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September 29, 2002 1:29 PM   Subscribe

"Patience has its limits", she said after she pummeled a few snot nosed brats... after she removed her veil and burqa.
posted by jcterminal (18 comments total)

 
ummmm, I know that violence isn't necessarily the appropriate response to this type of thing. I have to admit though, my first reaction to the article was : "Excellent!"
posted by synapse at 2:16 PM on September 29, 2002


This certainly has "apocryphal" written all over it.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:21 PM on September 29, 2002


I don't have any reason to disbelieve it, though it won't have been a burqa she was wearing, given that it was in Jordan: more likely a chador.
posted by riviera at 2:53 PM on September 29, 2002


Aha -- chador. I guessed abaya, but maybe that's only Saudi Arabia. Or does a woman wear a chador over an abaya?
posted by swerve at 3:04 PM on September 29, 2002


Wouldn't it be cool if this had some kind of "Karate Kid" aspect to this? You know the tale, she's a new kid in a lower class chador. The boys are punks whose parents run the local vice squad. She's crying at home to her family about how unfair it was to move to this hick town and leave her friends. The punks break her bicycle and set her on the path to meeting Rumi, the retired local kook who happens to be an expert in some obscure type of Sufi Dervish Art of Self Defence. She learns how to wipe on, wipe off. The boys are shamed by the ass pounding she gives them and she is given a beautiful antique car by Rumi.

Stay tuned for next week when a gang of local hooligans put her in place by a village sanctioned gang rape...and Rumi finally gets his poem published in a respected journal.

Brought to you by Chador Chum...for when you really really really need to get that stubborn stain removed!
posted by filchyboy at 3:11 PM on September 29, 2002


This certainly has "apocryphal" written all over it.

it's still culturally progressive that a woman can become a folk hero by kicking some cojones. a good sign.
posted by donkeyschlong at 3:30 PM on September 29, 2002


Right on, WOMAN!

I totally want her as a guest at my next party! Maybe she could even be the bouncer.
posted by evanizer at 3:34 PM on September 29, 2002


I think Robin Williams said it best in Live on Broadway 2002:

If he picks up a rock because you're talking to another man, you pick up a bigger rock and go 'shit has hit the fan, mothafuckah!' If he tries to cut off your clitoris and make you a barbie doll, you grab a knife and say 'Lorena Bobbit time! Don't make me go cobra, I will go Oprah on your ass.'

posted by will at 4:40 PM on September 29, 2002


she sounds hot.
posted by hobbes at 5:25 PM on September 29, 2002


ummmm, I know that violence isn't necessarily the appropriate response to this type of thing

Did public school teach you nothing?

Bash enough heads, and you get left alone. Work for me, anyway.
posted by Dark Messiah at 6:19 PM on September 29, 2002


All I can say is "rock on".
posted by botono9 at 7:24 PM on September 29, 2002


Great to hear.

I love the fact that a large number of American soldiers are women. I hope that makes revolution in the Middle East that much sooner....
posted by ParisParamus at 7:32 PM on September 29, 2002


I bet they didn't see that coming! I'm not one to extol violence, but there are exceptions and this is definitely one.
posted by dg at 8:14 PM on September 29, 2002


Will- My favorite was the whole burqa comment "Bronx sista would say, 'Girl, you don't need to dress like a muthafuckin' beekeeper!' "
posted by oflinkey at 9:00 PM on September 29, 2002


The best part is not one of the men will file a complaint - they won't want people to know they got beat up by a woman.
posted by Salmonberry at 9:04 PM on September 29, 2002


If the AP had done its homework and written a real news article, I'd have hope. All I have here is urban myth. I wish I thought otherwise. Oh, I do *so* wish I thought otherwise.
posted by realjanetkagan at 12:20 AM on September 30, 2002


Actually the fact that is was originally posted in Jordan's state-run paper is more interesting than the story itself.
posted by Mick at 9:41 AM on September 30, 2002


This is the kind of moment that makes me desperately wish that real life had a soundtrack. i can totally see Crystal Method's "The Name of the Game" playing while she beat the tar out of these guys.
posted by quin at 5:54 PM on September 30, 2002


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