Thursday, April 21, 2016

"'Hijab Day' at Paris university divides opinion"

Students at an elite Paris university sparked fierce debate Wednesday by inviting classmates to wear the Muslim veil for a day in a bid to "demystify" a practice that is highly divisive in France.


Facebook page said that those agreeing to put on the veil would "experience the stigmatisation experienced by veiled women in France".
A dozen students handed out flyers at the university by a table covered in colourful headscarves with a sign reading: "France got 99 problems but Hijab ain't one", adapted from a hit by US rapper Jay Z.
"It is to raise awareness, open the debate and give the floor to women who are often debated on in public but rarely heard," said Laetitia, one of the organisers.
Another student, Imen, said she wore a veil for the first time Wednesday morning on the metro and felt "stares" in her direction. (read the whole thing)

4 comments:

Trooper York said...

They should go for the full Muslim experience.

They should cut off someone's head in the quad.

Sixty Grit said...

Joe Camel got 99 problem, and grammar be most of 'em.

deborah said...

"But a feminist group on campus, Politique'elles, threw its support behind the move.

"Whatever they wear, whether a miniskirt or a veil, (women) are criticised," a group statement said. "Feminism must remain universal to defend all women, independent of their religion, origin or social class.""

edutcher said...

Trying to grab the minds when they are impressionable.

The old Lefty trick.

And the Frawgs do not like cowls and hoods, anywho.

Trooper York said...

They should go for the full Muslim experience.

I hear a clitoridectomy is a scream.