Nothing Says 'Girl's Empowerment' Like A Headscarf You'll Be Beaten for Not Wearing

Sesame Street's heart is in the right place, no doubt. And, in truth, a hijab is downright "feminist" in the context of Afghanistan, where the conservatives insist on a full burqa if women are not to be beaten or executed.

Still... c'mon.


Eric Blair said...

Somebody needs to get a couple of those musician muppets, I think one had a taliban beard, (Yes, I was right:

And act out what happens to females that don't know their place in Afghanistan.

Earl Wajenberg said...

That would be a valuable moral lesson for the Afghan edition of Sesame Street. For the American edition, a different lesson about hijabs is perhaps more urgent.