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Does less clothing mean more freedom?

By Jessica Abrahams  

The debate over the niqab—whether it is oppressive, and even if it should be banned—has recently resurfaced. It is a recurring theme, bubbling up in the pages of our newspapers every year or so. This time—with accusations flying around Twitter that the media never represents the debate from the view of someone who actually wears a niqab—some publications had the idea of putting a journalist in one and sending them off to report on their experiences. It’s an interesting idea, and some thoughtful points came out of the experiment—but why not just ask a Niqabi (a woman who wears a…

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