Show me some examples how it happened in history?
@Lord_Thy_Gawd Rome is probably among the best examples, Sparta is another, and so is the 10th century Arab empire. In any case there are plenty of examples if you can dig through Googles censorship of the topic to find the sources.Sir John Glubb's book, The Fate of Empires and Search for Survival, is a good place to start reading on the subject.
Yeah I remember the beating my father gave me for not wearing mine outside.
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so it's not a symbol of oppression since they're not bein oppressed*
As an ex Muslim who was oppressed i can tell you it represents the oppression of women in Islam.
It's not, you were just unlucky. Sure there is oppression but a lot of muslim girls wear it because they want to, not because they have to. I have a muslim friend who told me she thinks about stopping to wear it, but she's not sure yet, but she's definitely not being oppressed and if so then the hijab would have nothing to do with it.
@-Asca- Western Muslim women wear it of their own will, women in the middle East don't. The hijab is is basically a chain made of fabric...
@grega239 I'm a western woman.
@grega239 I agree about the chain.
@grega239 My muslim friend lives in lebanon.
And that's in the middle east
I know where Lebanon is. It's in the mid east, where Islam is the law and women are treated as property and seen as lesser humans. Your friend may be better off, but most women over there aren't.
I live In Britain and was born here, I still had to run away from the Muslim community to live as a free western woman.
@grega239 You apparently don't know anything about the middle east. Islam is not the law, in Lebanon nobody cares if women wear a hijab or not, lots of them don't do it, but Islam is not the law anywhere, it's just saudi arabia that is so restrictive because it is an absolutistic monachry but it really is different in other countries, like Jordan.
It's not just Saudi Arabia...
As a former Muslim I can tell you it is.
That’s probably the worst way to even show respect.