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Boob Show at Open Mic

October 9, 2009

Yesterday’s OM was arguably not the greatest. Maybe the lack of prior notice for the contributors to prepare something to read, or some of us observers to grow some balls and actually read something, myself included. 🙂

Either way, unlike the OM’s of past a heated debate ensued on Feminism, 2nd Class Citizens and the Hikka Boob Show. My simple question is why should we care? If it is so disturbing and beyond our culture to have nude women in public, how come the 8th wonder in the world (atleast considered to be till recent times), Sigirya features topless women?

Boob Show at Sigiriya

Boob Show at Sigiriya

I don’t see all these cultural pundits, asking to redraw the frescoes with their tops on (maybe Mahinda is planning on it after the ban on Internet Porn). Nor our teachers refusing to take school children to see Sigirya. The so called topless women are only a part of the other wonders of Sigiriya, the Kurutu Ghee and tunnel system to have Ponds on the top of mountain/fortress. No special emphasis was drawn out to them, so nobody harps about it.

My point here is, don’t make a mountain of a mole hill. People actually can’t be bothered. Unless somebody starts talking about it. After all ask your self, if I had just titled this post “Open Mic” would you have actually bothered to read it? 🙂

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Chavie permalink
    October 9, 2009 1:08 pm

    hahaha blogstitute! 😛 😀

  2. October 9, 2009 3:23 pm

    U do come up with some eye catching post titles chaar

  3. October 10, 2009 6:51 am

    Meh, apparently it portrays the country in a negative light to foreigners. As if!

  4. October 12, 2009 9:07 am

    chick! chiavie is right.

    yeah…om. i think someone said toplessness in SL was a sign of being low caste. i beg to differ…it was a total different pic those days as in the example of the Sigiriya ladies.

    Also, as Tariq said, it’s just a mix of puritan values set on us during the colonial period. Hello, we’re still following the dutch law! its frakking ANCIENT! for example, divorcing is practically impossible unless for the frequently used loop hole in sri lankan courts. shall explain that another day….

    anyway felt it was futile commenting on values ect. Society is ever evolving. what we discuss today will eventually change tomorrow. No point.

  5. Anne permalink
    October 13, 2009 2:47 am

    Agree with you.

    To show, not to show or how much to show is a woman’s prerogative .
    After all it was not done under duress.

    The same people who scream culture about mammarries go home and watch Sirasa or Shathi TV.

    Such puritans!!!!

  6. sabbyaz permalink
    October 19, 2009 5:58 pm

    Chee…dirty pictures
    =P

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