The analogy, Ms. Kay, in her below column uses of masks is good. I could just as easily put on a Burka and walk in any female only restroom, gym, change room in Canada and if someone ordered me out create a fake HRC complaint I had no notion of attending. it would have caused the owners a great deal of grief though.
It may just take a situation involving a male, especially a white male, using one to feed feminist paranoia about men as abusers to shake every one out of their tree. The pedophile is a good example. Under current rules he could put on a Burka and walk in any playground hiding in plain sight.
Getting the male oppressors is a difficult area because of the cult like movement behind these medieval practices. No child or female would dare "out" the men for fear of ostracization and even death. You have to understand the immersive depth of these practices are manifested visibly when you see them together.
The male walks a few paces ahead while the females are behind, invisible as humans but highly noticeable as assets.
I am constantly amazed at how perceptually blind we are in the name of tolerance. I am also amazed as one of Canada's leading critics of LifeBoat/Victim Feminism how it is me who can see it is oppressive and not they. Its an interesting look at ideology versus perception.
It is not a choice for these women as we know it. If it were, and they had real choice rather than coercion, those who continued to wear it might be viewed as paranoid rather than anything else.
Its roots lie in irrational and extreme distrust and fear, two essential ingredients in the definition of this mental health issue.MJM
Barbara Kay: English Canada misses the point on the veil