Thursday, November 01, 2007

Bedouin camp

Am I being overly sensitive in objecting to the ZITS cartoon published in the Jordan Times today where Um Zits describes his room as, "a Bedouin camp minus the camel"?

I have read that a sign of a society's maturity is the ability to laugh at itself, but I don't think this should be interpreted as accepting total insults. What if Um Zits had said his room was like a North American Indian's teepee, an Inuit igloo or a kibbutz? Can you imagine the outcry?
I think we should expect better from our English newspaper!


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