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9 hours ago, Gaius I. Caesar said:

Of course it does, difference between Lebanon and US is  Lebanese society wants to hide and shame mental illness like anorexia, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder as if it was a reflection of the entire family, in other words a shame society like Japan.  Whereas in the US, people want to profit from, sensationalize and/or dehumanize the mentally ill. Both sides of the same messed up coin, this is merely my observation though.

An article on anorexia in Lebanon: https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/anorexia-lebanon-582591

:salam:

I was more referring to immorality, pornography. 

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14 hours ago, Gaius I. Caesar said:

Of course it does, difference between Lebanon and US is  Lebanese society wants to hide and shame mental illness like anorexia, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder as if it was a reflection of the entire family, in other words a shame society like Japan.  Whereas in the US, people want to profit from, sensationalize and/or dehumanize the mentally ill. Both sides of the same messed up coin, this is merely my observation though.

An article on anorexia in Lebanon: https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/anorexia-lebanon-582591

 

14 hours ago, Gaius I. Caesar said:

Of course it does, difference between Lebanon and US is  Lebanese society wants to hide and shame mental illness like anorexia, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder as if it was a reflection of the entire family, in other words a shame society like Japan.  Whereas in the US, people want to profit from, sensationalize and/or dehumanize the mentally ill. Both sides of the same messed up coin, this is merely my observation though.

An article on anorexia in Lebanon: https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/anorexia-lebanon-582591

If a person has mental disorder u bet u have to check out that persons entire family-not shaming them but to know the history. I know a woman who married a man whose father had a bipolar maniac disorder and guess what her husband had it too without either of them knowing. And guess what all 5 of her children from him inherited as well. She is now divorced and her children driving her up to the wall- every single day they get in trouble. Lebanon has all the right to investigate the mentalities of an entire family if a person has a disorder.

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18 hours ago, realizm said:

:salam:

Does this not exist in the part of the world you live in ?

Bismehe Ta3ala,

Assalam Alikum dear brother.

I appreciate your sincerity and respectful behavior.  God bless you.   I live in the Dahiya area, Alhamd'Allah since the first of Muharram until the end of Safar there are majalis for Imam Hussain every single day.  We hear the adthan for every prayer, Alhamd'Allah and the duas of the week are recited in every masjid.

As for your question brother, of course if people have internet access and they want to watch at a personal level, they can't be stopped unless there is parental control.  Magazines are not sold in supermarkets or stores only in Adult shops, these don't exist in Dahiya but outside of the vicinity.  Porn videos are forbidden to be sold.  My husband is subscribed to a cable box and all the channels Alhamd'Allah are family approved.  Any scenes that involve sexual activity is edited out.

However there is a high rate of sextortion cases almost in a daily occurrence.  In downtown Beirut there are "super nightclubs" but none in the Dahiya.  

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Jad owns a "super nightclub," one of approximately 130 in Lebanon, most of which are located in the town of Maameltein — just 20 minutes away from the glitzy clubs and high-end boutiques of Beirut. Not quite strip clubs, not quite brothels, super nightclubs represent the seedy underside of Lebanon’s famous night life. Owners import women, usually from Eastern Europe or Morocco, to work in their clubs under an "artist" visa. It’s understood, however, that "artist" is really just a euphemism for "prostitute."

Lebanese law stipulates that these women can enter the country only after signing an employment contract, which has to be approved by the Directorate of General Security. Although the women come voluntarily, it’s not clear how many of them understand what their job will actually entail. According to Jad, most know what they’re getting into. Once in Lebanon, however, the women’s passports are usually confiscated until their contract is over.

