Not all Muslim women cover their bodies. Not all Muslim women who do are forced to do so. Like freelance writer Hanna Yusuf, who chooses to wear a hijab in a daily act of feminism. In a new video for The Guardian, Yusuf challenges stereotypes by setting out to reclaim the choice to wear a hijab as “a feminist statement.”
Are Muslim women allowed to teach or give Islamic lectures in a mixed-gender crowd? There seems to be people passing fatwas trying to forbid women from doing it. I know the Prophet's wives taught behind a veil but I thought that was because they were not like other women ("Mother of the Believers") and they did so out of safety.