Not according to my friend, Tabrez, an Islamic scholar. Ideology is the basis of unthinking statements. - Janet G
On the plastic surgery subject: I recently saw the UK's Channel 4 documentary The Perfect Vagina exploring why so many young women want plastic surgery and believe their body, right down to their vagina, isn't good enough.
Here's some info on it: http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/tvandradioblog/2008/aug/15/thequestfortheperfectvagi - Raw Once More
@sue elliott, no one is asking for a leg up, what we are asking for is an even playing field. We are asking men to take their feet off women's heads as they try to climb ladders alongside their male counterparts.
You say sometimes women can be their own worst enemies, yes you are right, and you've just proved why with your comment. - Sharon
lets not forget that overcoming ' infedels' IS part of the Islamic ideology - melissa
Botox is definately something i've considered but apart from my fear of needles and the thought of injecting poison into my body, i'm also afraid of looking permanently stunned!! I'm not loving the pigmentation or the ageing look to my face, but hopefully the serums of this world will slow the process for awhile. At least people know i've lived!! - Kathy
Monica, The Mining Council likes making the point that the industry is now paying 4 times the tax that they were paying at the beginning of the "boom". They never mention the increased profits. How have their profits grown during the boom? Are they paying an equivalent amount or are they perhaps even paying proportionately less? Personally, I see these arguments a bit irrelevant - what is relevant is what is a fair share for Australia. Cheers. - Graeme Bampton
These men wanted this to go all around the world, they have achieved what they wanted the best thing to stop this, is to stop showing the pictures in the media. I did not watch this segment in the News tonight. They encouraged people to film this. So why are the media showing this. They got what they wanted. The publicity. So will others copy so they can also get on the News. Stop giving things like this airtime and showing the pictures. - suz
My first thought was 'insane'. People who head into extremism of this sort just seem to lose any sense of reality, and will come up with any excuse/reason/cause to convince themselves there is a reason for their behaviour that allows them to absolve themselves of blame. IMHO they enjoy it. Nobody who is thinking normally heads out with a knife a cleaver and an axe for the bones, to kill someone randomly on the street. Even 'he was a soldier therefore he killed Muslims in Afghanistan' is screwy. He may never have been there or killed anyone.
Poor man, poor family.
Re theAussie aboriginals: As an older aboriginal man once said to me "Some country was going to come and take this country. I'm glad it was the English". The Australia existing before white man was inevitably going to end. It was just a matter of when, who and how. It's now up to us all, of any colour and creed to make it work for us all. - Gracie123
Love Clinique products. I think when it comes to Botox or cosmetic surgery if the person is over 30…each to their own. xT - Something Gorgeous
While I wouldn't do botox I have had "cosmetic" surgery. Absolutely would do the same procedure again if I felt the need but hopefully the boobs won't get that big again :) As to wrinkles, m'eh, I'm 50 & I reckon I look fine for my age. - Liz