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Protection for women

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Submitted by Oswald (Australia), Aug 18, 2007 at 10:17

I am often intrigued about the comment by apologists for, and advocates of women, societies and religions that promote the need to wear excessively concealing clothing on the grounds that it is to protect the women who are so treasured by their menfolk.

I ask my self "protected from whom?". Since this tradition has been brought to the West from predominantly Muslim lands the answer has to be protected from Muslim men. But how does that fit with the notion that Muslim men, if they have truly submitted to Divine Will, ought not be people from whom women need protection in the first place?

Each Muslim man must suspect that a good proportion of other so called Muslim men are not actually Muslim. It all becomes a bit nonsensical because the suspectees must also suspected others in their turn, maybe even the original suspectors.

I just don't get it.

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