Out of Sight, Out of Mind: the Niqab Debate and Ableism

The Quebec niqab thing keeps going and going (ugh), and I'm still avoiding talking about media coverage of the issue head-on, mostly because I think I'll explode if I think more about the absurdity of it all, and I've written on niqab so much already that there's not a lot else to say.  This post at Racialicious is a pretty good overview of the issue, and of some of the media and activism that has come out in response.  (Also, avoiding the media discussion isn't the same as ignoring the issue.  S … [Read more...]