Friday, October 06, 2006

Semi-Loose Collectives (and other things)

In reading this article I was intrigued by the use of the term "Semi-Loose Collective". Does it mean what I think it does?

Yesterday I found myself unimpressed with David Cameron, and agreeing with Jack Straw (don't worry, I still chose to buy the Telegraph rather than the Guardian this morning). I think what Mr Straw said about women wearing veils is a fair point and I should probably get around to airing my views on the subject. In light of an article on Newsnight about troubles surrounding a dairy in Windsor run by a Muslim, the whole issue of Islam and relating to Muslims is fast becoming a hot topic.

5 comments:

Starkey said...

Wow, you write every day! How do you manage it?

Chris said...

I think the veil is incompatible with the British way of doing things: women were made full and autonomous subjects of the Crown in their own right, almost a century ago, and should be free from such awful anachronisms. The argument that they like them is (or should be) about as morally permissible as saying some women like being beaten. Submission and surrender to something is different to truly independent, and willing, collusion. I say ban the buggers.

Sam said...

Isn't like 50% of communication non verbal? So surely if you're communicating with a woman wearing a veil you may not be able to work out the message she is trying to get across.

Chris said...

90%, I thought; but yeah, I'm sure you're right, it must be a factor. Talking to a veiled woman is presumably as easy, and feels as natural, as conversing with a postbox.

Mugford said...

In my bitter and twisted female opinion on this cold Saturday morning, men never get women anyway regardless of any veil wearing. With veils they've actually got more of an excuse to not take hints.