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Asking for a Friend: What's it Like Wearing Hijab?

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- Before delving into this topic, one must understand every Muslim woman will answer the question, “What is it like wearing hijab?” differently. Muslim women are certainly not monolithic, and people’s experiences vary greatly due to a number of factors including location, age, background, and much more.

That being said, this is my experience wearing the hijab. A twenty-something year-old, born and raised in New Jersey who never called any other place besides the United States her home.

I love wearing hijab. It is a part of me. It provides a comfort, a protection, and a uniqueness. I am very aware of my hijab when going out. Even while walking to my car, I notice who is around and how I am dressed very differently than most. I cannot help but wonder what they think about my choice of dress.https://www.whyislam.org/article/what-is-it-like-wearing-hijab/
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I think that women wear their Hijab because they were conditioned to do it so even if they say that they love it and it is their choice. For me, it still boils down to the cultural or religious programming that they have. But no matter what their preference is, I will respect it.
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What's your opinion on wearing a hijab? And what's it like wearing it?
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There is a difference between women wearing hijab in other countries vs women in countries that have it in the laws. We should support all women to have the CHOICE to wear hijab or not. These women obviously have choose to wear it for their own personal reasons, but we should also support the women fighting against forced hijab wearing.
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There is a difference between women wearing hijab in other countries vs women in countries that have it in the laws. We should support all women to have the CHOICE to wear hijab or not. These women obviously have choose to wear it for their own personal reasons, but we should also support the women fighting against forced hijab wearing.
Choose to wear it, prepare for the backlash!
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There is a difference between women wearing hijab in other countries vs women in countries that have it in the laws. We should support all women to have the CHOICE to wear hijab or not. These women obviously have choose to wear it for their own personal reasons, but we should also support the women fighting against forced hijab wearing.
Not so sure these women have a choice. Seems a cultural/sharia mandate.
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Religion is stupid.
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Religion is stupid.
Instead of saying it's stupid you could just say it's not your thing. Or not say anything at all. I'm not religious but I don't go around judging other people for it. If someone finds the strength and confidence and love they need in religion? Good for them! Who am I (or you) to deny someone that?
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Instead of saying it's stupid you could just say it's not your thing. Or not say anything at all. I'm not religious but I don't go around judging other people for it. If someone finds the strength and confidence and love they need in religion? Good for them! Who am I (or you) to deny someone that?
It was invented to control people and build wealth and power for a small number.
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For those who do not understand the difference, I'm going to put it this way. There's a difference between going to church and being forced to go to church (as I experienced many times in my life). We should support anyone who wants to practice their religion this way as long as it's a choice and no one is being forced. These women obviously have chosen to wear a hijab, we should support them!
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For those who do not understand the difference, I'm going to put it this way. There's a difference between going to church and being forced to go to church (as I experienced many times in my life). We should support anyone who wants to practice their religion this way as long as it's a choice and no one is being forced. These women obviously have chosen to wear a hijab, we should support them!
People have the right to practice their religion. I have the right to say they're deluded idiots.
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They wouldn't have to discuss the subject if there wasn't a little man-written book. It would be a non-issue. There would be no fucking thing as a hijab.
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They wouldn't have to discuss the subject if there wasn't a little man-written book. It would be a non-issue. There would be no fucking thing as a hijab.
True. But there is, so we need to respect their choice.
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