Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ hijabs

February 3, 2021 • 10:15 am

Today’s Jesus and Mo strip, called “sisters,” came with an email note:

Out of isolation and fine. Thank you for the kind wishes.

Can’t believe we missed World Hijab Day again! Oh well.

World Hijab Day was on Monday, so the artist didn’t really miss it, for strips appear only on Wednesdays. Mo loves to cross-dress to remind people about the “empowerment” of being veiled:

9 thoughts on “Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ hijabs

  1. I’ve traveled in Islamic countries and have always felt so terribly sorry for women forced to live their public lives in the equivalent of body bags.

    Shuffling down the street, unable to recognize one another behind their ”privacy screens,” they’re as far away from ”freedom and empowerment” as it’s possible to be. What they do serve to do is illustrate how simple it is to brainwash human beings.

    1. I have known several Saudi women (students or doctors) as well as a large number of women of British & other nationalities who were st least nominally muslim. Some wore headscarfs some did not. One used the pretty much take it off in the library, one started wearing a headscarf then stopped, So I suppose they all had different levels of botheredness regarding that, mostly I suspect cultural. Always thought it funny when they’d wear the scarf then also use lots of makeup & yet wear tight-fitting jeans, but I suppose that is just what young women do!

      1. I remember seeing women totally covered in black sacks in Libya in the late 60s, yet they always had bright toenail polish on, and heavy eye makeup from what you could see of their eyes.

  2. Back in 2000 had opportunity to spend 10 days in Iran.
    Relatively normal as things go.

    One memory … leaving on a BA flight, young women in their chadors, hijabs and garb disappear into the bathroom, and reappear in fashionable jeans and jewelry etc.

    1. I’ve seen this, too. Makes you wonder why, if the chador, hijab,etc, are all that ”empowering”…why they rush to get rid of them as soon as the seat belt sign goes off…..

      1. Whether it is religion or perhaps politics, I get the sense of people’s private lives in Iran are very different from their public ones.

        Having said that, the Iranians I meet or have met are a select group … either managed to leave Iran or have been well educated. Those Iranians that have escaped the event horizon of their borders I have found to be exceptionally smart.

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