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 Topic: Are Hijabs really a choice?

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  • Are Hijabs really a choice?
     Reply #60 - March 08, 2017, 07:05 PM

    I love having a big forehead because it perfectly balances out my big chin lmao. I'd be fucked if I had a smaller one.

    My mind runs, I can never catch it even if I get a head start.
  • Are Hijabs really a choice?
     Reply #61 - March 08, 2017, 11:07 PM

    What happens if you start losing your hair? You may need chin implants  Afro
  • Are Hijabs really a choice?
     Reply #62 - March 08, 2017, 11:34 PM

    Eh, I used to rock buzzed hair all the time - it works with my facial structure. I enjoy having a full head of hair but won't mourn if it decides to depart.


    My mind runs, I can never catch it even if I get a head start.
  • Are Hijabs really a choice?
     Reply #63 - March 09, 2017, 09:47 AM

    People are complicated beings. Even though I hated wearing the hijab/niqab once I lost faith, still I miss it sometimes. I'm not sure exactly what I miss about it, it's just a feeling. Nostalgia perhaps, the sense of anonymity suits my personality well. But then I remember that the hijab is not something you can put on and take off as you please. The piece of cloth comes with a whole set of values and expectations. No more short dresses, no more sun nor visits to the beach. No more feeling the sun warm up your skin down to your bone. No more breeze in your face and hair.

    It took me over a year to get used to the wind. It was such an unusual feeling, I had completely forgotten how it felt from my early teenage years, and it felt cold and uncomfortable. Even now, over three years after I removed my niqab, I still have the habit of looking down. My posture is a lot better, but the habit of looking down, and not even noticing my surroundings, is still in me.

    "And tell the believing women to lower their gaze and be modest, and to display of their adornment only that which is apparent, and to draw their veils over their bosoms, and not to reveal their adornment [...] "

    I still managed to keep some of my old abayas and hijabs, somehow. It's strange, that's what I brought and didn't have the will to throw away. While I felt no attachment to none of my other belongings. Except my books. I still mourn my books  Cry

    "The healthiest people I know are those who are the first to label themselves fucked up." - three
  • Are Hijabs really a choice?
     Reply #64 - March 09, 2017, 11:29 PM

    I totally get it, the looking down, the shift, all of it. I still get wistful over the clothing, and I find myself browsing online as if I could pull off some sort of fusion.  I can't. I got too used to being able to run.

    Don't let Hitler have the street.
  • Are Hijabs really a choice?
     Reply #65 - March 10, 2017, 04:39 PM

    The only reason I look down a lot is anxiety due to racism in the past. I moved from home a year ago now and I've had no racism where I live now. It's a nice feeling because I know I would have had at least a few incidents where I used to live.

    I had a convert friend where I used to live and she had short hair dyed orange. It looked amazing and you would never have thought she was hiding that under her hijab. I wonder if converts notice hair thinning? I think its different for those of us who grew up with Islam, because hijab was all we knew until adulthood pretty much, so its a different feeling.
  • Are Hijabs really a choice?
     Reply #66 - March 11, 2017, 03:58 AM

    Converts do notice hair thinning. I vouch for that.

    Don't let Hitler have the street.
  • Are Hijabs really a choice?
     Reply #67 - May 07, 2017, 03:34 AM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0H5akemSsM

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    25/05/2011 - Raised in Cairo in the 1940's, by a generation of women who never wore the veil or headscarf, Leila Ahmed set out to discover why so many women now wear the veil, and what this shift means for women, Islam and the West.

    Leila Ahmed, who is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Divinity at the Harvard Divinity School, will be joining us at the Club in conversation with Azadeh Moaveni, Iranian-American writer, journalist and author of Lipstick Jihad, to discuss her new book A Quiet Revolution: The Veil's Resurgence, from the Middle East to America and her surprising discoveries about Muslim women, Islamism and democracy.

    At a time when both Islamist and democratic forces are dramatically changing the Middle East, Leila Ahmed's analysis of the resurgence of the veil from Egypt to Saudi Arabia challenges many assumptions about women's rights and activism.

    Leila Ahmed was the first professor of Women's Studies in Religion at Harvard University and is author of Women and Gender in Islam

    .

    Do not let silence become your legacy  
    I renounced my faith to become a kafir, 
    the beloved betrayed me and turned in to  a Muslim
     
  • Are Hijabs really a choice?
     Reply #68 - May 08, 2017, 12:19 AM

    I went to a talk on this in 1999 and I remember in the audience there was one protester from Iran, one niqaabi, and an awful lot of men- some arguing. The audience was far more entertaining than the summary of a two year study.  I don't think the conclusions would be much different.

