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The tradition/cultural norm of women covering themselves which is prevalent in most Islamic cultures is not oppressive to women.
If a woman wants to cover herself and feels empowered by doing so, that is strength and independence and that should be respected.
If a woman wants to reveal herself and feels empowered by doing so, that is strength and independence and that should be respected.
If a woman does not want to cover herself and feels as though she has to, that is oppression and shame and that is not okay.
If a woman does not want to reveal herself and feels as though she has to, that is oppression and shame and that is not okay.
And regardless of which makes her feel strong; covering herself or revealing herself, that should be her choice and you are not to disrespect it just as they should not disrespect you.
(Image is a close up of a woman wearing a white niquab. The niquab is the Islamic veil that covers the nose and mouth.)
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Mario Zoots, 2010
A woman and her grandmother, both at age 20.
if shes her grandmother how are they both 20 nice try asshole
It an old photo of her grandmother?
Wow what a idiot
Perhaps the same bird echoed through both of us yesterday, separate, in the evening.
~Rainer Maria Rilke
text reads: this doesn’t compare to the feel of your skin
always loved this
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