By Marko *********
Islamic Dress Codes
Summary of Text 2
Text 2 is written by Arifa Akbar and Jerome Taylor and is a text about the problems that occur when you're "wearing your religion on your sleeves". The headline itself already tells us what the text is all about. It's clearly noticeable that this text is about Islam and Muslim women who wear their headscarves, veils, hijab etc. In the first part of the text we get a short but very clear and accurate summary of the problems and issues of having to wear a veil or any other Islamic dress that is supposed to cover your face, hair etc. Not to mention the questions being raised by the abolitionists. Rahmanara Chowdhury ...view middle of the document...
We are being told by the Muslim woman Rahmanara Chowdhury that she found working and interacting socially with other people a lot easier and less ambiguous.
Text 3 is about fashion around Islamic dresses. A small group of young students of the London School of Fashion have been wrapping clothes on to tailor's dummies. They are experimenting with all kinds of clothes; turning ties into belts and baggy T-shirts into neckwear for an Islamic dress. The idea is to challenge tradition notion of normality in fashion.
The statement "People say the veil is a tool of oppression but I've found it a tool of empowerment. It gave me the freedom to be who I want to be..." might be correct in some ways, but in my own honest opinion I find the idea of wearing any kind of veil or headscarf, because of religion, futile and pointless. Yes, I find the veil a tool of oppression. I wouldn't call it freedom; I would rather call it subjugation. I don't see a reason why you would want to wear a veil. If you ask a woman to remove her hijab she can't for many reasons. The word 'Freedom' should not be thrown around lightly if it can't be followed through.
Article for a school magazine The right to dress as he/she pleases is a subject that is...