Carolyn D'Cruz

Carolyn D'Cruz

Carolyn D’Cruz is a Senior Lecturer and program convenor of Gender Sexuality and Diversity Studies at La Trobe University.

Carolyn D'Cruz reviews 'What is Veiling?' by Sahar Amer

January-February 2015, no. 368 01 January 2015
Carolyn D'Cruz reviews 'What is Veiling?' by Sahar Amer
As a child growing up Catholic in the late 1960s, I wore a black lacy veil over my hair to church every Sunday. After losing my religion sometime in my mid-teens, I had forgotten about this veil wearing until I found myself arguing with far too many people about the ‘burqa ban’. The general vitriol, together with the presumptions many people hold about Muslim women in particular, and Islam mor ... (read more)