What misogyny looks like when you wear a hijab
Monia Mazigh
Discrimination, Islamophobia, Racism
Blog / news media story

Mazigh, M. (2018, July 6). What misogyny looks like when you wear a hijab. Rabble. https://rabble.ca/columnists/what-misogyny-looks-when-you-wear-hijab/ 


Monia Mazigh recounts a racist incident on a bus when a man yells at her. Mazigh highlights that after 9/11 she feels insecure in public as people dehumanize her due to her hijab. She argues that government policies play a role in fostering an Islamophobic environment.  Despite not knowing the exact reason for the man on the bus treating her poorly, she says she has a strong feeling it is because of her hijab. To address misogyny and the hijab wearing intersections, Mazigh coined the term “misogynijab”. She concludes challenging the notion that the hijab oppresses women.


The Teaching Against Islamophobia resources were developed with funding support from the Law Foundation of BC, and the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies at SFU.


Image credit: “Hijab woman Liverpool” by Wendy Slattery from Birkenhead, England is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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