Edited By Irene Gilsenan Nordin, Chatarina Edfeldt, Lung-Lung Hu, Herbert Jonsson and André Leblanc
Veil Dressing and the Gender Geopolitics of “What Not to Wear”
[E]very woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonours her head – it is the same as if her head were shaven. […] since it is disgraceful for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. (Corinthians, II: verses 5–6)
We cannot allow someone to claim the right to look at others without being seen. […] Wearing the burqa in public is not compatible with an open, liberal, tolerant society. (Daniel Bacquelaine, cited in Traynor)
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