Friday, August 13, 2010

::women = meat?? ::

People would always ask, why Muslim women need to wear a head scarf or a hijab? Really, why constraint the women from wearing what ever they want, like in one of the song,

" this is the western and you are free,
you don't need to be afraid, ashamed of your femininity"

why bother to hide the fact that you are a female? Well, when i learnt English subject in my college life, i learnt about media and how it works. From years back, women are only given two roles in the media portrayal, or in precise, women are stereotyped with only two roles;
gender roles and sex objects (read more)

sex objects - women are used to attract more people to watch movies and to sell products.

We once argued in class, teacher said that she didn't understand why for selling cars, beautiful half naked women need to be in the advertisement, and one of the guys in my class answered, because both cars and women appeal guys! proven right? women are only used as sex object and appeal to make sure that products are sold and we as the audiences are okay with it.

this is where the beauty of Islam can be seen. When a woman wear clothes that covers her body from head to toe, whether people around her wants it or not, they have to see her for who she is and not her body. They have to accept her by her other attributes rather than only her physical attribute. Then only she will be seen for her intelligence or her talents.

Think about it, if women are seen just because of their bodies, what difference do they have with a piece of meat? We see meats whether they are in good condition or not, we did not care whether it was from an intelligent cow or goat (just rhetorically). We only see its physical conditions.

Furthermore,women portrayed in the media are not even normal women. Beauty image sets by the media are not really attainable by normal people; unattainable beauty. Take Barbie dolls for example, a computer generated model shows that if a real human was to have that kind of figure, she can only have a few centimeters of bowel and only half a liver.


How about that? But that is what beautiful supposed to look like, how the image was constructed in our mind subconsciously.

Islam only wants to protect the women from being oppressed and used by others for their own interests. Maybe it is viewed as conservative but isn't it a solution to moral social problems such as adultery and baby killing? not that Islam is denying the nature of human being to love and be loved, but Islam provide a better way for this nature to be fulfilled; marriage. And InshaAllah all the problems faced nowadays can be controlled and even prevented, He knows us best as He is our Creator!





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20 comments:

liyana said...

i like! betul2. a2 berjasa gak in shaping our views...look from anothr perspective n see hw Islam fits in just about everything! everything! :P

...zUlaIkHA... said...

zulaikha likes this:)

women = meat...never in Islam!

~AiSyA HuMaiRa~ said...

>Liyana

yup, A2 is actually good and fun to be learnt but not if there are exams.. too much things to be read and known..*sigh*

hehe..not actually complaining, cause the lessons are for life..

right lily?

>Zulaikha

definitely, we are human being, are we not? don't view us like some dolls that are just nice to see but too dumb to think on our own.. kan2?

(^_^)

Leng Chai said...

true.....
wearing hijab and covering the body does not meant to hide the fact that one is a female...

~AiSyA HuMaiRa~ said...

>leng chai

yup!
just a method of protection, for something precious!

khairun_my said...

sangat suka post ni.... =)
nk bagi banyak2 bintang...

mintak izin utk copy ye aida...hihi=)

~AiSyA HuMaiRa~ said...

>khairun_my

jzkillah~
tafaddol...semoga memberi manfaat!

fatima hasmad said...

wah! nak like jugak!
they say we are opressed. in fact we are freeing ourselves from the two stereotyped roles they given us.
we dont dress up the way people want us to, we do it the way Allah want us to:)

~AiSyA HuMaiRa~ said...

>fatima hasmad

haha..jzklh dear!

yup. we are not oppressed and we don't need others to free us..right?

alaq ashiqin said...

hehe...comey2...
tajuk die paling mantoplah...haha...
women=meat...mcm roti jek?hehe
(eh asal ckp pasal mkn jer nie..not gug..pose2...)
aida..rindu enti sooooooo much....

~AiSyA HuMaiRa~ said...

>alaq ashiqin

hoho~
roti??? haha
mungkin! rindu enti juga!

Ada said...

salam...

ada ske post ni n tuannye^_^

~AiSyA HuMaiRa~ said...

>ada

wasalam..

hehe....ada ni..malu la~

aida pon suka kat tukang komen ni and blog nye~

(>_<)

comel!

a.i.s.y.a.h.i.s.m.a.i.l. said...

akak bukan je suka.. tp syg sgttt kat tuan nye blog.. org yg komen n sume adik2 akak!! (hehe nyibuk je kan kak aisyah nihh kt blog aida)

weee~ slamat meningkat an iman n taqwa ea aida..

nnt de pape soalan ttg nk fly ke medic ke.. leh la tanya akak.. kalau sudi lahh.. n kalau akak leh jawap.. hehe :)

neway do keep in touch kat uk nnt gak ea aida.. akak x pnah lg sampai soton.. leh la nnt g lawat2 aida n sister2 kt sana.. aida pun sudi2 la ziarah akak kat cardiff ea..

=) k take care dear.

loves sangat,
aisyah ismail

p/s: dh tau fly ble bg tau ea.. nnt akak dtg soton.. aida x de lg.. camneee hehe

~AiSyA HuMaiRa~ said...

>kak aisyah ismail

akak!! rindu kat akak!
inshaAllah..nnti pape aida gitau..
xsbr nk jumpe akak, inshaAllah~

kak ain said...

=) *thumbs up*

~AiSyA HuMaiRa~ said...

>kak Ain

jzkk akak!

Diana. Z said...

Hi babe, thanks for stopping by my blog. I read yours time-to-time. Good stuff i might add. I solid reminder for people like me. Continue the good effort. Love ya.
<3 <3

~AiSyA HuMaiRa~ said...

>Diana. Z

hey dear.. hopefully it helps! inshaAllah..love you too!

adilah said...

you know what sis,
BWF denied that they r using female players as sex symbols..in fact yes they r using them!
starting from june, all female players have to wear mini skirts, some players argue, they said that is their right to choose suitable attire for them...
Badminton wants to attract attention like tennis gets with their sexy players like Maria Sharapova

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