Headscarves and burqas are symbols of gender apartheid and of patriarchal-Islam’s intolerance towards female sexual agency and autonomy. Gender-based religious dress is grabbing headlines again. Last week an unnamed Birmingham
We have an opportunity here to change the landscape and make a stand for equality and ultimately the safety of women. It is not an opportunity to be missed and it certainly is not an occasion where the ‘locker room’ narrative can win.
Rebecca Hale was elected president of the American Humanist Association in 2013. She is co-owner of EvolveFISH.com, the popular online store of atheist, humanist, and pro-science merchandise, and co-founder of the Freethinkers of