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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrabaholic View Post
    I see no reason why we should respect the subjugation of women.
    Neither do I. I was talking about head gear. I don't know where you got off the track.

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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Liberals: Good for her, standing up for her rights and ignoring multiculturalism!
    Conservatives: How can she insult our allies like this!? Damn it! We should respect Islam!
    Libertarians: *after putting down the bongs* Wait... Arabia isn't just a country in Aladdin?
    Moderate: Good grief, what the hell is she wearing? How are you going to get caught with the damn king of Saudi Arabia wearing Pottery Barn curtains? That's what is really important here.
    Other:
    Well, what this really signifies is that Michelle Obama is having an existential epiphany related to the croissants she had that morning.
    Liberals pretending to be Independents: Well I for one will take this as an opportunity to be heard on issues that I believe will make me seem less liberal.
    Conservatives pretending to be Independents: Wait, wait! Look at this link that shows how much Syrian Muslims hate crepes!
    Centrists: I have an opinion!
    Libbos: She's a racist!
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I know I'm late to this thread, but this conservative applauds that she didn't wear the headscarf. It's a tricky thing, on one hand she's a visitor to another country not her own and should play by their rules, that's what good guests do. But there are some rules that we, because of our own internal rules, just cannot follow.

    However, her clumsiness shows in the way she chose to do it. She should have worn a hat and explained that she was doing honor to Allah by covering her head, but would not bow to men who want only to subjugate women.
    Greetings, clownboy.

    : That's how the Queen of England handled it - it showed class, and no one was offended!

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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Liberals: Good for her, standing up for her rights and ignoring multiculturalism!
    Conservatives: How can she insult our allies like this!? Damn it! We should respect Islam!
    Libertarians: *after putting down the bongs* Wait... Arabia isn't just a country in Aladdin?
    Moderate: Good grief, what the hell is she wearing? How are you going to get caught with the damn king of Saudi Arabia wearing Pottery Barn curtains? That's what is really important here.
    Other:
    Well, what this really signifies is that Michelle Obama is having an existential epiphany related to the croissants she had that morning.
    Liberals pretending to be Independents: Well I for one will take this as an opportunity to be heard on issues that I believe will make me seem less liberal.
    Conservatives pretending to be Independents: Wait, wait! Look at this link that shows how much Syrian Muslims hate crepes!
    Centrists: I have an opinion!


    How about ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    How boring. You're beginning to resemble Canadians.
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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    If I ever visit another foreign country, I'm going to research their customs and garb so nobody get's offended.

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    Re: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    Neither do I. I was talking about head gear. I don't know where you got off the track.
    I didn't. Forcing women to wear headgear is subjugating them.

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