Thursday, October 26, 2006

Quote of the day

If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside... and the cats come and eat it... whose fault is it, the cats' or the uncovered meat?

Australian cleric Sheikh Taj el-Din al-Hilali, blaming women's attire for rape.

1 comment:

Fiona said...

As abhorrent as the thinking behind that statement is, it’s the false analogy that disgusts me more. Men aren't cats. (and let's not even get into the (not) fresh meat comparison!)

Men are dogs....sorry that joke was bad and not to mention uncalled for.

Comparing men to provoked animals, is not only insulting to men but also helps perpetuate the "rape victims must be proved innocent" line of thinking that sadly permeates most societies and legal systems.

OK, feminist rant over for the day.

Ps. I’m a random friend of Ali’s. Really enjoy reading the blog, keep up the good work!