"Even though what your previous writer might have said may be true for some people, not everyone can feel this way. The writer has said "But if one truly understands Islam and the reasons behind such constrictions, one would feel their necessity and how they actually promote freedom and justice." Sadly, girls cannot share this and not feel restricted in their ability to express themselves in Bangladesh. There are a couple of reasons why I make this statement. One is the sorry excuse our society gives when girls want to pursue athletics. This is a very important complement to normal growth. Girls in Bangladesh have bad fitness level due to lack of any sort of strength training or aerobic activity. Some girls do get lucky and get some sports but overall sports is sadly not a part of the curriculum. The primary reason given for this is the impropriety clause. This sad situation needs to change.
Secondly, why should females bear the brunt of undisciplined men who cannot but stare or comment improperly without just provocation? This makes no sense to cover women up and say this is the only way to keep them safe. What about the fact that we don't live all that long and a girl deserves to live life and enjoy nature on her cheeks as boys do.
Overall, the Bangladeshi society must figure out a way to cherish a normal growth sustainability for her girls. The values of Islam must be cherished too. That is the reason this problem is not so very easy to solve. It requires some imagination and creative ways to allow both forces to exist with commonsense. Bengalis are known for their creativity, let's not change all that and look only to religion as a be all and end all. The time of the Prophet was different than ours. If we can remember that, maybe our ways to allow freedom and self _expression won't be so reprimanded in society."
Woah, strong sentiments there, miss. If I think carefully about what you say, I can't deny that our society has more than its share of double standards. How much of this we can blame on our own shallow attitudes, and how much on our religion, is a different story altogether. I prefer to withhold my personal views on this issue, because I'm more interested in hearing about yours.
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By The Girl Next Door
The U.S. patent, granted to Sony researcher Thomas Dawson, describes a technique for aiming ultrasonic pulses at specific areas of the brain to induce "sensory experiences" such as smells, sounds and images. "The pulsed ultrasonic signal alters the neural timing in the cortex," the patent states. "No invasive surgery is needed to assist a person, such as a blind person, to view live and/or recorded images or hear sounds."
A Sony Electronics spokeswoman told New Scientist magazine that no experiments had been conducted, and that the patent "was based on an inspiration that this may someday be the direction that technology will take us." -story.news.yahoo.com
old boy copies some dollar bills with his inkjet printer, gets caught,
suspended from school. Not good enough? Secret service wants to send
him to prison
An assistant principal called Seattle police the next day after a sixth grader tried to use one of the fake bills to buy beef jerky from the cafeteria. Seattle police spokesman said the boy made 20 fake dollar bills on his aunt's computer, brought them to school and shared them with his friends. The prosecutors' office is reviewing the case and deciding whether to file charges. School officials suspended the three boys for several days. -canoe.ca
park closed because it's not handicappedaccessible. "Until it is
open to everyone, it is open to no one''
The state Architectural Access Board, which held a hearing on the issue, has cited the town for several violations of state handicapped access regulations at the park. ''(The park) seems to be a lovely place. It's a place where the community gathers. I understand that these are errors, but I am inclined to say that until it is open to everyone, it is open to no one.'' said a board member. -ledger.southofboston.com
rams apartment with BMW because of loud television
There were no injuries in the incident, although the neighbour and a friend were inside the building watching television at the time of the crash. The vehicle received only minor damage. The 36-year-old woman, whose name was not released, was being held in jail pending a court appearance. -reuters.com
Compiled by Ahmed Ashiful Haque
modern love letter
With reference to the meeting held between us on the 17th of August 2001 at 1500 hours, I would like to present myself as a prospective lover. Our love affair would be on probation for a period of no less than three months and depending on compatibility, would be made permanent. Of course, upon completion of probation, there will be continuous relationship training and relationship appraisal schemes leading up to promotion from lover to spouse. The expenses incurred for coffee and entertainment would initially be shared equally between us. Later, based on your performance, I might take up a larger share of the expenses. However I am broad-minded enough, to be taken care of, on your expense account.
I request you to
kindly respond within 30 days of receiving this letter, failing which,
this offer would be canceled without further notice and I shall be considering
someone else. I would be happy, if you could forward this letter to
Reply To A Modern Love Letter
However, you should be informed that there are certain conditions of acceptance. Promotional prospects are to my satisfaction.
However, please enlighten me as to your retirement benefits. Gratuity should be generous.
I also need to be assured that there is sufficient security with regards to this commitment. If there is any chance at all of retrenchment or consequent disinterest on your part, then I should receive monetary compensation according to union standards.
Due to the nature of my position, I am sure you will agree that an expense account should be arranged for my access in light of the 'VIP' I shall be entertaining. In addition, housing and transport allowances should be in order and nothing less than a Jaguar is in order.
Please also note that there should be no moonlighting restrictions placed on myself. If you are still interested in the relationship, please reply on an urgent basis as other prospective lovers have sent indications of interest.
also note that my sister is happily employed.
By Raisa Sanjana Rahman
By Arbab Quadri
The first couple
to be shown in bed together on prime time were Fred and Wilma Flinstone.
By John Doe
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