Argument: Opponents should argue against head scarves, but a ban is excessive

Issue Report: Banning Muslim hijab


Christina Duval. “Banning the hijab. Against the ban, for secular education”. Workers Power. Feb 2004 – “Opposing the ban does not mean that socialists are indifferent to young women who choose to wear the headscarf. We must convince them to break free from this symbol of oppression, as part of a wider struggle to challenge the sexual oppression inherent in organised religion. But this can only be achieved through debate and discussion on the nature of religion within and outside the classroom, not by state repression.”