“Walk a Mile in Her Hijab” Day

PolitiChicks.comLast week an event called ‘Walk a Mile in Her Hijab’ was held at The Vernon Hills High School, organized by a 10-member Muslim Student Association in Vernon Hills, Illinois.

Seventeen girls participated in this event which was supposed to “denounce negative stereotypes.”

President of the student club, Yasmeen Abdallah, said they hope to have the event annually.

According to Abdallah, “You can’t really understand or judge a person and their beliefs until you understand why they do it and what it’s like for them to do what they’re doing,”

Teachers and students were encouraged to ask about the hijab if they came across a student wearing one.

In all fairness and equality, next week the Catholic Student Association will host a similar event called “Walk a Mile in Her Habit”. Oh, wait, no, that’s just a dream. We don’t do equality here in the United States anymore when it comes to Christians. My bad.

See, talking about nuns and their required “uniform” and the reasoning behind why they wear it would be bringing religion into school. Asking people to learn about Christianity and perform religious rituals would be against the law. And, frankly, it’s just not fair to the 10 Muslims at the school.

It reminds me of a 15 year old girl here in Oregon who is in choir and is asking the school district to remove the religious songs from their holiday repertoire. Why? It’s offensive to her precious little self. And the suggestion made to her about just not participating in those songs when they’re sung was also offensive. It is just not fair to her to have to miss out because 1 out of every 10 songs or so may damage her sensibilities.

That makes me wonder if she’d participate in the Catholic nun day. I’m guessing not. But it’s delicate flowers like these who would jump at the chance to wear a hijab. I would put money on that.

The only reason that might be acceptable for a high school girl to “walk a mile in her hijab” to generate more understanding is if they were raising awareness about the abuse that happens like forced marriages, honor based attacks and complete submission to men. Not to mention shari’a law.

Walk a mile in her hijab, indeed. I would participate. And I would be munching on bacon all day long.

Macey France

Oregon PolitiChick Macey France is co-founder of the Stop Common Core in Oregon and is working with parents across the state to educate and help them to learn how to advocate for their children's education. Macey has spoken at many Common Core informational meetings across the state of Oregon. Macey's articles on Common Core have been picked up by various news outlets and she has been a guest on many radio shows across the nation. Macey's article about The Bluest Eye was featured on a panel on Al Jazeera America and was nominated for a CPAC Blogger Award for Best Sunlight Post of 2013. Macey is a strong conservative with libertarian leanings, making her more of a "conservatarian." Preserving the constitutional and moral values of that this great nation was founded on for her children is her priority. She is a stay at home mom of two boys who are now in elementary school. As a mom who has always been interested in politics, religion and all of the taboo subjects, she has always had a lot to say about the state of the nation. When she realized the Common Core Standards were not only bad news for children but a government coup over education, she decided to fight back and is now considered one of the nation's leading experts on all-things-Common Core. When she's not having uncomfortable arguments with strangers on Facebook she can be found spending time with her husband of 15 years and two sons. Find Macey France on Facebook and Twitter: @MaceyFrancePC

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