Wednesday, February 24, 2010
In this essay, I feel like the author can't decide if she wants to wear the hijab or not. Sometimes she' wears it becuase she feels like she has to and other times she wears it becuase she wants to. The scarf makes her feel like a part of something but at times she just wants to fit in. She doesn't want to be hot but she doesn't want to be going against her religion. She feels as though she has to wear becuase her mother wore it and so on. She says "To wear hijab Islamic covering is to invite contradiction. Sometimes I hate it. Sometimes I value it". I feel like she's torn between what society might think of her and what she wants to for her self. In some situations she feels like she has to wear it becuase she wants to but then she finds herself questioning why she is wearing it.