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  • hassanah_pfhSending hella love to my fellow hybrid Palestinian girl @gigihadid for International Women’s Day. Such a shame to see the controversy surrounding her in hijab on the cover of Vogue Arabia. I don’t understand how people can accuse her of religious or cultural appropriation when her father is a practicing #MUSLIM and #PALESTINIAN. And he doesn’t need to be the perfect Muslim in order for her to justify wearing hijab for a day. Though she’s not Muslim herself, she’s always taken much pride in her Muslim and Arab roots. What she’s doing is actually beneficial for Muslim women; she’s using her platform and fame to shed light on a religious and cultural practice that has been misunderstood by the general public for so long. She’s the world’s leading model right now, and while her career requires her to show a lot of skin, by wearing hijab she’s showing that she can be just as stunning while covering up. She’s also using her platform to protest the Muslim Ban btw. I can understand how the cover photo of her in the jewelled veil can be seen as an Orientalist depiction of veiled women as being exotic etc but the photos of her in an actual headscarf are totally fine. What’s wrong with allowing a non-Muslim woman wear the veil? Let’s not forget that Islam didn’t invent veiling practices, it modified it. Veiling has been a part of ancient near eastern cultures pre-dating Islam as far back to the #Assyrians, #Byzantines, #Romans, #Greeks, #Jews etc. I don’t think its befitting for Muslims - or anyone for that matter - to think they have the right to say who should or shouldn’t wear #hijab. So Gigi daahling, I commend you for what you did 🙌 You go gurrll 🙋 #hervoiceismyvoice #womensday #gigihadid #nobannowall @voguearabia #voguearabia #vogue #internationalwomensday #palestine #islam #women #womenempowerment #hijabstyle #happywomensday

  • darkest.flame@hassanah_pfh I agree with what you're saying, but it is still profoundly hypocritical to vocalize your Palestinian/Muslim roots to sell a product but not to speak up against the occupation in the Gaza Strip.
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  • dimamasouddI'm sorry but no. She doesn't get to take credit for wearing the hijab for a magazine shoot. Women like you and I are the one who wear hijab on a daily basis and deal with its internal and external struggles. Good on her for the gesture but it doesn't mean anything and she shouldn't be glorified for it. Her reality and the reality of Hijabi women are completely different.
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  • hassanah_pfh@dimamasoudd I understand where you're coming from, it's important that the realities of real Muslim women are represented you're right but that doesn't mean we are the only ones who have the right to wear it.. it's not about credit.. hijab is clearly having a moment in the west and Gigi along with many other brands/ppl is championing it and we should welcome that visibility bc it humanizes us.. given her background I can totally see how she wants to pay homage to her father's heritage and is wise to use her wide reaching platform to do so
  • hassanah_pfh@darkest.flame but with that logic then you're putting the pressure on anyone who is publicly Muslim and Arab to speak out against every atrocity happening in the Middle East. I'm Muslim and Palestinian, I've been using my platform to speak out against the misrepresentation of Islam but never once have I spoke about what's going on in Palestine - does that make me a hypocrite?
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