Argument: Many Western things oppress women as much as burqas might

Issue Report: Ban on Muslim burqa and niqab


Steve Chapman. “A free society requires mutual tolerance.” Boston Globe. May 23, 2010: “The veil, we are told, is a symbol of oppression imposed on women by husbands and other male relatives. Could be. But how do the critics know? The same thing can be said about surgically enhanced breasts in Europe and the United States.”