‘Nobody is giving me dirty looks’: Muslim women who cover their faces find acceptance among coronavirus masks
Americans began donning face masks this week after federal and local officials changed their position on whether face coverings protect against coronavirus.
This is new terrain for many, who find themselves unable to recognize neighbors and are unsure how to engage socially without using facial expressions.
But not for Muslim women who wear the niqab, or Islamic face veil. Suddenly, these women – who are often received in the West with open hostility for covering their faces – look a lot more like everyone else.
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