Amazon’s UK division recently removed something called “the sexy burqa costume” from its website. The sexy burqa allows the wearer to display her legs and some cleavage, which of course, is completely contrary to what a real burqa is designed to do, which is to essentially make a woman a non-entity.
Amazon was downright spooked by some of the negative reviews of the sexy burqa costume, and caved to the pressure, removing it from its website.
Two points spring to mind regarding this costume kerfuffle:
One, if any article of clothing deserves to be mocked and disrespected, it’s surely the hateful haberdashery that is the real burqa, a fabric coffin designed to make women invisible 365 days a year.
Secondly, if Amazon feels religious-themed costumes are out of bounds, then why does its religious sensitivity policy not include Christianity?
You see, if you venture onto Amazon’s website, there’s no shortage of nun costumes for sale, ranging from “Scary Nun” to “Sexy Bad Habit Nun.”
Welcome to the new normal, folks, in which mocking the burqa is bad – because somebody might get violent – but mocking a nun’s habit is kosher because, really, what are a bunch of wimpy Christians gonna do...?