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  • ross1948 07:02 on August 27, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: aurat, , Jennie, Korean girls, Uptight kill   

    Jennie BlackPink – Just Another Outbreak Of Aurat Outrage! 

    Just a little light-hearted look at ‘aurat’ today.

    And how lighter one’s heart is at the sight of Jennie!

    Pretty Jenny, and uptights’ infantile censorship

    I owe a debt of thanks to WowKeren.com, which is run by people undoubtedly much more clever than the clowns at Google Translate, who, in response to my request, served this up

    Jennie BLACKPINK (Black Pink) recently took a photo shoot with ELLE. After the photos were released, fans felt Jennie was too sensual and indulged in a lot of genitals so they tried to cover it up… https://www.wowkeren.com/berita/tampil/00326428.html

    Honestly, ignoring the kooky English, and admittedly it’s difficult to render the uptight word ‘aurat’ into anything that makes sense…


    .’Fathers, Husbands, Their ‘aurat’ is your responsibility!’

    ….can any of you normal folk see anything untoward about Jennie’s minimal cleavage or graceful legs?

    Sadly, numerous people here really believe that just about every part of a woman’s body should be covered, including not just ‘genitalia’ but mid-riffs, shoulders, knees etc.

    Yes, pathetic, yet if any girl likes to go out and about looking like The Michelin Man, okay.

    But the Dark Age notion that husbands and fathers dictate a gal’s dress-code…



    However, the delicious young Korean ladies who constitute the Black Pink girl-band do seem to bring out the backwards!

    Can’t call such freakin’ killjoys ‘fans!’

    Remember, a year or more ago!

    BlackPink OK – Thigh Panic Hits Indonesia! 

    ‘The clothes do not even cover the thighs!’


    Image result for shopee blackpink


    Meanwhile there’s minor stuff like a global pandemic and the marxist BLM revolt against civilisation going on.

    How can ANYONE waste time getting uptight about a cute little chick whose whole body looks great?!?

    • Wuhan 11:36 on August 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      My friends and me talk and laugh at this, how can anyone say Jenny is not nice to look at.
      Crazy fanatic men do not like women. It will not matter the women dress in ugly clothes or pretty like Jenny, fanatic men still want to be big boss.
      We should be free to show everything Jenny is showing. Men do not like women then no need look at women.


    • Euis 12:01 on August 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      We are talking about this during eating lunch and we think it is only a problem because some fat old woman or grumpy man ar jealous of Jennie who is slender young pretty.


  • ross1948 21:23 on August 9, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: aurat, , , , , , , , topless sun-bathing   

    Boob Ban Protest Ignores ‘Rape-Refugee’ Risk! 


    A huge debate in Munich, about whether or not women should be free to sunbathe topless, at least during the current wonderful weather that Germany, and much of Europe, are enjoying.




    The RT report has evoked both wise and witty comments galore, some showing rational insights, such as that which suggested mandatory toplessness, to ensure no vests containing bombs strapped beneath clothing.

    Others, if parsed carefully, reveal an inordinately sybaritic working life!

    I worked there for 2 years about 20 yrs ago and on my walks always came across naked people sunbathing. Also from the office window we could see people walking around their gardens nude… https://www.rt.com/news/462747-topless-women-munich-debate/

    Most of the guys I know, German or otherwise, will share my enthusiasm for – ooops – sympathy with –  hot women who feel a need to minimise heatwave discomfort.

    But at the same time, we have to give sensible consideration to the concomitant risk to their safety, given the number of alien savages imported by Mama Stasi Merkel.




    Even women fully clothed and going about their day-to-day business have not been immune to the undesirable attentions of barbarous beasts…


    hands off


    …many of whom regard women as unable to think for themselves, unworthy of respect, mere creatures who must behave, and dress, as instructed by arrogant males.



    ‘Fathers and husbands, their aurat is your responsibility!’


    …and if backward bigots think that hair and knees and shoulders are to be hidden from normal people’s gaze, how dangerous might be the reaction of imported dark-agers to the sight of a pair of jutting German breasts?

    We have to recall that ignoramus in Australia….

    Australian Muslim leader compares uncovered women to exposed meat


    …who tried to explain molestation with the moronic assertion that-

    “If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside … without cover, and the cats come to eat it … whose fault is it, the cats’ or the uncovered meat’s? The uncovered meat is the problem…”

    We reported on drooling alien uppities in Bavaria before, several years ago…

    German Girls Forced Into Shariah Dress-Code By Sex-Pest Syrian Ingrates! 

    But since then the full impact of Merkel’s treasonous green-light-to-crimmigrants has begun to be obvious…




    …except to those who won’t hear a word against illegals.

    So Munich’s women need to weigh up their options with all due diligence.

    Or be authorised to keep a taser handy for their own safety!

