‘The abaya unifies and liberates women,’ says Emirati student
Note from Eeyore at Vlad Tepes:
This story is worth posting because it shows an important flaw in our own reasoning. We make the assumption that the head cloth and the face cloth is oppressive of women.
The fact is that it is in islamic nations where they have no choice, the inevitable consequence of failing to stop islamic influence. But in the West, it is actually a symbol of islamic supremacy and this is one of the reasons many women will take to it. The primary one still though, is a symbol of the degree of islamic manifest destiny in a given area.
Typically when a muslim community reaches a certain stage of colonization you suddenly see lots of these garments where the year before you never did. The reason for this I believe is that the mosques give the signal to begin the separation of the muslims from the rest of the population at that point.GO READ THE WHOLE THING.
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