Friday, July 04, 2008

Offensive pro- Hijab ad


translation " You can't stop them... but you can protect yourself... He who has created you... know what's best for you"

I find this ad offensive in so many ways... some are too obvious to be mentioned...

I don't approve of the the way people who claim to be pro-hijab set their propaganda... it implies that women are inferior to men... that women are too precious and should be kept safe and away...
I do wear the hijab and I'm very convinced of it... I appreciate those who have the courage to put it... but the way I understand hijab is a way to enhance interaction between men and women rather than prevent it...
If women are supposed to stay at home... away from all the men... then why do they need the hijab? But if they go out... work... study... live a normal life... then there is no way but to deal with men.... after all at the early beginning one man and one woman inhabited the earth...

I don't like to think of myself as a lollipop nor men who are around me as flies... and I don't wear the veil to please the man and help him not sin... I do it for myself... for the way I perceive myself as a true woman...

I wish if all the preachers who do it so poorly would spare me and all the people out there any more of their ignorance....

3 comments:

Heba said...

Oh my God! What a repulsive ad.!
I'm a veiled woman and it made me so angry to see how this ad portrays hijab!
Hijab to me is something personal and spiritual, it is not something I can explain to other people easily, it is like a level you reach in your relationship with God and it differs from one woman to another.
If this ad is the approach I as a mother would use with my daughters, then I can not imagine how they will ever respect themselves as Muslims and most importantly females.
Shame on us, we are pros in distorting the truth.

Sandra said...

well men are like flies?
like the proportions are pretty distorted between a lollipop and a fly...
just as those archaic ideas...
remind me to give u a novel i have that carries similar ideas...someone wrote a whole book on that mindset...

this ad is so sexist, i can't believe it

CW said...

This is primitive, outrageous and repulsive, i don't believe in hijab myself but i respect veiled woman like you and others who do it out of conviction, and I wish so much, there would be a counter movment to things like that, ouch!