Reblog if you want a “why are you so…” in your ask.
I’m going to have a princess bath today.
The view from inside of Hagia Sophia. İstanbul (1948)
Photo: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Alfred Eisenstaedt: Model in ostrich feather-trimmed gown pausing to regard herself in grand mirror of the Molyneux atelier. Paris, France, 1934
The Little Mermaid | Part 2
Muslim women have launched a campaign to send a message to “sextremist” collective Femen. “Muslimah Pride Day” was organised in response to Femen’s self-declared “Topless Jihad Day”, a day of topless protests around the world to support Tunisian Femen activist Amina Tyler.
The organisers of the counter-protest urged Muslim women to speak out for themselves and assert their diverse identities:
“This event is open to ALL muslim women, Hijaabi’s Nikaabis and women who choose not to wear it. Muslimah pride is about connecting with your Muslim identity and reclaiming our collective voice. Most importantly it is about diversity and showing that muslim women are not just one homogenous group. We come in all shapes and sizes, all races and cultural backgrounds. Whether we choose to wear hijaabs or not is nobodies business but ours. So please get clicking, get creative, get loud and proud.”
Using the hashtag #MuslimahPride, netizens criticised Femen’s campaign and said it reinforced stereotypes about Muslim women.
Mimicking Femen’s tactic of posting topless photos to social networks, “Muslimah Pride Day” participants shared photos of themselves expressing their opposition to “Topless Jihad Day”:
I’m posting this because that Topless jihad really irked me. If few Muslim women want to be liberated or what not, that doesn’t mean they speak for the rest of the millions and millions of us. As a Muslim woman, I really love my religion and whole heartedly accept to cover up. That does not make me oppressed!! I CHOSE to dress this way so did millions of others. Why cant that be respected? instead when one women posts online naked that her body is no one’s pride or moral, everyone (the topless jihadist) rushes to defend her and raise their voice for her, but why do they come and bash the whole religion?
We don’t need such support, we can defend ourselves with our cloth on. We don’t need to get naked to be heard. Somehow these people thinks, to be free is to be able to cover less, be almost naked. Not to mention no one is protesting other important issues that really needs attention in the world, but somehow getting Muslim women to not cover seams very important to them.
The feminists tell men not to tell them how to dress and what to wear, and then they come and tell other women (muslims mostly) how to dress.
Have the bleachers, white women, have the bleachers.
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