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In the post from earlier today, I talked about Muslim women featured in fashion news under the “fetishization” category.
So instead of fetishization, how about Muslim women as a big joke? For an International Women’s Day show in Norway, designers created some new styles of burqas, including one outfitted in holly-jolly-Santa gear. The picture included here should give you an idea (though this isn’t the one from the show).
I can’t steal the pictures, so you’ll have to click on the link to see them. All I can say to these designers who think they’re being clever is, “Ick.”
Not just the designers are offensive: the article itself is pretty bad. It’s from The Sun, and in it, the epithet “chav” is thrown around a fair amount. For readers who aren’t aware of the word “chav,” Urban Dictionary defines it as somewhat similar to what we in the U.S. think of as “white trash.” I took the last part of definition #25, because the rest are too drawn out, poorly-worded, and offensively worded: “members of the lower class; uneducated and ignorant people with little regard of the legal system or without respect for the society in which they live.”
Bad form, chaps.