Monday, April 1, 2013

Hijab, Niqab or Nothing

Are the Muslim Hijab or Niqab examples of patriarchy? Although I haven't yet taught Islam, that topic came up in class a couple of weeks ago so I showed this excellent clip that history and religion teacher David Korfhage tweeted. In it, three Muslim women explain why they choose to or choose not to wear a head covering and demonstrate that choosing to wear the covering does not necessarily imply patriarchy. The clip does lead to good discussion.

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