Why We Need Feminism in 2021 #3

Veil (noun): a piece of very thin material, worn especially by women to protect or hide the face, or as part of a hat, etc.

a piece of cloth worn over the head and shoulders by nuns or Muslim women.

[singular] (formal) something that stops you from learning the truth about a situation.

[singular] (formal) a thin layer that stops you from seeing something.

Face Mask (noun): something that you wear over part or all of your face, in order to protect it or to prevent the spread of disease

The definitions were taken from Oxford Learner Dictionary. At first I thought I’d just leave it here, but then.. why not.

Face Masks have become an extreme necessity over the last year and yet, people refrain from either wearing it completely or wear it in an improper manner, making excuses of not being able to breathe properly and as such. They are important not only for the wearer but also for the ones around. Now, what do we think of the women forced to wear a ghoonghat, hijab or any other kind of veil, living in hiding half their life. Please do not tell me it is old now, and women are free to go about as they please. I know. You know. 

We are not talking about women who wear a ghunghat out of devotion during a pooja or someone who wears a hijab out of choice. We are talking about forced conditioning.

People, wear a mask and let the other veils be a choice. 

#qotd have you ever been forced to cover yourself up, in any manner?

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Read More: Why We Need Feminism in 2021 #2

Published by Moushmi Radhanpara

A bilingual writer, Moushmi Radhanpara has authored three poetry collections so far, namely POSIES and 03:21 AM –An Ode to Rust & Restlessness, and Resignation of an Angel. She is also scribbling an unplanned rough draft of a story as a part of NANOWRIMO 2020 and hopes that something might come out of it. She has also co-authored two books, The Lockdown Stories and Mirage so far. Her poetries can be found on her blog https://aestheticmiradh.com/ and a few other online portals. She believes in the fact that a better reader makes a better writer. Reading a 100 books a year is her latest obsession. She can be found either drunk on coffee or hiding away from everything and admiring the gorgeous sun.

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