    Don't let Hitler have the street.
  • Are Hijabs really a choice?
     Reply #69 - May 11, 2017, 03:05 PM

    I think that the hijab is propaganda designed to keep women in "their place"; I don't like it at all. That's why it's rather problematic when people say that hijabs are a choice. The amount of garbage I hear surrounding it such as "the hijab is a crown and will make you a queen" and "wearing a hijab will keep you pure and protected" is ludicrous propaganda. But just because I don't like it doesn't mean I would support regulations which force people to stop wearing it.

    And I don't think it's the same as a nun's habit, because the habit doesn't have the same societal pressure surrounding it.
  • Are Hijabs really a choice?
     Reply #70 - May 11, 2017, 03:16 PM

    I think that the hijab is propaganda designed to keep women in "their place"; I don't like it at all. ...........

    And what is that place   GWAD? ......   Girl With A Doubt

    well it makes no difference to Islam and to these people whether you or me like it or not   but how  do we respond to those well educated women folks of Islam   who use hijab proudly WITHOUT ANY FORCE from any side ..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdxj_ygsCPQ
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9OdDLRIkws

    Do not let silence become your legacy  
    I renounced my faith to become a kafir, 
    the beloved betrayed me and turned in to  a Muslim
     
  • Are Hijabs really a choice?
     Reply #71 - May 11, 2017, 03:41 PM

    I know that some love wearing it, yeezevee. I fully support their right to wear it, but still think that the idea behind it is to keep women down. Once a woman starts to wear the hijab, she is pressured into behaving a certain way. I speak as a former hijabi; even if you decide one day that you want to stop wearing it, you worry about judgement from all sides. In these cases (not all of them), is it really a choice?

    I'm simply stating my opinion that I don't like it and why. I don't like Playboy and think it's degrading but that doesn't mean I don't support a woman's right to pose nude in it.
  • Are Hijabs really a choice?
     Reply #72 - October 03, 2017, 12:08 PM

    What does the Quran really say about a Muslim woman's hijab?_ Samina Ali _TEDxUniversityofNevada

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J5bDhMP9lQ


    But Woman are NOT that intelligent according to that word of allah/god

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m04ELL0SO4E

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpmoMlR8BBA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta4akTBVqpo

    Fools talk nonsense with silly stories and stupid explanations

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpEeSa6zBTE

    Do not let silence become your legacy  
    I renounced my faith to become a kafir, 
    the beloved betrayed me and turned in to  a Muslim
     
  • Are Hijabs really a choice?
     Reply #73 - October 19, 2017, 08:53 AM

      but how  do we respond to those well educated women folks of Islam   who use hijab proudly WITHOUT ANY FORCE from any side ..

    They have no choice, the Quran and the Sunna oblige them to wear the veil
  • Are Hijabs really a choice?
     Reply #74 - October 19, 2017, 05:48 PM

    Muslims in the west go against the Quran and the Sunnah all the time, when it suits them.

    how fuck works without shit??


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    harakaat, friend, RIP
  • Are Hijabs really a choice?
     Reply #75 - November 01, 2019, 10:52 AM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBvFX3xzQbk

    That is Samira Ahmad   speaks from London on Hijabs...  from  2017

    Do not let silence become your legacy  
    I renounced my faith to become a kafir, 
    the beloved betrayed me and turned in to  a Muslim
     
  • Are Hijabs really a choice?
     Reply #76 - November 01, 2019, 11:18 PM

    the hijab can be a choice... to be proud and arrogant.

    the downtrodden and oppressed stereotypes don't usually have as much ego as these high ladies of the cloth.


  • Are Hijabs really a choice?
     Reply #77 - December 08, 2019, 10:45 PM

    Thread: https://mobile.twitter.com/SynSuzy/status/1202845956246515712
    Quote
    Start of the decade vs end of the decade


    https://mobile.twitter.com/SynSuzy/status/1202942442586222592
  • Are Hijabs really a choice?
     Reply #78 - December 09, 2019, 05:48 PM



    one extreme to another? probably too simplistic but there's an obnoxious ideological message in both images - and the message is not 'freedom'.
  • Are Hijabs really a choice?
     Reply #79 - December 10, 2019, 07:27 PM

    I suspect you won’t approve of this one either: https://mobile.twitter.com/LaIlahaIllaAna/status/1203697727466545153
  • Are Hijabs really a choice?
     Reply #80 - December 10, 2019, 09:28 PM

    Also: https://mobile.twitter.com/nooruleyen/status/1204256751731630081
  • Are Hijabs really a choice?
     Reply #81 - Yesterday at 02:35 PM

    the 2nd link is broken but here's a quoted comment from the 1st link.

    Quote from:
    I am so happy when anyone breaks free of the religious dogma we are almost all indoctrinated with, ad infinatum. Congratulations on your freedom and choice of self over fantasies.


    if only I was able to define irony...
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