The Corner

What’s in a Headscarf?

In Impromptus, I talk some about American feminists who wear headscarves in Muslim settings: Hillary Clinton, Cynthia McKinney. I say, among other things, “What message does the wearing of headscarves by American feminists send to women in the Muslim world who may wish to be free of this practice?” A reader chimes in, “Even more important, what message does it send to men who continue to subjugate women?” An excellent point.