Unformatted text preview: Protects the women from themselves: Their own natural lust. Public matters • Women’s roles in Islamic cultures – To protect their sexual chastity. Family’s honor revolves around her purity Private matter • Roles played by the Veil (via its symbolic meanings) in Islamic cultures – Disguise: concealing identity Conceal facial features Keeping our dust and flies- practicality Look at my mind and not my body • The ‘normal’ way of doing things – normal according to Whom?...
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- Spring '08
- Sociology, The Culture, Islamic cultures, Modesty Privacy Gender relationships Society