What if she rode on the handle bar; izzat okeyfine?
Comment by Colonel Jerry USMC — January 8, 2013 @ 11:43 am
Not that I’m a great fan of this law and most other forms of public decency legislation, but the reporting on it in the Blaze link is factually incorrect.
Of course the rule sounds absurd, because it is. It obviously makes it impossible for women to ride as passengers given that they cannot do so safely while perched side-saddle, their arms dangling to and fro. And, since straddling is the verboten act here, it is also makes it clear that women are now forbidden from actually driving themselves on motorbikes as well.
No, it does not make that clear at all. The proposed law refers solely to female passengers, not to female drivers and the thrust of the rationalisation is more concerned with straddling and holding the driver than with the curves. Indonesian urban motorbikes tend to be scooters, anyway, which allow the driver to avoid straddling almost entirely. So while it is stupid, it is not the blanket ban on female mobility imagined by the overeager editor.
Incidentally, side-saddle passenger riding is not uncommon in South-East Asia. You’ll see a lot of it e.g. in Vietnam, which is certainly unaffected by consideration for Muslim sensibilities.
What are you, some kind’a CAIR agent who goes around disciplining infidels for making fun of the uncriticizable while wearin’ a “Behead Those Who Criticize Islam” t-thirt? You can kill us, but you can’t make us respect the absurd.
Comment by DougM (Progophobe) — January 8, 2013 @ 1:27 pm
#8, Peggy U: I noticed the shoes too – yeah, they are cute.
Comment by Thunderbottom — January 9, 2013 @ 6:30 am
She’s wearing a helmet.
When I rode in short skirts, I always had the wind in my hair and usually higher heels, and I was riding bitch on the back.
No, I no longer have pics of that stage in my life ;)
Some days, when the sun is out and it is warm… I miss it!
That being said, the people can screw the animal of their choosing, but a woman’s LEGS bring out the sharia nuts?
not wearing a damn burkha!
Comment by Melissa In Texas — January 9, 2013 @ 5:59 pm
“No, I no longer have pics of that stage in my life…”