March 16, 2005

Pulchritudinous Protesters

AlexC's observation that pro-democracy protests seem to feature the most beautiful women is catching hold with the rest of the blogosphere.

Riding Sun references a political cartoon in a Jordanian newspaper that compares caricatured hotties to their grizzled, bearded opponents. (Follow the link to links galore of freedom babes.)

It's good marketing to capture the West's imagination but it is also especially germane to the MidEast as many of the autocratic regimes also impose religious dress codes that are not terribly flattering to the female form.

I'm even more convinced that we are called on to liberate Beverly Hills (Did you see the cover of "The Economist?"). Expressing one's sexuality is a part of freedom. Which they can now do in The Ukraine.

Hat-tip: Instapundit.

UPDATE: Yeah, I changed the headline from "Freedom, Whiskey, Sexy" Get me a job at the Sun.

Freedom on the March Posted by John Kranz at March 16, 2005 1:21 PM

I can't imagine I was the first... but thanks.!

http://www.michaeltotten.com/archives/000768.html

Posted by: AlexC at March 16, 2005 10:44 PM

The miniskirt is definitely in vogue in the Ukraine. What does this illustrate? Individuality, first and foremost. Also a healthy joy for life and endorsement of western ideals like competition and ambition. But most importantly, celebration of the joy of life on earth (as compared to the "afterlife.")

We can clearly discern the values expressed by the fashions of these 'Hezbollah girl scouts' too:
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?g=events/wl/021405lebanon&a=&tmpl=sl&ns=&l=&e=1&t=&prev=15
Uniformity, utility, equality, repression, duty. "Don't worry girls, you'll get to be one of the 72 virgins in waiting for our heroic suicide martyrs."

Posted by: johngalt at March 20, 2005 10:51 AM | What do you think? [2]