What I am saying is that many women who take up the veil, in any of its forms, do so without delving fully into its implications, significance or history. Have rules and stick to them, within reason. I, a woman who was coerced into hijab from prepubescent childhood, for 15 years, wholly and unequivocally condemn the French burkini ban as oppressive and borderline fascist. In two verses, women are told to lower their gaze, and to cover their private parts and bosoms.
The hijab has liberated me from society's expectations of women | Nadiya Takolia
But institutions can apply dress codes. Conservative Islam has revived the slander for our times. He was the John Stuart Mill of the Arab world.