<br>... I came across something yesterday that kind of blew me away.<br><br>On one hand, especially by western feminists, the veil has been shown as a symbol of male domination. For others it is a somewhat frightening sign of impending islamization of western society. What I had never heard was that for many Turkish women in Germany, the veils means the exact opposite, namely emancipation.<br><br>It allows these young women to rebel from the inside. <br>A daughter can now, as observing Muslima, explain to her family that the Qoran doesn't require her to marry some old guy back home, whom she doesn't even know, nor does it state anywhere that it would be wrong for her to go to school and study ...... By the same token, these young women, which quite often are the first in their families, to integrate, are serving as examples to their younger brothers, who all too often are dropping out of school and thus run into problems with society.<br>Fascinating!<br><br>This makes me once again realize how difficult it is to interpret symbols and signals in another culture. <br>Communication is needed... and anything which allows more of it, is a good thing.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
"Humor ist, wenn man trotzdem lacht" (Humour means laughing despite of it)
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