Did you find it oppressive or freeing?
Did your personality change?
Do you think that anyone would actually "choose" to wear it, not just for a day but for a lifetime?
Did you feel isolated in public while wearing it?
Is this a good idea for Canadian society?
For those of you who are confused about the differences, the National Post had a great graphic:
We are all familiar with the hijab, it's unoffensive but it does identify a woman as a Muslim. I have often wondered why Muslim males do not have to wear anything that will identify them as Muslim's but their women do, sometimes isolating those women. Is isolation the goal of Muslim men for their women? Sikh males wear a turban, Jews wear a yamulke, Catholics wear crosses, just to name a few, why don't Muslim men wear something to identify themselves as Muslim? Or do they?
I love the wonderful sari's that East Indian women wear! Colourful, beautiful, and modest. Why can't Muslim women wear clothing like this:
Notice, that the faces are uncovered. I have noticed that most East Indian ladies wear their sari's for special occasions, not as everyday wear, what they have done is assimilated into Canadian society without losing their "cultural" identities. I posted about making perogies the other day, even though I have never been to the Ukraine or Poland, my family has retained some of that "culture". Same for most people who immigrate to Canada, they retain parts of their "culture" and it makes Canada a much richer country.
I hate to break it to the lefties, but all cultures are NOT equal and we need to tell the people who are immigrating here, what is proper and what we, as Canadians, will not abide. We need to celebrate our differences, but we need to be aware that some women are raised to believe that they can be beaten for not obeying their "betters", usually the men in their lives and their mother-in-laws.
Remember how the Japanese bound the feet of their women? Here is a bit of history on how that "cultural" tradition started and the video to go with the explanation:
Thank goodness that "cultural" practice has been stopped. "Cultural" practices will only be stopped if we stand up against them. The refusal of Canadians to confront "cultural" practices we disagree with, because of multiculturalism and political correctness, is wrong. We need to be clear about what the Canadian culture will accept and what we won't. Remember, it's our country, our values and our laws, we do not have to adapt, immigrants need to adapt so they can fully enjoy all of our freedoms to the fullest.Legend has it that lotus or lily foot slippers first appeared in China in the 11th century when Empress Taki was born with deformed feet. To save her future embarrassment, her father announced that only women with very small feet could be truly feminine and desirable. As a result women began to bind their feet. The tiny, virtually unusable feet were a mark of status, beauty, gentility and sexual attractiveness.
The binding process began at age 5 to 7 years old. Bandages were wrapped around the foot to bend the four smaller toes inward under the foot towards the heel until it resembled a half moon.The majority of young girls had their feet bound by their mothers. Binding a daughters feet would ensure she would be married and hopefully to a wealthy man. The intial process of binding the feet took just one night but the feet took years of pain to conform into the beautiful crescent shape. During a painful 2-3 year period, the size of the shoe was gradually reduced. The most highly desired goal being a size only three inches in length.
These silk shoes only measure 140mm (5½ inches) in length and 24mm (1 inch) in width...
Footbinding was horribly painful. In asking why women would do this we need to understand the history behind the practice. Then we can begin to answer our questions as to why a painful tradition would continue to exist for so long.
And for a great example of a frothing at the mouth biased feminist lefty, you have to watch this video, a professor of law? Yikes, is she for real?
I loved Tarek Fatah's response to this lady.You have to watch it!
This is Canada, WE make the LAWS not immigrants!