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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.