Muslim women, hijab and employment

Guardian Unlimited: Why are so many of Britain’s Muslim women unemployed?

A report from yesterday’s Guardian on how women from ethnic minorities generally, but particularly those of Bangladeshi and Pakistani origin have low economic activity and high unemployment, not due to lack of qualifications or ambition but due to discrimination. Reasons include hostility to hijab, not being taken seriously due to height and colour, and refusal to take part in work “socials” at the pub. (More at the BBC here, via Pickled Politics.)

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