While it isn’t my belief that a woman should wear a Burqa; I believe in the freedom to make one’s own choices. Personally I would find it oppressive, but that’s my opinion of which there are others who don’t share my point of view. However, regardless of my personal opinion it’s my nature to look at an issue from several angles in order to gain greater empathy.
Today this is a controversial subject for several reasons—-listed below is an excerpt from a web site depicting the history of the Barqa and the pros and cons of donning a Burqa.
Here is the statement of a young Iranian school girl.
“Wearing conservative clothing protects them from sexual harassment and objectification. An Iranian school girl states, “We want to stop men from treating us like sex objects, as they have always done. We want them to ignore our appearance and to be attentive to our personalities and mind. We want them to take us seriously and treat us as equals and not just chase us around for our bodies and physical looks.”
Here is the link to the history of the Burqa:
Here’s another link that describes the pros and cons of wearing a Burqa:
This is a mixed media creation. It began as a colored pencil drawing and then I enhanced it by way of photo-shop. But I wasn’t finished as I felt it needed a little punch so I added additional texture courtesy of Cat Hair Studio: