Analysis Of ' The Burka And The Bikini ' Essay

721 Words Jul 16th, 2015 3 Pages
Covered or Uncovered an Analysis of The Burka and the Bikini This essay argues women in todays world are damaged in many ways by the culture in which they live. The writers state, “ covered or uncovered, the homefront choice is not about morality but the physical and emotional health of future generations”(Brumberg 195) Culturally speaking whether or not you wear a burka or a bikini the writers think women are negatively effected. The writers support their claim that women are adversely effected by their culture in a couple of ways. However a few are irrelevant and some are not in depth enough, and they don’t even discuss the opposing side of the argument. The essay says that with our war on terrorism and “the Taliban’s horrific treatment of women”, its important to know the impact our “uncovered” females verse their “covered women has (Brumberg 195). Is wearing a bikini “a patriotic act” or is it a psychological need to be the American Barbie the media tells women they should be? Honestly I didn’t see any reason the writers should link this issue to terrorism other then to compared our women to theirs. There are lots of other cultures the writers could have used to help portray their argument, I would have enjoyed that instead of the undertone of a political agenda. Although, the choice of muslim women compared to american is a good contrast; it would have been nice to have the diversity of other cultures. The message in this essay left when you take out the…

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