No comparison between chadors and high heels by Lise Ravary


People can think that hijabs and chadors and niqabs are just pieces of clothing, but courageous Iranian women go to jail to live free of them. I'll cheer pro-hijab activists in Montreal the day they walk down Ste-Catherine Street, hair in the wind, in solidarity with their sisters in Tehran, if only for one day.

To my knowledge, nobody has been killed because they refused to wear high heels. But Aqsa Parvez, 16, was strangled to death by her father and brother in Toronto in 2007 because she refused to wear the hijab. Out of respect for her and the Shafia girls, also guilty of wanting to lead western lives, we should avoid such comparisons.