“The Face Behind the Veil: The Extraordinary Lives of Muslim Women in America” by Donna Gehrke-white

Are they veils or chains?

It is a question that Muslim women who wear traditional Islamic head coverings often face in the United States. They know that many Americans do not understand such veiling or consider it repressive – not an unexpected reaction in a society in which women spent the better part of a century casting off social restrictions, along with floor-length skirts and corsets.


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