Prostitutes co-opt Muslim attire

Question: What’s the quickest way to get Muslim women to stop wearing extremely conservative clothing?

Answer: Get prostitutes to start dressing like them.

In Mombasa, Kenya, the coastal city’s “twilight ladies” have ditched their skimpy “uniforms” for the much more conservative buibuiā€”a billowing, ankle-length gown with head covering that Muslim women in the region wear. Sex workers say it lets them hide their identity, avoid arrest, and look respectable.

Unsurprisingly, Muslim women who cover themselves head to toe with the buibui aren’t exactly happy with this fashion makeover.

http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2007/07/16/prostitutes_co_opt_muslim_attire?wpisrc=obnetwork

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