The dehumanization of Muslim women is ingrained in people's imagination. And the common, simplistic and wrong perception that the hijab is a symbol of oppression is still alive and thriving.
In an era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, it is time to trust women's choices and stories in the face of all sorts of adversity. That includes choices made by Muslim women.
Clothing matters. Attire choices tell others about who we are. And what we choose to buy has impact through the purchasing system -- from field to landfill.
Feb 6, 2016
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