Women who wear headscarves are more likely to face discrimination than those who do not
According to ACLU: Discrimination Against Muslim Women, 69% of women who wore the hijab reported at least one incident of discrimination compared to 29% of women who did not wear it.
European Network Against Racism: Forgotten women: The impact of Islamophobia on Muslim women in the UK found, 1 out of every 8 Muslim women is asked illegal questions during interviews compared to 1 out of every 30 non-Muslim women.
In the UK, studies have found that Muslim women with a college education are less likely to be chosen for a job against non-Muslim women with the same level of education.
1 out of every 4 employers hesitate to hire a Muslim woman based on her religious followings.
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This photograph comes from a position of protest – as a Muslim woman I challenge the male gaze by choosing to express modesty and express my body autonomy by deciding what people get to see of my form.
This photo is aiming to challenge the current public discourse on hijab and niqab, by strategically positioning a folded scarf across my face highlighting different elements of my face, yet still remaining identifiable I hope to point out the ridiculousness of the opinion that face veil renders a woman unidentifiable.
The use of Quran on a tablet, reflects the timelessness of the teachings of Islam, indeed they are for all times.
This photo is copyright to Zahra Summayah
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