Islamic headscarf 101.

this is a great post because it shows the diversity in how women dress across the Islamic world, but I want to point out the limitations of this chart is that NOT all women in all these countries wear the head covering depicted. You often see a variety of different head coverings in every country, and it’s inaccurate to think that’s the only style worn. Even amongst Muslim women, how much hair or their face they cover is VARIED within each country and even Islamic sect. While this graphic is a great resource to give you an idea of popular ways for many women in each country cover their hair/face for religious reasons, it’s not as though the variety of Islamic headcoverings is country-specific, as some people might interpret this chart to mean.

For example, the picture of “Afghanistan”- that’s a burqa. While it’s true a lot of Afghan women wear burqas, not all do. 

These are ALL photos of Afghan women voting:


Or in Iran- the graphic shows a hijab. While indeed it’s quite fashionable for many women to wear the headscarf in a manner that shows some of their hair peeking out in the front like this, others ensure they don’t let a single strand show. as this photo shows: 

Others wear a chador too, which is a the long black robe you see a number of women in this photo wearing while queuing to vote- I like this picture because it shows the diversity of how Iranian women dress. 


This is just so that when you see a woman wearing a headscarf that shows her face and some hair, it doesn’t mean she couldn’t be from Afghanistan. Or if you see a woman wearing a long, black chador that hides her figure, she could very well be from Iran. This goes for the other countries featured here- I’ve seen Syrian and Egyptian women wear a huge variety of head coverings for example. I’ve seen Indonesian Muslim women who don’t wear a headscarf at all. So while some head coverings are more common in each country, it’s not very uniform even within a country, and it usually comes down to each woman’s personal preference.

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and that’s my lovely city ladies and gentlemen, DUBAI.

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I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.
- Antonio Gramsci (1929)

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OK. I saw this and reblogged it a couple days ago, but only just got around to actually watching the clip today:


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watch both their faces go from “courteous TV smile” to “not paid enough for this bullshit”

I’m in disbelief that he actually even said that.

I’m not.

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If men aren’t allowed to have an opinion on abortion, then they shouldn’t have to contribute to federal funding of breast cancer research.

"if i cant control a woman’s body, then i want that body to die"

(p.s. anyone can get breast cancer)

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im SO SICK of hearing about how feminism “helps men” i don’t care why do they need to be reassured that they will benefit from it before they can support us fighting for basic human rights and liberation

I completely agree with this—any decent human being should be able to agree with Feminism purely because it’s the ethical thing to do—but I also think that it’s necessary to reiterate that dismantling Patriarchy has benefits for men as well. Feminism has been so thoroughly misrepresented in mainstream media and public discourse that presenting Feminism as being beneficial to men is something of a necessary evil, otherwise people will continue to perceive Feminism as being about female supremacy rather than gender equality, which doesn’t help our cause either… 

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