Monday, February 6, 2012

Exploration 6

Part 1:

The writer feels conflicted because she has to wear the Hijab.  She does not really want to wear this on her head but she knows she must because of her religion.  I think the writer feels a little jealous due to the fact the men do not have to wear anything covering there head.  When the writer gets yelled at by a woman for wearing her Hijab wrong I believe it angers her and she really does not want to wear it, just for that fact.  Something I struggle with in my own life is my job.  I don't necessarily like what I am doing, but I know that it helps me pay for school and other things I need.    Also my job helps me to get good experience working with other people and I know that it will be good for me in the long run. 

Part 2:

My favorite passage was from The Revolution of Spirit (1991).  On page 637 the author writes that her mother was  a person who wanted peaceful means for democratic change.  "The quintessential revolution is that of the spirit," and she has written of the "essential spiritual aims" of the struggle.  The realization of this depends solely on human responsibility.  At the root of that responsibility lies, and I quote, "the concept of perfection, the urge to achieve it, the intelligence to find a push towards it, and the will to follow that path, if not till the end , at least the distance needed to rise above individual limitation..." I think this passage is very deep and it shows how passionately she cared about the change around her.


  1. If i were a woman living where she did I would also be upset that I had to wear a scarf and the men did not. Work for me can also be very stressful. At times I feel like quitting but I know it would be hard to find another job and it is good to have to experience.

    1. It is also a matter of culture, changing how things have been for centuries or living with them,can be daunting.

  2. I took cultural anthropology last year and we discussed that the women were only allowed to leave their faces unconvered in front of men who were directly related to them or married to them and I just do not know if I could remember to keep covereing and unconvering my face everytime someone entered the room and also how would you ever get anything done?? I think everyone feels the same about work, especially when it is not a career and just a part time job because you know you are not going to want to be there for the rest of you life.

  3. I know what you mean, I am not exactly too fond of my job either but some of the people I work with, I have really close bonds with them and we sometimes hangout outside of work.

  4. I think almost everyone feels this way about there job. You are lucky if you do not, I suppose that is some kind of goal for getting a degree, it is hopefully what you love doing and will help you get a job in this profession.