Posts tagged "burqa"

New Survey Illustrates What Different Countries Think About How Muslim Women Should Cover Up

Check out this interesting chart from the Pew Research Center illustrating the results of a new survey that asked respondents in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and other countries which…

Jessica Wakeman | January 9, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Saudi Cleric Suggests Baby Girls Wear Burqas To “Protect” Them From Sexual Assault

A Saudi Arabian cleric raised eyebrows over his WTF suggestion on a TV program six months ago that baby girls should be covered head-to-toe in burqas to protect them from…

Jessica Wakeman | February 4, 2013 - 3:20 pm

On “The Mindy Project”‘s Squicky Jokes About Race

It’s not easy to make offensive jokes about ignorance. One person’s ignorant joke can be another person’s joke about ignorance and even if your comedy has the best of intentions,…

Jessica Wakeman | August 29, 2012 - 9:00 am

Kim Kardashian Dons A Burqa In Dubai

NOTE: We had to take the photo in question down (image rights issue) but you can see it here and continue to discuss. Sowwy!

Kim Kardashian isn’t known…

Jessica Wakeman | October 14, 2011 - 10:40 am

Today’s Lady News: Two Muslim Women Fined In Belgium For Wearing The Veil

Two Belgian teenage girls, ages 16 and 17, have been fined $200 each for wearing face-covering Muslim veils in public. It has been illegal to wear a niqab or burqa…

Jessica Wakeman | August 18, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Italy Wants To Ban The Burqa

It will be illegal to wear the burqa and other face-covering Muslim veils in public if a new bill can get the support of Italy’s Parliament. A draft version…

Jessica Wakeman | August 2, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Veiled Muslim Woman Yelled At By Woman Not In Veil, While Eliot Spitzer Moderates

Who would have thought the “Love Guv” would have found himself moderating a feminist debate about the veil? Life sure is strange sometimes. The other night on Eliot

Jessica Wakeman | April 14, 2011 - 3:40 pm

France’s Ban On Face-Covering Muslim Veils Goes Into Effect

France’s ban on face-covering Muslim veils, like the niqab and the burqa, took effect yesterday. French citizens and tourists alike will be fined $215 for covering their faces in public…

Jessica Wakeman | April 12, 2011 - 1:20 pm

French Lady Not Sorry For Her “Burqa Rage” And Ripping The Veil Off A Muslim Woman

“Burqa rage.” Never heard of it before? Me neither. Women being forced to wear burqas does makes me upset. But a 63-year-old French woman, known only as Marlene, took things…

Jessica Wakeman | October 14, 2010 - 3:50 pm

Today’s Lady News: France To Fine Women Who Wear Face-Covering Veils In Public

Today, the French government passed a bill to fine a woman $185 if she wears a face-covering veil in public. French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said the fine would send…

Jessica Wakeman | May 19, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: French Woman Flies Into A “Burqa Rage”

This weekend, a 60-year-old lawyer in Trignac, France, attacked a fellow shopper, a 26-year-old Muslim woman, and ripped her body-covering veil off. Police say the woman made “snide remarks…

Jessica Wakeman | May 18, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: France May Not Ban The Burqa After All

A committee in France’s Parliament will stop short of recommending a ban on Muslim women wearing burqas at all places in France. Instead, the committee will only suggest body-covering…

Jessica Wakeman | January 26, 2010 - 9:30 pm

French Fashion Police May Fine Women For Wearing Burqas

Whether or not you agree with Sarkozy’s so-called “Burqa Ban” in France (and judging from the comments on this post, you are a nation divided), anyone who’s ever felt demeaned…

Erin Flaherty | January 11, 2010 - 4:20 pm

Barbie In A Burqa Is All Kinds Of Wrong

Barbie has enjoyed many careers in her life—stewardess, doctor, rock star—and she’s got all the teeny-weeny outfits in her Dream House closet to prove it. But one outfit Barbie has…

Jessica Wakeman | November 23, 2009 - 8:20 pm

What’s It Like To Wear a Burqa?

British journalist Liz Jones wore a burqa for a week and chronicled her experiences in “My Week Wearing a Burka: Just a Few Yards of Black Fabric, but It Felt

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 14, 2009 - 11:30 am

Today’s Lady News: No Burqas In The Swimming Pool!

An Islamic woman in France has accused local officials of religious discrimination after she was banned from wearing her “burqini,” a bathing suit that fully covers her arms, legs, and…

Jessica Wakeman | August 13, 2009 - 7:20 pm

Viewing The Burqa Through The Lens Of Fashion Week

The debate over burqas in France continues, and this time, it’s within the context of Paris Fashion Week. It’s been a few months since President Nicolas Sarkozy has made it…

Leonora Epstein | July 13, 2009 - 4:20 pm

French Parliament Debates Burqa Ban

Toward the end of last month, French President Nicolas Sarkozy addressed Parliament, stating his position on burqas. He said the face-covering, body-length Muslim veils are an unacceptable symbol of “enslavement,”…

Catherine Strawn | July 8, 2009 - 4:10 pm

Sarkozy Says Burqas Aren’t Welcome In France

President Nicholas Sarkozy stood before the French Parliament today and proposed a ban on burqas, garments that completely cover a woman and mask her face, in France. According to The

Carrie Wasterlain | June 22, 2009 - 6:00 pm