    • Blok M Veteran 23:29 on August 9, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      A little bit of the real you visible in this, your ‘enthusiasm’ for ‘hot women’ which some of us couldn’t fail to notice in certain nefarious bars in South Jakarta. Your enthusiasm for happy hours ( and free beer in the Highway when that once upon a time was available) was also impressive.

      What many of us can’t quite square with your known ‘hobbies’ is the way you give so much support to the American ‘Christian Right.’
      They would be scandalised if they bumped into you on a Saturday night in town.
      Or have you been ‘Born Again?’


      • ross1948 15:22 on August 10, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Hello, BMV
        I rarely go down that area now, since I parted ways with the place where I worked, which was nearby – and esp since the Highway discontinued the free beer.
        I still go out at night and have never tired, and hope I never tire, of the company of girls ( I do call them ‘women’ sometimes but ‘girls’ upsets feminazis so I prefer that word) and I am not convinced that enjoying life precludes support for religious liberty.
        Have a fun weekend!


    • Annelie Neumann 00:49 on August 10, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I would like better to have a gun than a taser.
      Female Germans of any age no longer are free to walk in their own street because of Merkel.


  • ross1948 09:21 on December 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: aurat, , cute ad-video, , , state censor,   

    BlackPink OK – Thigh Panic Hits Indonesia! 

    ‘The clothes do not even cover the thighs!’

    My apologies for not noticing the latest example of uptight indignation here in Indonesia, as my attention has (as might be expected) been focused on The Old Country’s beleaguered bid for independence.

    But I HAD noticed the cause of the new ‘petition war’ in this hot and mostly very agreeable archipelago where I’ve dwelt for almost exactly 20 years…


    …as I was travelling from the Ground Floor to the Top Floor in a lift (aka elevator) in a Jakarta office building, with one of those built-in screens on which ads appear, appealing to their captive audiences to buy products or use services of various kinds.

    The ad that caught (and kept!) my attention was one for an ‘e-commerce’ business called ‘Shopee.’


    Image result for shopee blackpink


    …which featured absolutely delightful young ladies dressed immaculately in bright attractive clothes – clothes perfectly suitable for lovely lasses like those who comprise BlackPink!

    That’s the gals, above, and you can see for yourselves that the Korean girl-band are respectably clad, cute dresses which reveal nothing shocking, no bare bums, not a nipple in sight.


    ‘The clothes do not even cover the thighs!’

    For pity’s sakes!

    What is it about thighs, any thighs, not just the charming thighs visible in the ad, but any thighs (okay, I admit, my thighs are not inspirational) that gets uptights in a tizzy…such a terrible tizzy that there’s been a priggish petition launched, to get the Government of Indonesia to BAN the ad that features the Korean beauties?


    Thighs are not always nice to look at – I’ll not inflict a pic of mine – but many are, not least the thighs of BlackPink!

    However, we can quickly suss out the true character of the objectionable petitioners by reading another part of the uptight outburst, viz.

    “A group of women wearing skimpy outfits. What kind of subconscious values do we want to instill in our children with this vulgar ad that flaunts aurat…”‘

    Aaah, the dreaded AURAT!

    The Jakarta Post helpfully translates the word as ‘intimate parts’ but of course thighs are not intimate parts, not to most of us.

    What the uptights mean by ‘intimate parts’ can best be illustrated by that wonderful kill-joy poster I often use…

    …with its poor little ‘Michelin Man’ lookalike girl, it’s pictorial message made repulsively clear with the sexist wording above and below it –

    ‘Fathers and Husbands..Their aurat are your responsibility!’

    No nonsense there about women getting to wear what they like, just a mediaeval mind-set on display.

    To be fair, there are similar cranky kill-joys in the Western world –Appeasing Uptights – Merkel’s Himmler Wants Ban On Sexy Ads! – and there are people here in Indonesia much more uptight than the anti-thigh brigade. Aceh’s Mad Mullah – ‘Dancing is EVIL – It Involves Body Movements!’ 

    However, happily, there’s a counter-petition on the go, urging the state censor NOT to ban the ad. The sensible petitioner’s initiator provides a refreshing response.

    “Open your mind. Be smart, people!” 

    That petition had 27,000 fans when the JP report was published but today is up to 35,000, and rising. Yet the uptights have nearly 90,000 on theirs.

    I hope all my Indonesian readers take a stand against such backward forces.

    Kami Menolak Petisi “Hapus Iklan Shopee BlackPink” Yang dibuat oleh suatu oknum

    Open your mind

    Be smart people

    • Kezia 10:01 on December 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Of course we must sign the pro-BlackPink petition. It is crazy to say the girls are not nicely dressed.
      So many backward people here hate beauty.


    • Santi 10:09 on December 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      It is my lunchtime
      My friend just shows me on her handphone about this and it is very sad that there are so many uptights here.
      We are not Arab Saudi people.
      Women may be free to dress like women.
      Indonesia is is a civilized country.


