Forum Post: Hi. I'm a Muslim, and I'm confused why women in Western countries are forced to cover their chest, and men are not.
Posted 8 years ago on Nov. 4, 2011, 11:24 a.m. EST by ConfusedMuslim
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Hello, my name is Ahmira, I'm a Muslim girl.
I'm new in the USA, and I'm a little bit confused...
Why women in the Western coutries are forced to cover their chest, and men are not forced to cover their chest?
I'd always heard that the women in Western countries have the "same rights" as the men, and that Western people criticized Muslims, because in some Muslims countries the women are forced to cover their hair, while men are not forced to cover their hair.
I was surprised when I realized that women in Western countries are forced to cover their chest.
I saw a lot of men without a T-shit in public, men with a nude chest in public. And I didn't saw any woman. So, I asked a young lady why that happened, and she explained to me that if she walked in the streets without a t-shirt, with a nude chest, she could be arrested, because that would be deemed "immoral".
I'm really shocked.
Where are the "equal rights"?