Tuesday, July 5, 2016

How We Dress

For John, BLUFFreedom is what it is about.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

Ms Sarah Hoyt, at InstaPundit, gives us this item by Amir Taheri in The New York Post on 3 July.

Here is the lede:

In Iran, do as the mullahs say, not as Iranians do.  This seems to be the motto adopted by a string of foreign dignitaries rushing to Tehran in the wake of the mythical “nuke deal” marketed by the Obama administration.
The article has a photo of Australian diplomat Julie Bishop wearing a head covering while in Tehran walking with her Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.

At raises a good question.  If, on the streets of Lowell we should accept women wearing the hijab, why should Westerners be expected to wear some version of the hijab when in Muslim lands?

Is this some sort of Gresham's Law of female conduct?  If Muslims are around should Western women dress as Muslim women would, rather than how they would dress normally?

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

  I would like to be clear that I see this as a spectrum and not an either or situation.  Some of the ways women dress down town or in Walmart leave, in my estimation, something to be desired.  That said, this is the United States and they are free, within certain minimal rules, to dress as they see fit.  And that is important.

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