Arab Porn?

I was linked to this YouTube video by a friend:

After watching it, I was like: Ok, this is funny and the girl is hot but that’s pretty much it. Then I looked at the view and it had 160K.

Then I glanced at the comments and saw ones that went like this:

-  i just got a boner :O – by alyehab

- omg this video causes two things:

1- hard work to the right hand.

2- I have to wash my p>. – by abufaisal1980

- the more appropriate title would be ” how to make a lebanese girl give you a BJ extremely fast” – by lifesnojoke333

There are far more comments of this nature on the video. The thing in common between the users? they’re from the Arab Gulf and they are so sexually deprived, it’s getting ridiculous.

According to my friend Paul Gadallah, Arabs would “find a bar in Beirut to be porn” – and I never thought I would agree to that until I saw the comments on this video. Fine, the girl has shown cleavage – big deal. Why don’t they ask for change in their countries so seeing cleavage doesn’t become this “OMG, I JUST SAW A PART OF A BREAST” moment.

Until then, it’s our sad fate, dear Lebanese, that whenever one of our women wear something even slightly revealing, it would automatically become the jerk off material for some (yes, I’m aware this doesn’t apply to everyone so spare me the comments of you not being like this) Arabs across the Middle East.

Arabs often stereotype Lebanese women as “easy” merely because they show some skin.  Is it their fault for such a stereotype? Absolutely not.  Although Lebanon still has a long way to go in terms of gender equality, regionally speaking it is much more open and is one of the few countries in the region where women can dress up, go party, and in have a regular boyfriend.  Lebanon even hosts the region’s first sexuality magazine, Jassad, owned by the famous Joumana Haddad.  In many Arab countries, especially the Gulf, women are seen as docile creatures and in Saudi Arabia, they still cannot even drive.  To them women going out showing some skin, could only mean that they are sinners; wanting sex bad and are akin to whores, but men going out and partying is perfectly fine, cementing the prevailing hypocrisy and justifying the ever prevalent sexual harassment in the region.

We, Lebanese, are proud of our women – as corny as it may be – just the way they are. Whether they choose to show skin or not, it’s not anyone’s business. And it certainly shouldn’t turn into a repressed Arab’s material for some good time.

7 thoughts on “Arab Porn?

  1. Haha, if they even stereotype Lebanese women as easy, what they say to us Germans?? loool they should check some of my FB pics XD Ah, that’s ridiculous. The video shows nothing, really don’t understand such guys.

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    • Don’t worry Lyd, you’re treated with different standards :p
      Yes, it’s horrible. Imagine every time you mention you’re Lebanese to an Arab, the first thing that pops to their head is all the sex you’ve been having. And that is often the case :s
      There’s almost nothing in the vid and yet, 160k hits and a lot of comments from horny Arab men. WTH?

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  2. You are mocking these people for not knowing any better. All they see when they come to Lebanon are half or fully naked women plastered on billboards and a culture that thrives on using women’s bodies to sell products (what’s the difference between that and selling your own body?)

    More often than not, they find women who are perfectly willing to sleep with them. Let’s stop blaming other countries for perceiving us the way our society portrays its women. It’s time for us to say enough is enough, to the right target. I was once looked down on and asked if I was Lebanese by an employee in a store after I did something quite shocking to her. And it’s not her fault.

    And youtube comments were never an appropriate means to generalize about, not one, but entire countries. They are mostly idiotic purposeless comments generated by certain half-wits.

    How about we all stop stereotyping each other and look inwardly at the issue?

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    • I’m actually not mocking anyone. I merely pointed out the way they perceive us – using some comments on youtube as a way to clarify my point. I specifically mentioned that the youtube comments do not apply to the entire population of the countries from which they arose but the idea is there in those countries, there’s no denying.

      And seriously, women are portrayed in most “modern” societies the way you mentioned. Why is it that the stereotype is only applied to Lebanese women? Are Lebanese women not allowed to sleep with men? are they not allowed to do whatever they want (including modeling) without the term slut be applied to them wherever they go?

      I am looking inwardly at the issue: the stereotype against our women exists. And they need to stop thinking that, because our society has more freedom, therefore we are more promiscuous and our level of morals is sinking by the day.

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  3. I mean seriously, does freedom really mean the freedom to show our boobs off? I personally think our levels of morals is sinking, without a doubt.
    I’m not saying we should stay at home and obey our fathers and brothers or suffer dire consequences. That’s not the solution either. But whatever happened to modesty? It’s sad that this is the manifestation of what a ‘modern’ society is. A woman feeling like she should reveal what shouldn’t be in order to feel accepted. I look at these women and feel uncomfortable for them. We are now living in a society where women are deemed worthy based on how they look, how sexy they are, and how much of their body they’re willing to show off. Honestly, it’s sickening.

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