A week and a half ago my friend read an article written by a Muslim feminist for a senior seminar class. The author argued that the hijab was a symbol of empowerment and dignity for women. She claimed that the hijab allows women to avoid being objectified in public, keep their privacy, and is also a symbol of her religiouscultural beliefs. Living in the United States I can only speak for American opinions, but the hijab has sparked a lot of controversy. Many see it as a symbol of oppression and I want to dig a little deeper before making such strong statements about a single piece of clothing.
I want to state that the hijab itself should not be a problem. The hijab is merely an article of clothing and I’m pretty sure people in the United States are free to dress as they please (unless you’re naked in…
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