typical flu mask:
I have nothing against the Hijab or the Chador other than that they make women look worse than non-veiled (sort of their purpose) and I don't agree with China banning those. But I don't consider the Niqab or Burqa "religious gear", as it's use is an enormously strict interpretation of some suras and hence it's only enforced in "fundamentalist" sects - it just takes the arabic tradition to seclude women from society to the extreme.
And as I said again, again, again and again, the problem I see is when people wear those every time they step outside of their houses.
Outside of muslim/arabic women wearing those special garbs (and maybe some small tribes I never heard of) hardly anyone/ only very few individuals mask their face in such an extreme way every day and towards pretty much everybody they encounter - an overwhelming part of the population realizes instinctively that showing your face is the minimum requirement to take part in society, so a ban to everything that masks the face (with probably exceptions based on special circumstances) is superfluous legislation.
But shouldnt it be up to them if they wanna partake in the sociaty? If they choose to exclude themselves, shouldnt they be allowed to? Choosing not to vote in an election is in a small way to exclude oneself from sociaty. Shouldnt ppl have that right?
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