Yesterday I came across a pro hijab post which
presented that particular head covering as a feminist
accoutrement intended to free Muslim women from
being objectified as sex objects. It was presented
by an sexy young woman in a hijab and perfect
The next post was Rex Murphy's point of view on the
National. Rex says the hijab/niqab controversy is a
tempest in a teacup meant to distract us from the
real issues of the election. But that sweeps the
political reality of what is happening
under the rug and ignores the ugly passion
the topic often generates at the grassroots level.
Third came a picture of Steven Harper above the
caption "I would never ask my daughter to cover her
face because she is a woman."
I don't know if he really said that but if he did, well,
here's the news Mr. Harper : it isn't about you.
Most disturbing was the last post I saw yesterday
which depicted women as the enemy. It showed a
crowd of Muslim women fists raised in anger
and read (more or less), "You leave your shit
hole of a country and come here and complain
because our laws aren't the same as the shit hole
laws you escaped from."
I don't know what the answer is except to say that
in a better world the clothes a woman puts on in the
morning would be of no interest to anyone but
The emancipation of the Earth's women will be the
greatest struggle of the 21st century.