The Science of Beating a Dead Horse: The Christian Science Monitor’s Hijab Series

Recently, The Christian Science Monitor published a series of articles centered around the hijab. While I appreciated the valiant effort to offer some insight into the discourse around the hijab and the lives of Muslim women, it ultimately left me frustrated.The articles treat the headscarf as the heart of women's issues in Islam. Centering on the practice of veiling makes it appear central to women's issues and ultimately glosses over the realities and depths of the problems that Muslim women … [Read more...]