Sexualita za závojem

NEW YORK – Žena až po kotníky zahalená v černém, hlavu obepnutou šátkem anebo kompletním čádorem, v Evropě či v Severní Americe kráčí po ulici, obklopena jinými ženami v blůzkách s odkrytými zády, minisukních a kratičkých šortkách. Prochází pod obřími billboardy, na nichž další ženy umdlévají v sexuálním vytržení, skotačí v luxusním prádle nebo se jen lenivě protahují, téměř úplně nahé. Může být něco příznačnějšího pro rozpaky, které Západ pociťuje nad společenskými mravy islámu a naopak?

Ideologické bitvy se často svádějí pomocí ženských těl jako emblémů a západní islamofobie není výjimkou. Když Francie zakázala nosit ve školách šátky přes hlavu, použila hidžáb jako zástupce západních hodnot obecně, včetně patřičného postavení žen. Když byli Američané připravováni na invazi do Afghánistánu, Tálibán byl démonizován za to, že ženám upírá kosmetiku a barvu na vlasy; po svržení Tálibánu západní zpravodajci často poznamenali, že ženy sňali šátky.

Nejsme však my na Západě se svou interpretací muslimských sexuálních mravů hrubě na omylu, zejména co do významu toho, proč se mnoho muslimek zahaluje nebo nosí čádor? A nejsme slepí ke svým vlastním známkám útisku žen a vlády nad nimi?

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