Banana Republic Can’t Cover up Women Fast Enough to Sell Then Hijabs
An American brand that claims to tap into the liberating power of fashion bet big on subjugation and discovered that no amount of subjugation is ever enough. The hijab is not just another twenty-buck shmata. Its origins go back to 7th century Arabia where Mohammed faced the same problem as his modern ISIS counterparts. He had to figure out how to tell apart his wives and his rape victims. Or, as Islam likes to call them, concubines. Or, as the media likes to call them, underage sex slaves.
If the Gap
brand thought that displaying some garments of female subjugation between its
ugly purple purses and its eighteen-dollar scrunchies would win over Islamists,
it had another thing coming.