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Argument: Headscarves symbolize and foster the oppression of women

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Nadia Gaber. "Why I Won’t Veil". The Harvard Crimson. November 17, 2006 - "Egypt has seen a rise of religious conservatives (and with that, of veiled women) in the past 50 years—a phenomenon that has been attributed to everything from a reverse-Orientalist political reaction to the reclamation of the hijab as a symbol of female empowerment and choice. Neither justifies what I see as a physical symbol of self-denigration that, consciously or not, has kept women in the Arab and Muslim world in a subordinate social position as a whole."

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