No, It Wasn’t ‘Feminist’ for Michelle Obama to Skip Wearing Hijab - MSNBC
"As you can see, I wear hijab. It is a choice for me to wear and cover my hair for religious observation; and I consider myself to be a feminist and someone who supports the upholding of all rights, specifically of women. So this conversation we’re having needs to be more about not obsessing over Michelle Obama wearing a headscarf or not wearing a headscarf — which she is not mandated to do or required in a place like Saudi Arabia, specifically in Jeddah. Also, she is wearing modest clothing, but she was not at a mosque, so she wasn’t required to wear it. But this conversation about, ‘oh, she was standing up for women for not wearing hijab’— What about women who do wear hijab? And who choose to wear hijab? I’m very proud of my religion, and my faith, and I’m very proud of the hijab that I wear."’
-Linda Sarsour, Director of the Arab American Association of New York
Reminder: Women telling other women how they must display their bodies is NOT feminism.