Carlson Reminds Feminist About The Oppressive Nature Of The Hijab
The Hijab is not an empowering symbol for most women. It is an oppressive garment women are forced to wear in order to hide their appearance from anyone but family. This is not something that they choose to do. The wearing of this headdress is enforced by law in some Islamic countries. A hijab according to the religious law is any sort of veil or curtain that provides privacy and modesty for the female. The consequence for refusing to wear this symbol of oppression in some Islamic states can be rape, which will somehow be the woman’s fault for not wearing it.
Tucker interviews Sonia Ossorio an advocate for the Hijab.
Tucker: “Do you think Islam is a feminist religion?”
Sonia: “Religion in every form throughout history has oppressed women in many ways and Islam isn’t any different.”
But what other religions still practice this indecency? So now Feminists and anti-travel ban activists have gone and found the oddest way to protest.
Feminists in the US have taken on the Hijab, a blatant sign of oppression and are now claiming it is a symbol of their resistance against the travel ban.
“Here you have in the United States, women who had never donned a hijab in their entire life, and marched over to JFK airport at the time of the Trump travel ban and started wearing hijabs as a symbol of resistance, in protest to that, and at the same time, so they’re wearing them as a symbol of empowerment,” Ossorio stated.
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Tucker explains in the video and points out other common oppression tools, asking if they too should be seen as signs of resistance or empowering. But Sonia claims he is using extreme examples. She is clearly unable to see that Tucker is pointing out that this headdress is an ironic choice for the travel ban resistance.
Women in these oppressive Islamic states that are allowed to stop wearing the Hajib are happy to do so. It is laughable to think that this oppressive garment could be seen as empowering or a symbol of resistance.