All veils in Muslim culture cover the “sexual abandon” and profligacy that womanhood embodies, and the temptation to man can only be stifled by not being able, at least temporarily, to see it. But in our modern times with the exodus of many Muslims from their own countries into the sexually promiscuous West the headscarf has a second life with a new meaning. It has become a sexually pure sublimated projection for Muslim women for their real oppression. In contrast to the apparently promiscuous women of the West, Muslim women can feel proud of their sexual “purity” and display it by wearing the hijab. Thus, being slaves in their own households they feel to be “queens” in the domain of the Western world.
Further, it’s a projection of their real inferiority, that has been rendered to them by the Words of Allah inscribed in the Koran, for an idealistic dud superiority. While Muslim men chase heavenly virgins since the earthly ones are evanescent, Muslim women pretend to keep intact their earthly vulnerable virginity by wearing the hijab.The pride of being sexually pure has an invaluable price, even if at the end, because of the nature of women, provided they are not sexually mutilated, has to be paid with a “promiscuous coin”.
This is Shakira Hussein’s irresolvable problem as a “Muslim secular feminist” as she claims to be. But the solution is very simple: Cast away this sublimation by throwing out the hijab and be a free woman.
I rest on my oars: Your turn now