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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Porn substitutes for sex in the Palestinian city

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Sex and the single Palestinian? There isn't much of it, it seems. According to this ABC News article, young Palestinian men in Ramallah spend their time and money watching cellphone porn. Perhaps that explains the attractions of martyrdom and 72 virgins:
 

The four men are huddled over a cell phone screen. Its faint color splashes over the stairwell of a dingy shopping center in Ramallah, the de facto Palestinian capital.

In the 30-second video, a man pressures a young woman to perform a sex act. She appears to be a conservative, veiled Muslim, but grudgingly complies. The men watching shift their feet anxiously -- being caught watching the clip would bring immediate disgrace.

The men, all in their late 20s, all considered middle-class professionals, watch with eyes sprung open, and with apparent self-disgust. It's the closest thing to sex they've ever had.

In a place where tradition prohibits premarital sex, young, frustrated men are increasingly turning to outlets like cell phone pornography. Some unmarried men seek out Ramallah's few prostitutes, but the vast majority remain virgins, bursting with pent-up sexual energy, until their wedding night.

Cell phones are selling at a blistering rate. Ramallah is packed with cell phone shops, offering not only the newest Nokia models but accessories like leather holsters and shiny, new touch pads. And the Palestinian Telecommunications Co., the primary cell provider in the West Bank and Gaza, has grown to become the largest stock traded on the Palestinian Securities Exchange, according to the PSE Web site.

Suhaib, 28, is a researcher for the Palestinian Authority. "When I first watched it," he said after leading this reporter back into a cafe, "it made me desire more and more and more. I felt ashamed by it, and I only watched each video once."

 
Hey, don't knock it. It's better than blowing yourself up. One of the interviewees is lucky:
 

Unlike his friends, Suhaib is getting married in January. He's lucky. He'll marry his cousin, who is 14 years old. The family connection, he says, worked to his benefit.

"Because she's my cousin, they gave us a good price of $4,000 for the dowry. That's considered an average dowry these days," he said.

 
Because they are cousins, he got a bargain, but:
 
That's not all he had to pay. Grooms traditionally foot the bill for the customary gold that becomes a mother's heirloom to her children, the wedding feast and all the other wedding expenses.
He is marrying his 14 year old cousin. But that is progress:
 
In the past, says Palestinian behavioral psychologist Leila Atshan, people got married younger in unions traditionally arranged through their families.
 
It is all the fault of the economy. The Palestinian economy seems to be rich enough to support cellphone porn and explosives, but not marriage:
 
Grooms' families used to chip in, but these days few can afford to help. In Gaza most Palestinians live on less than $2 a day, and unemployment hovers near 40 percent. It's not much better in the West Bank.
 
And the economy, as we know, is the fault of Israel. Notwithstanding the impossible marriage situation, Palestinians still supposedly have of the highest birthrates in the world, if not the highest. It seems the economic problems just mean that girls have to postpone marriage until they are practically old maids at 16.  It is mostly a city problem:
 

"When people were just farmers, it was easier," she [psychologist Leila Atshan] said. "They lived their lives around their extended family. They shared a house and everything else, but now there are concepts of privacy and concepts of modern life, cities, new demands on grooms."

And these days, most urban middle-class Palestinian males say they don't stand a chance of getting married. The Palestinian economy is a shambles, and they simply can't afford it.

 
One of the expensive things about Palestinian marriages is bullets. Bullets can cost more than a dollar, and Palestinians always shoot off their guns at weddings.
 
The situation in other Muslim societies is not better than it is for Palestinians. It is worse. Perhaps it helps explain why "sex" is such a popular Google search word in Arab countries.
 
Ami Isseroff


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2 Comments:

  • thats funny...fuckin pali's cant get no ass! hahahahaha..class A losers! oh well, good luck with the suicide bombings and shit...it must suck to live like that

    By Blogger dj, At January 24, 2009 1:58:00 PM GMT+00:00  

  • Hahahaha

    Pity you

    Islamic society is one of the best people
    Control sex marriage because it is the sacred and the strong bond between women and men
    And there is no suppression of the wishes of the
    Organization of marriage only in order not to Atntcher obscenity, adultery and the loss ratios and the crimes of rape, people who are not honest

    And she had written on the pornographic movies and sexual and Google search are homosexual and adolescents
    They are pariahs in our midst as a Muslim because they are breaking his fast reverse recovery and natural rights

    By Blogger dmdom, At February 9, 2009 3:11:00 AM GMT+00:00  

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