The veil

Megan Stack of the LA Times had a very good story on the veil in Egypt a few days ago exploring the different reasons Egyptian women choose to veil and the notions associated with it. It's a lot better and subtler than most similar stories I've read, perhaps because a female journalist can understand women, even those from a different culture, than a male one can. Many foreign journalists never get beyond the idea that the growth of popularity in the veil may be caused by more than just religious revivalism.