Men teach that a woman’s entire body is a part of the definition of nakedness — and thus, “for the sake of the Muslim Ummah and for her own good,” she should cover her entire body. Even her voice should not be beautified, lest it attract the poor, unsuspecting, pious male into entering sin. (source)
And this is why we need more public recitation, supplication and chanting by women. Because they are indeed, beautiful.
Hat tip to Hijabman for finding this awesome piece.