Additionally, you may be a little premature in your condemnation of an entire nation. This law is the brain-child of a small segment of the ruling UMP party. Even Sarkozy is not 100% behind it. Even the leader of the far-right National Front is against banning burqas, correctly pointing out that there are already laws in place that forbid the wearing of face-concealing items in certain public places. The proposed law will be discussed
in a couple of months and might not get voted on before the fall. I'd be extremely surprised if it ever passes.
"Yes, but are you a Protestant atheist or a Catholic atheist?".- Northern Irish joke
Or maybe YOU are brainwashed into being an individualistic, capitalist American heathen. Ethnocentrism FTW.Originally Posted by Dav
And I doubt most men in my office would continue wearing suits if one day their employer/clients announced that they'd be fine with them keeping it off.Originally Posted by Dav
So far I haven't heard any substantive differences between those styles of dress, other than you don't think women should cover their faces. But that's just YOUR sense of fashion.Originally Posted by Dav
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Are you coming to bed?
I can't. This is important.
Someone is WRONG on the internet! -XKCD
Or maybe evolution is brainwashed into making us desire interactions with others, interactions which are in large part reliant on being able to see the other person's face.Or maybe YOU are brainwashed into being an individualistic, capitalist American heathen. Ethnocentrism FTW.
And yet their employer/clients most likely have to wear suits as well. Suits which do not cover the whole face and body.And I doubt most men in my office would continue wearing suits if one day their employer/clients announced that they'd be fine with them keeping it off.
I listed plenty of reasons why having to cover your face is vastly different than other "oppressive" forms of dress. I was under the impression that you hadn't ignored it, too.So far I haven't heard any substantive differences between those styles of dress, other than you don't think women should cover their faces. But that's just YOUR sense of fashion.
Dav's comment seems to be the less media-influenced one here, Kandahar.Or maybe YOU are brainwashed into being an individualistic, capitalist American heathen. Ethnocentrism FTW.
"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."
So when you post something that says:
There is far more to it than merely a "choice." Something your superficial analysis did not even take into account.Women who choose to wear the burqa are choosing to belong – not to feel alienated.
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"Muslims are OBLIGATED to raid the lands of the infidels, occupy them, and exchange their systems of governance for an Islamic system. . .They say that our sharia does not impose our particular beliefs upon others; this is a false assertion. For it is, in fact, part of our religion to IMPOSE our particular beliefs upon others." -bin Laden
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
Great "choice", eh?
As far as I'm concerned, the only women who say they WANT to wear the d@mn things have experienced such psychological abuse that hey are experiencing something akin to the Stockholm syndrome.
again, I point out how it is mostly conservatives arguing for womens rights, while the left argues in favor of systematic degradation of women.
If people wish to support Muslims, instead of supporting the troglodytes, why not support those like the group Ni Putes Ni Soumises who are fighting against the oppression?
"you're better off on Stormfront discussing how evil brown men are taking innocent white flowers." Infinite Chaos
Excellent law, perhaps it is the begining of the movement to defend Europe.
THE GREATEST FREEDOM IS THE FREEDOM TO OPPRESS OTHERS