Posted by alexandra_k on September 22, 2006, at 19:27:26
In reply to Re: You might expect the odd muslim from the west?, posted by Jost on September 22, 2006, at 18:12:06
> New York must be more conservative than where you live. People don't go around half naked here.
I suppose it gets cold. And I suppose you guys aren't exactly on the beach - are you? I guess I'm super conservative. People wear short shorts and singlets. Halter tops. Stuff like that. To me... That is half naked.
But then I don't like wearing shorts... I don't even like wearing short sleeved t-shirts. I'd rather wear long sleeved t-shirts (I quite like ones with polo necks too) and slacks / jeans. I don't know...
> Ease of maneuvering seems more unembodied than having to hold up a long robe, or craning around to compensate for no peripheral vision.
I wonder if the peripheral vision is a function of how the head bit fits. Maybe some of them are fit so that they don't have such good peripheral vision. I can hardly see anyways... I guess it seems less embodied to me in the sense that I wouldn't be self conscious about my body. Though I guess if I were to wear one people would probably stare at me... But not at my body. So... I think I would feel less self conscious really...