A recent study published by the British Journal on their August edition has praised the popular muslim dressing called the hijab, saying it protects the body from plagues.
The team who made the study included, Malaysian-born British psychologist Viren Swami at the U.K.’s University of Westminster and they examined 587 muslim women in England and 369 regurlar hijab users.
The women ages ranged from 18 to 70 with a total mean of 27. Majority of the women were unmarried and came from different countries like Bengali, Pakistani, Indian, and Arab. Around 200 held an undergraduate degree.
Swami revealed that after the women had undergone tests to know their behavior towards their bodies, women who wore Western dress scored higher on every scale of body dissatisfaction.
When the subject were told to look at some drawings of the female body and chose the one they truly desired, the women wearing the hijab chose the bodies that resembled the bodies they actually possessed.
While their western counterparts where more invloved on how to get thiner and the hijab wearing women did not really fathom such thoughts in high regard.
The scientists concluded that it was not only due to the women’s faith that made them less caring of idealized depictions of beauty.
The report read: “It might thus be concluded that use of the hijab offers Muslim women a small protective effect in terms of their body image … the use of the hijab may act as a buffer against negative body image,”.
The authors ended up saying that even though the, The veil might be oppressive — but so are unrealistic beauty standards.
When Swami was asked if he had any discomfort with this impression, and he said:,”We’re not making a judgment” one way or the other. “We’re certainly not saying that everyone should be wearing a hijab.”
And there might be any number of other reasons for the disparity in self-image between the cohort of women who wear the hijab and those who don’t. Perhaps cultural factors that are related, but not directly derived from the prevalence of the hijab, affect how women talk about their bodies. In societies where the hijab is more prevalent, many choices are foreclosed to women, and that may affect how they conceive of and talk about their bodies.
Despite huge protests against ban of hijabs in public places some European nations have kept the highly discriminatory law.
It would suprise all to know despite the amount of hijab use in Iran, Iran has more nose jobs done in the country than in the USA.