    • Rawel 11:10 on December 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I put my name on petition because BlackPink look good and not rude.


    • JazPen 11:28 on December 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Ross.
      I signed the petition and hope that censor shows sense. I made sure to pass it around the office but I think they knew already because most of them watch for Indonesia stories on your blog.
      More please!


    • Slamet 13:59 on December 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      The girls are dressing nicely.
      They are not naked and it is stupid to say they are indecent.
      So today I agree with you but not many other days.


    • Jim in Jakarta 20:10 on December 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Good evening, Ross, from not far across the sea.
      So you are still there in Jakarta, talking sense at least on this topic to a population which seems to have at least 35000 of its number prepared to resist arabization. Good luck. You need it.
      That other lot of petitioners, probably 100,000 by now, don’t like sense.
      Maybe they will one day reach a more grown up outlook but not in your lifetime, I’m afraid to say.


    • pusatdistributoralatolahraga 07:42 on January 8, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I agree with you! Thanks for give opinion about this advertisement!


    • Ricca Nurhaliza 16:48 on January 19, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I’m from Indonesia, i think this problem is very crazy but Indonesia are have a culture but i think too the folk is too much for being so right.. But i’m netral for this problem.


      • ross1948 17:17 on January 19, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Terima kasih, Ricca.
        Biasanya saya jarang jawab tapi saya liat anda baru ikut blog ini.
        Selamat datang.
        Segera, lusa mungkin, ada blogpost baru tentang Indonesia. Enjoy aja!


  • ross1948 22:25 on September 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: aurat, , , , , Tara Fares   

    RIP Tara Farez! Target Of Evil Shot Dead 

    The world is drabber today, a lovely young lady shot to death in a Baghdad taxi.

    Tara Fares had previously received death threats from supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)   http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/iraqi-model-tara-fares-shot-dead-in-baghdad-after-threats-137327 .


    Image result for iraqi beauty queen tara


    We don’t yet know the exact circumstances but we know that sectarian bigots disliked her, to put it mildly, because she saw no reason to shroud her good looks, and express her opinions.

    The photo above shows how attractive she was, evidently no time for the offensively misdescribed ‘modest fashions‘ – a phrase which is an insult to every decent woman who dresses modestly but doesn’t get uptight about guys seeing her hair or her shoulders  – or her knees or any other part of her body blessed by her Maker with beauty.

    It may have been that Tara was murdered by a common criminal or a random psycho, but in the climate of hatred fostered by ‘aurat’ extremists…


    ‘Fathers and husbands, their aurat is your responsibility!’

    …creatures who abhor women unashamed of their beauty, Dark Agers who believe women have to be controlled by their fathers and/or husbands, who knows?

    I see that Tara had taken to living much of the time in Kurdistan, where more civilised values prevail.

    I also see that even beauticians have been targeted in Iraq, two having died in mysterious circumstances in their respective homes. The beauticians’ deaths fostered concerns over militias and armed groups systematic targeting of beauty center owners.   http://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/c1ddd610-007f-4716-a1db-b42b936307ad

    How utterly sad, to be slain for being attractive.

    RIP, Tara!



    • Helene Howett 22:54 on September 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Your two pictures sum up what is wrong with our immigration policy.
      Normal healthy women, Muslim or any religion, fleeing from backward sexism, should be made welcome. It’s a shame Tara didn’t come here.
      Ignorant sexist pigs, like the ‘fathers and husbands’ who treat their women like posessions, should never be allowed to come to a civilized country.


    • Kent Clement 08:27 on September 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      All this shouting and screaming about women and their rights?
      What about this young woman and her rights!
      The right to life?
      If the men in any country are raised to think women are subject to their command, even on a thing like what they wear when they go shopping, this kind of crime is going to happen.


    • Vicki 15:11 on September 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Very much what I felt like saying when I saw on the news about the murder of this poor young woman.
      Sharia societies degrade women from the moment they are born.


    • Pamela 16:56 on September 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      One can only be saddened by an an irrational act of violence like this.

      Sad but inevitable, when there is an entire culture devoted to keeping women down.
      It will produce men, if we can call them men, whose reaction to resistance by bright young women is murder.
      I suppose Tara’’s good looks were just an added provocation.

      If she had hidden what God gave her, she might have escaped with a lesser punishment.
      No matter how we worship, we should say a prayer for her soul.


    • Mack the Knife 17:19 on September 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      We have problems here but compared to places like that, we are lucky.
      On the other hand, Merkel and Macron and May are all happy to let the same cancer develop and grow here.
      Time to cut it out, right?


  • ross1948 08:33 on May 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , 'universal criterion', aurat, , , pornographic skirts,   

    ‘Fesyen Modest!’ That Offensive ‘Modest’ Label Hits Jakarta! 

