the burqa

Bans on the burqa in Europe are a valuable lesson in the farce that is patriarchy.

A male hegemony imposes cultural rules which women come to own for their very survival. A male hegemony from another culture then imposes cultural rules to overturn the cultural rules a male hegemony imposed in the first place, with apparent disregard for women. It's a power game between men of which women are the victims.

It will not be until patriarchy is dismantled with provision for women's legislatures that women will have the opportunity to make their own choices. The bans make men look just plain stupid.

2 June, 2011