From time to time we see reports women being told to ‘cover up’ at swimming pools or other public places out of respect to muslims and to avoid ‘offending’ them.
Respect is a two way deal and many muslims are in countries where people can expose a certain amount of skin and in multicultural countries there is an obligation to respect the customs of others. Unless it’s a private event held for a specific group out of the public eye no one has the right to tell others to cover up beyond the basics.
They must also be reminded in no uncertain terms that their islamic law does not have any official standing and does not override state and national laws.
They can talk about the requirements of their religion as much as they want, an adherence to religious laws is voluntary and is certainly not binding on anyone outside that religion
Where are Western feminists on issues such as this? In the case reported by the Express the man not only attacked a woman he attacked her for not submitting to a ‘law’ that treats women as second class citizens and allows men to attack women for not doing what men want of them.
Something like this should outrage them beyond belief but unfortunately they would prefer to go after low effort issues, the ones where they don’t actually have to confront real misogyny.
Thankfully though there are those making a stand such as Pauline Hanson and Donald Trump. The left in turn show us their ignorance when they cry racist (remember folks, islam is not a race!) and the establishment show us their desperation with walkouts and obviously lame suggestions of disaster.
The real consequence of such stands will be to make people reconsider what they find acceptable and unacceptable with politicians and the left kowtowing to oppressive religious practices top of the list of what’s unacceptable.
Written By Sherry A. Lawfree