I Believe Hijab Should Be Optional

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 40 People

    Hmmmmmm...... Should It?

    AA I have recently started wearing hijab, though it makes me feel safe and covered, it is very hard in non-islamic arenas. I have recently found a way to wear hijab that is less controversial (for me). I have long thick hair, so i put it in a bun in the back and wear hijab...
    muslimaaussie muslimaaussie
    36-40, F
    May 1, 2012

    Optional... Everywhere Not Just In The West

    Its the double standard of the whole issue that gets to me... For example, in some muslim countries any woman - muslim or non muslim can be beaten for not being covered. Every woman is told that when travelling to even 'moderate' muslim countries to 'cover up' so as not to cause...
    CloClodaghClo CloClodaghClo
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jul 6, 2012

    Freedom Of Choice

    I respect the fact that some women in Muslim countries choose to cover themselves according to their beliefs, and they should be left alone about it. But if someone wants to disregard the hijab, then they should be free to do so. WITHOUT being punished by diehards.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Mar 12, 2010

    I Call Bs On This One...

    So here is an interesting story. Several Muslim women were booted off a ride at a theme park because they refused to take off their hijab. For some reason, many Muslims think the US has Islamaphobia - but in this instance, it is a safety issue. They don't allow guy's baseball...
    idlewatcher idlewatcher
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Aug 31, 2011
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