If the burqa is a form of oppression, then so are bikinis?

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    (Original post by ed98)
    I don't get your point.

    Looking at the history of the two garment proves you incorrect. The bikini was part of the sexual revolution and embodies freedom.

    The burqa was used as a form of control and was forced upon women during the Islamic revolution.

    Forced?
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    (Original post by mkap)
    one thing i dont understand when people saying wear the burqa is oppression

    why the f*** is it oppression when the person themselves choose to wear it
    I absolutely agree. yeah its true in some parts of the world women are forced to cover themselves and maybe somewhere in the UK that is happening as well and its wrong. But for some people to pass a judgement on all women who cover themselves and say that its a form of Islamic extremism and oppression? Please, you're no better than the people who are forcing women to cover up because you are doing EXACTLY what they are... dictating what women should wear.
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    (Original post by Robby2312)
    Because they don't make a free choice to wear it.They only wear it because their religous beliefs tell them they must do so.These religous beliefs were invented by men to prevent other men from looking at their 'property' lustfully.If a woman refuses to wear a burqa or a hijab then she is often alienated from the local community and put under pressure to cover up.The burqa is all about men telling women what to do.Just because it is muslim men telling muslim women what to do doesnt make it less wrong.Liberals like to ignore it by saying its just their culture.Just like they ignore gender segregation in schools.They are so terrified of being thought racist that they are now operating a sort of reverse racism.They dont hold brown people to the same standards as white people.They say its just their culture/tradition so it doesnt matter if they are sexist.We don't expect them to adhere to the same rules as white people.Why don't liberals hold them to the same standard as white people?Because of their race and skin colour.Hence racism.
    Okay two things I will disagree on with you. 1) I am a Muslim woman and I can openly say that I wear the hijab and burqa because I want to, not because I get told to wear it or because I have to wear it, it my personal choice. and is people actually went and looked for themselves, they would realise that there are millions of Muslim girls who cover up because they want to. 2) The whole " not wearing a hijab and being alienated" is total bull****, again if you actually went out on the street and looked, you'd find that most of the girls you'll see without headscarves and burqas are Muslims and are integrated in society as much as you are.
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    (Original post by Seamus123)
    Experience doesn't make facts.
    Actually yes it does. If people were not experiencing this then where would the figures come from? Or are they just supposed to be made up from personal judgments?
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    (Original post by Abidah Zaman)
    Actually yes it does. If people were not experiencing this then where would the figures come from? Or are they just supposed to be made up from personal judgments?
    Where are the figures, and who researched them?
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    (Original post by Abidah Zaman)
    Okay two things I will disagree on with you. 1) I am a Muslim woman and I can openly say that I wear the hijab and burqa because I want to, not because I get told to wear it or because I have to wear it, it my personal choice. and is people actually went and looked for themselves, they would realise that there are millions of Muslim girls who cover up because they want to. 2) The whole " not wearing a hijab and being alienated" is total bull****, again if you actually went out on the street and looked, you'd find that most of the girls you'll see without headscarves and burqas are Muslims and are integrated in society as much as you are.
    Why would you want to wear it? Do you hate feeling the wind through your hair that much? You wear it because your religion has told you that you must.You have been indoctrinated to believe that not wearing a hijab or a burqa is somehow immodest.That is nonsense.Not covering up is not immodest.Its just a womans natural body.Likewise if a man looks at a womans body.He is not evil or sinning.He is just doing what billions of years of evolution have programmed him to do.If wearing a burqa or hijab is made entirely out of free choice and there is no compulsion to do so then why dont all women wear one? You would think that if it were so great then everyone would want to wear one.The truth is that the burqa and hijab are tools of oppression,its kind of sad that you don't even know it.
 
 
 
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