When Black Women Were Required By Law to Cover Their Hair
In the 1700s, the Tignon Laws forced Black women in Louisiana to wear head wraps because their beautiful, elaborate hairstyles were considered a threat to the status quo.
Growing Up As a Girl in Iran, Fashion Was Always a Form of Protest
As more and more Iranian women pull off their headscarves in protest of the compulsory hijab law, one writer recalls how, for her and other Iranian women, clothing and rebellion have long been intertwined.
After a Long Fight, FIBA Finally Lifts its Ban on Religious Headwear
This week FIBA announced a new uniform rule that allows basketball players to wear headcoverings—the result of years of campaigning by athletes like Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir and Indira Kaljo.
Why the U.S. Women's Chess Champion Refuses to Play in Iran
In February 2017, the Women’s World Chess Championship will be held in Iran. The U.S. champion, Nazi Paikidze-Barnes, will not be there.
Egyptian Restaurants Can No Longer Refuse Service to Women with Veils
Although the vast majority of women currently wear headscarves in Egypt, the cosmopolitan crowd has more and more frequently taken to denying hijab-wearers from high-end restaurants, clubs, cafes, and resorts.