reviewed by Edward Livingston Date Added: Tuesday 23 Apr 2024

This book is a critique of the idea that the veil is a symbol of Muslim women\'s oppression. The book offers a positive theory of the hijâb that challenges the idea that Muslim women are subjugated by men, as well as the liberal feminist view that women\'s choice to cover themselves is unliberating. Bullock presents the veil as a symbol of liberation, with a feministic point of view. She suggests that women have the freedom to control their bodies and not conform to images of perfection with hijab. She also points out that the hijab is not only a headscarf, but also covers the whole female figure, attitude, and style. \r\n

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]