This fascinating chart shows how Middle Easterners think women should dress
by MAX FISHER
Veiling can be controversial in the Middle East. Views on it vary widely among and within countries, reflecting both the diversity of opinion in the region on how women should dress and the larger forces driving that debate. The range is really driven home by this chart, assembled by the Pew Research Center, showing how people in seven Mideastern countries answered a question posed by a University of Michigan study: Which of these six styles of dress is most appropriate for women?
First, a crash course in female Islamic dress. The styles go, left to right, from most conservative to most secular, although that’s inexact….
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