At The Daily Beast is the following rather arresting paragraph:
“Interestingly and ironically,” says [University of North Carolina Chapel Hill religious studies professor Omid] Safi, “some of the Muslim societies that are the most repressive toward women or that have the strictest gender segregations also have some of the highest rates of pornography usage in the world. Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt rank as among the highest consumers of pornography worldwide. I think what is true of bin Laden, the Taliban, and many of these extremist movements is that there seems to be a link between the dehumanizing of women and the dehumanizing of the entire block of humanity, Muslims and non-Muslims included.”
And we learned Friday that Osama bin Laden had a porn stash. (Imagining Osama bin Laden jerking off to an old video cassette of Ron Jeremy doing Christy Canyon in Swedish Erotica 57 is hilarious—or at least jarring. Beneath the Islamic veneer lurked a conflicted nihilist worthy of a Dostoevsky novel. A Saturday Night Live sketch must surely be in the works.)
And here’s another headline in the news (from this past week):
Research Finds Straight Men Like Looking at Fat Women, Penises
Sometimes a cigar is more than a cigar. I think it’s time to have another look at the writings of Sigmund Freud, don’t you? If Osama bin Laden is dead, Freud sure isn’t.
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