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Friday, September 16, 2005

Fanatical Photoshopping

A poster at LGF points out something he calls "seriously disturbing". Apparently, CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) photoshopped a picture taken at an event to put hijab(muslim headcoverings) on women who were bare-headed in the original picture. Amusingly, one of the people who had a headcovering added seems to be a man. Read the post to see the "before" and "after" pictures.

Really, though, why is that any different from the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish papers who regularly blur the faces of women so none appear on their pages, and often photoshop yarmulkes in to men and boys in stock pictures to make them look more "Orthodox"? I've seen sleeves drawn in on women's bare arms, and low necklines filled in - usually in a very obvious manner. I even remember hearing about instances where some papers drew in moustaches and beards to disguise women in a picture. Anyone else remember anything about that?


Blogger Unknown said...

I'd say those are equally as wrong.
A possible difference could be, however, that CAIR is designed for the general populus; while those were designed for a core group of people whom do not want to see the true picture due to modesty reasons. They accept freely that this will happen, and are happier because of it.

1:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interestingly, R' Elchonon Wasserman's "trading card" also includes some crude augmentation to his beard.

8:37 AM  
Blogger Krum as a bagel said...

Your title shoud have been Phanatical Photoshopping. Replacing "f" with "ph" is simply hilarious.

10:22 AM  
Blogger orthomom said...

You're just much funnier than I am.

10:26 AM  
Blogger and so it shall be... said...

It's not wrong...just stupid, depending on your point of view. i prefer "phanatical photoshop" to the blanket policy of Hamodia and Yated to disallow any pictures or illustrations of women.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Enigma4U said...


Not only that, but Hamodia refrains from using first names of women. Hurricane Katrina is not mentioned by name, lest the yetzer harah start doing his thing.............

5:46 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Is it the policy of these Orthodox papers to pretend that there aren't any women in the world? I don't understand this.

10:33 AM  
Blogger Lawyer-Wearing-Yarmulka said...

enigma4u- You're joking about Hamodia and Katrina, right?

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