Thursday, September 19, 2013

Baffled

This article is amongst the top articles on the Telegraph website:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/10318018/Burkas-cast-a-veil-over-us-all-so-ban-them.html

Burkas and face veils must be banned because they're offensive. Um, what? How?!

And then there's this one:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/10302408/The-ugly-unfair-truth-about-looking-beautiful.html

"Why, after decades of feminism, do we seem to demand that women in the public eye be extraordinarily beautiful but their male counterparts can get away with being ordinary?"
..."The message, to me as a man, is: it's what you do that's important, not how you look. But how do women feel? I can only imagine."


So shouldnt a woman's attire that covers her beauty, one that she herself has chosen to wear, be respected, because she refuses to conform to a society that treats women as eye candy?

I am in no way saying that women who don't cover themselves up should not be respected. I'm saying that a woman who wears hijab by choice should not be considered oppressed, but rather she should be considered liberated from the demands of an anti-feminist society that puts so much value on superficial beauty.  Read the article, it's an eye-opener.

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