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Friday 24 November 2017

What Arab women can teach us about love and desire

Under the hijab, Muslim women are far less sexually repressed than their Western counterparts think

Muslim women in Indonesia protesting against a Lady Gaga concert. There were worries in the country that the star’s sexy clothes and dance moves could undermine Islamic values and corrupt the country’s youth.
Muslim women in Indonesia protesting against a Lady Gaga concert. There were worries in the country that the star’s sexy clothes and dance moves could undermine Islamic values and corrupt the country’s youth.
Niamh Horan

Niamh Horan

WHAT does it mean to be sexually oppressed? I thought I had all the answers.

I thought the very symbol of female repression was in front of me, as I sat cross-legged before a young Arabic woman last week.

She was in a floor-length black hijab, I was in a low-hung black top and long red skirt.

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