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It's a tie between Condolezza and the Swiss Foreign Minister

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Submitted by Rick (United States), Mar 24, 2008 at 09:27

Condo looks quite at home in her outfit but the Swiss Foreign secretary wins with her over -the-top Islamic wear. Princess Diana wore the most elegant one and Pelosi and Mrs. Clinton look the most ridiculous. But we know Islamic dress for women has less to do with fashion than with determining the role of women in their society. And that means second class citizenship. Men have no standardized dress codes.

Who are they trying to win over, Muslim voters in the US? Or are they just making concessions to their anti-female hosts? These 'leaders' are the products of decades of women fight for equal rights?

It would be mch more appropriate to show a successful and important Western woman wearing Western dress for daily and official meetings. What is more important , trying to woo Muslim voters in the US, or showing that Western women are free to dress as they think and do not need to wear outfits suggesting or admitting inferiority to men? If she entered a mosque, then wearing a head covering is understandable.

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