killjoyfem · 2 years
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The erasure of women and girls.
Work by Boushra Almutawakel. (x)
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newestcool · 5 months
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Seda / @037seda in September 2022 Source
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peopleofafghanistan · 11 months
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A step back in human rights...
From yesterday, May 7th 2022, women are decreed to cover their faces in public, and if they do not, their father or closest male relative faces punishment.
Image Source: Afghan Women 1978-2006 by Alfred Yaghobzadeh
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shanajj · 5 months
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Kiss kiss kiss
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By: Jacob Poushter
Published: Jan 8, 2014
An important issue in the Muslim world is how women should dress in public. A recent survey from the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research conducted in seven Muslim-majority countries (Tunisia, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey), finds that most people prefer that a woman completely cover her hair, but not necessarily her face. Only in Turkey and Lebanon do more than one-in-four think it is appropriate for a woman to not cover her head at all in public.
The survey treated the question of women’s dress as a visual preference. Each respondent was given a card depicting six styles of women’s headdress and asked to choose the woman most appropriately outfitted for a public place. Although no labels were included on the card, the styles ranged from a fully-hooded burqa (woman #1) and niqab (#2) to the less conservative hijab (women #4 and #5). There was also the option of a woman wearing no head covering of any type.
Overall, most respondents say woman #4, whose hair and ears are completely covered by a white hijab, is the most appropriately dressed for public. This includes 57% in Tunisia, 52% in Egypt, 46% in Turkey and 44% in Iraq. In Iraq and Egypt, woman #3, whose hair and ears are covered by a more conservative black hijab, is the second most popular choice.
In Pakistan, there is an even split (31% vs. 32%) between woman #3 and woman #2, who is wearing a niqab that exposes only her eyes, while nearly a quarter (24%) choose woman #4. In Saudi Arabia, a 63%-majority prefer woman #2, while an additional 11% say that the burqa worn by woman #1 is the most appropriate style of public dress for women.
In several countries, substantial minorities say it is acceptable for a woman to not cover her hair in public. Roughly a third (32%) of Turks take this view, as do 15% of Tunisians. Nearly half (49%) in Lebanon also agree that it is acceptable for a woman to appear in public without a head covering, although this may partly reflect the fact that the sample in Lebanon was 27% Christian. Demographic information, including results by gender, were not included in the public release of this survey.
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Even as publics in many of the surveyed countries express a clear preference for women to dress conservatively, many also say women should be able to decide for themselves what to wear. This attitude is most prevalent in Tunisia (56%), Turkey (52%) and Lebanon (49%) – all countries where substantial percentages are open to women not covering their heads in public. But nearly as many in Saudi Arabia (47%) also say a women should be free to choose how she dresses. Smaller, but sizable percentages agree in Iraq (27%), Pakistan (22%) and Egypt (14%). What the survey leaves unanswered is whether respondents think social or cultural norms will guide women in their choice to wear more conservative or less conservative attire in public.
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abhilasha-niqabi-74 · 10 days
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nickysfacts · 7 months
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The Hijab did not originate from Islam nor are they oppressive when women have the choice to wear one.
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riverxdaughter · 11 months
The blue burka became a global symbol of the Taliban's previous regime in Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001, and the decision to make it mandatory again marks an escalation of growing restrictions on women in public.
The Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice read a decree from the group's supreme leader Hibatullah Akhundzada at a press conference in Kabul.
"We want our sisters to live with dignity and safety," said Khalid Hanafi, acting minister for the all-male ministry - which replaced the country's women's ministry after the militants took control in August 2021.
The decree says that if a woman does not cover her face outside the home, her father or closest male relative would be visited and eventually imprisoned or fired from government jobs. It also states that if women have no important work to be done outside, it is better for them to stay at home.
"Islamic principles and Islamic ideology are more important to us than anything else," Mr Hanafi said.
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bat-alfa · 4 months
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woman veiled donne velate
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dounia-malika · 4 months
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Dounia portant sa burqa : portrait !
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molkolsdal · 2 months
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Sixteen-year-old Najiba wearing her burqa, looks at wedding dresses in a bridal shop August 6, 2002 in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Natalie Behring-Chisholm
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purdahocad · 9 months
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Pride Mubarak • Happy Pride
Digital Photography depicting two persons wearing a blue and red burqa. They are holding hands and collectively immersing with the rainbow, without fear. Have a beautiful, power, pride and pleasure packed Pride month. Take care of yourselves and each other.
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newestcool · 4 months
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Hussein Chalayan s/s 1998 rtw Creative Director Hussein Chalayan Source
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peopleofafghanistan · 2 years
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A woman in a white burqa enjoys an afternoon with her family feeding the white pigeons at the Blue Mosque. Mazar-e-Sharif, March 8, 2008.
Source: Paula Bronstein
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shanajj · 8 months
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Come together
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“Human beings do not want to be covered in body bags while they are still breathing.”
-- Yasmine Mohammed
But sure, you live in an “oppressive patriarchy” too. /s
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