The battle between the veil and the miniskirt

Two opposing campaigns arguing about what women should wear are gripping the Arab world.

What makes a man? According to the people behind a campaign which apparently started in Algeria this week, “real men” take charge of what the women in their family wear – and they make sure females are covered up in public. The Facebook page “Be a man and don’t let your women out in revealing clothes” has attracted thousands of likes. On the page, men are sharing verses from the Quran and posting photos of their family members wearing conservative clothes. They argue that the Islamic hijab and other modest attire protects women from unwanted attention.

Here’s a quick link to All Mini Skirt FB page.

h/t ZD

  • k1992

    Real men teach “their” women to do tricks, jump through flaming hoops and stuff. But the most important thing is that the women know how to cook – if they don’t that’s a deal breaker.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I’m sorry.
      If a woman can cook better than me then I have failed somewhere.

  • tom_billesley

    Life’s a compromise

  • John

    This campaign has been around for weeks, but I’ve yet to see any Western feminists expressing their support.

  • Martin B

    Mohammedans claiming that freedom sacks make women safer from them are like muggers & murderers claiming that gun control makes their victims safer from them.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      It just gives them a convenient wrapper in which to dispose of their crimes.

  • FactsWillOut

    On this score, the SoCons are on the same side as the Muslims.

    • dukestreet

      Really? I would not say that any social conservatives I know would agree with them.

      • Minicapt

        Some persons believe their fantasies are real life.


        • dukestreet

          Whose fantasies are you referring to?

          • Minicapt

            FWO; do you have problems following discussions?


  • pdxnag

    Control freaks without guilt. It is like Islam is designed precisely by and for psychopaths.