As we neared the end of the interview, Schakowsky asked, “Have you ever put on a burka?”
It was a burka she had found in Afghanistan on a trip there two weeks ago.
They say that if a man sees a burka he knows if she is beautiful from the way she moves.
Fingering the mesh netting that allows a woman wearing a burka to see, she looked grim.
1836, from Hindi, from Arabic burqa'.