I say burn the veil
- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On December 1, 2011
- 3 Comments
- Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, veil
The wonderful atheist Egyptian blogger Aliaa Magda Elmahdy has called on men to veil in solidarity with women. Men in Iran have done this before as well [see featured photo – man’s T-shirt says: down with patriarchy].
The veil’s oppressive; it’s a form of control. Rather than having men wear it too, we need to get rid of it.
I say women should tear it off, stamp on it, burn it – any chance they get.
See also: On improper veiling and women’s resistance