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“Dubai convicts Little Red Riding Hood”


Human Rights Groups have expressed outrage at the 16-month prison sentence handed out to the popular fairy-tale heroine. Not content with imprisoning Norwegian rape victims, the Dubai courts have signaled their intent to come down hard on all female protagonists guilty of lewd behavior or in “possession of a vagina”.

English: Little Red Riding Hood, illustration ...

Clearly Little Red Riding Hood was asking to be eaten, wearing such provocative clothing. And is that alcohol I see in the basket? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Although it was “Little Red” who first reported the incident to the police, the authorities quickly confiscated her red cape, basket and passport. While the “Big Bad Wolf” has a history of sexual violence and freely admits to swallowing “Granny”, it is Little Red who has been found guilty of extramarital sex and drinking the “wine” she was meant to be bringing to Granny’s house.

Dubai’s cosmopolitan and tax-free image is often at odds with its deeply conservative laws. An appeal based on the mitigating circumstances, that Little Red was delivering food to her sickly grandmother, is unlikely to succeed given that earlier this year Sleeping Beauty was arrested for being kissed in public to cure narcolepsy. Human Rights Watch has also been critical of the “less than humane” treatment of the Seven Dwarves as poorly paid construction workers in this popular tourist destination.

Despite both the “Lumberjack” and Granny attesting to hearing the Wolf threaten to eat Little Red with his “big mouth”, under United Arab Emirate law rape convictions can only be secured with four witnesses to the crime. In fact, all of Granny’s testimony is null and void due to her being the owner of cervix. UAE scientists have already “proven” that legal evidence corrupts the closer its proximity to ovaries.

by @ Wrenfoe

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5 comments on ““Dubai convicts Little Red Riding Hood”

  1. Mike Lince
    July 26, 2013

    Imagine showing up in an Arab country with a vagina. It’s like she was asking for it!

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    • Wrenfoe
      July 26, 2013

      Soooo naive 🙂

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      • Roland
        July 26, 2013

        Naive, perhaps. What I thought the ‘update’ to the tale did was puncture the contradictions bewteen the image a country such as Dubai attempts to portray and the extreme social conservatism of its ruling elite. We could just call it no-holds-bar misogeny. Dubai may well sign up to various international obligations but then happily ignores the content and practice. They have been taught well. Countries such as Britain and the US have been making a historical career (and money) out of such behaviour for a long time.

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      • Wrenfoe
        July 26, 2013

        Very true

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