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07 September, 2006

The disadvantages of a vagina

Here's another little shove for authorities to drag this place out of the stone age and start giving vaginoid homo sapiens the same rights and privileges afforded to the penoid variety:

"The reporter told the court she had gone to the police station to bail out a friend. The officer told her that only a man can bail her out and asked the policewomen to detain her friend."

While we're at it, let's add equal sponsorship rights to the sexual equality shopping list. It's about time affluent vaginoids could sponsor husbands and children to the same degree that penoids can.



Blogger SIN said...

This reminds of the time I was involved in a car accident with some blokes on the way to a wedding. As the dispute couldn't be solved at the site, we were all hauled to Muraggabat Police Stn where the cops blatantly refused to speak with me, and asked for a father or brother to speak for me.
As dad was outta town and i don't have a brother, my side of the story was not heard and only the other MALE driver was allowed to present his side. And the end result: He was duly awarded the green slip while i ws threatened to be fined in court if i pursued this case any further.
Welcome to the UAE.

07 September, 2006 10:58  
Blogger Shaper85 said...

You're right SIN: typical UAE.

The authorities have way too much power and not enough oversight or even accountability for their often tyrannical actions. The police, of all authorities, should be approachable by the public without fear. The thing is, there are no standards in place for acceptable behaviour or practice, unlike what you would find in a civilized country.
Being in Australia for 2 months now, I would feel completely secure approaching a police officer because they are kind, courteous and always willing to listen, contrary to the cavemen in the UAE police who I find vulgar, crude and lazy.

07 September, 2006 13:19  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



07 September, 2006 14:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There a difference here between a "police officer" and "policewomen", as described in that terribly written report? Other than lazy journalism and gender sterotyping, that is ...

07 September, 2006 14:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Advantages of having a vagina in the SandLands

* Get to skip most ques
* Cars stop to let you cross the road

That’s all I could come up with :/

07 September, 2006 17:57  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sin, what I have seen here is that the police mostly take the side of women. Are you really sure it was not your fault? Dubai police have the best officers in the whole of middle east. I really can't digest this part, "cops blatantly refused to speak with me, and asked for a father or brother to speak for me." You caused the accident & for the report they wanted to talk with your brother or father? !!

Shaper, have you ever dealt with a policeman in UAE? Can you please support your statement with an example that indeed "UAE police who I find vulgar, crude and lazy."

08 September, 2006 02:01  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Dubai police have the best officers in the whole of middle east". So rest of the ME is worse than Dubai?As a local you may even feel they are the best in the whole world.But the question remains, that who is paying the price?

I was living in dubai for 7 long years, before escaping to North America.Let's say I had the pleasure of meeting the Dubai's finnest.

08 September, 2006 04:04  
Blogger Shaper85 said...


Ok, I was born and raised in the UAE and there have been times where I have had to deal with the police as well as observe the experiences of others.

When I was younger, I was slapped by a local because we had the same ringtone on our mobiles and he apparently wanted to be unique (mind you, this was when you couldn't customize ringtones) and I thought it kinda stupid that he wanted me to change my ringtone so he and his older brother started slapping me around. So I called the police and they arrived and realised that these guys were "connected" and so they just stood around talking to each other, not willing to investigate, and pretty much telling me to go home in the crudest, more uncaring way. That was one experience.

A friend of mine was in jail and whenever I would visit him, I felt like I was being treated like a criminal - the way the guards bark at you for "Bataka", how they take their own sweet time getting paperwork done and not even caring about you boiling in the hot sun.

That is another experience. The police in Dubai probably won't change because they are uneducated cavemen. They might be the best police in the Middle East but that isn't saying much. Its like comparing two piles of shit; at the end of the day, they're both shit.

08 September, 2006 06:33  
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08 September, 2006 07:53  
Blogger marwan said...

For DG, who seems unwilling to believe Dubai police are less than saints, I'll add to shaper above: I was picked by Dubai police at 2AM, while walking with my friend. No reason, put in the squad car and everything. And since no one spoke English, good luck getting that one sorted.

08 September, 2006 07:54  
Blogger moryarti said...

All my experiences with Dubai Police (traffic) has been OK so far.. don't know about the other guys/departments...

As for woman, i think they do getaway with things here that they wouldn't anywhere else. And this is what i was told by many expat lady friends i know

08 September, 2006 09:11  
Blogger Tim Newman said...

Dubai police have the best officers in the whole of middle east.

This is a bit like saying Russia has the least corrupt police in the former USSR.

