Doesn't every western woman need a burkah in her wardrobe? You know for when she has a bad hair day, when he can't be arsed with the makeup, or even if she's been eating too many mars bars. What freedom a burkah could bring when you just want to pop down the corners shop?
There's an untapped market here I reckon. Designer burkahs for the fashion concious western woman. You could have pockets for your mobile, MP3 player, cigarettes, etc. Above the knee burkahs to show off the heels on girls nights out. And after a hard night's drinking, they can walk home not worrying about smeared mascara.
That happens too. I know a few Muslim women in Australia. Most of them wear some form of head covering, but I have not seen one husband here who would dare to demand that they wear anything special. I can only report the little I have seen, but the women I know are all strong and broad minded. They all know I think the Quoran stinks as much as their religion yet we get on fine!
Correct. It was originally the extension of the Chastity Belt. A tactic imposed by men to keep their wives away from desiring eyes but later welcomes by allot of women who do not like to be gawked at by lustful men.
The question of why Nuns wear similar head dress might also be asked.
"And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husband's fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or the slaves whom their right hands possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex; and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. And O ye Believers! turn ye all together towards Allah, that ye may attain Bliss" (Qur'an 24:31)
It appears eunuchs and slaves are ok. Notice the Quran states that sex is shameful.