Washington Post about the controversy swirling in Europe over the banning of head coverings. I've never lived or worked in Afghanistan but know many women who have -- and they pretty universally see it as a symbol of oppression and subservience.
Is the burqa really a reasonable expression of religious freedom, particularly when it serves to subjugate women?
I'd love to hear from some of my friends who live in Europe and can shed further light on this. As well as those who can fill me in on the benefits of the burqa.