08 September, 2006 13:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wierd how some ppl hate the place that where they come from... and their childs will come out...

08 September, 2006 13:42  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Comparing dubai police to other forces within the country, as well as regionally, they do come out better. But then you're talking about the neanderthals of saudi arabia, with their xenophobia, aggression and extreme rudeness, followed closely by the kuwaitis and qataris. Within the uae, sharjah is probably the rudest to experience, followed by abu dhabi and the smaller emirates.

What causes most of the problems is insufficient proficiency in spoken english (or unwillingness?). This is something that needs remedying since most of the dubai populace communicates using english.
Additionally, another factor is the quality of police personnel hired. Increasingly, non-UAE arabs are being employed, and they are often the worst in their behaviour with people, particularly with non-arabs. Dubai police is a force that at least strives to better itself. Let's hope they change their behaviour as well.

08 September, 2006 17:56  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is that about Sharjah police being bad ??? thanks but I would rahter be in a mess in Sharjah with the police than in Dubai - and I am a woman and yes you do get treated differently you get followed and harassed by every perv !!!

10 September, 2006 05:19  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally Etisalad did nomething right, even if for a few hours... They blocked part of for a while

10 September, 2006 07:44  
Blogger Nesa Simon David said...

someone said "welcome to uae"... well it's more accurate to say "welcome to the islamic world"

look up "cairo declaration of human rights" in wikipedia.. sad.

11 September, 2006 11:41  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my experience with Dubai police is great. They always help and kind.

As for females, they always get away with their mistakes. They are treated better than men. It isnt really as sin have said.

12 September, 2006 19:04  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must add that I have had good experiences with the Dubai Police as well. Trust me, in the US, police are trigger-happy arrogant pricks who treat everyone like criminals. The Dubai Police might not be the brighest blokes around (what police are?) but at least they (mostly) treat people with dignity.

13 September, 2006 10:28  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arf, you can spot the locals a mile off! police here are absolutely useless, biased, racist (though I admit quite pleasant to your face)idiots who are less talented than the guys providing security at ikea. The way they "police"traffic is a joke and the country should be ashamed. the UAE wants to be recognized as a developed country, it is far from that at present with it's neolithic attitude to telecommunications, licencing laws, traffic, human rights etc. it wants to be a player in the tourism industry, but rising prices, lack of choice, personal freedom, crap infrestructure, will soon put paid to that.Other Emirates, plus Oman, Quatar etc are looking like far more attractive destinations, plus they actually seem to like foreigners! I've been here seven years and have enjoyed it greatly, but it's now becoming a chore living here rather than a pleasure, and a lot of others are feeling the same way. Yes, we can leave if we don't like it as some of our local friends so eloquently put it, but fuck me, if we all do that the UAE will revert to what it was , i.e not much (without outside assistance)

15 September, 2006 02:50  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh yes, by the way, we are all here for the money, no tax etc, and yes by that i mean ALL expats (those who say different are lying)
the quality of life here is good, but the craic is nothing compared to the real world

15 September, 2006 03:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got involved in an accident this morning as the taxi infront of me decided to stop in the middle of the road just after doing a U-turn to pick up a passenger.

So I called the police to get a police report and the first thing they said was that it would take a long time to get a police car to me, so instead I should go to the police station. My instincts told me that this wasn't a good idea, as this was the scene of the accident, as I could imagine the confusion later on.

So I called the police again and insisted on having a police patrol car come here and complete the report.

So they arrived 5 minutes later (!) and tried to get both of us to admin to being at fault. Neither of us admitted fault so in the end they just decided that I was to blame for the accident. When they asked me to sign a piece of paper that was all in arabic I asked them to explain to me what it was. This is when the cop that spoke no english got pissed off and started going off on one in Arabic. So I asked him what his name was in Latin alphabet and he went mental. Stupid bastard start shouting in Arabic but I kept telling him politely I don't speak Arabic.

In the end I said I would complain and they just continued to verbally shout at me in Arabic until driving off.

That's the Dubai police for you.

01 October, 2007 19:07  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dubai police, amongst the worst ive come across....

As a girl, if you need the services of Dubai police, do not give them your mobile number, as my GF did after her car was broken into. The CSI rather then look into the crime spent the next 2 months calling her asking for a date. Rediculous.

If you have had a drink and get assulted, do not call the police, they will just test you and arrest you.

If they were any good, do you think a person aday would die on the streight sheikh zayed road.

Want a decent copper? Go to the UK!

12 February, 2008 11:57  

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