How many times have you been asked about that “thing” on your head? Hijab? I can tell you that living in a Western country, I have heard all sorts of questions: Aren’t you warm? Doesn’t it bother you? How do you do sports? I find it ironic! Nobody asks these sorts of questions to a person who has hair extension. Why is that? I, myself, … Continue reading Don’t you feel uncomfortable wearing that thing on your head?
I recently attended a school play in Sweden where my husband’s niece was performing. She is 9. The play had a scene about dictatorship versus democracy. The theater platform was divided into two sections. On the left hand side dictatorship was shown with a bunch of students dressed in orange jail jumpsuits, and some students as prison guards who were throwing the prisoners around. At … Continue reading Modesty means nothing to the Millennials
The first time I heard about the MeToo movement, it was in regards to the Harvey Weinstein case. I thought to myself, “finally, women are speaking up!”. Then I started following up, and reading some of the stories out there. It had become almost inevitable to ignore the movement as it was becoming bigger, and bigger every day. When my favourite show’s main character, Kevin … Continue reading How far is the MeToo movement going to go? When are women going to take some real action?
They say there is a calm before the storm. I also think that after every storm comes the calm. Over the past years, during the Kardashian Era, we have seen less and less clothing worn by women. Up to the point where instagram users were asking that the nipple must not be censored. Why? All in the name of freedom! in the name of feminism! … Continue reading New York Fashion Week, or New York Modest Week?
Just two days after I posted my title ”Feminism, Capitalism, & Islam – What is equality? Being a man?”, I saw this news popping up in my Google news feed: https://www.standard.co.uk/fashion/asos-crop-top-men-meanswear-a3917721.html I am not sure whether the designer behind this top was trying to prove any point or not. So I did a little research of my own. I found that this little item has … Continue reading ASOS Crop Top for Men is causing some stir!
My friends and I were sitting in a courtyard cafe in London, under the sun, with a light breeze. A friend abruptly mentions that him and his fiancé have broken up. Of course, we naturally asked “Why”? Before he got the chance to tell us the reason, his best friend interrupts and says, “Because she wasn’t feminine enough”. I immediately found the opportunity to formulate … Continue reading Feminism, Capitalism, & Islam – What is equality? Being a man?
Modesty is not only what we wear, but how we act, how we behave, and how we use our body language to communicate with others. Modesty is a way of living, and most importantly, modesty is gracefullness. We have all experienced those moments when the women sitting on the next table are laughing so loud that our eyes unwillingly turn towards them, and inside we … Continue reading Modesty is a way of life