 

https://foreignpolicy.com/2012/02/09/sex-for-sale-in-beirut/

 

Zeinab Makki| 
Sep. 11, 2018 | 12:04 AM

‘Daily complaints’: ISF fielding reports of sextortion from across the country

BEIRUT: Lebanese authorities arrested a man Sunday for allegedly blackmailing a woman with private photos in exchange for $14,000 in Beirut’s Furn al-Shubbak. But the case is only the latest in a string of incidents of sextortion reported to the Internal Security Forces this year. “We receive such complaints on a daily basis,” an ISF source told the Daily Star. “Either the victim directly calls or we receive complaints via our website and social media platforms.”

Despite previously warning citizens against sending “inappropriate” pictures to avoid exploitation, the cases are still adding up.

The ISF has only in recent years deemed sextortion in Lebanon a “growing concern.”

In late August, authorities arrested a man in Beirut’s Hamra neighborhood for allegedly blackmailing a former partner with nude photos unless she paid him $20,000.

He reportedly received the photos via online messaging applications and Facebook.

Only two weeks prior, the ISF arrested a repeat offender in Tripoli.

For his second offense, the man had allegedly first coerced his victim into sending nude photographs by threatening to publish “private” conversations they had held on Instagram if she refused.

After she complied, he threatened to publish the photos unless she paid him $500, a demand that she rejected. He told her to meet him at 8 p.m. near a park to have sex – or else he would publish the photos.

But the woman showed up to the rendezvous with the police, who arrested him.

The suspect allegedly admitted to having contacted multiple women on Instagram with the intention of blackmailing them for money and sexual encounters.

Police said that they found photos of over 30 women aged 14 to 24 on his phone.

Similarly, the ISF announced in February the arrest of a man and woman accused of cooperating to blackmail a woman with nude photos and sexual videos in Zahle.

The man was involved in defaming the woman with whom he had previously been in a two-week relationship, in addition to impersonating her online and threatening to kidnap her son and kill her.

Sextortion cases have also been reported in other areas of Lebanon, including Chouf and Nabatieh.

The incidents “develop every year” according to the ISF source.

The blackmailers come in many forms. Sometimes victims are blackmailed by previous partners, while in other instances perpetrators are strangers who film the victims without their knowledge or consent.

“If a victim is in a circumstance where they are being abused and blackmailed with such photos and videos, we advise them to call the Anti-Cybercrimes Bureau or to directly contact the agency,” the source said.

Echoing previous ISF warnings, the source added: “We advise citizens to avoid taking inappropriate photos and videos of themselves to be sent out to anybody in order to avoid such incidents.”

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2018/Sep-11/463064-daily-complaints-isf-fielding-reports-of-sextortion-from-across-the-country.ashx

 

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3 hours ago, Miss Wonderful said:

 

If a person has mental disorder u bet u have to check out that persons entire family-not shaming them but to know the history. I know a woman who married a man whose father had a bipolar maniac disorder and guess what her husband had it too without either of them knowing. And guess what all 5 of her children from him inherited as well. She is now divorced and her children driving her up to the wall- every single day they get in trouble. Lebanon has all the right to investigate the mentalities of an entire family if a person has a disorder.

I have bipolar disorder and I was always a very calm, polite kid. Never got into trouble and never did the wrong thing. This family sounds like it’s parental issue in terms of how they raised their children that causes these behavioral issues and not bipolar disorder. 

Bipolar people are not angrier, ruder, or prone to trouble than anyone else. Please don’t lump people with bipolar disorder as unstable. This causes great misconception about what the disorder actually is. 

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9 hours ago, Miss Wonderful said:

If a person has mental disorder u bet u have to check out that persons entire family-not shaming them but to know the history. I know a woman who married a man whose father had a bipolar maniac disorder and guess what her husband had it too without either of them knowing. And guess what all 5 of her children from him inherited as well. She is now divorced and her children driving her up to the wall- every single day they get in trouble. Lebanon has all the right to investigate the mentalities of an entire family if a person has a disorder.

