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Misogynist Irony

You can’t make this stuff up.

The Muslim Student Association at New York’s Stony Brook University on Monday sponsored “Scarves for Solidarity“, an event promoted as helping “save battered women while spreading awareness about Islam”.

And how might “Scarves for Solidarity” accomplish these goals? By having women wear hijab all day. “The Muslim Student Association is working with sponsors who plan to donate $5 to Battered Women’s Shelter for every female who volunteers to wear a head-scarf/hijab on Monday, April 7th[,] 200[8],” the group’s Web site explains.

No need to worry if you didn’t know how to wear your free head scarf. “There isn’t a set way to wear hijab. You can be as creative as you want as long as your body is covered (except your face and hands) with material that is long, loose, and not transparent,” the MSA encourages.

I’m still shaking my uncovered head.

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