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If my Facebook newsfeed is anything to go by, this story has reached possibly everyone who’s interested in it already, but it’s worth sharing anyway. Last week, Adele Wilde-Blavatsky of The Feminist Wire published an article entitled “To Be Anti-Racist Is To Be Feminist: The Hoodie and the Hijab Are Not Equals,” in which she wrote, among other things:
A ‘One Million Hoodies’ march was organised to demand justice for Martin. As Brendan O’Neill argued, this use of the hoodie is questionable enough. The wearing of ‘One million hijabs’ to show public solidarity and outrage at the murder of Alwadi? I cannot think of anything more ironic and counter-productive. [Read more...]