Beard Memes and the Proper Hijab Narrative

This post was originally posted at wood turtle’s blog.The day my friend took off hijab was disappointing. While everyone was offering congratulations on the new look, I couldn't help wonder if my friend was having a crisis of faith. And when I asked if everything was okay, I learned a secret truth that sent me reeling.He never wore hijab in the first place.Naive assumptions led me to stereotype my friend as the "type of Muslim" who sports a beard out of religiosity, modesty and a refl … [Read more...]