Ran across this cartoon yesterday:
I despise the culture that forces women to wear birqa, and I have come to despise the culture that objectifies women as sex objects. Patriarchy can be found in many flavors, all of them evil.
However, the cartoonist (and the blogger whose post I found) both miss one important point:
- The woman on the left could wear birqa and not be stoned to death for it.
- The woman on the right would be stoned to death if she wore the bikini.
Therein lies a crucial difference between the cultures.