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Its the hair

Reader comment on item: Hijabs on Western Public Women
in response to reader comment: Get over it! Not even hijabs.

Submitted by Bronson (Australia), Jul 27, 2009 at 05:44

Yes, the hair, as the most external part of the physical body, represents power in the physical realm. Well so Samson told Deliah. In Islam men hold spiritual power, or believe they do, and women hold physical power over them. So the woman's hair must be covered to shield the male from her Medusa like power. Western women subscribe to this belief about the power implied by hair too, going by the wedding day rituals of the bridal party visits to hairdressers.

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