culture 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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45 25
You're In America Now, You Don't Have To Wear That

2
44 29
Were You Forced To Wear That?

3
33 22
I Know Muslim Women Are Oppressed

4
31 22
Do You Speak Muslim?

5
35 26
Do You Ever Take That Off?

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43 36
Do You Get Hot In The Summer?

7
26 20
Why Doesn't Your Muslim Friend Wear The Headscarf Too?

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27 23
Would Your Dad Kill You If He Saw Us Together?

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25 22
You're Too Pretty To Be Covered Up

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28 27
Are You Going To Have An Arranged Marriage?

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27 26
Can I See Your Hair?

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21 20
Is That Other Woman With A Hijab Your Friend/Sister/Cousin?

13
27 27
You're So Lucky You Don't Have Bad Hair Days

14
19 19
What Are You?

15
19 19
Your Scarf Is Pretty, But You Shouldn't Wear It The Next Time You Fly

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17 19
At Least In Winter You Don't Have To Worry About Wearing A Hat

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17 21
You’re So Exotic!

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21 26
Do You Shower With It On?

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14 18
I'm Doing You A Favor By Hitting On You - No One Else Probably Does Because Of That Thing On Your Head

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15 24
Were You Born With It?