What happens to women who might just be habituated to covering up? Will there be any help for them if they experience agoraphobia and panic?

An Australian writer worries about what will happen to a class of women who have been so smothered all their lives that the very act of being in the world of humanity will cause them to need mental health treatment.

I mean, I see her point. Far kinder to keep them covered up.

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2 Responses to “Why civil societies shouldn’t ban burqas.”

  1. Tom Says:

    Have you ever known a muslim woman who wore the burqa? I’ve known many, all of which were out-spoken, intelligent, and well read women whom I admired greatly, women who were social and witty. They even brought my wife to go lingerie shopping with them sometimes.

    People’s views of the burqa are hilariously out of touch with reality; I wonder how many of the same type of comments could be applied to woman’s fashion in America, even to the idea of clothing in general.

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    You don’t mention the men you’ve known in burqas. Were they just as witty?

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