Life at № 42
“The Hijab Day event was held (last week) in the wake of Prime Minister Manuel Valls’ statement that he wished to ban all forms of religious headscarves at French universities.”
Just exasperating. Although I usually find him annoying, I have to agree with Bernard Henri Levy who said “Hijab Day at Sc Po. When will there be a sharia day? Stoning? Slavery?” Don’t get me wrong, I believe adults should be allowed to wear whatever they want on their heads. We can’t and shouldn’t try to regulate head gear. It’s technically impossible. And it would probably annoy the Queen:
BUT– to support and justify a practice designed to oppress and control women, as is the case in Islam, is beyond imbecility.