Sunday, June 12, 2016

Word of the day: chador

The word of the day is chador:
  1. 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.
(http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/chador)


"We can't talk about feminism without recognizing that many of our notions about women when we were in college were ignorant and na├»ve...  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

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