Fair point but it is not true for all cases, look at @Islandsandmirrors, she is  a good, law-abiding citizen and devoted wife. She just said that she never did get into trouble as a child and you shouldn't assume all bipolar people are unstable.  The reason why those children are making this woman's life a living hell is a lack of attention for medicating bipolar disorders in this situation

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6 hours ago, Laayla said:

Bismehe Ta3ala,

Assalam Alikum dear brother.

I appreciate your sincerity and respectful behavior.  God bless you.   I live in the Dahiya area, Alhamd'Allah since the first of Muharram until the end of Safar there are majalis for Imam Hussain every single day.  We hear the adthan for every prayer, Alhamd'Allah and the duas of the week are recited in every masjid.

As for your question brother, of course if people have internet access and they want to watch at a personal level, they can't be stopped unless there is parental control.  Magazines are not sold in supermarkets or stores only in Adult shops, these don't exist in Dahiya but outside of the vicinity.  Porn videos are forbidden to be sold.  My husband is subscribed to a cable box and all the channels Alhamd'Allah are family approved.  Any scenes that involve sexual activity is edited out.

However there is a high rate of sextortion cases almost in a daily occurrence.  In downtown Beirut there are "super nightclubs" but none in the Dahiya.  

https://foreignpolicy.com/2012/02/09/sex-for-sale-in-beirut/

 

Zeinab Makki| 
Sep. 11, 2018 | 12:04 AM

‘Daily complaints’: ISF fielding reports of sextortion from across the country

BEIRUT: Lebanese authorities arrested a man Sunday for allegedly blackmailing a woman with private photos in exchange for $14,000 in Beirut’s Furn al-Shubbak. But the case is only the latest in a string of incidents of sextortion reported to the Internal Security Forces this year. “We receive such complaints on a daily basis,” an ISF source told the Daily Star. “Either the victim directly calls or we receive complaints via our website and social media platforms.”

Despite previously warning citizens against sending “inappropriate” pictures to avoid exploitation, the cases are still adding up.

The ISF has only in recent years deemed sextortion in Lebanon a “growing concern.”

In late August, authorities arrested a man in Beirut’s Hamra neighborhood for allegedly blackmailing a former partner with nude photos unless she paid him $20,000.

He reportedly received the photos via online messaging applications and Facebook.

Only two weeks prior, the ISF arrested a repeat offender in Tripoli.

For his second offense, the man had allegedly first coerced his victim into sending nude photographs by threatening to publish “private” conversations they had held on Instagram if she refused.

After she complied, he threatened to publish the photos unless she paid him $500, a demand that she rejected. He told her to meet him at 8 p.m. near a park to have sex – or else he would publish the photos.

But the woman showed up to the rendezvous with the police, who arrested him.

The suspect allegedly admitted to having contacted multiple women on Instagram with the intention of blackmailing them for money and sexual encounters.

Police said that they found photos of over 30 women aged 14 to 24 on his phone.

Similarly, the ISF announced in February the arrest of a man and woman accused of cooperating to blackmail a woman with nude photos and sexual videos in Zahle.

The man was involved in defaming the woman with whom he had previously been in a two-week relationship, in addition to impersonating her online and threatening to kidnap her son and kill her.

Sextortion cases have also been reported in other areas of Lebanon, including Chouf and Nabatieh.

The incidents “develop every year” according to the ISF source.

The blackmailers come in many forms. Sometimes victims are blackmailed by previous partners, while in other instances perpetrators are strangers who film the victims without their knowledge or consent.

“If a victim is in a circumstance where they are being abused and blackmailed with such photos and videos, we advise them to call the Anti-Cybercrimes Bureau or to directly contact the agency,” the source said.

Echoing previous ISF warnings, the source added: “We advise citizens to avoid taking inappropriate photos and videos of themselves to be sent out to anybody in order to avoid such incidents.”