    Remember Suryadharma Ali, President SBY’s Minister of Religious Affairs…




    ….and one of the most intolerant Islamists in Indonesia?



    We used to feature him regularly on this blog, his outlandish bigoted outbursts against harmless minorities…



    Good Indonesians Denounce ArchBigot Ali’s Latest Intolerant Outburst 

    But aside from his nasty prejudices against Muslims who dissented from his own dogmatic doctrines, he could make people laugh too, with odd-ball rants like this – viz.

    The Beat, Jakarta, 29th March 2012 –  Indonesia’s powerful Religious Affairs minister, Suryadharma Ali, has declared that miniskirts are pornographic and should be banned under tough new anti-porn laws.

    Appointed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono earlier this month to run the new task force into pornography, Ali told reporters in Jakarta yesterday that a set of universal criteria must be decided. He added that, “one criteria will be when anyone is wearing a skirt above the knee.”


    Any normal person who reads such hogwash would laugh, because there is obviously nothing ‘pornographic’ about miniskirts, and in any event a lot of skirts that reveal knees are NOT miniskirts!

    But although such drivel is not heard from the current Religion Minister, who tends to be fairly rational in his statements, his predecessor’s offensive mind-set seems to be alive and well in today’s Jakarta.

    • Read this-   Liputan6.com, Jakarta
    • Modest wear tidak hanya membuat penampilan menjadi lebih sopan tetapi juga lebih anggun. …menawarkan koleksi bernuasa mewah yang tak lekang waktu untuk para wanita yang mendambakan gaya berpakaian sopan namun elegan yang cocok untuk acara formal maupun semi formal.
    • Fear not – I translate!
    • ‘Modest Wear not only makes the appearance more polite but also more elegant….offers a timeless luxury collection for women who crave polite but elegant dress styles suitable for both formal and semi-formal occasionsGaya Anggun dengan Modest Wear ala Ibu Negara
    • Sopan does mean ‘polite,’ and in this context indicates what is acceptable in respectable company.

    • There are photos that do indeed show us that women in these Un-Indonesian styles can be attractive and elegant. A pretty gal can wear just about anything and still turn heads.

    • But that’s not the point.

    • I like going out and about – as regular readers know, partying is my hobby.

    • =
    • And a party isn’t a party without nice-looking ladies!

    • No expert in women’s fashions, me!

    • So my wish to describe how most female guests at most parties here look has required me to scan the internet.

    • Here’s an excellent example of typical evening-out wear.

    • ====

    • Amazing Business Casual For Women For Women Business Casual Attire
    • ===
    • Knees galore! So I ask you, are those delightful ladies in ANY way NOT ‘polite’ or somehow unacceptable in civilised company?

    • Yet using those absurd words fesyen modest (‘modest fashion’) about Arabised clothing-styles plainly suggests that non-Arabised clothing styles are either NOT ‘sopan‘ or at the very least less ‘sopan!’

    • One expects this kind of propagandist misrepresentation in London…

    • =
    • Gambar terkait
    • Offensive!    MILLIONS of modest women DON’T wear such things
    • ====
    • Sukses di Eropa, Modest Fashion Week Akan Digelar di Jakarta

    • …which is something of a hub for nonsense, but it’s a pity this loaded lingo has now popped up in Jakarta.

    • It would be much more honest to describe what’s called ‘Modest Fashion‘ in that report as ‘clothing designed to flaunt one’s Islamic allegiance.’

    • I have not named the persons and places involved with  the Jakarta show, nor am I saying that ladies who wear the stuff are not modest.

    • Women should be free to go around the town wearing what they like…

    • =
    • =
    • …except of course burkas.

    • What I object to is the clear implication that girls who opt to wear ‘modest wear’ are necessarily modest, or more modest, than girls who dress to look cute.

    • =
    • That’s just hogwash!

    • But it’s hogwash that, if unchallenged,can lead to very unpleasant social outcomes.

    • Aurat OK – The Moronic Malaysian War On Women! 

    We can’t say for sure what Suryadharma Ali’s got to say about all this, because he was imprisoned for corruption a while ago, but I bet the sort of people who like THIS idea of women’s wear…

    ‘Fathers, Husbands…

    …Their Private Parts Are Your Responsibility.’


    …will disagree with just about everything I’ve written above.

    PS  for the fanatic definition of ‘aurat,’ please insert the word into our Search box and sit back to enjoy a laugh or tow this Sunday morning.


    • Jim in Jakarta 09:15 on May 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Very much agree!
      Nice work, Ross. I wish more people called out this so-called ‘modesty’ for the mis-label it is.

      My colleagues in Jakarta ( Indonesian and Muslim all ) never wear jilbabs and seldom wear skirts down to their ankles.
      But they are all decent respectable women and if anybody said they wern’t they would get told off faster than a speeding bullet.
      The way these exhibitions are called ‘Modest Wear’ is an insult to all normal women all over the world who are not ashamed of their ankles, knees, calves and hair.
      It is good to hear a voice raised against the arrogance of the Arabization of Indonesia.


