A ballet school to poetry for Islamic girls because they can’t dance to music. What kind of sick mind denies a child the ability to dance to music and why are we praising the adults in this not damning them?

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I guess we’re praising them for finding the loopholes and kind of rubbing it in the oppressive faces of those arguing the rules “it says you cannot dance to music. If you do we will denounce you and bully or shame both you and your family, denying them jobs, service or any part in the community we can!” “Fine, we’ll have them dance to poetry in ways they can use in the future when they and their family are free of your tyranny. It specifically mentions dancing to music, so this isn’t against the rules.” “*spluttering, seething rage*”


It at gives the kids access to something akin to normalcy at least. If the powers that be are unwilling to rescue children from the ravages of their parents religion, at least we can give them a little something while they while away the years until they can escape.


This had a very strong TheOnion vibe… unreal.


“Freedom of movement leads to freedom of thought…and we can’t have that now, can we?” — religious fundamentalist charlatans and kooks, from Flashdance to Islam


“Hey MacCormick! When this hat flies in the air, you better have your butt in gear.” -Ariel, ‘Footloose’, 1984