Above is a Turkish news photo I include completely without any sort of context. Out of curiosity, how do readers interpret something like this? An illustration of Muslim womens’ docility? An image of Muslim women remaining devout and yet claiming a place in the public sphere? That it’s annoying that people behave like religious sheep in the 21st century? That it’s a wonderful picture of human cultural diversity? …?
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Professor of physics at Truman State University