What do Muslim women really think about wearing a hijab? The anonymous app Whisper has become a platform for many women to share their experiences, their thoughts on the religious and political ramifications of a hijab, and the desires they dare not tell their family or community. It's quite enlightening, with submissions ranging from women embracing the garment to those who would like to take theirs off.
In case you need a quick primer, the hijab manifests as a headscarf worn by women, but the BBC explains that the word covers "the principle of modesty and includes behaviour as well as dress for both males and females." It can extend beyond the scarf to covering the entire body, except the hands, feet, and face. Muslim women are expected to wear a hijab in front of any man they could potentially marry as a way to preserve their modesty.
Some women are most interested in explaining that the hijab doesn't limit their feminity.
And others want to get away from their hijabs.
Others are just tired of all the misconceptions and harassment that can come with wearing one.