Letter-writer number one, David Palter, notes that while
there has been no crime wave in Quebec perpetrated by women with hidden faces...veiled women were responsible for a subway bombing in Moscow, so I wouldn’t assume that such women are necessarily harmless either.Letter-writer number two, Ruben Valletta, calls Susan's comparison "specious claptrap." He points out the "fundamental difference" between getting be-burqa'd and getting a facelift, i.e. that
women in North America who choose not to get plasticized don’t often get stoned to death for it.Indeed. Although seeing the freakish results of some of that surgery, one may well have to suppress the urge to throw something.