Скрытая сексуальность

НЬЮ-ЙОРК- До лодыжек закутанная во все черное женщина в косынке или полной чадре , идет по европейской или североамериканской улице, окруженная другими женщинами в крохотных топах, миниюбках и коротких шортах. Она проходит под огромными рекламными щитами, на которых женщины бьются в сексуальном экстазе, прыгают в нижнем белье или просто устало потягиваются, будучи практически полностью голыми. Разве можно как-то сильнее отобразить тот дискомфорт, который Запад ощущает в отношении социальных нравов ислама, и наоборот?

В идеологических сражениях женские тела часто используются в качестве эмблем, и западная исламофобия здесь не является исключением. Когда Франция запретила носить в школах головные платки, она использовала хиджаб в качестве образца для сравнения со всеми западными ценностями, включая соответствующий статус женщин. Когда американцы готовились к вторжению в Афганистан, то Талибан пытались демонизировать за то, что он отрицает косметику и окрашивание волос женщинами; когда же Талибан был свергнут, Западные авторы часто отмечали, что женщины стали снимать свои платки.

Но на Западе мы радикально неверно истолковываем и понимаем сексуальные нравы мусульман, в особенности значимость для мусульманок скрывать внешность или носить чадру ? Неужели мы слепы к своим собственным признакам притеснения женщин и контроля над ними?

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