Female Belly Buttons

Mar 25th, 2006, in News, by

The President doesn't want to see girls' belly buttons on display.

In discussing the proposed law against indecency, a law which, unrevised, would see the display of bare navels, thighs, and shoulders become illegal, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) confessed that he had once detik sent home a singer at the presidential palace because her belly button was visible.

Maybe I'm old fashioned but I don't like to see belly buttons, it bothers me. There was once a singer whose belly button was visible, she was going to perform at the palace, but I sent her home and she didn't have the chance to sing.

Man for all seasons Yudhoyono then went on to say that there wasn't any cause for debate regarding the proposed legislation.

There are those who say that this is a right, a freedom, that it is appropriate, why should it be restricted? While on the other side there are those who say that one should be fully clothed. Yeah we have to find the logical and proper way.

He made no real mention of what this logical and proper way might be, however, but kept waffling cheerfully.

This is our nation, our country, our society, formulate things in the right way, there's no need to go to war over differing interpretations. We all know what is pornographic and what is not.


16 Comments on “Female Belly Buttons”

  1. avatar R. Patterson says:

    Well some males can look at a belly button with no problems at all – as they also have one. I would defy any man viewing only the b/button to tell if it was male or female. If a male b/button caused problems then I feel for that male. Please do not judge others that is the work of God. R. Patterson

  2. avatar Jakartass says:

    Actually I can tell the difference between male and female belly buttons but as I don’t find either erotic, I won’t bother explaining the differences.

  3. avatar Fanglong says:

    Around the navel, the hips. Lovely. Stupid & lovely. So important for girlies to show they’re beautiful. Wanna be appreciated and loved. If anyone wants to know about “porno”, they should go & see real hard things, then they’ll all fall in love with lovely innocent navels…

  4. avatar inge says:

    What a hypocrite! I am sure most people who are properly educated will see this law and laugh out loud. What’s wrong with the belly button. If a man has a problem looking at someone’s belly button then I guess he is the one who’s got a problem up there! Everything come down with how you perceived things. Do you perceive it in a negative or positive ways? Beauty is art, it is in the eye of the beholder! Surely, I agree that decent Indonesian women should know when and where to wear such outfits showing their belly buttons, however to say STOP to all occasion is really redicules… OMG, I cant believe in this century, people actually think like that, especially people who have high power to govern Indonesia. What a shame!

  5. avatar Parvita says:

    SBY didn’t say that he will pass the law. Read carefully what Patung posted:

    President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) confessed that he had once sent home a singer at the presidential palace because her belly button was visible.

    C’mon, use common sense. Will you show your belly button when you are invited for the first time to meet your boyfriend’s parents? Will you wear off shoulder blouse when you have meeting with the government officers?

    The singer, and her promoter, were ignorant. SBY has the right for being uncomfortable and it was his party (or whatever), he can send anybody that makes him feel uncomfortable to go home. If he was attending somebody elses occation and saw belly buttons all over the place, I’m sure he will leave. And I’m sure he doesn’t feel uncomfortable watching Papuans dance with their kotekas only. Get real!

  6. avatar 1ndra says:

    Yes, Parvita, good opinion.

  7. avatar Ika says:

    Oh M G,..

    Everything about this opinion always reffering to women???? Women’s belly, women shoulder, what if even forehead can turn you on?
    Oh how precious women is…..

  8. avatar seth finley from sfx says:

    It isn’t fair. Women should have all rights & feel free to show their belly buttons whenever they feel like so. Whenever i swim, I know I am showing my navel off, & I sometimes have thought: “I feel great.” So basically, I say “thank the lord in heaven we all have belly buttons.”

  9. avatar seth finley from sfx says:

    & by the way, i have a goal to be in a navel ranking, where a bunch of women rate my belly button.

  10. avatar seth finley from sfx says:

    you all “don’t have a cow”.

  11. avatar Astrajingga says:

    So basically, I say “thank the lord in heaven we all have belly buttons.”

    Please do not judge others that is the work of God.

    IMHO, belly button is the work of the doctor or midwife. They’re responsible for the shape of your belly button, innies, or outties, but you can also have a plastic surgery to reshape your bell button like Cher.

    I’ve been told that Adam and Eve did not have belly button. Poor them. They don’t have a mother, no wonder they were expelled from heaven by God. No one guided and taught them carefully and patiently. No one give them a second chance. Mmmm I think no one give them weekend candies, chocolates, and ice cream too.

    Everytime I see my belly button I remember my mother who has given me the nutrition I needed for 9 months through what is now a belly button. A remnant of direct connection; me and my mother.

    My uncle (Uwak) has no belly button, once he showed me his belly. He told me that he wasn’t born by my grandmother, but was found in a stone; a falling stone from the sky, after my grandfather did meditation (bertapa) in a cave for months, asking God for a child.

    Years later I found that he ‘lost’ his navel due to the war, he was a young soldier around ’45-’48 and got blasted by a Dutch mortar shell.

    Anyway, it’s SBY’s right not to like to see singer’s belly button. But for me, belly button is a thing that reminds me about my mother. It’s a disconnected valve that once connect every mammals to their mother. Everytime I see someone on their belly buttons, I saw their mothers.

  12. avatar seth finley from sfx says:

    i didn’t do anything wrong, astrajingga.

  13. avatar Odinius says:

    Sometimes I think there needs to be an international naked day, where all clothes are prohibited, so everyone can stop being so damned uptight about the natural human body.

  14. avatar Astrajingga says:

    i didn’t do anything wrong, astrajingga.

    You don’t have belly buttons?

  15. avatar ET says:

    Astrajingga said

    Anyway, it’s SBY’s right not to like to see singer’s belly button. But for me, belly button is a thing that reminds me about my mother. It’s a disconnected valve that once connect every mammals to their mother. Everytime I see someone on their belly buttons, I saw their mothers.

    For SBY and similar prudes who are offended by the sight of a female belly button (or any other button-shaped object) there’s always plastic surgery as a variant of FGM.

    Navel

  16. avatar howard says:

    I like looking at womens navels, its a hobby. I get lots of glances from girls because my navels an outie.

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