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liberal feminism celebrates women, who sexualize their bodies for the male gaze. Some feminists disagree with that (so do I). So I wonder, if a hijab can be a feminist statement sometimes? If the woman wears it as protection against gross looks from men and/or statement against the constant objectification and sexualitation of the woman? Most Religions are misogynist, I know, but if that‘s her personal reality and if that‘s how she chooses to protect herself, isn’t that like a radical feminist woman, recognizing patriarchy as a reality and covering herself, not because of religious reasons, but her feminist values. I mean, women in both cases cover themselves and the root cause is misogyny, so why do people see a difference with a hijab?

liberal feminism celebrates women, who sexualize their bodies for the male gaze. Some feminists disagree with that (so do I). So I wonder, if a hijab can be a feminist statement sometimes? If the woman wears it as protection against gross looks from men and/or statement against the constant objectification and sexualitation of the woman? Most Religions are misogynist, I know, but if that‘s her personal reality and if that‘s how she chooses to protect herself, isn’t that like a radical feminist woman, recognizing patriarchy as a reality and covering herself, not because of religious reasons, but her feminist values. I mean, women in both cases cover themselves and the root cause is misogyny, so why do people see a difference with a hijab?

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It seems a bit hypocritical to me to laud Billie Ellish's previous style and then say that hijab is wrong.

baggy clothes aren't the same as covering your hair, neck, any skin of your legs, most of your arms, as well as your body shape.

Why not? What's deemed "too much" modesty vs "too much" provocation?

What's deemed "too much" modesty

When you can't wear clothing showing any limbs or simply uncover layers of scarves on your head in hot weather without being thought of as immodest

[–] Medea 1 points Edited

You know what's too provocative? Wearing shorts in the blistering sun, causing sun damage by baring as much skin as you can. The appeal to emotion because it's so necessary to wear barely anything in summer is just illogical.

A scarf (one, it's not scripture to wear multiple scarves...) have been used in desert climates by both sexes, protecting hair from sun damage in 50 degree celsius weather. Loose fitting breathable fabric covering the skin to protect from intense UV rays.