Hijab: Ally or Enemy of Women

My cousin shared this clip from The Daily Show on Facebook and it got me thinking.


Does the Muslim practice of wearing a hijab oppress women? 

The woman in the clip argued that drawing a connection between the garment and oppression was in itself offensive. Her argument is based on three assumptions. One, the hijab neutralizes sex appeal. Two, sex appeal is a reliable determinant of female empowerment. Three, we can objectively separate the garment from the custom.My initial reaction to the video was that she made an interesting point. But something didn’t sit right.

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