how can you tell gender? you can't. Men use the burka to disguise themselves when needed. Duh ! -- how can you tell if it's someone who has been beaten? or had an acid attack? They essentially walk in the world Oppressed and as if inside of their own closet, or basement. unseen. why? Rape? Clearly muslim men have never learned to control their erections. i kid you not. if the external world has to keep them soft -- they need some basic information before this person finds freedom.