What a sad story. Men do apparently report domestic violence less than women. I don't know if the same is true for rape. Seems probable.
I'm going to revise what I said earlier:
The media does not seem to have any problems discussing the motives of serial killers and murderers, but doing that with rapists seems taboo. Murder is a more severe crime in the eyes of the law, yet I don't recall hearing much discussion ever on the proximal and/or ultimate causes of rape in the media. I think that's what bothers me. It doesn't seem to be reported in a balanced way. The man is always portrayed as evil, and the woman is always a helpless (innocent) victim. In murder cases though, the man's mental status is reported in detail, and journalists liberally speculate about his motives and the relationship between the man and the victim.
Less clothing does not equate to greater civil liberties. So many counter-examples can be found for this, from the caste system in India, to hunter-gatherer tribes.
Seen through the lens of western mass media and feminist doctrine, hijabs are just male tools of repression to dominate women and strip them of liberty. Unfortunately, this doesn't accord with reality
Another way I've come up with to describe my thoughts on this is the broken-windows theory
. Basically, if women dress in suggestive attire/behave in ways that invite sexual attention, they basically are more likely to be viewed as sexual objects and this invites male harassment. Might seem counter-intuitive, but when petty crime such as graffiti, fare evasion, urination, etc. were strictly enforced in NYC subways, the major crimes such as murder/rape/theft/assault also went down. The BW theory itself is not bullet-proof by any measure, but the idea that smaller crimes lead to larger crimes I think translates well to the idea of laissez faire in women's attire/behavior leads to higher incidence of rape. If the woman covers up, she's less likely to be seen as a sexual object. I fail to see how this is an example of male repression, as long as women receive equal treatment in the eyes of the law. The Qu'ran makes provisions for both men and women, and the intent behind it as far as I can see is modesty/preventing harassment from others, not
oppressing women to keep them servile/domesticated, which is what feminists would argue.