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Challenging Religious Privilege

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A woman is stoned. We politely look away

A woman is stoned. We politely look away

Posted: Fri, 30 May 2014 11:10 by Matthew Syed

Our reluctance to fight 'small' battles – over forced marriage and the burka – merely emboldens the fundamentalists, argues Matthew Syed

Women can choose to wear the burka – but can they choose not to?

Women can choose to wear the burka – but can they choose not to?

Posted: Mon, 06 Aug 2012 10:55 by By Anne Marie Waters

Anne Marie Waters argues that the burka runs counter to democratic values and norms because it designates women a different and separate existence. Should the choice to cause this harm should be restricted?