A challenge I suspect Julie Bishop will accept:
A LEADING journalist and women’s rights advocate has called on Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to eschew wearing a headscarf when she travels to Iran in April.
Political journalist Masih Alinejad said it would be “unacceptable” for Ms Bishop to don the compulsory hijab as it would reinforce the idea that Iranian women “live in a prison.”
I also believe Bishop should not submit to a faith she does not follow, unless she’s visiting a mosque. Then the normal rules of courtesy apply, particularly when it’s a condition of entry.
Mrs Bishop should not visit a mosque. We don’t insist that visiting Mohammedans are dragged to a church or to a synagogue either. Its time to show them what we’re made of.