19/11/2009

men and football plus a sex taboo...Hey, man how're you doing?

Egypt lost. Algeria won 1-0. 
It's been a very silent day...
(no, I don't normally watch football...)

“I have never seen this before. So much silence and heads lowered. It is as if we lost a war and our national pride. I am shocked, but for me, the match showed us that we cannot avoid the real problems that exist here. Football can do little to change our circumstances,” he said. 
How long the wounds of the loss will remain in the country’s minds is yet to be seen, but on Thursday, the quiet of the usually busy streets show that football can have detrimental effects to the people of Egypt." full article here


EDITED 24.11.2009 Read this article  Yes! Well done!

I was browsing Identity magazine today and I felt something odd.
Once I looked and touched it a bit closer, I noticed there was a sticker!




Of course I wanted know WHY?

Look how it censors the magazine's Dr. Anne's answer to the question:
Suspicious He Is Gay?


The word is not free in this country.


15 comments:

  1. Wow, it is the same here when Brasil loses something really big too! They live their football/soccer!

    Sad that discussing an issue of whether someone is gay or not is a taboo....must be difficult to live there if you are!

    BG

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  2. Quite incredible how they put that sticker to where that no-no question was....
    It was quite interesting to see how King Football raised tensions both in Egypt and in Algeria

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  3. Hyvä artikkeli löytyi linkistä. Samoja syitä on ruodittu täälläkin, kyseessä ei ole vain urheilu vaan paljolti sisäinen sosiaalinen solmu, jossa jalkapallo toimi pakoputkena. Uudenlaista isänmaallisuutta myös havaittavissa.

    Sticker? Siis jälkeen päin päälle liimattu vai, kaikkiin lehtiin? Onneksi siinä sentään lukee It's time to be discovered..

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  4. TO MY FINNISH READERS, SUOMALAISILLE LUKIJOILLE!
    Eli tuohon Identity lehden artikkelin paalle on liimattu tarra.
    Katsoin valoa vasten kohtaa jossa valkoisella naishahmo - lapi nakyi jotain sanoja 'maan hallitus' mutta ei kaynyt ilmi mita. Eli aihe kasittelee homoseksuaalisuutta joka on tassa maassa edelleen tabu. En tieda miten tuo lekuri asiaa kasitteli mutta ainakaan sita ei saanut julkaista vaan jokaiseen lehteen on siihen kohtaan latatty tuo tarralappu.
    Huh, mika homma!

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  5. Tuo homoihin suhtautuminen on kyllä tosi erikoista. Esim. Luxorissa tietyt miehet eivät salaa sitä, että seurustelevat ja tapailevat (turisti)miehiä. Se on niin avointa ettei sitä voi olla näkemättä. Luulisi, että tätä pidetään homoutena paikallisten keskuudessa, mutta ehei. Olet homo vain jos toimit ns. naisena "parisuhteessa". En ole koskaan käsittänyt tätä ja tässä maassa se tuntuu vielä ihmeellisemmältä! Luxor onkin ilmeisen tunnettu gay-piireissä.

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  6. The silence after the game on Wednesday was kind of sad. Esp since everyone was yelling and screaming and playing with noise makers before the game. :(

    I've lived in Egypt for a while so the sticker shouldn't shock me - but it totally does! Wow! Freedom really is an illusion here. :(

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  7. JOHKI
    ja miten ulkopuolinen voi tietaa toisen osapuolen toimivan 'naisena'? apua!
    Ei heterotkaan jakele kylilla asentojaan miten sitten homojen asennot muille kuuluisi? En tajua!
    Homoja on ollut yhta kauan kuin ihmisia.
    Ihminen vaan on valilla vahan suvaitsevaisempi ja toisinaan taas ei. Riippuen aikakaudesta ja kuka on vallassa.

    JASON
    thanks!

    CAIRO TYP0
    I've seen those stickers before but not for a while.
    hm...maybe because I don't buy magazines that often! :-)

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  8. Well is it just the men who are so quiet after loosing the game? I'm assuming the women aren't interested, or am I wrong?

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  9. SONIA
    not that simple. I'll tweet you an article what's happened after the final result...My opinion: nothing to do with sports...

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  10. That is Amazing!! This article would be on the front cover of magazines in the check out line of US markets.

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  11. MARTHA
    It's sad how people can't forget. Make peace. Forget the wars. And live in peace.
    No.
    Power makes people mad.
    Mad person make stupid decisions. And the circle is ready.

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  12. The football thing is way beyond insane.
    Fifa should disqualify any team who's fans cause trouble.
    No matter the country.
    That would solve that problem.

    The sticker?
    Doesn't surprise me.
    In Kuwait they sketched out holy figures on a church window in a Photo magazine....

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  13. Teki mieli kysyä meidän egyptiläiseltä matkaoppaalta homoseksuaalisuudesta, mutta en enää viitsinyt, kun olin muutenkin esittänyt jo turhan paljon kriittisiä kysymyksiä.

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  14. Thanks for visiting my blog :)

    I'm so disappointed to see that sticker placed over the magazine article. I feel frustrated every day about how far we have to go in the US for equal rights for all people, but I guess I should stop and be thankful for how far we've come. I also need to remember my gay brothers and sisters in Egypt! I hope they can stay strong.

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