So, remarkably, the question is still being asked: ‘does the hijab signify oppression?’ Who’s ever asked that about the bikini? When female performers engage in sexual exhibitionism, it’s called ’empowerment’. When feminists say porn & prostitution are commodification & exploitation, we’re labeled sex-negative moralists. But when Muslim women wear the hijab, people say moronic things to impugn them as bots. It’s just the ‘same old, same old’ of misogyny that a veil is considered oppressive & made illegal whilst flaunting & commodifying female sexuality is deemed empowerment & liberation.