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  • ross1948 04:10 on January 24, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Kpop, Maimun Herawati, , , thighs,   

    Thigh-Phobia Update – Countering Indonesia’s Kill-Joys With Comedy 


    You will remember, perhaps, the killjoy campaign against that pretty K-Pop group Black-Pink, which we wrote about last month!

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    BlackPink OK – Thigh Panic Hits Indonesia! 

    Image result for shopee blackpink

    ‘The clothes do not even cover the thighs!’

    So whined the middle-aged misery who started the censorship petition, and incredibly, the tax-funded bureaucrats whose job it is to safeguard people here from the awful sight of female thighs ( not male, it seems!)  caved in – that utterly inoffensive ad was removed from public view.

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    Just in case you appreciate, like I do, attractive young females, here are a few more Black Pink photos.

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    So sadly, censorious prudes made Indonesia something of a laughing stock.

    But laughter has not yet been banned here, not quite yet, and the proof of that was a retaliatory petition, not the big one I mentioned in that previous post, but a smaller one, which nevertheless got quite a few signatures.

    That petition requested support for Maimon Herawati, the initiator of the BLACKPINK ad stop petition –

    – to become a member of the girl band!

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    AND HERE SHE IS!

    Usai Stop Iklan Shopee, Muncul Dukungan Maimon Herawati Jadi Personel BLACKPINK

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    Can you picture her in such a role?

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    I have to say, poor old Maimon looks exactly as I expected she’d look! Namely, like somebody who is not having much fun!

    I feel sorry for her, in a way, but would feel sympathy only if she had not, by her petition, shown that she doesn’t want the rest of us to have much fun either.

    https://www.change.org/p/blink-indonesia-bantu-maimon-herawati-jadi-anggota-blackpink

    That’s the link to the petition, which has evidently languished since the forces of gloom triumphed.

    Perhaps, just for fun (God Forbid!) you readers could add your names to it.

    It will have no practical effect but it costs you no money and only moments of your time, and would show a bit of moral support to the forces of humour and cheer here.

     

     
    • Santi 10:36 on January 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Very funny, yes.
      I do not think she will accept invitations to join the band.

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    • Wulan 14:28 on January 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Hehehe!
      I will help her join the miniskirt girl band.

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  • ross1948 00:10 on December 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , Shopee, thighs   

    Jakarta Censors Exhibit Thigh-Phobia Symptoms! 


    Through an official statement issued on its website, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI) issued a stern warning to 11 television stations that aired Blackpink Shopee ads and the “Shopee Road to 12.12 Birthday Sale” event.

    https://www.bbc.com/indonesia/trensosial-46534564

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    And that’s another lurch into desolation, surely, arguably made worse if the claim is true that the KPI’s kill-joy commissars are not merely succumbing to pressure from backward petitioners against the delightful and not remotely offensive advert..

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    Image result for shopee blackpink

    …but were ALREADY fretting over ‘respect for politeness norms stipulated in the Broadcasting Broadcasting Code and Broadcast Program Standards (P3SPS) Guidelines.’

    Like, uh, what is IMPOLITE about those attractive, well-dressed girls?

    Answer- nothing at all!

    But now no less than eleven tv stations have been warned against the thigh menace…

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    Shock Horror – it’s a thigh!

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    OMG! Another thigh!

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    …and threatened with ‘sanctions’

    KPI commissioner Dewi Setyarini denied that her wet-blanket comrades had simply buckled to the wowsers.

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    Dewi Setyarini

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    She insisted that the KPI team had submitted a complaint about the advertisement, long before the petition appeared demanding the removal of the advertisement.

    “We were actually discussing it last week (the advertisement),

    How that ad offends ‘politeness’ is nowhere explained, but the Indonesian word ‘kesopanan’ can also be translated as ‘decency…’

    ….so we have to ask once more –

    WHAT is ‘indecent’ about short skirts?

    Except in the narrow minds of fanatics, of whom, sadly, there are a lot here, like those sad people who present shariah costume as ‘Modest Fashion…’

    Offensive In Jakarta – Women Can Be Modest Without Being Sectarian! 

    ….a form of words grossly offensive to the millons of normal, polite, decent women who dress modestly every day but do not get their knickers in a twist about allowing us guys a glance at a nice knee…

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    …a spot of cleavage, a shapely thigh or even a sexy shoulder!

    Who can forget the bizarre outburst from Suryadharma Ali, when he was President SBY’s Minister of Religious Affairs…

    .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.

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    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.”

    One might have hoped that when he was jailed for graft…

    https://jakartaglobe.id/multimedia/suryadharma-alis-prison-term-increased-10-years/

    …we’d hear no more such tripe, but…

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    NB – although the sticky-beak moaners have amassed over 100,000 signatures for their anti-beauty moan, the pro-beauty petition has also been gathering more support, I’m told not far off 80,000 names.

