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  • ross1948 16:49 on March 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , plastic surgery, topless protest   

    Envious Of Old Berlusconi? Who, Me? 


    It’s been a beautiful hot day here in Jakarta, since morning, though I didn’t surface till near brunch-time (fried egg sandwiches!) having thoroughly enjoyed a party last night.

    I’ve been out front with cigarettes, coffees and a good book…

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    …no energy in the forenoon for bloggery!

    So let’s start with a bit of frivolity.

    Sylvio Berlusconi is 81 years of age, and from his tv appearances has had at least as many face-lifts…

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    …as that waxen hag, the Democrat Nancy Pelosi.

    I am no spring chicken but I’m significantly younger than he is, and my face may not be that of an Adonis but is untouched by plastic surgeons.

    Yet a quiver of envy was surely there the other day, for although I have fought plenty of elections

    • not here in Indonesia, I hasten to add, because

    A I am not Indonesian and

    B I am not rich as Croesus –

    …and have always enjoyed the campaign trail, NEVER once have I had a young, and apparently attractive…

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    Topless protester gives Berlusconi an eyeful at ballot box

    Topless protester gives Berlusconi an eyeful at ballot box

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    …woman do for me what an alleged representative of a Ukrainian radical feminist group did for Signor Sylvio this week – leap up topless before me in the polling booth!

    How come I missed out?

    Presumably because back then, as now, I was utterly non-controversial in the opinions I expressed.

     

     
    • Jim in Jakarta 19:01 on March 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Keep the good pix rollin, Ross.

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  • ross1948 16:18 on August 2, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Ayisha Brilla, , bonzers, , , busts, , , , , Taneera Mohamed, topless protest, Waterloo   

    What Hijab Debate? Canada’s Tameera, Nadia and Alysha Mohamed Lead Topless March! 


    Heck, and here’s me idling about in the Jakarta sunshine yesterday, when, had I but known, a fast flight Friday might have borne me to Ontario in time for this intriguing event.

    kasier bill His Imperial Majesty Kaiser Wilhelm II

    I doubt the Kitchener Waterloo area has seen such excitement since my cousin, with many other loyalists, chucked the Kaiser’s bust into the river in 1914!

    But the bust is still the issue, or rather lots of them, of arguable quality, judging from the photo in the report. 

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33750417

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    Bare With Us" demonstrators gather at the Waterloo Town Square in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 1 August, 2015.
    ‘Hundreds of topless women joined the march,’ says the BBC, but who are the lucky men in the parade?

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    Hundreds of Canadian woman joined a topless protest march after three sisters were allegedly stopped by police for cycling without shirts. Saturday’s “Bare with us” march took place in Waterloo, Ontario.

    I’ll bet my old buddy who worked in Jakarta for years before returning to the Dominion will have found an excuse to visit rels in the vicinity.

    But the childish issue about which these show-off gals are demonstrating is much less interesting than the names of the three chief protagonists of their cause. 

    “They are boobs not bombs, chill out” and “Nudity isn’t sexual.”

    Ayisha – an admirable antidote to Islamophobia!

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    The three sisters, Tameera, Nadia and Alysha Mohamed, say that they took their shirts off because it was a hot summer day.

    Now, far be it from me to jump to conclusions. That is to risk pinko squeals of ‘Islamophobia,’ after all, the penultimate sin in modern Canada (the ultimate being the equally absurd ‘homophobia!’)

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    • But do their names indicate these up-front agitators are Muslim?

    If so, I applaud them, not because I think it is especially commendable to stride about with waggling mammaries, but because it will upset the uptight imams who get into a lather at even a glimpse of glossy locks or even – shock/horror – thigh!

    And if bras are to be cast aside, the shariah head-shrouds known in the West as hijabs will not be far behind, en route to the trash-can of Canadian history…

     

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    Apparently free-swinging public bonzers have been legal since 1991, when a  court ruled there was “nothing degrading or dehumanising” about such a display.

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    • If being unclad, or by logical deduction, clad, in a manner that’s degrading or dehumanising” is the litmus test for permissiblity, then how come burkas have not long since been outlawed?

    Just asking!

     
    • arnold 10:29 on August 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Got to agree with you, Ross, the burqa is dehumanising and degrading and should be banned everywhere.

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    • Laura 09:32 on August 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Your best and funniest this year. Bonzers?
      It’s a serious point, though. We need girls like these sisters to assert their womanhood.

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    • Janet Porteous 14:31 on August 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      You may think, or want us to think, that you are on the side of women’s rights, but not for one minute are you, if you use chauvinist language that rubbishes women’s bodies.
      A word like ‘bonzers’ has no place in any serious discussion and as far as I’m concerned, it’s very clear you are mocking the bare-breasted women in Waterloo. You have not advanced much further than that 1914 cousin you talk about.
      Getting rid of hijabs and burqas is a worthy cause and I support it. but not if that brings me into association with sexist dinosaurs.

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      • ross1948 21:57 on August 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Good evenng, Janet.
        Your use of the word ‘dinosaurs’ to describe me and others like me is surely no better than my use of the word ‘bonzers.’ There are ruder words but I eschew coarseness. Nor am I offended by the dinosaur appelation. All good fun.
        Frankly, I do find it funny, in both senses of the word, (haha and peculiar) that a bunch of females would parade their ‘bonzers’ for all the world to see.
        If I am to be likened to anyone, why not my bygone kin in 1914, who were all, so far as I know, good guys, loyal subjects of the King-Emperor.
        I do wonder what they’d say to a gaggle of bonzers waggling around Waterloo?

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    • Bristol 03:36 on August 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Janet, bonzer doesn’t just mean breast, it’s a term of praise for an outstanding breast,
      So Ross was being complimentary to whichever ones he was talking about. .

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