“Firstly, male porn stars are paid on a guaranteed system, which is paid in cash each day. For a beginner in the industry this amount can be as low as ￥1000 ($10), but quickly builds up to ￥10,000 ($100).”—tokyodesu
“See, if the hijab worked, I would be one of the first adopters. If all it took to make people listen to the words I say instead of stare at the person saying them was a piece of cloth, I would be all over that shit. Sign me the fuck up! It would actually become a selling point for Islam in my book. That’s the whole reason I love reddit: people evaluate my comments based on their own merit, instead of whether I’m wearing makeup.
But from what I’ve seen, veiling doesn’t snap shallow people out of that aesthetic judgement and remind them that all humans are equals. In Muslim countries, it dehumanizes women. It tells men they are not expected to control themselves, and tells women that they must fear male attention. It turns each gender into the other. In the West, it becomes a shallow show of faith, much like how Christian girls where I grew up all wear cross necklaces. It is an effortless and often vain display of superior piety, adopted far more commonly by hypocrites than by true believers. It dilutes the power of the symbol, and makes the religion bitter in the mouths of outsiders.
I’m afraid I have to pass.”—Lazy_Scheherazade