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"Hijab4Men" Is A Social Media Satire That Calls Out Double Standards In Muslim Discourse

"What would it be like if men and beards were treated like women and headscarves?"

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Referring to the way women are compared to flowers, pearls, lollipops, candy, etc. in pro-hijab discourse, a note adds: "This page is SATIRE and shows how ridiculous the analogies are."

Sana Saeed of The Islamic Monthly argues in her most recent column that the page should make viewers uncomfortable:

Hijab4Men is hilarious but it should, at the end of the day, make you uncomfortable. If you think it's making fun of Islamic jurisprudence or the Sunnah – you're right. But you're only right insofar as you understand that those reminders directed at the "sisters", from which Hijab4Men borrows near verbatim, are no less offensive. Hijab4Men isn't what's offensive. It's that language that treats us women like infants, the language that reduces our faith, practice, identity and existence to what is ultimately part and parcel of our faith – it is not our faith.

Read the column in full here. Find Hijab4men on Facebook and Twitter.

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