A friend linked me today to a YouTube video that hasn’t gone viral in the Middle East yet, featuring Lebanese TV presenter Razan Moghrabi in an intimate session with friends, discussing sex.
I normally wouldn’t care about such a thing. Sex is a natural thing that we discuss. However, Razan takes this “discussion” to a whole new level with lewd behavior that includes putting her hand up the guy’s shorts.
Lebanese people in general, and women in particular, are already being stereotyped as being overly promiscuous, which, in a region as conservative as the one we live in, isn’t a positive association. We try to tell everyone how this is not true and that those spreading such lies are Saudi men whose only purpose of coming to Lebanon in summer is to get laid.
Then comes Razan Moghrabi (no pun intended). Is it a marketing ploy? I mean, she has been absent for quite some time now and she knew she was being filmed. Having things like this filmed is never a good thing, no?
But is sex really the best way for her to come back? Sure, some rich businessman in the Gulf is probably enticed now, but what good does it do in the long run? People are already starting to call her a “slut” in the comments on the YouTube video. Is that how she wants to be viewed? Is that how she wants girls in her country to be viewed? Sure, Razan is only one Lebanese girl. But she is one Lebanese girl with influence and what people think of her is reflected upon our society, in a way or another.
Check out the video for yourself:
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