Hands up who takes offence to being equated to sex toys and brainless bimbos’?
Hands up who finds it insulting to being called a blown up sex doll?
Hands up who takes being called a houri a complement?
Why is it deemed to be a complement? Why when someone comments on your skin colour, or eyes or other features they may refer to you as “Jannat ki hoor” (heavenly maiden) is this took to be a good thing? Something to feel flattered about? Why is there disgust with Bratz dolls, with people calling them slutty and sexualised – when they resemble the wide eyed houri’s profoundly?
And when taunted with “houri’s will curse you” at what can only be counted as mundane disagreement or falling out with your spouse –
“Houris do not want wives to annoy their husbands, since the houris will also be the wives of the husbands in the afterlife. “Mu’adh bin Jobal (Allah be pleased with him) reported that Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, ‘A woman does not annoy her husband but his spouse from amongst the maidens with wide eyes intensely white and deeply black will say: Do not annoy him, may Allah ruin you.” He is with you as a passing guest. Very soon, he will part with you and come to us.”
how can one not find this to link into the concept of ideal and desirable woman being submissive, and robotic? That her duty is only to tend to her demi-God (husband)?
Are these my peculiar sensitivities or do others agree there is some ground to feeling insulted when likened to “heavenly sex toys”?