NYT: “Behind the Veil”

Interviewee Sarah Ahmed and her children. Kitty Clark-Fritz, NYT

An article about American women who wear the niqab, or face veil.

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One thought on “NYT: “Behind the Veil”

  1. Hey Jordan this article was really interesting. I just took a class where my professor is from Iran and as I’m sure you know are required to wear the hijab and what she told me sounded a lot like this article. She said for a lot of women in Iran that they didn’t like being treated as sex objects that men could only listen to their ideas and not look at their bodies. She also talked interesting about the differences between them and when your there you can tell what class someone is in based on the hijab ( i guess by fabric?) If you haven’t already you should read this book called Persepolis its a graphic novel so its a quick read but it talks about Iran and the revolution and how it came to have the hijab all through a first hand witness, fascinating and you would love the drawings, totally you!

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