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Random Thoughts on Random Things #1…

Why is it…?

That a fictional woman, in fictional stories, wearing a mask,   is seen as a crime-fighting hero, fighting evil-doers and worth a billion-dollar Hollywood/entertainment industry…



super heroes



But a real woman in a niqab seems to freak out so many people?





Just something to ponder…



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  1. 21 October 2013 at 12:54 pm

    I’m gonna be all male chauvinist and say – maybe it’s because they wear skin tight leotards and those wearing a niqab don’t?

    • 21 October 2013 at 1:07 pm

      That might indeed be a factor, Neil. Plus the vast sums of cash involved in the comic-book/movie industry also plays a part…

  2. 21 October 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Although in Pakistan they’ve managed to pull this one off…


    • 23 October 2013 at 12:38 pm

      I saw that DR – way cool!! A whole new generation perceiving women’s roles in a new, positive light!

  3. 21 October 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Guys you are both wrong its the eyes. Dear old Mohamed new this when he laid down the rules. Why hide the best feature of a womans body?

  4. ds
    22 October 2013 at 1:16 pm

    maybe it’s because we can see more of the comic book females’ faces.

  5. ds
    22 October 2013 at 1:18 pm

    and maybe it’s because when we go to visit Muslim countries we aren’t allowed to wear whatever we like. We have to comply with their rules.

    • 23 October 2013 at 12:41 pm

      So? Aren’t we supposedly the open, liberal society that promotes freedom of choice?

  6. 7 November 2013 at 10:45 am

    I’m of two minds on this… Firstly, it’s a woman’s right to wear whatever the hell she wants. But the niqab is also a symbol (to some) of women’s repression. Maybe it’s an issue best left for women to sort out?

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