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Reader comment on item: Something Rotten in Denmark?
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Submitted by JustMe (United States), Feb 27, 2006 at 00:53

I am not quite as offended by the burqa, but I know what you're saying. If it is what they want to wear, that's fine. To us, it looks like a garment of oppression. I tend to believe their men don't hold women in very high regard. I guess it just doesn't make sense why the men dress in clothes from this century and the women are still wearing what was worn in biblical times. It's like there's a fear of any kind of progress, as if there were progress in any way in their society, that would be sinful. I believe they could have it both ways.

They don't have to go quite as drastic as our societies. They can still have many more freedoms. I think if they do it right, they can keep most pornography and other immoral problems out of their culture. I also see that the way some women dress in our country is very degrading. I guess we know that these women have chosen to degrade themselves at least (for example Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Madonna). I'm sure our dress offends their religious beliefs, but that's something they will have to accept if they are really going to allow their women to dress any way they want, without punishment or scorn or shunning from their imams or clerics or fellow citizens.
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