REXBURG, Idaho- Students at BYU-Idaho have found a new way to stay warm and modest: the winter burka.
Originally only worn by women of orthodox Islamic sects, the burka now provides warmth to those wishing to avoid the face-freezing wind of southeastern Idaho. Besides blocking the wind, the burka also blocks those who may be looking at girls with foul intentions.
“I feel safe when I wear the burka,” said Freshman Morgan Smith. “I don’t have to worry that anyone is objectifying me. I even wear it at the gym because the approved exercise clothing is far too revealing.”
The burka can be worn in or out of doors and in almost any social setting.
“It’s extremely comfortable,” said Sophmore Claire Robison. “It’s like a Snuggie that covers your face.”
Read next week’s unrelated article about how dating in Rexburg has dropped 67 percent.