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“It is not oppressive. I feel liberated by the fact that I choose what you see. We pass judgement on how a person looks before we know them. When you deal with me, you deal with my mind, my personality, my emotions and what I have to offer as a person – and that’s it. Respect and honour don’t come from being like others, or following what others follow – that’s why I put the niqab on. It’s my way of expressing obedience to my lord; it’s a command that I adhere to, through which I find my…

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I purposely chose this photo because it shows that Muslim women's clothing doesn't inhibit women. Similarly Lughod writes, "Ultimately, the significant political-ethical problem the burqa raises is how to deal with cultural 'others.'" (pg. 786). Education on Muslim clothing showcases the complex histories behind women's clothing.