I didn’t watch the Grammy’s last night, but I did happen to catch some clips of Beyonce and Jay-Z’s performance afterwards. I’m getting really sick and tired of watching women practically naked on stage gyrating like classless strippers. First thing I thought was – wow, Beyonce’s definitely rocking the full Brazilian wax to wear a getup like that (you could see EVERYTHING). Second thought – I bet those audience members in the front row are getting a mighty nice peep show as Miss B twerked up a storm.
I think I’m starting to see the whole Islam versus the West view in terms of how much skin we show. We just keep on pushing the boundaries on revealing more and more. When is it enough? At what point will women feel so objectified and tired of having to live up to these standards that they’ll turn to the opposite extreme of covering up? Our culture’s fascination with this trashy titillating performance which borders on pornography can be our demise if we’re not careful.
Women in the UK are converting to Islam in record numbers because of similar issues.
The Daily Mail, an English publication reported in January of 2011 that a record 100,000 Britons converted to Islam. That year alone marked 5,200 men and women converting to Islam – 1,400 of which were in London. Of the 1,400, two thirds were women, and more than 70 per cent were white and averaged 27 years of age. Ten years prior – in 2001, the UK saw 60,000 men and women convert to Islam. Holy Muhammed.
~Burkas in the UK~
~Lauren Booth, sister-in-law to former Prime Minister Tony Blair (pictured above) converted to Islam several years ago.~
“Alcohol and drunkenness, lack of morality, sexual permissiveness and unrestrained consumerism” was the driving force behind conversion, a survey conducted by Kevin Brice from Swansea University reports. There are often mixed messages regarding Islamists and the West, pointing to the manipulative hypocrisy of Islam. We’ve often heard followers and supporters of Islam state that it is completely compatible with Western life. Yet the same study by K. Brice states that more than 1 in 4 believe there a “natural conflict” between being a devout Muslim and living in the UK. “Nine out of ten women converts said their change of religion had led to them dressing more conservatively. More than half started wearing the head scarf and 5 per cent had worn the burka.”
It’s sad when American women can’t run away from this culture which idolizes women who are barely clothed and acting like a hot mess for millions to gawk at. I wonder if Beyonce would show her daughter footage of her Grammy performance. The standard of beauty and behavior girls are learning to emulate is becoming disgusting. Personally I’m exhausted with the constant sexualization and objectification. I’m certainly starting to see why there is a growing trend for modesty. Unfortunately the extreme ways of Islam preys on converting the weak. And this is a perfect “in.”