Monday, October 26, 2009

So thankful . . .

I joined Twitter last weekend. I'm not really sure I get it, but I thought I'd give it a try . . . mainly because my friend Andy told me that all the cool people are doing it. Anyway, this is my understanding of Twitter: you find people you want to follow (friends, famous people, people whose restraining orders don't cover Twitter, etc.) and then you see their "tweets", or status updates. They'll tell you what they're up to, what they're thinking, and what they just had for breakfast. And that's all - just status updates.

So far I have a whopping seven followers. And one of them is a guy who thinks he's an alien. Awesome.

I decided to follow FoxNews on Twitter so I get constant news updates throughout the day. I got on the other day and saw a "tweet" from FoxNews that said "Islamic Militants Crack Down on Deceptive Bras." I, of course, immediately laughed (or should I say "tittered"??) at the title because I figured that "bras" was some sort of abbreviation or slang for merchants or advertisements or some other type of thing that typically gets busted for being deceptive. And I just thought it sounded funny because it sounded like they were talking about, well . . . you know . . . bras. As in brassieres.

Well, they were. Read the article for yourself:

A Somalian Islamic group reportedly has started whipping women in public for wearing bras that violate Islam, the Daily Mail reports.
Residents claim insurgent group Al Shabaab sent gunmen into the streets to round up women who appeared to have a firm bust. The women are inspected to see if their suspected firmness is natural or from a bra. Officials reportedly make the women shake their breasts after removing their bras.
"Al Shabaab forced us to wear their type of full veil and now they order us to shake our breasts," a resident, Halima, told Reuters, adding that her daughters had been whipped on Thursday.
The new bra rule adds to the long list of religious restrictions in Somalia, including a ban on movies, musical cell phone ring tones, dancing at weddings and playing soccer.

I have a confession: My bra is deceptive. I won't go into details because that would be inappropriate but suffice it to say that my straps should get some sort of national recognition and possibly have their own national holiday. Take my word for it.
So this latest tidbit is yet another item on the growing list of reasons I'm glad I'm not Muslim. Since reading this article, I've had nightmares of having to shake these puppies in the middle of the street. I wake up in a cold sweat, jump out of bed, and gather all my bras so that I can sleep with them like little (well, not THAT little . . .), extra-supportive security blankets. It's become a real problem.
I'm so thankful that Jesus loves me just the way I am.

Deceptive bra and all . . .


Emma said...

That's CRAZY and HYSTERICAL!!! :)

Phyllis Eddings said...

Sounds like they needed an excuse to see some, since they keep everyone all covered up. You know, jihadist porn.

Really makes me mad. They are so full of contradictions where women are concerned, and it's all because the men "can't be held responsible for their actions", you know, if they see an ankle, or a wisp of hair.

Anonymous said...

Did you mean the pun when you said "busted" for being deceptive? Sounds like those somalians have been listening to Baby Baby can you shake that thing? Come on can you shake that thing?

Catherine said...

Ha! I did NOT intend the "busted" pun but that's good stuff . . . :)

Unknown said...

CRACKING. UP! oh man, i'm with you. The good news for us is that we would be able to shake em for them AND give ourselves our own beating with them! They would probably thank us for saving them the trouble.

Emma said...

Guh-ross!!!!!! :)