Argument: Wearing the Hijab makes women more self-conscious, not less
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Nadia Gaber. "Why I Won’t Veil". The Harvard Crimson. November 17, 2006 - "It’s ironic—though the justification for the hijab is to make women less preoccupied with their looks, I have never been more conscious about my appearance than I was in Egypt. Because I am of Arab descent, foreign eyes gazed more keenly at me—at how much skin I showed and how much makeup I wore—than they did at my white friends, although their U.S. passports were no bluer than mine."