I cover, but these are excellent points said by huruf.
I see what she mentions, I see the other side too. Women no matter what we do this is a man's world. They use us to sell merchandise and be sex toys. They use us to be under their control. the make us out to be dumb, deaf and blind. You will see it in EVERY society. That is the real sickness. She is so right some way or another we are never enough being just us.
ScaredMuslimah. Just a tip of advice. NEVER EVER EVER try to pray at the Masjid without covering. OMG, you will be tackled by a mob of women saying IstagfirAllah and throwing a khimar or some other wrap around you. Don't even ask how I know
I do the QUranic Wudu and no one says anything to me, I get looks but they are too shy, let them think I am stupid, really don't care, but the covering for prayer... TRUST ME. Love you too much to see you tackled...lol.
I find the Hijab as a way for men to not call responsibility to themselves. I have seen sisters remover their hijab and their spouses FREAK out. They become even more insecure, wondering what is she doing, where is she going. I am so glad my hubby was not like that, but it is really sad.
The value placed on one who wears hijab in Islam is the same value as virginity. It makes us divorcees feel really low and unworthy. They all will quote that hadith where the Prophet tells a man who married a widow or divorcee (don't remember which) Why did you marry her and not a Virgin? A virgin, so you can play with her and she can then play with you. (almost puked when I read that!). You combined that with the Aisha being 9 at consummation and it is so disgusting.
Jafar, how are you paying for it? Are you the one being degraded and made to be told from a young age that your value is according to your sex appeal to men? Just curious. Unless you mean you get stuck having to buy these items for the expensive taste your your lovely lady
If so, I can then agree.