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Veiled Sexuality

Read this 2008 article by liberal feminist and political consultant Naomi Wolf and then take the poll.

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A woman swathed in black to her ankles, wearing a headscarf or a full chador, walks down a European or North American street, surrounded by other women in halter tops, miniskirts and short shorts. She passes under immense billboards on which other women swoon in sexual ecstasy, cavort in lingerie or simply stretch out languorously, almost fully naked. Could this image be any more iconic of the discomfort the West has with the social mores of Islam, and vice versa?

Ideological battles are often waged with women's bodies as their emblems, and Western Islamophobia is no exception. When France banned headscarves in schools, it used the hijab as a proxy for Western values in general, including the appropriate status of women. When Americans were bein

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Added: Mar-31-2011 Occurred On: Aug-30-2008
By: john1054
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Tags: Islam, women, muslims, burka, feminism, Naomi Wolf
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