I've recently taken to using Google with Arabic keywords for topics I'm interested in and I'm finding a completely different perspective which is intriguing and enlightening. Earlier today I was searching for information on the matter of the Hejab and came across this interesting site. One of my criticisms of many of the articles I read which try convincing me that the hejab isn't necessary or is oppressive is that they do not connect on any level with what women who wear it themselves say and believe in. Most of the time, the picture portrayed of women wearing the scarf is of a cowering, frightened and oppressed woman in a male dominated society unable to break free or even recognise the bonds that hold her in place. I've never had time for that stupid assumption but it surprises me how many Arabs themselves now sound almost exactly the same. Anyhow, it's in Arabic but quite informative for an inside view and even has an "FAQ" section for commonly made claims against it. An interesting read that raises further questions and discussion.