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The hijab, or headscarf, is arguably the world’s most misunderstood garment. Whether viewed as a personal choice, political statement, or cultural mandate, its simple notice-ability makes it vulnerable to debate. Its message is modesty, but what happens when it's paired with tight clothes and pretty heels? Then the comments really fly.
All fixed, fast-frozen relations, with their train of ancient and venerable prejudices and opinions, are swept away, all new-formed ones become antiquated before they can ossify. All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned ...
originally posted by: Raxoxane
a reply to: ReadLeader
Very interesting article.Imo the girl in the 1st photo wears it best, she looks stunning. Indeed in countries where Muslim women have far more leeway in interpreting the modesty rules, some of the results are interesting!
Being a Western/African woman of no religion, its very hard for me to comprehend the absolutely draconian harsher forms of female Muslim dressing-however here's my personal view- had full head- to- feet covering with only eyes showing been Optional- i myself would very much had seen it as a form of freedom.
Freedom from bad hair days,freedom from the endless "what the hell do i wear today??" That especially working women-and most especially poorer working women have to cope with daily. Just throw on the black head-toe+ you're good to go