Thursday, October 7, 2010

Which cultures oppress women?

An ideological support of the current (endless) "war on terror" is the image of Islam as inherently oppressive to women. Never mind that orthodox sects of Christianity and Judaism also prescribe excessively modest clothing, covering the hair with kerchiefs or wigs, and/or subjecting adult women to the authority of their husbands or fathers. Or that Islamic cultures have produced some of the best educated groups of women in human history.

Two French women created this amusing protest of France's new law banning face covering, which they consider unconstitutional. Cops there will soon be required to fine those who violate the law -- unless the law is overturned in court.

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