To Cover or Not to Cover That is…None of Your Business

An Open Letter to Those Who Want to Liberate Me From Wearing My Hijab Originally published at www.mcsweeneys.net.

Dear Neofeminist, Lipstick Feminist (and every feminist in between), Politician, Activist, College Professor, Pseudo-Intellectual, and The Lady Behind Me at Trader Joe’s,

You are like a decontextualized brazen zombie walking into an operating room waving and wailing at surgeons as they begin to perform a life-saving operation, all the time thinking you are saving a human life from a knife because you…