I could write a very long list about this subject, but I am just going to write something short and sweet about one reason I hate third wave feminism. I am all for equal rights but I don’t want to be a part of a movement which has so much hate surrounding it. You see today I asked the simple question of “What about the woman who are beaten and raped for not wearing a veil and leave those countries only to be surrounded by woman trying to normalize something which is symbols their oppression?” It was referred to that woman should be allowed to wear whatever they want. As hate goes it has been pretty mild and most who have started to hate on me have stopped trying, so I got the last word which is always a good thing. Now this obviously refers to Muslim woman and whether they are made to wear a veil or they want to wear one. In the western world is of course a want, in many other countries it is a requirement, and made times their fathers/husbands will beat them if they refuse to follow that rule.
I have no issue if those people in the western world which to wear a headscarf or veil or whatever as a sign of being closer to god. What I don’t like is the fact they are trying to normalize it, without taking into consideration of all the women who have left their homes because they don’t wish to wear such a thing. Wear whatever you want, fine but those woman who are preaching feminism and then are using the headscarf as a way to get your message across, I really think you need to reevaluate about who you represent. If you want to wear it fine, but I ask you to do one little thing talk about those who don’t get the same choice as you. I would have no issue with the normalization of it, if a western Muslim feminist said something like “To me wearing a headscarf is a connection to god and I am thankful that I am able to make the choice to wear it. Unfortunately there are many millions of women in the Middle East who don’t get that choice and see it as nothing more than a sign of oppression. I hope that those woman can wake up one day and choose not to wear a headscarf without the fear of being beaten by the men in their lives. I hope that someday they have the same freedom I have and are able to do as I can.” If someone said that I would love them forever. I just want someone who is a feminist and is a Muslim to at least acknowledge that it is a sign of oppression to some woman.