Mar 22 2014


One more for the files, via Iram Ramzan by way of Chris Moos on Facebook.

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Why the fuck not?

Why the fuck would I want to cover my whole body while I’m still alive?

I wouldn’t, nor should I.

Brothers! Why is it only sisters you tell this bullshit to?


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  1. 1
    Robert B.

    Does that strike anyone else as a veiled death threat? (so to speak)

  2. 2

    And what a way to make a strong association between the burka etc. and a shroud.

  3. 3
    Josh, Official SpokesGay

    That is shockingly grotesque. I mean that. That’s a new level for me.

  4. 4

    … as in, there’s no “who” inside – more like a “what”.

    This is as chilling as it is revolting. :-(

  5. 5
    Ophelia Benson

    Chris Moos said the same thing, Josh – a new level.

  6. 6

    @Robert B.
    It’s just advice. Whoever made this is really, really concerned about women’s safety. He/she wants to help us with advice.

  7. 7

    My smart ass answer is it’s true for Canadians, but it certainly reads like a threat to me.

  8. 8
    Blanche Quizno

    Ew! How repellent!! Everyone, stay FAR AWAY from that crazy mo fo!!

  9. 9
    Blanche Quizno

    Women are effectively meat. They should be shrouded at all times, because no one really cares whether they are alive or dead.

  10. 10

    The statement makes no sense at all unless you assume there is some inherent worth in covering up your whole body. Which is not really true except in some situations. It might be better if it was a bit more specific. Like: “Sisters! Don’t let your burial shroud be the first time you’ve pulled the covers over your head and had a nice sleep in.”

  11. 11
    WMDKitty -- Survivor

    Veil. —> Burial Shroud

    …creepy much?

  12. 12

    This does appear to have death threat connotations.

    Is Ophelia aware of this latest intrusion of religious *sensitivity* into civil society?

    Britian’s (secular?) Law Society has just issued guidelines that encourage forms of gender discrimination that run directly counter to basic human rights.


  13. 13
    Ophelia Benson

    Yes, I did a post about it a few days ago. More to come.

  14. 14

    I cover my whole body every winter night, with only my eyes showing above the covers. Blankets are great. Burkas? Not.

  15. 15

    I genuinely thought it was a parody till I read the text underneath

  16. 16

    I’m glad other people think it looks like a threat. And not even a veiled threat (see what I did there?) I thought I was being uniquely paranoid instead of my usual common-or-garden regular paranoia.

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