Also my friend, ask those around you (I'm assuming your in Turkey and not in Iran) who are covered if they feel threatened by fundamentalists or is the threat from people who don't understand the principles of Islam and the culture of the country they live in.
I do not know any covered Turkish ladies, all my neighbours(Turks) and Turkish friends, educated ladies who hold/held managerial positions, are very very concerned that the AK party have a hidden agenda which is not always hidden. They get very angry with the idea of an oppressive religious state being forced on them.
A friend of ours is a prosecutor and he says there are many things going on against secularlism that concern him that he is not at liberty to divulge.
I talk to lots of women who are covered, extremely well educated, working in the education, health and political systems in Turkey. When Erdogan wasn't in power, they're lives were much more suppressed. When they were oppressed who looked out for them then?
For me it isn't a big problem because if people like those in Iran take over all I have to do is jump on a plane but for my neighbours and Turkish friends .................?
That's right jump on a plane back home............................. where, booze britain, 13 year old fathering a child, sleaze and corruption in politics, fat cats and dole scroungers, and the list goes on.
I'm sorry which fundamentalists are treating covered women as second class, your making too many assumptionsI'm sorry which fundamentalists are treating covered women as second class, your making too many assumptions
How many examples do you need? Just look at the info I gave you about Iran, look at Afghanistan when the fundamentalist Taliban were in power, look at Saudi Arabia. Those should be enough to concern any women.
Come On ..........nudist beaches in Saudi, women judges in Afghanistan..........Lets keep to Turkey.
Try looking at this from the other side, if you don't know any women that are covered try expanding your range of friends. I have friends that aren't covered and they belong to quite right wing party's but we can have really balanced debates which are not based on assumptions and judgements.