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    Muslim Head-Coverings

    Do you find the muslim tradition of head-covering (and in extreme cases, full veiling of the body -- ie. the "burka") to be offensive to women? Do you think it's a symbol of opression or of religious expression?

    Personally, I love the hijab -- if it is worn BY CHOICE. In the current environment of too much makeup and belly shirts on 12 year olds, there's something to be said for needing to look at a woman's FACE, not her hair or bellybutton. I find the idea that we need to do our hair and makeup perfectly, taking hours on our clothes and showcasing our naughty bits to the world to get ahead more affronting to feminism than the idea that a woman shouldn't show her cleavage, hair, legs or neck to anyone who wants a peek ^_^; If she believes in the muslim ideals of femenine modesty, good for her.

    I AM however, extremely annoyed when parents or governments impose religious choices on their children or people reguardless of their individual beliefs or desires. The hijab should be a choice: not a law (or a household rule)

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    Re: Muslim Head-Coverings

    i'm not offended by the burka at all, however...

    i don't really see a positive veiw of it, since the Muslim culture (at least how it's portraited in the States and my own personal interpretation), it seems to degreat(spelling?) women. sure, it's nice for women to cover themselves by choice... however, it is used to show a woman's subserviance to her husband, and any other male in her area. it seems to me that the burka is disigned to make women feel lower, not necessarily more humble. if it was about humility, then wouldn't men wear the same thing? it is just not the case...

    i just take it with a grain of salt with a religion that allows multiple wives and promises 72 virgins in the afterlife.

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    Re: Muslim Head-Coverings

    The problems surrounding it are exactly that Tsurara. Whether people are being forced to wear the garments or whether it's their own choice.

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    Re: Muslim Head-Coverings

    I don't find it offensive because I am not forced to wear it. I personally HATE it in general. Muslim belief or not, it's wrong to cover a woman's body if she dosen't want it covered. If she wants to go out and look like a hoe, let her. She has the liberty to do so. But forcing that ona woman is wrong. Since I dont wear it, I am not offended

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    Re: Muslim Head-Coverings

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsurara View Post
    I AM however, extremely annoyed when parents or governments impose religious choices on their children or people reguardless of their individual beliefs or desires. The hijab should be a choice: not a law (or a household rule)
    Now just to play devil's advocate here, most civilized nations have dress code laws that do not allow you to stroll naked in public locations. So how is being forced to wear clothing any different from a moral/religious based dress standard???
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    Re: Muslim Head-Coverings

    They cover their faces so the Angels won't get tempted to commit sinful deeds, so the Koran says. I find it disturbing though, i mean all my life i have seen chicks without veils covering their faces and when i see this weird custom am like WTF!

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    Re: Muslim Head-Coverings

    I certainly don't have anything against it. I believe it's their choice if they want to wear it or not. But what I don't like about it, is when parents are forcing their daughters to wear it. It's certainly not good to impose something on someone. Religion is something that my parents have never imposed on me. They gave me the freedom to practice it how I want. And I have to say, the hijab in quite beautiful as well, but not something I'm gonna wear soon :|
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    Re: Muslim Head-Coverings

    Quote Originally Posted by LenMiyata View Post
    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    Now just to play devil's advocate here, most civilized nations have dress code laws that do not allow you to stroll naked in public locations. So how is being forced to wear clothing any different from a moral/religious based dress standard???
    Personally, I believe the government has no right to impose any kind of clothing restriction. I see it as a form of censorship, and I also oppose any kind. It's just another way the government controls our lives. Besides, most people don't have the gall to actually be openly naked in public.

    P.S.: I said most people, not ALL, just for the record.


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