Flashcards in Against Religious Clothing Deck (20):
What are you more likely to meet a Muslim woman wearing?
Jeans and a t-shirt rather than a burkha/niqab
What can the call to prayer be seen as?
Disturbing for other members of the community
Is there gender equality?
Does the burkha have a place in society?
The burkha has no place in society
What did Harriet Harman say about the Islamic veil?
"The veil is an obstacle to women's participation in terms of equal terms in society"
What doesn't the veil show?
The evolution of the modern day woman
Does it state in the Qur'an that it is compulsory for women to wear the niqab/burkha?
What have Islamic women been portrayed as in literature?
Inferior to men that is why they need to cover their face
What do some people feel the niqab/burkha is?
Threatening and alienating as it is the closest communication device
What do some people argue should happen to all religious symbols as specific Muslim/Sikh dress/symbols have been discriminated against?
All religious dresses and symbols from all religions should be targetted
Is it compulsory for people to wear Islamic clothing?
No but it is how they have interpreted the teachings of the Qur'an
What do restrictions ensure?
Is the restrictions to religious dress aim to offend morals?
No it is not there to offend public morals
What are the current dress laws in Britain?
You are allowed to wear what you want as long as it does not go against public decency
What do some people argue should happen if women are allowed to cover their face?
Then men too should be allowed to cover their face
What did Tony Blair say on religious dress in 2006?
"A mark of separation"
What do people stereotype women as when they wear religious dress?
Inferior to men
Do you choose the religion you follow?
Does religious freedom restrictions aim to infringe the freedom of others?