Be blurry, foul temptresses!

Damn those women and their evil, tantalizing ways!  Our only option is to block the image of their filthy boobs with blurry glasses.  No, really.

An ultra-Orthodox organization has developed a range of products to act as a first line of defense against the threat of seeing immodest women, Israeli media reported on Tuesday.

In a change of tactics from previous ultra-Orthodox strategies that in the past have targeted women as the culprits of lasciviousness, the Committee for Purity in the Camp offers a variety of gadgets to limit the field of view and so prevent men from exposure to over-exposed women. The devices have recently gone on sale in ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods of Jerusalem and elsewhere.

Two semi-transparent stickers applied to the lenses of the user’s spectacles blur vision of anything beyond the range of a few meters and so diffuse immodestly dressed women to a harmless blot.

Determined to provide a solution for everyone, the committee also offers non-prescription glasses at NIS 130 $32.50. Those who are blessed with good vision and don’t require corrective glasses can buy a pair and then apply the stickers to the lenses, reducing their vision to a safe blur.

The organization also offers head scarfs that extend over the eyes for added protection against concupiscence.

via The Times of Israel

But wait, why not take this to its logical conclusion and just wear a blindfold everywhere?  Grab a cane and tap your way through life without ever having to worry about seeing an uncovered leg, a boob, or a luscious pair of lips.  Or here’s a radical idea:  accept the fact that sexual thoughts are natural and biological, and not the product of an evil force (women) trying to tempt you into acts of pure evil.  They may not be directly blaming women with these glasses, but the idea is still there.

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  1. “They may not be directly blaming women with these glasses, but the idea is still there.”

    Ehhh… Agreeing with you that the whole self-blinding thing is more than a bit crazy, I can’t help thinking you’re being a bit unfair here. I don’t share the religious beliefs of these ultra-orthodox jews, but it seems to me that they’ve been raised to believe that these rules matter and, more importantly, they’re trying to find a way to follow them without bothering anybody else.

    If more religious people took the view that finding a way to follow their superstitions in the modern world is their own problem, rather than trying to make the world conform to their beliefs, I’m pretty sure the world would be a better place. Go ultra-orthodox jews!


    1. You’re probably right…it’s a lot less invasive than it could be. I just can’t identify with their mindset at all, so when I see something like this it seems extra crazy to me. 🙂 If Christians would just stick to going to church and maybe put on some blurry glasses of their own instead of being huge, hateful dicks about things, I could get behind that!


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