We have a religion (Islam) that dictates exactly what the position of the woman is; it is at home, it’s with the children. She needs to cover her body to stop men from getting excited and aroused. That’s what we need to discuss as feminists. Are they fair? Or are they outdated and unjust? I want to argue they are outdated and they are unjust.
Yet in Australia we have a Race Discrimination Commissioner who fights and fights for a costume designed to blot women out of public life:Â
Why this is an issue of “race” is unclear. Why the Race Discrimination Commissioner defends sexism is even more obscure.
But the bigger question is why the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, hasÂ nothing at all to sayÂ against the burqa or the niqab. Is there any item of clothing, other than a collar and leash, that more symbolises the subjugation of women?
Why this silence?
And, once again, I ask why we are funding a Human Rights Commission – escpecially one that has so often sided against freedom, that most precious of all our rights.
Reader The Evil Right is puzzled:
Just so I get this right:Â The Left are up in arms about Australia “segregating” fundamentalist Muslim women who insist on being able to practice the tenets of their religion, which demands the “segregation” of women?