Burn The Bras but Save the Hijab?

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by Shannon Grady

Liberal feminist have some explaining to do here in the United States. The rest of the feminist world seems to get a pass, as they evidently do object to Hijabs. I was born in 1970, in a period that was arguably the height of the feminist movement in the US. The founding of the National Organization for Women (NOW) occurred just a few years earlier, in 1966. In 1972, ultra feminist Rep. Shirley Chisholm created quite a stir when she ran for President with the slogan “Unbought and unbossed”. Chisholm was not the first woman to run for President but she was the first major-party radical feminist candidate for the nation’s highest office. Finally, there was the Supreme Court decision in 1973 which was hailed as the first major nationwide victory for feminist, Roe v Wade.

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