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Unformatted text preview: I found scarification to be extremely disturbing. I also found myself to be queasy when reading the in depth part of the different extremes of scarification. I thought the chapter about the veil was really confusing. There are so many different meanings behind a veil that I was not able to pick out just one main, uniform reason why women in the mentioned cultures wear them. Maybe there is no universal reason. Maybe it does vary heavily from culture to culture or person to person. All the personal viewpoints in the chapter reveal what each person thinks about veils. Some thought it was derogatory to women but some thought it was empowering. Some thought it was to help control a woman’s sexual urges while others thought it was to be a public display of a woman’s religious belief. I noticed many different opinions on the use of a veil and I don’t think there is a universal meaning to it....
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- Spring '08
- Faith, Belief