Own your shadows, show them love and respect and they will become subtle trajectories towards peace. There is a beautiful release in realizing the qualities of your shadow self and showing no judgement, and offering unconditional love and acceptance towards its presence.
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.
You've been in the darkness, loneliness, and nothingness for so long. And one day without you really noticing it, you'll be moving into the sun, and in love with the world, and you will be glad you are still here.