Op Ed: Paternalism, Not Protection: A Feminist Reassessment of the Burqa and Niqab | The Feminist Wire

It is a one-sided concession to a rape culture that tells women to avoid streets at night and dress in a way that is not “asking for it” — without telling men to stop attacking women. The burqa and niqab, in a roundabout way, sexualize the female form as blatantly as a naked body supposedly does. By covering absolutely everything, a woman accepts her body as a wild, roaming sexual beast that needs to be neutered and wrapped up in case of attack.

via Op Ed: Paternalism, Not Protection: A Feminist Reassessment of the Burqa and Niqab | The Feminist Wire.

 

3 comments

  1. Really I agree, but this does not need to be wrapped up into the category of feminism to make sense. This is an issue of human rights. I think identifying it as a feminist cause can alienate it.

    1. Why worry about alienating the subject. Ignorance looks at the label instead of the content. We are not window shoppers, and we do not worry about window shoppers. Their minds are scattered.

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