{February 1, 2013}   Marhaba?

I was at my local community centre and I saw something that caught my eye and made me do a double take. A woman was talking on her cell phone.  That itself was not unusual.  She was talking hands free. Okay…again. Not that interesting. But, she had the cell phone tucked into her hijab. The first thought that came into my head was: Finally! A practical reason for a hijab. 

I believe in freedom of choice and freedom of religion but I take offense if a Muslim woman has to wear or was brain washed to believe she has to wear a hijab or a burqa so as not to arouse men. If those men can’t control themselves sexually because they see a woman’s face or arm then they have the problem,  not the innocent women.  Those men should be sent to sex therapy or jail if they can’t keep their hands to themselves. Hiding the women behind cloth does not teach those men right from wrong. 

I believe in equality between the sexes, so any religion custom that has the woman subservient to the man is not okay in my books.



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