Argument: Burqa worsens attitude of men toward women

Issue Report: Ban on Muslim burqa and niqab


Sara Malkani. “Burka: the other view.” February 16th, 2010: “The attire is a big shapeless tent around a woman’s body. In a public place, a woman draped in it does not have an identity; no one knows what she looks like, whether she is smiling or frowning, is kind or unfriendly, etc.

In some sense, a burka leads to the most perverse kind of sexual objectification — a woman wearing it is identified by absolutely nothing other than her sex: she is a nameless, faceless, shapeless ‘woman’ and nothing more.”