World Hijab Day
A young woman is promoting a day of challenge to women everywhere to wear a headscarf on February 1, 2014. It is meant to be an experiment, a sort of walking in others’ shoes.
In my opinion, both sides of the question are making too big a deal out of what a woman wears on her head or whether she wears anything on it.
I can’t stand anything around my neck and I hate scarves. They are slippery, slithery and itchy. I love the wind in my hair and the warm sun helping me get my vitamin D.
I believe God is much more concerned about what we have in our hearts. I do believe in exercising modesty but our intentions and acts weigh far more than the packaging.
I reserve the right to wear things on my head.
Nevertheless some women face harassment for wearing a head scarf. The government in France has even started to meddle in the question. I would also like to reserve the right for others to do as they please in this regard. I don’t think it is right for anyone to make disobliging remarks to those who wear a scarf, hijab, headdress, etc.
So on the day, should I wear a scarf in defense of those who choose to do so or not wear one in defense of those who choose not to? I could take one on and off all day. Oh, no, my hair would be a mess! Or should I let the day pass without doing anything since as I already stated, I feel too big a deal is being made of this.
And why wouldn’t men wear a scarf for a day? After all, their hair, necks and ears can be quite attractive.