Today as I jogged away at the gym, a girl who was completely covered from her Nikes to her head scarf got onto the treadmill next to me and started running. The fan was broken and I was sweating profusely (even though I was wearing a whory v-neck.)
While I felt pity for this girl, I know Muslim women see it as an honorable thing to wear the hijab and genuinely want to do it. Of course I think they’ve been brainwashed, but the brainwashed are still people and still have the right to freely “choose” how they want to live. So am I in favor of banning the hijab? Absolutely not, it violates the rights of these women as Americans. I am also not in favor of banning KKK hoods for the same reason, however if the person underneath one thinks he is going to escape my personal judgement, he’s awfully mistaken. The practice of covering women is insulting at its core, no matter how it’s been tweaked into social acceptability by centuries of justifying it as “respect” for a woman’s body. Women who propagate acceptance of this insult by wearing the hijab (by choice) should be ashamed of themselves.
(Maybe Klan garments aren’t a great metaphor, since they’re worn by the oppressor and not the oppressed—I just used them because today they’re completely socially unacceptable symbols of discrimination. A better example would be the Star of David that Jews in Germany were forced to wear on their clothes as they had their rights taken away from them. Would a Jew today even consider for a fucking moment putting on one of those stars VOLUNTARILY?)
I would argue that we, in Western Liberal democracies, are far more oppressed than women who cover. Why do we choose to wear tight clothes, or in your words “a whory v-neck”? To get attention. Oppressed by our own beliefs of beauty.
A girl I coach wears a hijab, her three older sisters don’t, neither does her mother. Her reason “Because I want to be looked at for my brains, not for my boobs.”
this post irks me, and i’ll tell you why:
Of course I think they’ve been brainwashed,
WOW sometimes i forget people out there actually think like this WOW.
op u kno u str8 fucked up right
you str8 fucked up when you compared the hijab to the KKK klan garments.
Did they really just sit there with a straight motherfucking face and say that a hijab was comparable to a damn Klan hood.
And people wonder why I refuse to associate with atheists.