Gender Equality and Religion: Using the Burqa Ban as a Jumping-Off Point | Feminism | fbomb - Really, the dilemma is that all three religions seek to assign gender roles to how people should live. Wives are still sex objects, but only to their husbands. Husbands must fulfill the role of provider for the family. In each religion, this concrete separation evolved into intensely patriarchal systems. Oh, and don?t even think about trying to do anything differently, lest you be stoned to death.
I disagree with his notion at the end however, that wearing a Burka really is a completely independent "choice". Are the women not pressured into wearing one? I know of a few who have been berated or rejected by their famlies in their refusal to wear one. Would they not seek the path of least conflict?
Those that advocate the tradition...To whom would it show this?