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22 Apr '16

Is making Muslim women wear hijab a form of oppression?

For Western women, wearing veils might be a form of sexism and oppression. But most Muslims don’t see it that way. Hijab has become a part of their tradition, culture, and religion. For those who believe in Islam, walking across the street without a covering is unthinkable. It has become a part of their lifestyle and their identity. Hijab fits the natural feeling of self respect which is intrinsic in the straight man whose respect and concern for his wife or daughters is expressed when he doesn’t like people to look at them. This safe-guarding of the woman’s honor and securing her dignity is misinterpreted as oppression of the woman.