Syrian blogger Omniya [Ar] has heard enough about people ordering her to cover up and that women are to blame for falling victims to sexual harassment. Now is her turn to launch a campaign calling for men to cover up and lower their gaze.
She explains her reasoning behind launching the campaign as follows:
يتغير معنى هذه المفردة من شخص/ة لأخر . هناك من يعتقد أن مجرد” كشف الرأس ” هو تعري.
Omniya explains how the Shariah (Islamic law) complaint dress code changes from one country to the other:
Not covering up, argues Omniya, exposes women and girls to sexual harassment:
If that is the case, argues Omniya, why are women who are not considered as beautiful also harassed?
هذه الفتاة التي خرجت بوجهك ليست التي كانت ترقص وتخلع منذ قليل على الشاشة!!
Taking it a step further, Omniya, launches a petition here, and urges all her readers to sign it. The petition says:
Since females in the Arab region should wear a special uniform, since there are dozens of petitions asking females to cover themselves from top to toe, I think that arab men should do the same.
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