A Woman’s Retaliation Against Mandatory Hijabs

Masih Alinejad’s book Wind in My Hair discusses the strict rules of covering your head in the Islamic Republic, and the punishments Alinejad often faced when wearing her hair free. After creating a Facebook page sharing stories of other Muslim women who bravely defied these norms, Alinejad used her platform to campaign for the choice to wear hair under a hijab. “The campaign for women’s choice in hijab wearing demands not just the restoration of the basic standard of dignity for all—but the natural joy a woman feels with the wind in her hair.”

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