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    My friend wants to become a speech and language therapist. The thing is, she wears the nikab. I feel bad because I don't think she will get into the course. When she asks 'do I have a chance of getting in?' I always smile and say sure! But.. I dunno.

    Do you think I should just tell her to consider other careers?
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    Why should it harm her chances of getting into that course and not other career choices?
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    (Original post by SirRamAlot)
    Why should it harm her chances of getting into that course and not other career choices?
    cuz.. they have to see her mouth when she talks..
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    This is very conveniently timed. It coincides with the half dozen burqa threads we have running atm :holmes:
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    (Original post by CombineHarvester)
    This is very conveniently timed. It coincides with the half dozen burqa threads we have running atm :holmes:
    Exactly, just take it off keep on your scarf thought and you should be fine.
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    (Original post by Sakujo)
    Exactly, just take it off keep on your scarf thought and you should be fine.
    I don't think she'll do that... because it's 'fard' or something?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I don't think she'll do that... because it's 'fard' or something?
    No it's not as far as I'm aware.
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    (Original post by Sakujo)
    No it's not as far as I'm aware.
    I think she's quite strictly Muslim though... should I recommend she goes for another career?
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    I don't see how she can be a speach therapist if she won't show her face..She'd need to help patients with mouth movements for sounds and she wouldn't be able to do this as well if they couldn't see hers as an example if she covered her own mouth 24/7
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I think she's quite strictly Muslim though... should I recommend she goes for another career?
    I'd recommend her to be sensible, the burqa is a good thing but obligatory in Islam.
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    (Original post by gm15)
    I don't see how she can be a speach therapist if she won't show her face..She'd need to help patients with mouth movements for sounds and she wouldn't be able to do this as well if they couldn't see hers as an example if she covered her own mouth 24/7
    I think that too... but would it be discrimination if they turned her down based on her nikab? I know it sounds silly.. but there are laws?
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    (Original post by Sakujo)
    but obligatory in Islam.
    No it isn't.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I think that too... but would it be discrimination if they turned her down based on her nikab? I know it sounds silly.. but there are laws?
    It would be discrimination, but not illegal discrimination. It would be entirely legitimate and sensible discrimination based on her ability to carry out her function which would be, as you say, impaired by her burqa.
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    I think that too... but would it be discrimination if they turned her down based on her nikab? I know it sounds silly.. but there are laws?
    Well i know they can't discriminate on religious grounds but I'm sure there are muslims on the course so if they turned her down it would be because she wouldn't be able to fully complete the practical aspect of the course as her face is covered (leading the the issues i said before.

    No idea about if they could leagally keep her off the course for this
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    It would be discrimination, but not illegal discrimination. It would be entirely legitimate and sensible discrimination based on her ability to carry out her function which would be, as you say, impaired by her burqa.
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    Surely she realises herself that covering her face would seriously impair her ability to do the course/job?
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    What if she used a video of a person speaking to show the patients how to do it?
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    What if she used a video of a person speaking to show the patients how to do it?
    I'm no expert, but I imagine that would be very arduous and impractical to have to have a video ready to go for every single tiny thing she needs to show. And it also may not be clear from watching a video.
 
 
 
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