He was inspired by the #My Stealthy Freedom movement coming out of Iran.
Iranian woman are daring to remove the regulatory hijab and long covered up robes in public and take selfies, posting them on social media—this Iranian man did the opposite, and wore the head veil and long coat in solidarity.
Here’s his post and his explanation:
“I did so with the hope of feeling bits and pieces of what women in Iran experience in their everyday public appearances, with the goal of bettering my understanding of the obligatory hijab.”
“Finally, I was hoping that this symbolic initiative would be the slightest sign of solidarity with those who work to restore women’s neglected rights.”
Many people, especially women, praised him for stepping up and making such a statement. It does seem like a very peaceful, yet bold way for a man to stand up for women’s rights. Wouldn’t it be great if he sparked a parallel support movement of men donning hajibs to make a point that they condone the forceable covered up life women have to live in Iran and some other Islamic countries?
This Iranian man did the opposite, and wore the head veil and long coat in solidarity of #MyStealthyFreedom.