. But I’m sure they don’t mean it that way.
It is only for our own protection as women.
That is also what the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, says. He thinks young women should be protected from “endangering themselves and their health, only to live up to a certain beauty standard”.
This is what connects the women’s friends of Islam and Western feminism
Young girls are constantly putting themselves at risk. For example, when they walk the streets alone, without the company of their fathers, cousins and brothers, and maybe even look like the poster and are lightly dressed.
It is great to see how Europe has finally developed uniform standards about the question of how women are permitted to look and what they may wear. Yes, this must be the true emancipation and freedom that we heard so much about. It is wonderful the way in which the women friends of Islam and Western feminism have finally aligned.