Ex-Hijabis Reflect on Decision to Remove Veil

“I used to think that wearing a scarf on my head was my highway ticket to paradise,” says one woman. But then she found it weighing her down with role-model pressures. For Ramadan, she and two others reflect on a personal nexus of culture and religion.

Banning Muslim Veil Denies Women a Choice, Too

Forcing Muslim women to cover up can be a huge human rights violation; banning them from wearing the veil is problematic too, says Judith Sunderland in the collection of essays, “The Unfinished Revolution.” In this excerpt, she explains why.