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sharada lakshminarasimhaiah

There is always a difference between a mask for medical reasons worn by all, and one worn by one gender rooted in patriarchy.

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Anurag Tripathi

This is an attempt at legitimizing an oppresive structure by falsely correlating two different practices born out of different contexts and motives. Wearing masks during a pandemic outbreak by people of all genders is good sense. Institutionalizing patriarchy through mandotaory religious practices such as the veil is oppression.

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Afifa Khan

Oppression is when women by her choice want to wear hijab but she is forced to take it off!!! Oppression is when she want to keep her cultural/ religious identity she is called 'RAGHEAD'!!! Oppression is when she want to stand tall with her choice and other peoples choices are forced on her!! WE MADE THE CHOICE TO WEAR IT!! Its just petty islamophobia that make people coward that they can't accept other's culture, their belief. Lets live happily together, as we have very short life to hate someone.😁

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Smita Diwase

The burqa did start off as a protection against the natural elements, sandstorms and such until it attained an identity of its own, irrespective of context.