    • JazPen 10:39 on May 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Have you seen the latest issue of ‘Now’ magazine?
      It winds up on a lof reception area tables in Jakarta offices and it has an article about a ‘Modest Wear’ show I think in Plaza Indonesia and when I saw that I felt exactly like you, like, what the hell is modest about showing off that youre Islamic.
      The women I work with and the women in my house are 100% polite, modest and well-behaved but they are not hung up on covering up their heads or their knees.
      If these women want to dress like they do that is ok by me but calling it Modest Wear is just a put-down against women who do not.
      Suryadharma Ali would love the fesyen modest because it is propaganda for his style of religious fanatic beliefs.


    • Kezia 13:05 on May 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Your opinion about this is same like my opinion too.
      Most girls here go to work and do not wear bikini or only underwear in the shop or the office. We are modest and just as much modest as those girls in arab clothes fashion show.
      It is a big insult to us for them to say the arab clothes are modest like if our normal Indonesia dress and skirt are not.


  • ross1948 16:00 on March 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: aurat, Aurore Berge French MP, , , Evie Burrows Taylor, , , pinko kill-joy, , ,   

    Hey-Hey, Ho-Ho! Sexy Gals Have Got To Go! 

    Firstly, my apologies for the headline – I find that imbecilic millennial chant – ‘hey-hey, ho-ho‘ – irksome in the extreme…

    … so am using it to mock the misery-guts hackette whose rant I’m contemplating today.


    It’s a lovely sunny morning here in Jakarta, and I’m hoping the arvo too will afford me another chance to bask like a beached whale in my front yard, as I did yesterday, neglecting my blog.



    I often go indoors and out, to get coffee, which requires me to move around in that small space clad only in my shorts, visible to anyone going past, if they care to look.

    The house next door is empty, but were it suddenly to be occupied by a winsome Indonesian wench, of whom there are LOTS, like these…



    … I’d not be loud in my protests, were she to engage in sunbathing in similar attire!

    Meanwhile, in France, where sexy women were once held in high esteem, shrews galore have been assailing a lady for looking yummy on TV.


    OPINION: It's not sexist to say this French MP shouldn't wear revealing clothes on TV

    Aurore as seen on TV.  The old guy doesn’t seem upset by the proximity of a pretty filly!


    So today I find myself in the unexpected role of defender of a Macronette, the gal in question being an MP for the French President’s party, Aurore Berge, who dared display a spot of cleavage and a dash of thigh on a talk-show!

    The (verbal) assailant whose whining has alerted me to Mamselle Berge’s agreeable ‘aurat‘ ( an Indonesian word – you should insert it in my ‘Search’ space to the right) is given far too many column inches in – of course – The Leftal, sorry, The Local, and her name’s Evie Burrows-Taylor…


    Evie Burrows-Taylor

    Lefty Hackette Echoes Islamists- Don’t Dare Enjoy Beauty! 

    …a kill-joy pinko whom we’ve come across before!

    She’s up in arms about the MP’s appearance, allegedly because Berge was not dressed ‘appropriately’ for a discussion on political issues.

    The Leftal’s dreary headline tells us enough about her mentality.

    ‘It’s Not Sexist To Say MPs Shouldn’t Wear Revealing Clothes On TV!’

    Unravel the double-negative and read her entire litany of grievance for yourselves.  https://www.thelocal.fr/20180227/opinion-its-not-sexist-to-say-mps-shouldnt-wear-revealing-clothes-on-tv

    But methinks  little Evie is more vexed about girls looking attractive ANYWHERE, since that previous mention here arose from her dismay that Miss World contestants attracted a huge audience!


    Lefty Hackette Echoes Islamists- Don’t Dare Enjoy Beauty! 


    • Vanessa 17:50 on March 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Evie is a narrow-minded hypocrite, isn’t she, pretending to be upset about the pretty MP showing a bit of leg on tv.
      Unsuitably dressed for the occasion because it wasn’t ‘appropriate?’ Come off it, luvvie!,
      We already know from her disapproval of beauty contests that it’s sexy looks anytime anyplace that really gets her pen moving fast and furious.


    • Ned Ansell 18:11 on March 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Just need to take a look at the pix, mate.
      Jealousy, innit!


    • Lorne Marzio 19:03 on March 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Interesting stuff but I like best how you put down that ‘hey-hey’ noise they make.
      They sound like kindergarteners on crystal meth..


    • Cass 20:13 on March 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Correction due? Was it Miss World? Or Miss France?
      All those girls are wearing sashes denoting French provinces.
      Not complaining, mind, they all are gorgeous.


    • Jacko 22:56 on March 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Must agree with you, Ned.
      I cant picture her filling out a swimsuit to match those contestants in the final photo.
      She would look fantastic in a burka though..


