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Can you tell the religion from the scarf?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lapinrose, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

  2. CheeseMongler

    CheeseMongler Senior commenter

    I was hoping to find some subtle differences in how they're worn... I guess it's a rhetorical question though... no you can't.
     
  3. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    Can you tell the religion from the scarf?

    You can in Glasgow ;)
     
  4. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    Thinking out of the box!!! :)
     
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  5. Wotton

    Wotton Established commenter

    For some it is to do with local "laws" so you have to follow no matter which religion.
     
  6. stopwatch

    stopwatch Established commenter

    I worked in Saudi Arabia. My wife, who is a devout Catholic had to wear the Abaya (black cloak thing) and also had to wear a black scarf covering her hair. This was only n public.

    Inside the compound, away from the public eye, she could wear a onesie if she liked (which she often did).:)
     
  7. Wotton

    Wotton Established commenter

    @stopwatch I have a friend who worked in ME , can't remember which country may be Saudi, and she was the same.
     
  8. stopwatch

    stopwatch Established commenter

    ... you mean she wore a onesie? ;)
     
  9. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    Would a onesie not to too hot to wear in the middle east?
     
  10. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Lead commenter

    I spotted the odd one out!
     
  11. stopwatch

    stopwatch Established commenter

    Not in a nicely air conditioned apartment :)
     
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  12. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Apart from Queenie are these women compelled to wear the scarf?
     
  13. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter


    ….particularly if made from silk rather than fleece.
     
  14. hazeymazey

    hazeymazey New commenter

    I have a Boden scarf I'm quite fond of...
    *misses the point
     
  15. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    That's the point I was trying to make.
     
  16. Photo51

    Photo51 Occasional commenter

    Some cover the face, some don't. That's a pretty big difference.
    Another test is to see if they can take them off without men abusing them.
     
  17. burajda

    burajda Lead commenter

    Which of the women of whatever religion are free to take off their scarf in public and not be harassed by other people for not wearing it?
     
  18. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    And which are free to wear it in public places without fear of harassment?
     
  19. Photo51

    Photo51 Occasional commenter

    Certainly all those living under a male theocracy. Women should be free to exchange their human rights for wearing a scarf.
     
  20. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    The point is, which are allowed in the UK without fear of racism or prejudice.
     

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