11 July 2017

Segregating pupils is the first step in demonising women

The brilliant Handmaid’s Tale depicts a dystopian future in which women are controlled at all times. Veiled, meek and knowing their place, fertile women are breeding machines and rape is sanctioned by the state.

Meanwhile, here in Britain, the state is being taken through our courts by a co-educational Islamic school that segregates boys and girls from the age of nine: it is not enough that girls at the school have to wear the veil from the age of five. And the state is funding this, as the school is voluntary aided. [The Times (£)] Read more