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2018/Sep-11/463064-daily-complaints-isf-fielding-reports-of-sextortion-from-across-the-country.ashx

 

:salam:

Dear sister I remember reading you lived in Da7ieh, a place I know quite well -even though I do not reside there - hence my question, a rethoric one. You are not isolated from the rest of the country and throughout education courses, leisure trips, kids are bound to come into contact with the fasad we despise. Best thing IMO is to anticipate what to do when that happens because it will probably happen. B3id as shar.

What you did by «locking» channels and the Internet is by far the best thing parents can do to minimize risks though, I pray that your family stays away from all of this.

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@realizm brother, Wa Alikum Assalam Wa Rahamah.

It's true what you say, Allah khayr al hafidtheen.

My sincere du32 for my children is to keep wlad al haram away from them just like the sky is separated from the ground.

Thank you brother.

Allhoma yakshif hadi al ghuma 3n haday al ummah

M3 Salamah, FE AMIN Allah

 

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l remember Twiggy back in the 60s. She shot to fame at age 15, not because of her natural very thin build, but because of her haircut and her heavily made up eyes. Nevertheless, she was accused of being  a bad influence on teenage girls because she is so thin These accusations continued even though she also had her own clothing line.  See Wikipedia.

The boyish haircut was part of an androgynous movement of the 60s -before the unisex movement of the 1970s got started. This is why it she was promoted.

l remember the high schools at the time asking, "Who wants to look like an elementary girl?" They were referring to what is called Junior High now.

But, this 'negative influence' rhetoric has become a continuous Urban Legend.

Last year, DeutscheWelle broadcasted a program on anorexia. Interviewed was a woman who ran a home for anorexic girls. During the time France was debating a ban on super-thin models a program on this debate appeared in Germany. Sure enough, journalists and the media were calling this home asking for the home's residents reaction about modeling influences on their condition. As the headmistress said, "This is not what it's (anorexia) is all about."

l'II see if l can find a link to the program.

Added: Not the link l am Iooking for and have not previewed (doesn't play on my system) 4 minutes: https://www.dw.com/en/anorexia-dieting-ro-death/av-19157519  or  8minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv6rBDiF_q4

Can't find that program. There are several other options.

There is an article about E. Cooney at www.good.is

 

 

Edited by hasanhh

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On 10/24/2018 at 12:44 AM, hasanhh said:

There is an article about E. Cooney at www.good.is

Quote from the article:

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Eugenia Cooney is seriously underweight. Although she denies having an eating disorder, there’s no denying she needs help.

Cooney has a popular YouTube channel where she discusses fashion and beauty tips with over 1 million followers. Her audience is divided between people who want her to get help and those who idolize her.

In 2016, Lynn Cloud created a Change.org petition to have her banned from YouTube for being an unhealthy influence on young girls. Over 20,000 people signed the petition.

“She knows that she’s influencing young teenage girls into thinking being 60 lbs. is normal. It’s most definitely not,” she told Attn:. “Ever since she has moved out of her mother’s house recently, she has been getting skinnier and skinnier. This clearly isn’t a ‘high metabolism’ or any other type of losing body weight uncontrollably condition.”

Cooney addressed the controversy in a video. “Some people are saying I’m like a bad influence on girls. I just want you guys to know like I have seriously never have tried to be a bad influence on YouTube or to influence anyone badly. I would never want to do that. I have never told anyone to try to like lose weight or to try to like change the way they look or to look like me.”

The petition was later taken down by Change.org and Cooney has continued to do her show. But that hasn’t stopped the petitions. Currently, there are three on Change.org, although none of them have attracted as much attention as the one from 2016.

 

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On 10/22/2018 at 7:23 PM, Carlzone said:

She needs to be taken into hospital by force. Where are her parents and loved ones??? What are they waiting for? 

I know girls who were taken in by force for their own good. It has to be done.

Wow! Sister, you just became a patriarchal misogynist lady-mansplainer *wink*!!

You're being such a regressive, patriarchal woman, XD!!! Such a complicit enabler in snatching awaz the bodily autonomy of liberated women!!!

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