- the traditional garment of Muslim and Hindu women, consisting of a long, usually black or drab-colored cloth or veil that envelops the body from head to foot and covers all or part of the face.
"We can't talk about feminism without recognizing that many of our notions about women when we were in college were ignorant and naïve... If we gave a thought to chadors, burkas, and all they represent, I would be amazed."
- Jane Smiley, "Feminism Meets the Free Market", Mommy Wars:
Stay-at-Home and Career Moms Face Off on Their Choices, Their Lives, Their Families, ed. Leslie Morgan Steiner