Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Music Video Clips: The Source of All Our Troubles
No. He wasn't fired.
Al Arabeya reports on a web site that conducted its own "surveys" of Arab men in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco and concluded that 75% of those surveyed believe the same.
It wasn't clear what percentage of those surveyed were themselves harassers and rapists.
Video clips were also blamed for the increased numbers in "spinsters" because viewers develop unrealistic expectations for what kind of woman they want for a spouse. Let's not forget that a similar reasoning blamed Haifa and her sisters for the increased incidents of divorce in the Arab world.
Other studies are underway to prove how these clips are responsible for world poverty, all Arab defeats, and global warming. So stay tuned.
Nobody seems to notice the sexy men in the video clips. It's the women who are to blame.
BTW, I posted samples of these clips. See here, here, here, and here for some examples embeded in posts.
But here's the one that started it all-- Nancy Ajram's "Akhasmak Ah":