Liberation! By white men, telling women what to wear…

A short and sweet rant today. Once again, Sergio Redegalli, the owner of Cydonia Glass in Enmore is in the news stirring up shit about women and burqas. Now he wants to paint another mural, more prominently “[…] depicting the suffering of women.”

I don’t particularly like the burqa. I don’t particularly like organised religion, including Islam. I don’t particularly like the subjugation of women, whatever its form. However, I really don’t understand how some privileged white European bloke telling women what they can and cannot wear according to his sensibilities is supposed to be liberating.