Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Burkkas or Underwear?

Republicans claim Liberal foreign policy will lead to Shariah Law. This is often portrayed as women forced to wear burkkas, which would, of course, limit liberty. But is this really any worse than being forced to wear clothes in the first place?

Clothes are great for protection from the elements, but the social stigma (or at least the laws) against nudity have got to go. Ban exposed thumbs and you violate the First Amendment. Ban exposed genitals and everyone's okay with it for some reason.

It's perhaps the most pervasive element of Religious Law.

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