I am sorry, but posts like this make me slightly upset. Before I begin, I do not know the proper terminology for the headdresses women wear. I know different styles have different names, so I am hoping to keep neutral by saying headdress. I apologize for anyone who is offended, and would love for someone to tell me the proper terminology.
A lot of women I’ve talked to here in the States and overseas do not feel oppressed by wearing their headdress, they feel empowered. It is part of their religious views to wear the headdress, and they feel proud for wearing one. It is the same as nuns… Nuns choose to wear certain clothing and uphold certain religious practices, and so do these women.
I think its sad that many people assume that women who wear headdresses are oppressed. While some are, some are not, and it is unfair to assume so unless you talk to them.
My friend on campus who wears one absolutely loves it. She’s the only one in her family that wears a headdress, and it makes her feel closer to her religion. We’ve actually talked about her bringing in one for me to wear one day, just so I can see what it is like.
Essentially, there are plenty of women who chose to wear a headdress, and do not feel oppressed.