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Reader comment on item: Niqabs and Burqas Banned at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
in response to reader comment: Very Torn

Submitted by Robinoz (Australia), Jan 9, 2010 at 23:57

I agree with your comments MClarissa. Even in the United Arab Emirates where there is tolerance of other religions, many women are still commanded by husbands or other male members of the family to wear full covering which includes gloves. (God forbid you arouse people with an exposed digit or ten)

If I believed in God, I would find it difficult to reconcile a designer who created a thing of beauty only to have his/her handiwork covered by humankind so that it could only be seen by a woman's husband (a very male ego thing).

Some other observations I made were that many non-Emirati muslims, usually from Malaysia, Indonesia, or Lebanon, would meticulously cover their hair (not their faces) and then wear the tightest jeans and close-fitting T shirts possible. If most men are like me, they would find the beautiful shape of a female body much more arousing than the sight of female hair.

Then there was the fact that women wore black, which sucks in the heat and of course, the men wore white, which is reflective and more comfortable. Men certainly get the best end of the pineapple as far as religions go. Oh well, as God is a man, I guess he's just looking after his mates.

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