Personally, I find it uncomfortable seeing women in niqab walking around. Just can't help but look at them, they LOOK like black ninjas on the loose.
The niqab is one of the various kinds of hijabs (veils) for the face with a small slit around the eyes. Just like a ninja outfit, head-to-toe in black with only eyes exposed.
My Arab shares the same opinion about it, he even said that with niqab they LOOK oppressed.
Just because that's how I (and my Arab) see it, doesn't mean you have to agree. Remember, we all have different points of view, so whether you like it or not, you have to accept it as an opinion.
Unlike most people, I know for a fact that wearing it is traditional and not a religious thing. Well, for me - as long as it's not against the woman's will and it's her personal choice to cover herself totally and/or she feels comfortable wearing it, then why not allow her to wear it? ✿