I wear the hijab. No one has to tell me to. No man told me to (I will beat the men up who thinks I will cover up for him). But God told me to and I like to be devout.
I don’t believe in forcing women to wear the hijab because I find that offensive to not to respect different choices.
I don’t think Hijab has anything to do with Feminism, as a lot of Hijabi-feminists say. They say it makes them not be seen as property. But why should we see any women, dressed however they want, as property? I WANT a world where women are seen as equals no matter what they wear. Isn’t this contradictory to feminism? But the only reason why I sometimes don’t approve of certain women (Miley Cyrus and Kim K, yes I am looking your ways) is because I think it poses a threat to other women because of all the horny nuts out there, but not because I don’t believe in freedom of expression.
The word hijab means “shield”. And that is EXACTLY what it is to me. To shield myself from bad men and thank goodness nothing serious has happened to me so far and I thank the hijab for that. Hijab is carefulness to me.
If a woman says it is her choice, that’s different from what other women deal with where they aren’t given any choices in countries. Why is that mentioned? That is a whole other political topic. And not all hijabi-feminists think alike.I don’t agree with women who says Hijab is feminist. I think hijab is a NEUTRAL, INNOCENT entity for protection, I don’t understand why people feel the need to attach extra things to it like it makes you less of a property.
I am hijabi and I am a feminist. If you don’t think that’s possible..well….YOU don’t think that’s possible, nothing more.
Inspired by the Freshly Pressed article: Is the hijab a feminist statement?