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Old 01-26-2010, 10:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Am I wrong in my understanding that it is not at all a religious issue in a universal sense, but actually a cultural interpretation of the koran? I think if that's the case then it is something that should not be allowed to be imposed upon women within an entirely different culture. Otherwise it makes the cultures of the west complicit in the repression of women by cultural means. Saying that, I recognize it need not be entirely about repression, but it does seem to me to be rooted in that, and spread upon that basis. A part of me applauds France for trying to do this.
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