Muslim women urged to veil their lollipops

This ad from Egypt, encouraging Muslim women to wear the veil, or hijab, to protect themselves from the insect-like harrassment of men, has caused a stir among that country’s bloggers (and eventually caught the eye of Andrew Sullivan at The Atlantic). The text reads, “You won’t be able to stop them, but you can protect yourself. He who created you knows what’s best for you!” Some are irritated at the ad’s implication that men are miserable flies, and that women who don’t wear the veil are asking to be attacked. Read more (much more) in the comments section of this post.

—Posted by Tim Nudd