As if the world needs more reasons for silly controversies! There comes pole-dancing, skimpy-bikini wearer, sultry Miss USA to make matters worse. So what's the hype all about?
A 'Muslim' 24-year-old has won the title Miss USA for the first time in history. How exactly she is Muslim escapes me though, since she herself stated that they celebrate both Muslim and Christian faiths in her home . And that, of course, is a load of bull to anyone who knows anything about either religion. In her sad attempt for political correctness, she makes nobody happy.
Many Muslim women are offended that their 'representative' in America is a previous contender in a "Stripper 101" pole dancing competition — although she denies that any "stripping actually occurred." Rima says, in her own defense, that this was a contest intended to teach women how to be "sexy." How is that revolutionary to women of any ethnicity? This is simply modern day sex slavery.
I figure that the 2010 Miss USA fits perfectly the image of one of the male-fantasy figures out of Scheherazade's tales from A Thousand And One Nights. Dark, hot, and wearing next to nothing, she is no female empowerment icon; she is more along the lines of the figure on the right. So cliché!
This young woman apparently is also an aspiring actress who played a detective in a low-budget, commercial, cheesy — and raunchy! — misogynistic movie titled Throbbing Justice. To make matters worse, in her first scene she is called "sugar tits" by her co-star, as he was graciously letting her know that she is only good if they were making babies! So much for being a role model there.
While the above is the case for her being no source of pride for women and feminist movements in the Middle East, it should have been enough reason for the American media to cut her some slack and give her a break. How can she be labeled a "terrorist"? Well, the answer is, of course, she can be only labeled a "terrorist" in the spirit of racist bigotry. Since, in all honesty, other than being of "Muslim origin," she has nothing to do with Islam.
You want someone who is an example for moderate American-Muslim women, try Dalia Mogahed. She's got brains—and a job that does not involve "throbbing" members.
Rima Fakih is not an embodiment of the American dream—unless of course that dream includes a career as a porn star. Rima Fakih is not a "moderate" Muslim; because, for all intents and purposes, there is nothing moderate about making a career out of degrading women and helping to objectify them.
So who should be happy with the current 2010 Miss USA? The answer is simple: guys looking for more varied, ethnic eye candy, and a little help "down there."