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    So there’s still hope for Indonesia’s future.

     
    • Kezia 16:16 on December 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      So embarrassing for our KPI state censor to go back to the crazy thinking of Suryadharma Ali, who also was such a big embarrassment to Indonesia.
      PresidentJokowi promised a ‘Mental Revolution.”
      Now same like you say, we have Killjoy Desolation.

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

    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…

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    …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.’

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    …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.

    BUT…

    ‘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?

     http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2018/12/10/of-legs-and-pancasila-two-petitions-battle-it-out-over-blackpink-ad

    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.

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    • 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.

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

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

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    • 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!

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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

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

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

      Hello
      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.

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      • 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!

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

    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.

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    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.

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    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…

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    … 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.

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    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!

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    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…

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    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!

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    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.

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

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

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    • 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..
      ;

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    • 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.

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    • 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..

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  • ross1948 09:43 on February 14, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , International Hide the Yummy Bits Day!, , , , , , thighs   

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


    A fine sunny morn here in Jakarta, and further reasons to smile include arising to find a superb bacon and egg sandwich breakfast already prepared, and a risible blatter on tv, Euronews telling us it offers ‘balanced’ reporting!

    But then we realise it’s 14th February! Can I reach the garden gate though the stacks of mail?

    Ooops! It’s Sunday – no mailman..ooops, again, no letter-carrier!

    And BIGGEST OOOPS! This is not, after all, Valentine’s Day!

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    Tolak (Reject) Valentine’s Day

    Boring!

    Hari Menutup Aurat International?

    Literal translation  – ‘International Day for Covering Aurat.’

    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.

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    aurat-mereka-dosa-anda-2 

    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 kees, etc…

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    sexism

    Instead of using the word to describe what you and I might consider ‘private parts,’  jihadist jackasses have hi-jacked it to cover splendid ( or even meagre) cleavage, thighs, mid-riffs – they hate navels!  

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    knees

    And even knees Good Indonesians Denounce ArchBigot Ali’s Latest Intolerant Outburst and shoulders.

    Beautiful glossy black hair too is deemed aurat by the fanatic fringe, which is really…saaaad!

    This mentality always provokes me, but only to do something nice for readers, like find good yummy females with loads of aurat for your delectation. 

    Basically, the fanatic fogeys dislike women.

    We like ’em!

    So here you are!

    Welcome to beautiful Indonesia!

     

     

     

     

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    Have a Happy!

     
    • Darryl 11:57 on February 14, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Wonderful pix, Ross. Thanks for making the morning brighter.
      And a good article, this aurat is a crock. Let women be women, the way God made them.

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  • ross1948 09:55 on June 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , , , thighs,   

    Aurat OK – The Moronic Malaysian War On Women! 


    Just got onto my second cup of black coffee and opened up the morning news – now I wish I’d postponed that morning chore.

    A young woman has been barred by some bone-head security goon in KL  from entering a hospital because her shorts did not extend below knee-level.

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    • The hospital, exposed to international ridicule and contempt for the outrageous bigot ban, has since apologised, but the imbecilic ‘aurat’ interdiction is no one-off.

    On Monday, two women, a journalist and Selangor resident, were forced to wear sarongs to enter the Selangor State Secretariat building.

    In another incident on June 8, a woman was denied entry into the Gombak Road Transport Department (JPJ) office for wearing a skirt above her knee and was asked to wear a sarong for service.

    http://w3w.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/06/23/third-sarong-incident-malaysia-woman-wearing-shorts-barred-entering-hospital.html

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    This offensive ‘aurat’ drivel has erupted only a week after that lovely Malaysian athlete was denounced by Dark Agers for dressing sensibly – and attractively – whilst competing in her sport.

    ‘Genitalia?’ C’mon, Facebookers – ‘Like’ This Malaysian! 

    What’s wrong with knees? Or thighs, for that matter?

    I went over to a Jakarta mall yesterday and was agreeably distracted from  my coffee and the book I was browsing by the passing displays of both.

    I’ve been to KL and saw much the same there – in both cities, there are plenty of healthy normal people, but alas, plenty of narrow minds too, who think their uptight prejudices give them the right to decree dress codes.

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

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    Malaysia is speeding up its descent into the swamp envisioned by that most intolerant Indonesian politican, Suryadharma Ali, who declared – whilst holding office as Minister of Religious Affairs in the SBY Government – that hiding knees was a ‘universal criterion’ which must be observed by all.

    Good Indonesians Denounce ArchBigot Ali’s Latest Intolerant Outburst

    ALL? No. The message is aimed ONLY at women.

    knees Nice knees

    Nobody is likely to complain if I walk down to the Indomaret to replenish my cigarette supply wearing shorts – well, some might, but only on aesthetic grounds, my knees being less than glorious to look at.

