[sex] dress codes

Two bills regarding the Islamic veil pending in the Italian parliament are a symbol of the country's increasing focus on the assimilation of immigrants. Stories of fundamentalism are spurring public debate over the condition of Muslim women.
Chechnya's president Ramzan Kadyrov orders female civil servants to wear headscarves.
La question du port du voile à l’école traverse la Belgique, comme elle a traversé la France jusqu’à l’adoption de la loi du 2004 interdisant «le port de signes ou tenues par lesquels les élèves manifestent ostensiblement une appartenance religieuse».
Qu’on l’avoue ou pas, il est certain que pour la majorité des Tunisiens qui sont nés aux alentours des années de l’indépendance, le hidjeb et le jelbeb ne sont rien d’autre que d’étranges tenues vestimentaires venues d’ailleur.
«Le temps des dispenses pour motifs religieux lors des cours de natation est révolu.»
Authorities in Kyrgyzstan reversed a prohibition on Muslim women being photographed for their passports wearing head scarves.
"Imitating the costume, architecture, and eating practices of Arab Muslims has become an important way for local Hui to show their authenticity as Muslims."
A teenage schoolgirl will appeal to the High Court on Friday to overturn a ban on her wearing a "purity ring" at school to symbolize her decision to abstain from sex before marriage.
The American University in Cairo revoked the privileges of a women wearing the niqab; an Egyptian court overturned the ruling.
The 'Righteous Swords of Islam' warned that it would strike the women with "an iron fist and swords" for refusing to wear a veil on camera.
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