Is This Islam-Themed Porn Movie Pure Hotness, or a “Fetishistic Fantasy Rooted in a White Savior Complex”?

If you like porn and you have a burning desire to get edumacated on the different types of Islamic women’s garments, I guess you could turn to the upcoming porn feature Women of the Middle East for, um, enlightenment. It features four scenes that each show

… a different type of veil — hijab, niqab, khimar, and burqa. [E]ach scene is meant to highlight or provide social commentary on a different aspect of women’s status in the Islamic world.

I don’t envy Vice author Mark Hay, who finds himself selling a bit of titillation in his article about the super-smutty film, while at the same time touting his culturally sensitive bona fides. Vice‘s headline reads “Shockingly, a Porno Featuring Hijabis and Niqabis Is Not Very Sensitive Toward Islam,” and Hay adds that

While the script tries to mix up the status quo of white male domination of brown women with a scene featuring a dominant veiled woman, and attempts to portray the lesser-seen world of conservative Muslim prostitution, it does so very ham-fistedly. What pops out may not be a demur [sic] hijabi getting gangbanged by aggressive Americans, but it’s still a fetishistic fantasy rooted in a white savior complex with a heavy garnish of Arabo-Muslim stereotypes.



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Christians Explain the Dangers of Masturbation

Leave it to Christians to make a conversation about masturbation even more awkward



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Christian Pastor Compares Sex Education to Letting Kids Play with Rattlesnakes

Pastor Danny Banks, a pastor at Myrtle Beach Christian Church in South Carolina, explained in a sermon over the weekend how comprehensive sex education was like letting your kids play with rattlesnakes:



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Contradicting His Colleague, Muslim Theologian Says Blowjobs Are Not Forbidden in the Faith

Remember when Muslim theologian Ali Riza Demircan told a talk show host which kinds of sex acts were forbidden (“haram”) in the faith? There was anal sex and sodomy… and “oral sex in advanced dimensions,” whatever that meant.



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Indian Lovers Attempt Suicide at Taj Mahal After Their Families’ Religious Differences Kept Them Apart

It’s a tragic love story that echoes Romeo & Juliet, but instead of warring families, the couple had to overcome the obstacle of faith.

Rajveer Singh (a 25-year-old Hindu) and Shabnam Ali (an 18-year-old Muslim) decided that if her family wouldn’t let her be with him, they’d rather end their lives than move forward without each other. On Wednesday, they put their plan into action at the Taj Mahal, a monument that the creator built out of love for his deceased wife:



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