Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Gaza muscle men compete — but not in front of the women

"The sight of men lathered in oil and wearing little more than underwear on stage was unusual for the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, where the Islamist militant group has imposed a so-called virtue campaign that mandates head scarves and form-concealing gowns for women and girls in government offices and schools."

Toronto Star reports:
About 70 men with big muscles and small shorts posed and flexed on stage before a panel of judges and a few thousand fans, all seeking prizes in the Gaza bodybuilding championship.

As part of its campaign, Hamas strongly encourages such dress elsewhere, and its policemen have recently forced men to wear shirts on the beach and asked mixed couples seen together to prove they are married or related. READ MORE
Different cultures are interesting.

Too bad that some of their laws are so sexist and homophobic.

But if you're a closeted gay man this event would be a great evening out.

Pun intended. My bad.

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