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Hijab: veil: cover: curtain: barrier: a wall??
Did it transcend from the religious sphere and seeped into the post 1967 society as a cultural identity?
I remember watching a documentary showing the late Tunisian leader Bourgaiba removing the hijabs of Tunisian women at the presidential palace, thus making way for a secular society.
Okay I always write in the form of a stream of consciousness.. whatever i think of is in my mind is written on the paper.. thoughts.. ideas.. etc so one must bare with this.. bad way to write essays .. blame the fiction.
Hijabis= good , non-hjabis= bad.. that is what some ppl think.. that is wrong. one cant judge ppl on what they wear or not wear. Some wear it for the sake of religion,, and some wear it for the sake of the patriarchal society ( no girls in this family will be ‘uncovered’). That is just BS like are you telling me that you are so protective of your daughter/sister so you just wanna let her wear the hijab becaue it sounds right for you.. while you – the father/brother/fiance/husband- could be one jerk, who knows nothing about religion and just wanna use that bloody non-divine right over the female so she can wear it.
In contrast their are girls I see everyday in uni. who are forced to wear the “scarf” but hate it and hate following religion
That is what @JoActivist tweeted me when I asked what do you think of women who remove their hijab. The point is those who wear it by force should remove it, they have less respect for it and some loathe it… why wear it to please a male in your family .. why please a society that is far from being a religious one.
It pertains to religion in the fact that it is the way you show your religious qualities in day to day life but it is a part of your identity in the fact that the hijab should become a part of your self something you become one with
The above-mentioned tweep continued.. I assume talking about those who chose to wear it because they are convinced.
Confused to start with and wore it on an unhealthy basis to start with. I shy away from their judgemtn .. not meeee! I’m talking about gals who take it off. I’m not a hijabi :). I actually encouraged my friend to take it off Because she was wearing it to Uni (to please her husband’s relatives) and never outside. I told her it made her double-standard.
Another tweep @Halawa told me when asked what do people think of a female who removed her hijab.
Girls who wear it because they want to and convinced by it then good for them.. but those who wear it for others, for society, for a male then drop this act and live your life.