Texas14, to be honest, I don't have a position on that issue either. While I dislike forcing women, or anyone, to do anything, it's ultimately out of my control. In countries where women have to wear the hijab, their laws require it. Their laws are their business and while I may disagree with them, I should still respect their customs.
Respecting something merely because it's tradition or custom is stupid. Cannibalism is the part of some cultures, should we respect that, when it isn't consensual?
With that being said, it's a piece of clothing, so whatever floats their boats.
Wylted, "Respecting something merely because it's tradition or custom is stupid." - Because you clearly lack respect and tolerance for customs, traditions and worldviews that aren't your own. You have demonstrated this more than enough times already. That being said, aren't you a conservative? Is your ideology not rooted in "preserving tradition and customs" ?