NPR’s Dejabbing Sideshow

Is it just me, or has this spring seen a lot of de-jabbing articles lately?   As a “dejabi” myself, I alternate between taking these articles with a grain of salt and hoping that something put forth by the journalist will resonate with me. One of the recent pieces is NPR’s “Lifting the Veil” (har har), which looks at the stories of twelve Muslim women who stopped wearing headscarves.The whole premise of the article bothers me: If it isn’t Muslims talking about my hair and taking about if I  wea … [Read more...]