So I was looking into Islam and thinking about why Moslem women wear their cover. I asked both man and woman alike to hear their response "It's empowering towards women."
WHAT? This is a shock to most Americans for we are lead to believe that women are kept beneath men by this culture. Of course, that is what we are supposed to believe to help "liberate them and spread democracy." (Note, I talked to Iranians like myself)
In America, how do we view women. I'm not asking about what we are supposed to say, but what we actually see. Women are objects. When we look upon them, we judge them on their looks. We don't see a person, just another "ZOMG HOT GIRL." I fall victim to this too so don't think that I see myself any better. So how is their cover empowering?
With their cover, they are not judged by their looks. They are covered except for the face where they can be judged on intelligence. Husbands do not need to worry about their wives (as many husbands in America have a "jealousy problem") because their wives are not just a hot piece of meat, but another person that is respected among peers. There are even women in westernized civilization, high in power (mostly England and France) who take this covering to empower themselves...
I could go on, but then it'd be too long to read. So I just thought I'd give this outlook to those who are interested. Thank you for keeping up with my blogs!