This exactly!The problem is it is usually forced on women by men. Children don't elect to marry old men and be raped by them it is forced on them. Women don't have the option not to cover their heads or whole body with a Burka in many Muslim countries they are made to. In these same countries you can kill your wife and as long as a family member forgives you your free to kill your next wife when you find someone else you would rather have.
I don't think the problem with ridiculous things like that is modesty or lack thereof; my all means, if a women desperately wants to wear such a thing when giving birth, that's her right.
But the problem is a culture in which men determine what a woman has to do in order to be "modest".
And I don't limit this to Islam. In many less developed countries, women aren't treated well and their opinions counts few. There are many regions even in the West, especially America, where bigoted Christians or Christian cults are still living very backwards morals and haven't understood yet what freedom actually is (or rather, that your freedom of religion does not entitle you to oppress people who don't share their view, or women).