1) Why does my hypothetical personal desire matter in this context? Hint: it doesn’t. It is irrelevant.
2) What if he’s bald?
“I prefer to see a woman’s pubic hair and/or breasts when we speak face-to-face.”
At best, that’s an irrelevant statement. At worst, it’s actually pretty gross, invasive and... offensively entitled.
This is also what you are saying to them.
“I prefer to see a woman’s hair when we seal face-to-face”
“Shut up or show me your tits.”
When you don’t know, you don’t know.
Trying to inhabit - even momentarily - the other person’s context can help a lot.
1) She's in the UK. If we're we talking "Islamic" culture, we first have to ask: "which one?"
2) During a class (vs. a Tweet), I have the time to cover these broader debates with nuance.
1) why I said (explicitly): "for the (not all) Muslim women who believe" and not "for THE Muslim woman."
2) my thread isn't theological/historical debate but RE: a singular discursive context.
However, the original Tweet thread quoted is the opinion of a specific person, in a particular geographical and temporal context, about something in that space and time.
I'm not debating anyone on anything here.
1) Which "Western culture?" If we "UK," then it's a defined, and interrelated, but different discussion.
1) I don't believe covering hair is a religious obligation.
2) I teach American students (none are Muslim, and none cover their hair).
3) An answer to "why do they do that" (from me) is not helpful in this context.
4) Hers is.
Exactly. This is precisely (part of) the point I make on 'HIjAb aNd iSlAm' Day.
But I won't tell you how yet - because I don't like ruining surprises (especially for lurking students who I have not yet caught & blocked).
YOU ARE ME HERO, GOOD BOT.