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niqabitches: yay or nay?

posted by missmsian

Two French women–self-dubbed “niqabitches”–filmed themselves walking around Paris wearing niqab, short-shorts and black heels to protest the country’s recent decision to ban the burqa and niqab. The rationale for the ban is that these articles of clothing apparently oppress women and having old white men tell women what they can or can’t wear is liberating. Right.

The women, one of whom identifies as Muslim, wrote an op-ed about why they chose to film the video (sorry anglos, this one’s in French … English coverage here.)

The authors of Muslimah Media Watch weighed in with some insightful commentary.

So, what do you think?

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