Enough already with the ridiculous “they used to be free” memes

With all the hoopla around Muslim women‘s dress many better have a look back in history seeing that there where years that Muslims were clothed much more ‘modern’ than women in their time or than Muslim women in certain regions today.

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To remember

women liberated = ridiculously untrue

regimes brutal, squelched freedom of speech, imprisoned people seen as political dissidents

women “went backwards” again > many parts of Muslim world rebelled against this neocolonialism by going back to their Islamic roots

direct response to Imperialism

religious code of conduct.

image of a Coptic Christian Egyptian woman in full niqab

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  15. Burkini Ban: Not Everything has to be Legislated On, You Dimwits
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Al Amatullah

Yes, we know. You found a really cool image of women in some “backwards country full of dirty Moozlums”. It shows “dirty Moozlum women” from about 50 years ago in short skirts etc. The genius people who made these memes juxtaposed these liberated looking women next to images of women in niqab or burqa or even hijab.

The thing is, these memes are intellectually dishonest. Lots of the Muslim world back then had populations in secular dress because foreign countries were enforcing/supporting secular and/or communist regimes all across the Muslim world.

So to showcase how women in these countries “used to be liberated” is ridiculously untrue. Many of these same regimes were absolutely brutal, squelched freedom of speech, imprisoned people seen as political dissidents, and so on.

As to how these women “went backwards” again, many parts of the Muslim world rebelled against this neocolonialism by going back to…

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