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Writer Wears Burka For One Week: "It Felt Like A Prison"

09/11/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Squatting next to me is my burka. It looks so innocuous: just a few yards of black fabric. But, my goodness, how oppressive it is, how suffocating, how transforming.

Moved by the plight of Lubna Hussein, a Sudanese woman who faces 40 lashes for wearing trousers in public, I decided to spend a week enveloped in what she should have been wearing.

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