Student Research Paper
What all Americans should know about women in the Muslim world is that Muslim women are increasingly prohibited through legal measures to choose for themselves whether or not to veil, which reduces their agency and perpetuates the harmful idea that all Muslim women need saving.This paper takes a look at political and legislative interventions on veiling in several countries.
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Rivoli, Lisa R., "To Veil or Not to Veil: A Loaded Question" (2015). What All Americans Should Know About Women in the Muslim World. 9.
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