  • ross1948 18:22 on December 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , air hostesses, aurat, Firefly, , Islamist UMNO, , , Malindo, Senator Abdullah Mat Yasim, Senator Hanafi Mamat, , ,   

    Fear And Loathing of Knees In MaIaysia, Truly Arabia! 

    I’m certainly not a fan of AirAsia, and won’t be until they stop trying to coerce passengers into eating their over-priced meals.


    Hasil gambar untuk fried egg sandwiches l

    My home-made specialty -bacon and fried egg sandwiches!


    It’s the height of arrogance to seek to confiscate any customer’s private property (i.e. sandwiches) before  allowing them the privilege of boarding their scheduled flight  – after all, they have paid hefty sums for valid tickets.

    However, needs must, and there’s a need to defend that airline’s stewardesses from sad-sack kill-joys in Malaysia’s legislature.

    Malaysia is  increasingly a country one wishes to avoid…

    Malaysia – Aged Scholar Hauled to Bigot Court 

    Malaysia, Truly Arabia! Intolerance Rules Kuala Lumpur Court! 

    …but most of the stories reported previously, like those in the above links, are of shocking sectarianism.

    Today’s, in contrast, is just ludicrous, but albeit with rather unwholesome overtones.


    Hasil gambar untuk Abdullah Mat Yasim

    Abdullah Mat Yasim


    I refer to the likes of Senator Abdullah Mat Yasim, who is a stalwart of the government party, UMNO.

    He has declared in Parliament that the fitted attire of AirAsia’s and Firefly’s female flight attendants can “arouse passengers..”

    What a pathetic old geezer, you say, as I do!

    But in that delightful photo, he doesn’t look THAT old, so how come he’s such a curmudgeon?


    Hasil gambar untuk curmudgeon


    One of the few agreeable aspects of air travel is the fact that ( except for Qantas, which seems unable to hire young sexy women ) the average air hostess is fairly yummy.

    Certainly, admiring them as they shimmy along back and forth does assuage nervousness among passengers who fear flying.

    And for sure it helps pass what is usually a tedious time in the air.


    Gambar terkait


    Behold the proof of what I write.

    Above, Air Asia girls, visual delights all, and below, some Firefly lasses, busy but equally easy on the eye, I hope you’d agree.  Actually, I’d never heard of Firefly, till yesterday, but no matter.

    ==, Hasil gambar untuk firefly air


    Poor old wowser Abdullah – what’s wrong with his uptight outlook on life that he can disapprove of those girls’ outfits?

    Nothing remotely naughty about them, unless one doesn’t like shapely females.

    Perhaps he’s one of the nutjob sort, the sorry sorts who think women should only venture out of doors looking like the Michelin Man..

    Gambar terkait

    …as illustrated in the infamous poster below?


    ‘fathers and husbands, their private parts are your responsibility!’


    Aaah, but there’s one airline whose stewardesses do merit Abdullah’s approval, more or less.

    …the flight attendant uniforms of Malindo Air, a Malaysian-Indonesian budget carrier, were “acceptable….”

    More or less, I observe, because Ole Grumplestiltskin had to add that the uniforms are also body hugging but at least the “sensitive areas” are covered

    The clear implication of Abdullah’s asinine observation is that ‘sensitive areas’ of the AirAsia and Firefly girls above are UNcovered.

    Like, which sensitive areas are uncovered? Their faces? Their hands? Their hair?

    OR…have we stumbled on another case of…


     In Sumatra, Knee-ophobia Rules! No Knees is GOOD Knees


    No knees to be seen on Malindo!

    .Gambar terkait

    Pretty ladies, but over-dressed, one could argue!


    In case you reckon they broke the mould after Abdullah was created, get this!

    Abdullah was praised by the assembly’s deputy president Abdul Halim Abd Samad for highlighting the issue. “This is a good topic that many people can relate to as they always take flights

    And there’s another strange man been haranguing the senators, Megat Zulkarnain Omardin, who suggested that the airlines redesign the uniforms.


    Hasil gambar untuk Megat Zulkarnain Omardin


    “My wife is worried whenever I fly alone on Malindo or AirAsia,” said Megat…”This is a real hassle for me,” he said, drawing laughter from other members of the Dewan Negara or Upper House of Parliament.

    Odd as a nine dollar bill!

    AND ANOTHER, the week before, Senator Hanafi Mamat from Kelantan, who came right out and confessed his sectarian motivation,  claiming attendants should wear “syariah-compliant” uniforms as Malaysia is an Islamic country.

    But what about the large non-Muslim minorities? Will Catholic, Protestant, Hindu and Buddhist attendants be allowed to dress like normal women, and will Hanafi’s “syariah-compliant” uniforms look like this…


    ….to ensure normal blokes will still want to use the airlines?

