Are there men who demand that their women wear a hijab? I am sure there are; just as there are men that demand their wife or girlfriend parade at their side in high heels and a sexy dress. The power play between genders is not exclusive to one religion or culture; it happens on an individual level.
Inge Rombaut in an IPS News interview about the Muslim headscarf.
Two words: Thank you.
Reblogging myself because perspective and thank you once again, Inge.
I’ve met men who have said that they wouldn’t leave the house if their wives weren’t dolled up.
So it goes both ways… Chauvinism does not discriminate.
Banning of Hijabs and Burkas? Not good. I mean, I don’t want to wear one myself, don’t think I would even if I were a Mulsim, but it’s not up to us to force that on people. If a woman wants to wear one, she’s allowed to wear one. You notice that this crap tends to get aimed at women and Muslim women the most.
You don’t see people demanding that men remove traditional headgear do you? I don’t see those same people trying to make men wearing the Sikh turban illegal for example.
(Source: ipsnews.com, via gqgqqt)
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