Only in liberal America can a hijab, a traditional head covering depicting submission to male authority, be cast as a symbol of resistance and feminism.
…courtesy of President Donald Trump, of course.
Talk about a spin zone, USA Today arrived at that far-reaching conclusion in a recent piece commemorating #MuslimWomensDay, oddly passing on the opportunity to sell female mutilation in a similar light.
Progressives really are this stupid. https://t.co/ZnayICfgja
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) March 28, 2017
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) March 27, 2017
“I do believe hijab support feminism,” Sameeha Ahmad said outside a Muslim prayer center at the University of Maryland. “The way you look at it from a religious perspective, it empowers you by strengthening your relationship with God. It’s a step you are taking to further yourself within your own religion.”
The online piece featured a video of several young Muslim girls explaining why they wear a hijab:
“Scores” of non-Muslims have joined in on the hijab wearing craze to show solidarity with Muslims and defy Trump, USA Today reported.
The reaction on social media included plenty of snark, but one user nailed it with this message to USA Today: “This is so laughable you should be embarrassed.”
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
@USATODAY This is so laughable you should be embarrassed.
— Buck??Seriously (@BuckSeriously) March 27, 2017
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) March 27, 2017
@USATODAY These women might as well wear t-shirts saying “I really don’t understand feminism but I want to get an abortion if needed”
— TaxedNotRepresented (@TaxedNotRepped) March 27, 2017
— Andrea Silver (@andilnx) March 27, 2017
— Gab.ai/Sir WotNot (@w0tn0t) March 27, 2017
— Deplorablekairo (@DeplorableKairo) March 28, 2017
@USATODAY Resistance by subservience is the most millennial thing ever.
— neontaster (@neontaster) March 27, 2017
— Ben G (@bengeva99) March 27, 2017
@USATODAY for stupid people?
— Kat (@thekat0711) March 27, 2017
.@USATODAY Fail. Hijab is symbol of oppression, not feminism. Hijab is symbol of submission, not resistance. Stop trying to bend reality.
— Michelle (@NoMoreClintons) March 28, 2017
— Stark Mariusz (@mariusz_stark) March 28, 2017
— Bill Hodges ?? (@comesummer30) March 28, 2017
— Jimni27 (@jimni27) March 27, 2017
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