Straw veil call sparks Muslim fury

From CNN today. The one side says that: “One has to consider the wisdom behind the veil for women. The wisdom behind the veil is for the protection of the woman. It is not oppressive, rather, it is empowering. In a world rampant with sexuality and nakedness, it is refreshing to see a veiled woman with a strong statement about her body: judge her by the contents of her mind, not her body. It is also sign of obedience to the Almighty Allah.”

The other side says that: “I am personally offended to see any woman covered up in the 21st century. I often see them wearing the full burka in Harrow, yet they are always accompanied by men in baseball caps, jeans and trainers. As with a lot of faiths there are always double standards between the sexes.”

Personally, I am sided with the second guy. I am cool for women to wear it if they want to and if it doesn’t interfere with their jobs or activities, but on the other side I think that the veil is something that women were originally imposed to wear rather than something they would agree to by themselves. After hundrends of years I guess it’s now something that they see as “normal”. I just can’t visualize myself ever wearing it, for any reason. If a man wants to judge me for my body, then so be it, he is the one who I would consider an animal, eventually it will be his loss and not mine. Besides, I am ugly enough that he will be probably judging me “for my mind” anyway. Women in some Islamic countries do not have the same freedoms as men do and this is something that I really dislike about their culture.

In other news, life goes on, I am getting this new PMP for a review.

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