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I agree, sister

Reader comment on item: The Veil Unveiled: The Hijab in Modern Culture
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Submitted by michaeel (United States), Feb 16, 2009 at 07:42

As a male, I know how I view a scantily dressed woman. She becomes an object of sex. It's human conditioning, and it is a test, without these desires there would be no test. A well covered woman on the other hand is one that is not disrespected or given unwanted stares (to a great degree). It is propaganda of men that woman should be in bikinis or thongs......that woman should be free to expose themselves. That is not freedom for woman, it is only freedom for men. And as a man, I can honestly attest that sex with a woman, one you are not married to becomes a feeling of sheer abusive degradation and a feeling of utter ownership over her. It puts her at a level of a slaves slave. A man should not enter a woman unless he is lawfully married to her, only then is the act of sex not sex, but love making. Unfortunately some women that are Muslim (or posing as such for propaganda and misleading others), do not understand this. What freedom does a woman have if exposed to unwanted stares, or possible advances or even rape? And what respect does a woman have that freely exposes her body parts even if covered with tight clothing? Are women mere objects, I think not.....but the supposed "western" culture whatever that is (because if you keep going west you will end up in the east like in China) allots freedom to a woman in the form of scantily dressed clothing while the men can be well covered. Why? It is simple, some time ago, evil men wanted to exploit women, and instilled a false sense of freedom to use them. I respect you for your understanding of being well covered and wearing a hijab as it is not only Islamic, but in itself a form of respect for you. You are welcome to respond if you wish.

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