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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Headscarves 'R' Us

I ran into an interesting video on YouTube. Although I knew about the hijab ban (among other oppressive policies toward both Muslim men and women) in Turkey, it was cool to hear a non-Muslim woman's thoughful commentary on the issue.

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  1. Jennifer RebeccaApril 29, 2008

    Mashallah! What a great video. Many so-called feminists are surprisingly intolerant of a woman's right to dress un-provocatively. I think they're not very educated about what feminism really is: a woman's right to be whatever she wants (and that definition should include 'devout Muslim'!)

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  2. Are you sure that the "so-called feminists" want women to dress provocatively?

    I thought feminist hostility to hijab was driven by hostility to femininity itself (which they view as something imposed on women by the patriarchy).

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  3. As salam 'aleykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

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