George Galloway’s suggests that women are being asked to “disrobe.” (via PP) I know there is a relativism to all of this, but I simply cannot get past the notion that a person’s face is essential to the way they communicate, in a way that their breasts, buttocks, or indeed hair, simply are not.
Furthermore – who is relative to who? I’ve dug up an interesting article by Matthew Parris from last year, where he declares
Never mind what the woman thinks, wearing a veil is offensive to me
I have a similar feeling. I say to these women: Why do you deny me your smile? I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.