Double Standard on Women’s Clothing

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27/08/2016 from Turkey


  • It has been overlooked slightly that France is far from the only country in the world, or indeed in the so-called liberal West to put restrictions on what women can wear.
  • A map from the Pew Research Center shows that 39 countries across the world and, perhaps surprisingly, 18 countries in Europe have some form of governmental influence on women’s religious dress.


Where women’s religious dress was restricted

  • A second map shows 12 countries where women were required to wear certain religious clothing.