The Burqa Experience: Getting Groceries

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by Calulu January 13th, 2013 – Culpeper, Virginia Today I decided to venture out to my local favorite grocery store wearing a hijab. I’ve not gotten brave enough to wear one of my abayas along with a hijab, niqab or burqa yet. Based on the reaction [Read more...]

The Burqa Experience: Collinsville, Alabama – Purposely Veiling For the First Time

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by Calulu Today is World Hijab Day. This is how the BBC describes the purpose of Non-Muslim ladies veiling for today. World Hijab Day is designed to counteract these controversies. It encourages non-Muslim women (or even Muslim women who do not ordinarily wear one) to don the hijab and experience what it’s like to do [Read More...]

The Burqa Experience: Bessemer, Alabama – The Accidental Start of the Project

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by Calulu Bessemer Alabama – The Accidental Start of the Project This holiday season I’d been traveling around the southern part of the US to see various family and friends. Our travels took me from Texas through Virginia, going through many of the southern states. Initially I thought I would start [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Men Robbed?

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QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers [Read more...]

Are you part of the pants, pants revolution?

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by Sierra 2012-13 is the Winter of the Pants. Will you join the party? On December 16, 2012, Mormon feminists declared Wear Pants to Church Day, inviting participants to, well, wear pants to church, ‘in solidarity with those of us who seek gender equality everywhere, including the LDS church. And when [Read more...]