The Learning Curve

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Culture shock

The online advertisement was titled “Muslim swimwear,” which caught my attention enough to click the link. I had to find out what it was.

The website itself didn’t offer ‘Muslim’ swimwear, it offered ‘modest’ swimwear. For my jaded Western sensibilities, the female swim attire classified as ‘modest’ was a reverse culture shock to see. With the head covering, the swim suit is even more discreet than those seen in photographs of the 1890s Victorian era of the West.

I can only imagine what this looks like when it is wet, or if getting it wet is even allowed.


Written by Tom Fox

07/11/2011 at 9:59 am

Posted in Culture

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