    All interesting questions, but how sad that such rubbish is even aired in a place meant for discussion of serious issues!

    Listen to Hanafi’s hogwash…

    Hasil gambar untuk Senator Hanafi Mamat

    Tourists might get the wrong impression of Malaysia if flight stewardesses dress up “sexily and disrespectfully!”    


    Disrespectful to whom?

    Since when is being sexy the same as being disrespectful?

    But while we may shed a tear for Malaysia, it’s not the only country that is getting totally screwy about the babes in the skies.

    My own preference for the ideal air hostess outfit would be that worn by Zuhal Sengul, in this photo below…



    …I wonder whatever happened to her, after she lost her job for being gorgeous!

    Kasihan Zuhal Sengul – Hot Turkish Delight Fired By Kill-Joys! 

    … but the wearer is no longer in that line of business. Magnificent Zuhal got fired after some classy pictures were published online, which upset the mean-spirited management of Turkish Airlines.

    But what can one expect from the Land of Erdolf?

    • Pamela 19:46 on December 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Sorry, Ross, I have been too busy to comment on anything much, with preparation for festivities to see to here, but this is very readable’
      I applaud your mockery of the Malaysian sexists.
      I do puzzle over why they have such serious problems with women.


    • Jacko 20:51 on December 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Zuhal is SO tasty.
      I like that Michelin Man comparison too. I used to read your blog once or twice a week but it keeps getting better. Very much appreciated, mate.
      Nothing quite like poking fun at oddfellows like those sexist senators…


    • Ned Porteous 21:06 on December 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I suppose these moaners would say a good old-fashioned knees-up is simply out of the question, then?


    • Jacko 14:52 on March 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I had to trawl back to find this you wrote a year and a half ago, after just hearing on the news that Branson has told his air hostesses they can wear trousers if they like, and no make-up.
      If the girls can stop being forced to look really sexy, will Bransom let them look more sexy if they like, micro-minis and fish-net tights?
      Any airline tries that, I will fly anywhere with them.


  • ross1948 13:47 on July 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , aurat, , Ibrahim al-Munayif, , Khulood, , , , ,   

    So Saudi Women CAN Look Like Women!?! 

    I guess we always suspected that the female population of Saudi Arabia included a lot of yummy chicks.



    It stands to reason that, beneath those repulsive shrouds they’re forced to wear, many are attractive.

    But proof positive at last!

    And it’s causing an uproar.

    Threats to prosecute the slender young gal in the photo below, named Khulood, it seems, for wearing an ‘indecent’ mini-skirt?!?!

    What Dark Age do these people live in?


    View image on TwitterView image on Twitter

    The Saudi writer Ibrahim al-Munayif told his 41,000 Twitter followers that if everyone disregarded the law in this way there would be chaos.  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/18/saudi-arabia-video-of-indecently-dressed-woman-at-heritage-site-prompts-investigation

    No, daftoid, there would be a glimmer of hope that your benighted country is at last becoming civilised!

    But then he makes a very interesting statement!


    “Just like we call on people to respect the laws of countries they travel to, people must also respect the laws of this country,” he wrote.


    So what is Mr. al-Munayif telling ‘migrants’ from the Middle East, Pakistan, etc. who choose to settle in civilised Western countries?

    That they must repudiate the iniquitous shariah laws which treat women as second-class human beings?

    That Londoners, New Yorkers, normal folks in Toronto and Paris and Sydney, should no longer have their street scenes blighted by burka-clad bints wandering along, about three or four subjugated paces behind their men?

    If so, he’d be doing more than that lousy appeasement artist, Theresa May.


    Theresa May hails ‘benefits’ of Sharia as inquiry set up

    But I doubt the sectarian sexists who oppress Saudi women really would encourage alien immigrants in the UK to accept civilised standards of behaviour.

    Even here in Indonesia….


    Miss Indonesia contestants, 2013.


    ….where many of its lovely women do behave like and look (very much!) like women, we have shariah fanatic outfits who wish to see women coerced by men.

    “Fathers and Husbands, their ‘aurat’ is your responsibility!”


    I imagine that kill-joy Welya woman from the MUI, the Indonesian ‘Scholars’ Council, has not changed her dismay at seeing lovely ladies unashamed to display their God-given femininity! 


    …the Aceh model is a good example…most importantly, wearing the hijab must meet three conditions. That it’s Shariah compliant, conceals the genitals and shows no curves

    ‘Scholars’ on Scarfs – ‘Must Be Shariah-Compliant, Hide Genitals, Show No Curves!’ 

    Of course she’s not actually talking about ‘genitals.’

    That’s the dumbo Google Translate interpretation of ‘aurat’ – a catch-all word for ‘private parts,’ which, to the backward brigade, includes thighs, belly-buttons, hair (of course) but even shoulders!


    But at least here in Jakarta, there’s no shariah gestapo harassing women whose delightful appearance might provoke primitive passions.

