As part of my unit: Ethics, Issues and Crisis Management, I have been asked to write a set of blogs. The topic is ‘when in Rome, do as the Romans do’. This means that when you are visiting a foreign land you should follow the ways of those who live there. I want to gather your opinions and feelings on this topic and my blog posts, so please let me know what you think!
The first idea I will be talking about is how women should dress in public. This is a huge issue in the Muslim world and women all over are affected. Looking at the image below you can understand that the Muslim-majority countries find that most people prefer women to completely cover the hair (See woman 4). However, the majority of people from Saudi Arabia deem it appropriate for women to cover everything except the eyes (See woman 2).
We will later look at the impacts of women who do not go by these dress style suggestions and see how they are ‘punished’. However, for now, do you think it is right that the majority of people in Muslim countries think it is appropriate for women to cover up everything but their face (see woman 4)? Also, I would like to get your opinions on whether you think tourists should cover up in these Muslim countries when visiting?
Thanks for reading my blog, I look forward to hearing what you have to say about this topic. Please keep an eye out for more blogs coming on these issues!