Recasting the Veil as Feminist Discourse
No university experience is complete without academic essays. As an English Language and Literature major, I wrote my fair share of academic essays. These essays show my versatility in analysing and writing about different genres. This particular piece was written at a time (and the same is still true today) when the Muslim woman's dress code was (and still is) a source of anxiety for many non- Muslims around the Western world. At the same time, Western women were (and still are) struggling with false notions of ideal body image and beauty. In this essay, I argue that veiling the female body leaves no room for societal interpretation or mediation, eradicating the anxiety that women feel about their bodies.