Marginal raunch

At least, that’s how I saw it. The Egyptian authorities have sentenced singer Shyma and producer Mohamed Gamel to two years, presumably in separate slammers, and fined them each ten thousand pounds ($560) for taking part in this spectacle:

On a scale of one to Miley Cyrus, this is about a five; there’s a one-point penalty for the banana and #69 sight gags. Apparently the title translates to “I Have Issues”; if she didn’t before, I’ll bet she does now. Meanwhile, somewhere aroubd 60 percent of the YouTube thumbs are downturned, though a Frenchman in the comment section offered her asylum in his home country (“Qu’elle vienne se réfugier en France! Je la prends chez moi!”).


  1. ETat »

    15 December 2017 · 6:45 am

    As things are, I bet although that Frenchman’s home country is France, the native one he shares with the slut in the video.

  2. CGHill »

    15 December 2017 · 7:48 am

    That would fit the narrative just fine.

  3. Holly H »

    15 December 2017 · 8:16 am

    I wonder when women are going to insist that people stop using the “slut” word?

  4. CGHill »

    15 December 2017 · 5:40 pm

    I was kind of hoping this killed it off:

    Didn’t happen.

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  6. ETat »

    16 December 2017 · 7:15 am

    I am a woman and I insist on calling a spade a spade and the whore who incite strangers to sexual act for money – a slut

  7. ETat »

    16 December 2017 · 7:31 am

    Chaz: are you seriously trying to shame me by linking a video of a 12yo instructing against “slut-shaming”?
    Shame on you!

  8. CGHill »

    16 December 2017 · 2:43 pm

    “Slut” has been overused, of late; had there been enough such speeches, I dreamed I’d hear less of it. Obviously this didn’t happen.

  9. ETat »

    16 December 2017 · 4:34 pm

    Well, “liberal” has not been just overused – its meaning has been subverted by your co-partisan brethren. So is “feminism”.
    So is “progressive” (nothing is more re-gressive than chewing on failed ideology of 200yo); so is “revolutionary”.

    And yet, if taken in its original intent, the meaning is still there.
    Just like “whore”, “slut” and even a “demagogue”.

  10. CGHill »

    17 December 2017 · 3:16 pm

    And of course that’s the thing these days: force other people to accept your definition of the word.

    “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”

    “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”

    “‘The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master — that’s all.”

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