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Hijab-A patriarchal oppression?

By Trish Lamberti My reflection on hijab: I find it absurd that the world thinks of Muslim women as oppressed due to the way Islam tells us to dress. Putting religion aside for a moment….what is the definition of oppression?  It is “to burden with cruel or unjust impositions or restraints; subject to a burdensome or harsh exercise of authority or power.”        (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/oppress) To imply that hijab or niqab (choosing to cover your body and/or part of your face …

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Empowerment and Equality Through a Piece of Cloth

By  Priyanka Mogul (Non-Muslim, UK) When I put on the hijab and covered up, I wasn’t spending my day worrying about what I looked like. It gives you a sense of confidence that you can only gain through learning to appreciate yourself for more than just your physical appearance. It makes you feel secure in a way that is very …

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