Swedish minister responds to Iran headscarf criticism – The Local

Jan Björklund, the leader of the opposition Liberal party, has attacked Linde, saying she should not have worn a garment which is “part of patriarchal oppression” and that doing so was “ruinous for feminist foreign policy”.But Linde has fired back in turn, accusing Björklund and the opposition of trying to score cheap points over the matter.”I think it’s so stupid I don’t know what to say. The opposite: what has he done in Iran to address women’s rights?” she told news agency TT.Images of German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen visiting Saudi Arabia without wearing a headscarf have been shared on Twitter in response to Linde’s visit, but the Swedish Trade Minister has pointed out that the law there does not require women to wear the garment, unlike in Iran.”It is their law, unlike in Saudi Arabia where it is not the law to wear a headscarf. I will travel to Saudi Arabia in the next month and I of course won’t wear a headscarf,” she said.

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