Apropos this, and this, am I the only one who perceives a parallel between burqas and sunglasses?
Both have a "distancing" effect and both are vaguely poserish and both (arguably) have some practical purpose (I agree with Jamie Kenny that there is someting viscerally appealing about being anonymous in public).
Of course sunglasses are only considered religious wear in some Dudeic sects.
Impossible choices, & markets
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