Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Latest sexism of Nawal Saadawi: her views on Niqab

She said (I am translating verbatim): She said that "Niqab "should be categorically banned, and I--if I were head of a university--would ban any woman with niqab from entering the university because Niqab is against morals and against security, and a person isn't entitled to full nudity or to cover-up...A woman with a brain would not choose niqab as it is very harmful and its medical harm is extreme, and is considered against morals".  This makes it clear why many Western feminists have been promoting Saadawi's version of feminism for years.  She called on young Egyptian women to write more about their experiences of female genital cutting.