Why do women wear the veil? The answer is simple. Hegemony. Patriarchal Muslim culture tells women that they should hide themselves from the eyes of men, and women buy into the notion. It's as misguided as the wearing of high-heeled shoes, or, in China, foot-binding (banned in 1912), both of which hinder movement and are bad for the feet, but which were, and are, embraced and perpetuated by women.
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Causes Sherry Jones Supports
ACLU, Save Our Wild Salmon, Greenpeace, Spokane Mother and Children's Free Restaurant, Mercy Fund, public radio, Slow Food USA