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Clothes protecting women? Oh come on....

Reader comment on item: "A Jilbab in the School's Colors"
in response to reader comment: THEY SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO WEAR JIBABS IF THEY FEEL THE NEED 2

Submitted by Darkgold (United Kingdom), Aug 13, 2007 at 19:44

I'm sorry but I have to disagree that clothes fully protect women from abuse. Wearing loose clothing protects a women from crticism yes, but not rape and molestation for God's sake. What do you think a Jilbab/Hijab, Niqab is going to do? Don on some boxing gloves and twack all the pervs sneaking behind the wearer?

If you go to Musim countries you will see that even though the Muslim sisters do wear Hijab, they are still susceptible to rape and sexual harrassment. One famous case was in Malaysia where a girl on her way to work wearing something identical to the jilbab and a very large headscarf complete with woolen cap underneath, was raped and murdered, her naked body thrown into a drain.

and how do you explain all tose good Muslim girls being killed out of honour by falling pregnant or 'practising lustful sins' with their boyfriends? The hijab/jilbab/niqab certainly didn't prevent those. Besides, western men are used to seeing women wear less, so much that it sometimes becomes jaded. The prolem does not lie with women. It lies wth men who are encouraged to rape and harrass which is done through acceptance of such statements such as "what do you expect, he is a man, he needs to ...

No brothers, Hijab/jilbab, coverings do not protect women from rape. They protect women from scrutinisation and thats from both sexes. They are also a way of convenience for women so that they can give up their vanity and save their efforts for those who really appriciate it. And that is you, who will accept a Muslim sister for who she is, not what she wears, covered or not.

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