Natural light

Another ex-hijabi post, this time from a convert.

One poignant detail:

People will often tell you that a Muslim woman can wear whatever she wants in the privacy of her own home, but even there I felt myself being monitored.  Crossing the living room in t- shirt and shorts would immediately prompt my then husband to close the curtains, so I had to choose between comfort and having natural light in the room. 

That sounds so stifling. I have a horror of any kind of stifling.


  1. Blanche Quizno says

    …and doesn’t a prison jumpsuit save the prisoners the tedious task of having to choose what to wear each day?

  2. Decker says

    To judge by the expression on her face in the hiiab photo, she was completely lost and without an ounce of self-esteem.

  3. johnthedrunkard says

    Aren’t there reports of rickets in Islamist countries? Women suffering bone loss from lack of light?

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