    Not yet.



    ‘Immoral Activities – Sitting in Coffee Shops Laughing and Talking…’ 

    I wish I could say the same for all of Indonesia’s provinces!

  • ross1948 16:05 on February 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: aurat, , , ,   

    Late Start For Indonesia’s Valentine Kill-Joys! 

    Heck, I’ve been waiting for the past week for the annual kill-joy chorus.


    Since the most fanatical elements in Indonesia are pre-occupied with the prosecution of Jakarta’s Governor Ahok for daring to quote a Koranic verse on the campaign trail…

    “We encourage the government to process the death penalty for Ahok as soon as possible…”.  http://www.suara.com/news/2016/10/14/134313/

    ‘All you need is love, tra-la-la!’


    …I had begun to think they’d not got the time and/or energy to pick on kids who like the harmless fun of St.Valentine’s Day.

    We had a jolly post last year, about attempts to provide a substitute for the scary ‘day of love…’

    -extract below-


    Tolak (Reject) Valentine’s Day



    Hari Menutup Aurat International?

    Literal translation  – ‘International Day for Covering Aurat.’


    A matter of interpretation.

    But Google Translate often gives it as ‘private parts’ – yet what normal, sane people regard as private parts has little to do with it, though no regrets for the fun afforded me when I wrote about “No Guarantees On Miss World’s Private Parts!” MUI 

    Another common Google Translate offering is ‘genitals!’ Most of us would be taken aback if genitalia were on display, but that’s uncommon, to say the least, except in the smallest minds to be found in the archipelago.

    Genitals?…‘Scholars’ on Scarfs – ‘Must Be Shariah-Compliant, Hide Genitals, Show No Curves!’  .

    We can review what’s a private part in a moment, but first let me remind you – aurat is a sexist concept, a form of subjugation imposed by men, usually old but often younger fogeys too.

    The poster below, which needs to be widely circulated, makes the sexism absolutely clear.



    Addressed to ayah dan suami, fathers and husbands, you can see what’s  forbidden in the lists on either side of Michelin Maid.

    Then, at the bottom, it offensively tells the afore-mentioned gents that –

    ‘Their Aurat is Your Responsibility.’

    In other words, inspect your women before you allow them out!

    But you men can go bare-headed, flaunt your knees, etc…


    THAT was last year…or the year before, or the year before that…hard to keep track of the recurrent ranting.

    February 14th – ‘International Hide-The-Yummy-Bits Day!’ 



    But back to this year. 

    West Java’s extremism rarely fails to appal (please use our ‘search’ facility) and sure enough, here’s the news from that sad Indonesian province.

    West Java Education Agency head Ahmad Hadadi signed the letter on the ban on Friday.

    Hasil gambar untuk ahmad hadadi



    “[The administration] bans students from commemorating Valentine’s Day on February 14, 2017 at school or outside school,” he said… 


    Undoubtedly, no matter how outlandish the reasons…

    …the ban was part of the government’s efforts to build good moral character in students and prevent them from engaging in activities that contravened religious, social and cultural norms…


    Hasil gambar untuk valentine ban……..

    …West Java can issue such coercive diktats to the youngsters when they’re on school premises.

    But OUTSIDE?

    When they’re walking round town with pals after school, sitting having an iced tea in a cafe…


    • warung-kopi-150327a
    • ………….
    • …in their own homes or those of their young friends?


    And, as one critic is quoted as saying, unenforceable.


    whatever__i_love_indonesia_by_NOF_artherapy Is this forbidden too?


  • ross1948 09:23 on July 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: aurat, , Misogynism, , Nikita Willy, , , Yoga   

    Indonesia Punya Banyak Nikita Cantik2! 


    Time to show you that the benighted attitude towards women among some people here, which I have recently tried to put to shame…

    • .aurat-mereka-dosa-anda-2
      • ‘Husbands and fathers, their private parts are your responsibility!’
      • ========

    ….that such archaic sexism is NOT representative of everyday Indonesians.

    I’m up early today, waiting for the postman – a rare visitor in this era, when everything is emailed – so I decided to take another quick look at somebody who’s featured here before, for her provocative yumminess…

    nikita mirzani 02

    …..and for her defiance of the worst, most backward elements in Indonesia.

    Yes, that’s Nikita Mirzani, and here’s my fave photo of, and news link to, the ‘controversial’ movie star. 


    But this week another Nikita’s in the news, Nikita Willy, another celebrity oft seen on stage and screen…



    ….not for any controversial reason,  just giving us a boost, as we get through the hot day, with a very hot demonstration of yoga.

    Just use this link to watch her shimmy. 



    Thing is, these gals are famous, but that beauty is ubiquitous in this archipelago.

    That’s why I can’t comprehend the current exodus of expats. But sadly, that’s happening for commercial reasons.

    Thanks be I’m retired! 

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