You’ve probably seen it: The media gushing about a “modest revolution” in women’s fashion.
Women wearing headscarves or hijabs, with long sleeves, long skirts and high necklines have paraded on catwalks from New York to London.
And you’ve probably seen the media celebrating “first hijabis” as well:
The first hijab-wearing woman to dance as a ballerina, fence in the Olympics — and even pose for Playboy.
But wearing a headscarf is not an achievement.
And it is certainly not a feminist statement.
In a free country women get to choose what we want to wear.
But in many countries, women are NOT free to wear what they want.
The social pressure to wear the hijab is now spreading to countries like Turkey, as the Islamic world is becoming gradually more orthodox.
It’s actually worth pointing out that the women in Western countries who promote the hijab as a “feminist statement” are white Western women.
A couple of years ago in Australia, we had a Solidarity with Hijabs campaign led by left-wing feminists. Only a couple of weeks before that campaign, they were protesting rape culture in Slutwalks.
Why would you go to a Slutwalk one week, and then wear a hijab the next?
WATCH and I’ll tell you…