Behind the Veil: Veiling and Globalization in Morocco
In a country with limited freedoms, most women agree that veiling or wearing the hijab is in fact a matter of personal choice. This decision is primarily religiously based for those who veil, as many believe it is explicitly stated in the Qur’an and linked to being a practicing Muslim, although it is also culturally and socially based. In addition to the reasons why women choose to veil or not, my paper will discuss the construction of identity through this practice and the privileges and consequences associated with it. Furthermore, I will discuss the effects of globalization on the choice of whether or not to wear the veil or hijab.