Elizabeth Farrelly at the Sydney Morning Herald writes that the burqa is an affront to feminism.[1] She makes feminism sounds authoritarian. Quoting a friend of mine, “all this really is another case of someone trying to shove the politics of one kind of identity ahead of another.” I am unsure how widely this view is […]

A person asked me what do I think of Sarkozy’s hostility to burqa and why I have not written against it. I have not written against it because I generally dislike repeating myself. It is an old issue and I have made myself clear with respect to Turkey (back in 2008) and the Netherlands (2006). But for […]