Saturday, June 09, 2007

Bloggers Under Fire

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Sudanese blogger Kizzie got into a tiff with an Australian blogger over an article she posted regarding Female Genital Mutilation:

Female genital mutilation: An Islamic practice.
This post is a reply to a guest post over at Pommygranate’s blog, by Kizzie, a Sudanese Muslim woman, who currently resides in Cairo. In her post Kizzie tries to show that Female Genital Mutilation is not an Islamic practice, but rather a cultural one, partly basing her argument on the premise that the two are mutually exclusive. However, although FGM is a certainly a cultural practice that predates Islam, it is also an Islamic practice, which is what I am going to show below.
The reason that a Sudanese Muslim woman came to be guest-blogging on Pommygranate’s site, by the way, is the debate that has raged this week across the Australian blogosphere in the wake of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s visit here last week.
read the entire article on 'Tao Of Defiance' blog]

Next day, Kizzie posted "A reply to Popovich's post about FGM "

I have to admit that his reply was well-searched and well-written however, I
would like to point out a few things...
Over in the island nation of Singapore, scroll down Wendy Cheng's XiaXue blog and surely you'll find a post about somebody who pissed her off: recently some readers made an issue out of the fact that Asian Wendy has an Anglo boyfriend:
Wooooooo... Some of you think you are oh-so-smart in pointing out that I have an angmoh boyfriend, and therefore, I am the same as these cheap sluts!!!

Some pointers for you stupid people here:

1) I didn't go after Mike using means of low-class seduction - he was the one interested in me first.

2) We are age-appropriate.

3) Our incomes are on par (well, at least for this well-paying month), but even if it is not, I can still well pay for myself. I do not use my boyfriend as an atm machine.

4) Our intellectual standards are on par. Argue all you want and say I am stupid, but a Mensa membership does not lie.

5) I am at least a celebrity in Singapore - I don't know about you guys, when even in America I suppose that means I earn my own money and don't have to hanker after angmoh men for theirs.

6) Mike was a student when I met him and was quite poor beyond words.

7) Both of us are not ugly. (You guys only say I am ugly because you think I think I'm very pretty and you want to correct my thinking. It is not working.)


Barking mad idiots.

AND FOR THE F****** LAST TIME, STOP SAYING STUPID THINGS LIKE, "Stop being so proud of having a caucasian boyfriend, it is nothing to be proud of."


Since when did I ever say I am proud of his race?
It's fascinating how people love to twist the truth around just to taunt others! Same thing happened to me, in a different way in recent posts on this blog regarding Diva de Loayza's bicycle accident.

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