If oppression is worse than death, why are women forced to wear burqas and have

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  1. royalblkrose profile image60
    royalblkroseposted 9 years ago

    If oppression is worse than death, why  are women forced to wear burqas and have no rights?

    I was curious.

  2. Dave Barnett profile image58
    Dave Barnettposted 9 years ago

    In my world, this is not so. Among American society, women have acheived a high level of equality with their male counterparts. Among the Native Americans, many of the tribes and nations were matriarchal. Women of the tribe had the final say in all aspects of the society.

  3. royalblkrose profile image60
    royalblkroseposted 9 years ago

    thanks for your answer... I wasn't sure how to qualify the question, but now I am. Under Islamic law- which is practiced by degrees here in the good ole' US.of A... women who follow Islam wear burqas or a variation of a burqa.  And, they must travel either in groups with other women or with an escort- an adult male relative...
    kinda oppressive to me...

  4. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 9 years ago

    Because they are willing to do it.  In the US there can be no other reason as there is no "force" making them less than human.

  5. Jaggedfrost profile image75
    Jaggedfrostposted 9 years ago

    of burquas and female social status is alien to Christians who haven't read Paul's discourse on the place of women in church and in public.  Any talk of the propriety of the maintenance of gender roles now is a political heresy that gets men and... read more

  6. diabetesreporter profile image73
    diabetesreporterposted 9 years ago

    We don't live under "Islamic Law" in the United States. Islam is not the official religion of our country, and no one can be forced to follow it. Besides, there are many, many different religions that fall within the scope of "Islam". There is a huge difference between Islam as practiced in Iran vs. Islam as practiced in someplace like Kuwait. Just as Christianity has many different factions that sometimes believe in completely opposing values, Islam has its own extremes.

    BTW, who are you quoting as saying "oppression is worse than death". Did you just make it up?

  7. heavenbound5511 profile image72
    heavenbound5511posted 9 years ago

    Sad Testimony of Muslim woman
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  8. Tusitala Tom profile image65
    Tusitala Tomposted 9 years ago

    This sort of question can arouse all sorts of emotions so in my answer I feel the need to tread warily.

    The reason many - and certainly not all - Muslim women wear the burqa is because they know it is expected of them by their families and the communities from which they come.   They may wear the burqua as a source of pride and their wanting to let their communities know they do support them.   Telling someone what and not what to do can draw hostility.   That's one part of it.

    At another level, we in the West have moved a little bit ahead - I think - in our treatment of women.   Not a long way ahead.  We still do not, in many instances, regard women as equals (I say we, and I'm talking of men)   It was only a few years back when a woman could not obtain a mortgage to own a home.   It was regarded as a man's prerogative; he was the 'breadwinner' so he ruled.   

    What we've done - and are still very gradually and somewhat reluctantly doing - is recognizing that women ARE equal to men.   We don't regard them so much as our PROPERTY as we used to.    In this respect we're ahead of many Moslem communities.   The concept of "This is my woman, my property, and I won't let anyone else even look at her," is something most Western men are not in agreement with.   But don't for moment think that we in the West always think this way.    A myriad domestic brawls, even violent murders, shows that we still, in many respects, regard women as 'something belonging to us.'   We still haven't fully embraced equality...and who knows if we ever will...

  9. Sneha Sunny profile image91
    Sneha Sunnyposted 8 years ago

    it is under their rules... we cannot do anything about it..... burqas were used to hide the women's face from strangers...  it is in their religion....


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