LOOK AT THIS POOR OPPRESSED WOMAN AND WHAT HER COUNTRY IS MAKING HER DO.
Even in her eyes it says “help me”.
This is why we have to stop these misogynistic societies.
I’m sorry but no. I acknowledg that this is terrible, but don’t you think we should fix our own countries mishaps before we deal in other countries affairs? We have corrupt businesses, crime, poverty, homelessness, and believe it or not starvation.
Does anyone even know the threat that walmart has to this country?!
I hope you’re being ironic ouo
everything about this is horrible tbh
Isn’t that Benedict Cumberbatch?
That’s Benedict Cumberbatch.
Guys that’s obviously Benedict Cumberbatch.
Oh my god I’ve never imagined this situation
Can we all talk about the people looked at this image and went “Oh that’s a woman in niqab, she must he terrible oppressed, we should bring down middle eastern government.”
Lets break down reasons why that’s stupid.
Firstly, that’s not a woman, it’s from a TV show, and the style of face covering is clearly inspired by the Tuareg tribe of Mali.
Secondly, how the hell does wearing an item of clothing make someone oppressed? Women wear niqab (a veil covering the face) for a variety of reasons, cultural and religious, but outside of certain Islamic theocracies, wearing it is a choice. By donning it a woman is choosing to make a public statement about her faith and her cultural identity, just the same as when a Christian woman chooses to put on a cross necklace in the mornings. You can’t tell that a woman is unhappy, oppressed or anything else from her niqab. All you can tell is that she’s Muslim. (And Niqab is generally only found in a few schools of Islamic thought - there are sects and schisms in Islam, just like in any other relgion.)
(Oh and by the way, anyone actually attempting to force a woman to wear niqab against her will is going against the teachings in the Qur’an - “Let there be no compulsion in religion” Qur’an 2:256)
As to the second part of that unbelievably stupid comment, what makes you think your country is better than, for example, Iran? What makes you think outside force, even invasion, will in any way improve things?
America (I’m going to assume you’re American, sorry if that’s wrong) is not some holy arbiter of democracy. Frankly your democratic system leaves a lot to be desired - system that hasn’t been significantly updated in hundreds of years, based on a text that’s revered as untouchable and the source of your culture anyone?.
Yes, the treatment of women by the governments of several Islamic Theocracies is problematic, but the choice of some women to wear niqab is not in any way part of that problem, and American intervention sure as hell won’t fix it.
So before you start spouting off about how Muslim women are oppressed and need rescuing by Westerners, how about you go spend some time on tumblr’s hijabista tag. If those beautiful women can’t convince you that Muslim women have autonomy, opinions of their own and really don’t need any help from you, nothing will.
(Sorry for the rant, I wrote my dissertation on why hijab is not anti-feminist. It’s something I feel very strongly about. Shout out to tumblr’s muhijab community x)