    Unlike those above, or these below…

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    Imagine you’re convalescing in hospital and SHE came by to visit?

    Miracle cure!

    Too many benighted brutes are telling us that women are second-class citizens, that men make the rules.

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    This ‘educational’ Indonesian poster sums up the fanatic minority’s sexist mentality
                                            ‘Fathers and Husbands–Their Aurat is Your Responsibility!’

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    That infamous ‘aurat’ warning makes it clear beyond doubt that it’s men’s job, duty even, to tell women what to wear – and to make them as unattractive as possible!

    Pathetic!

    If you don’t like the sight of a pretty woman, don’t ogle!

    But let the rest of us enjoy what is inherently enjoyable.

     

     
    • Santi 14:38 on June 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      If we go out of our house without clothes, it is expected we shock and anger people but in a short dress, what is the big problem? If we go to office with bikini, also shock. But nobody will do that.

      These fanatic men like FPI and Hizbut hate women so much, I am very much surprise they have children.
      Ross, I think you miss the intolerant minister, not so much to write about but it is good we do not have Suryadharma Ali anymore in our government. Always he makes me embarassed to be Indonesian.

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    • Jack Again! 16:39 on June 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      That poster you show us says it all. The morons do treat women like chattels. Husbands and fathers telling them what to wear.
      I’m a father and i stopped doing that when mine were old enough to vote. And in most normal countries, it’s usually the wife who says ‘you can’t go to the shops looking like that.’

      Bu tit’s no joke really, because lots of these morons are emigrating to countries where women have rights, and the morons think they can bring their moron (im)morals along with them.
      If they would join the rest of us in the twentyfirst century, or anywhere after the Middle Ages, there would be fewer objections to them joining us in Europe.
      But as things stand, the men are basicially subhuman and their women hopeless wimps for putting up with it.

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  • ross1948 10:12 on May 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bojonegoro, , dada, , , kupu2 malam, paha, , , , , strumpets, thighs   

    ‘Paha Panik’ Bojonegoro – A Thigh Risk Strategy! 


    Pos Kupang’s latest report moves me once more to ask if there is no Indonesian equivalent to the UK offence of ‘wasting police time.’

    But even if there is, I guess the cops in Bojonegoro won’t arrest each other for doing just that!

    I refer of course to the annual flurry of self-righteousness which heralds the advent of Ramadan, raids on places people like to have fun, often characterised as ‘dimly-lit stalls,’ sometimes carried out by arrogant IslamoNazi gangsters, but also, and in this case, by the forces of law and order.

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    Such swoops reflect the double-standards embedded in so many minds here, whereby knocking back hard liquor and carousing with ‘strumpets’ – that’s the Google Translation gem I got today, quite charmingly old-fashioned, really –  are execrable activities – but only to be significantly targetted during one month of the year, purely on sectarian grounds. 

    I should mention that the actual Indonesian phrase in the report was kupu kupu malam, literally ‘night butterflies,’ a much prettier term to apply to these harmless girls, surely?

    a typical ‘dimly-lit stall’

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    Ahead of Ramadan fasting, Bojonegoro police raided the circulation of alcohol at five locations on Tuesday (26/05/2015) from 10pm till daybreak…   http://kupang.tribunnews.com/2015/05/27/polisi-datang-wanita-penghibur-ini-buru-buru-tutupi-dada-dan-pahanya

    The reporter breathlessly recounts how the raids created panic among the strumpets and patrons…, when karaoke rooms were entered, there was haste to cover bosoms and thighs –

    That’s dada and paha in Bahasa Indonesia.

    Dada can be translated as bosom, breasts or even just a decent spot of cleavage.

    Paha? – thighs, the bete noire of crackpot kill-joys here!

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    dolly Not Bojonegoro, but just as good examples of paha, I’d say!

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    Always makes me think of that awful man, Suryadharma Ali, until recently Minister of Religious Affairs, who infamously decreed that hem-lines below the knee were a ‘universal criterion’ for morally acceptable women’s wear.  

    “These raids are in order to create conditions for welcoming Ramadan….every day we will conduct raids like this, ” said Commissioner Saibani, Kapolsek Bojonegoro.

    Since raids like this cause not only panic, as stated, but also stress, anxiety, fear and disruption, I remain slightly bemused how they contribute to welcoming Ramadan, which, I’m reliably informed, is supposed to be about introspection and contemplation…

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    • Ramadan_Mubarak_by_MeAli_ADK
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    • …and something about self-denial in terms of worldly pleasures.

    SELF-denial, not denial of those pleasures by kill-joy cops or white-shirt hoodlums.

    That surely negates any free choice on the part of the individual, and thus no sort of moral benefit accrues to those bullied into acquiescence.

    Nor of course to those who bully them.

     
    • Santi 11:53 on May 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Better the police raid the FPI,
      They are many times more sinful than strumpets.

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