Dan Savage in a Burqa

A friend of mine pointed me today to the fact that Italy, in its infinite Berlusconiesque wisdom, has drafted a law to ban the burqa, dragging it that little bit further from tolerant sanity and closer to France, Belgium, and the city of Lleida (Lérida) in Spanish Catalunya. The major argument against the ban on the veil is two-fold, half of which is alluded to in the Guardian article linked above.  It is an accepted fact that there are women in Europe who are forced to wear the burqa by their husbands, families, brothers, or societies.  This, I will agree, … Continue reading Dan Savage in a Burqa