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To Tauseef / wear miniskirts as a sign of respect

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Submitted by Serena (United Kingdom), Mar 26, 2008 at 17:42

Yes, if wearing a hijab in the East can be considered a sign of respect, then, wearing a miniskirt in the West can be considered a sign of respect and acknowledgement of modern, Western culture.

Mr. Pipes has shown us many pictures of Western leaders and reporters wearing hijabs to show respect for their Eastern counterparts. Now, where are the pictures of Benazir Bhutto and visiting Al-Jazeera reporters wearing miniskirts to show the respect is mutual? I think it is because the respect is, oftentimes, not mutual. Lest anyone think such a requirement is unfair, I believe many Western women (myself, included) would feel humiliated, oppressed and miserable in a hijab. So, don't assume miniskirts to be any less respectful than hijabs.

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