Pink Hijab Day

Today is Pink Hijab Day around the world.  What’s this about, you ask?  There are two goals: first, to increase understanding of the hijab, and second, to raise money for a cure for breast cancer.  Now, I am not Muslim, but I have a deep respect for the religion and those that follow it, and that respect includes what are often perceived as cultural differences, such as wearing a hijab, or headscarf.  Hijab is specifically the headscarf, but also often refers to dressing oneself modestly in general.  While I do not usually wear hijab, today I have chosen my wardrobe in support of fellow women who choose to do so.  Hijab, for the women wearing it, does not usually mean oppression in the “western” world; most feel empowered and protected.  Wearing hijab is not only a symbol of religious submission to God, but also a symbol of feminist empowerment, a celebration of being judged for our minds and not our bodies

And today, women around the world wear pink hijab, in support of finding a cure for breast cancer.  It’s easy to forget, in a country where American football players dress in bright pink to increase breast cancer awareness and raise funds to find a cure, that discussing the matter is shameful in parts of the world, and women aren’t getting the treatment they need.  Sometimes it’s easy to forget it’s a global problem.  Today, I wear hijab to remind us all.

On a fashion note: I’m wearing the Color Change Keffiyeh Hijab from Sakinah — the scarf and headscarf can each be changed to 8 different pinky color combos, with four solids and four patterns, for a ridiculous number of looks.  The pattern of the keffiyeh is perfectly mirrored in the houndstooth coat, representing the fact that there are far more global universals than there are differences, if we only take the time to look.

edit: (facepalm)  I totally forgot to mention that the proceeds of this hijab support the Susan G Komen Foundation.

Hijab: Sakinah Pink Hijab Day Color Change Keffiyeh
Skin: Adam n Eve Amanda – Glossy – Freckles
Eyes: Exodi Zbilja Eyes – Hazel
Jacket: Bijou Metro – BlackxGray
Shirt: CKS Designs Essential Sweater Dress – Teal
Pants: Hilarious Cuff Jeans – Black
Shoes: ETD Starley Pumps – Pink
Poses: Reel Expression

4 Comments to Pink Hijab Day

[...] duidelijk de hijab aanprijst, maar niettemin is het toch een aardig initiatief denk ik. En zoals op Sarah the Red te zien is, je hoeft geen moslima te zijn om er te dragen, desnoods of zelfs in virtual reality. Ik [...]

October 28, 2009

Ah, I love it! I think hijab is beautiful, it’s nice to see it on an SL avatar!! :-)

December 16, 2009

Hy I am Rima from Indonesia… I fall in love with that hijab… where i can find it to my the sims 2 game ???

Please help me :’(

I gotta crush on that hijab….

this is my email if u dont mind to give me a link or hijab itself to me :D

December 20, 2009

Hello Rima,

The hijab (and all the items I show) are from a game called Second Life. I don’t know if anything similar is available for Sims 2. Sorry I can’t be of more help.

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