| I'm confused about something and I wonder if you are, too?
On the one hand you have the anti-Sharia shriekers. They are terribly, terribly concerned that if we let Islam get a toe-hold in our society, before you know it we will all be forced to wear a burka, and they want to spare me that humiliation. It's not a crime to be a woman, after all.
And then you have the same people asserting in public and not being pelted with overripe produce that if a woman is dressed immodestly, she is asking for sex and thus it's her own damned fault if she gets raped. It isn't the fault of the poor man who has no control over himself, it's the fault of the woman for being attractive and tempting him. (Completely ignoring that rape is not about sex, it is about power. But that's another post.)
You know. The same line of reasoning that puts women in burkas in the Islamic world.
Sorry wingers, but you can't have it both ways.
So which is it? Should we be free to dress as we please, or should we be shrouded and veiled? You can't have it both ways, so pick one and go with it.