Columnist challenges women to wear hijab for a day

Writing in the Louisiana State University newspaper The Daily Reveille, Shirien Elmasraya proposes to her fellow students that they should share her experience of wearing Islamic clothing:

“Ever wonder what it’s like for women that wear hijab – or the head scarf? I certainly get some crazy questions sometimes. ‘Do you take a shower with that on?’ is pretty common. And so is, ‘Do you wear that because you’re bald?’ That one’s my favorite. I certainly don’t mind the questions, and I am happy to answer them whenever I get them. But, now it’s your turn. I challenge the women on this campus to walk a day in my shoes. I challenge women to wear hijab for a whole day on April 25, 2008 and then talk about the experience afterward.”