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Annoying Things Women Who Wear Hijabs Are Sick Of Hearing  

Anna Lindwasser
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Women who wear hijabs deal with lots of invasive questions about their hair, their religious beliefs, and their levels of oppression. 

But in a world where you can easily read webcomics about women in hijabs or buy a Barbie in traditional Muslim attire, ignorance is a choice. There are some things you just shouldn't say to women who wear hijabs or, honestly, anyone. If you are guilty of making insensitive remarks, it's not too late to use more inclusive language.

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You're In America Now, You Don't Have To Wear That
2
Were You Forced To Wear That?
3
Do You Speak Muslim?
4
I Know Muslim Women Are Oppressed
5
Do You Ever Take That Off?
6
Do You Get Hot In The Summer?
7
Would Your Dad Kill You If He Saw Us Together?
8
Why Doesn't Your Muslim Friend Wear The Headscarf Too?
9
You're Too Pretty To Be Covered Up
10
Are You Going To Have An Arranged Marriage?
11
Is That Other Woman With A Hijab Your Friend/Sister/Cousin?
12
Can I See Your Hair?
13
Your Scarf Is Pretty, But You Shouldn't Wear It The Next Time You Fly
14
You're So Lucky You Don't Have Bad Hair Days
15
What Are You?
16
At Least In Winter You Don't Have To Worry About Wearing A Hat
17
You’re So Exotic!
18
I'm Doing You A Favor By Hitting On You - No One Else Probably Does Because Of That Thing On Your Head
19
Do You Shower With It On?
20
Were You Born With It?