In Turkey, the headscarf has been commonly considered a symbol of backwardness by secularists. They fail to understand women's motivations for wearing headscarves.
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Unfortunately, somehow a physical manifestation of a woman's faith has become a threatening political symbol in Turkey. Even some conservatives have mixed feelings when it comes to the headscarf.
Am I mad at the liaison for his request that I wear a head scarf? No. I had the opportunity to decline. But I am mad at myself for giving in to that desire to make everyone else happy that has been ingrained into women for centuries.
The complexities of the headscarf debate eludes many Americans, for whom freedom, tolerance, and diversity are axioms of our democracy. We would ask, why is the headscarf such a big deal?
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