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Head Covers and body tent like covers

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Submitted by joan ribi (Switzerland), Apr 28, 2022 at 15:51

The fundamental reason why women are constrained to cover their heads and bodies is to protect them from men. This reflects on the behaviour of men and the dangers they pose to women. If a man cannot see her face and hair, and her body shape, he is not going to be sexually aroused.
In other words, the need for women to cover their head and body is a reflection of the abusive, violent nature of men. This is exacerbated in a society where children and boys grow up in a society not seeing women without head cover such that such a sight becomes a prize.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

I disagree about the "fundamental reason": https://www.danielpipes.org/9637/male-female-relations

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