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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-30-07 10:12 PM
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170. I'm not going to do the search for you tonight - I'm too tired but I am one who has been very vocal
here on DU about clothing styles that are unsafe for girls/women (Muslim garb), as well as the sexist messages it sends to a culture that needs to swathe females in yards of clothing to "protect" them.

This kind of dress is not safe. The voluminous fabric prohibits a woman's/girl's ability to escape an unsafe situation (kick, run, fight back etc.) Many hijab/burka styles hinder peripheral vision which just screams "prey" for a sexual assault. The extra fabric provides enough material for a sexual predeator to grab and hold their victim.The garb also screams that the woman has been conditioned her whole life to accept a secondary sexual role in their culture, to "submit" to males without complaint or (more importantly) to discourage going to the police whereby their "honor" is immediately compromised.

I'll look up links tomorrow where there have been vicious arguments on DU about ostensibly "modest" clothing and Muslims, and how this clothing actually contributes to their assault. You could find them yourself by looking up any of the hijab or burka threads - especially in GD.
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