In Europe these days it seems to be all the rage to ban or restrict Islamic face and/or body veils. The latest: Belgian lawmakers pass burka ban that applies anywhere in public.
Here’s the thing, though: proponents claim this is all in the name of ensuring freedom and equality for women. Yet, doesn’t a ban on a few specific kinds of clothing for women restrict their freedom? I don’t like burka’s, myself, but I don’t assume I should be telling anyone else what to wear. I’m also not opposed to defining some limits. Some jobs, that are largely based on personal interaction, would be hampered by a full face and body covering.