The Veil and Violence against Women in Islamist Societies
Publisher: International Humanist and Ethical Union
Date Written: 02/08/2007
Year Published: 2007
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX12264
The ongoing battle between the Islamic authorities and women over the veil clearly reveals why it has become a symbol like no other of the violence women face under Islam and why 'improper' or 'bad' veiling and unveiling have become a symbol of resistance to Islam in power and its violence against women. It is for this very reason that the slogan 'neither veil nor submission' has become a rallying cry ever since the regime imposed compulsory veiling on women after expropriating and crushing the revolution to consolidate its rule.