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Angela Merkel’s burqa ban is sexist, racist and wrong

10 Dec

In these febrile times, women’s freedom and autonomy has become a bargaining chip in the poker game of public propaganda — and that goes double for brown, Muslim and migrant women. Angela Merkel should know as well as any other female politician how demeaning it is to be treated as if what you wear is more important than what you say and what you do. With the far-right on the rise across Europe, however, the German chancellor has become the latest lawmaker to call for a partial ban on the burqa and niqab.
http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/feminism/2016/12/angela-merkels-burqa-ban-sexist-racist-and-wrong

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