Can the hijab be a symbol of feminism? No, but the news media won’t stop trying to make the sale

There were quite a few hot takes spotted among the media’s coverage of#MuslimWomensDay this year. USA TODAY, for one, offered up the idea that the hijab had emerged as a symbol of feminism following the election of President Trump.

It wasn’t long after that CNN featured a music video in which aMuslim rapper “swaggin with her hijabis” made a statement against intolerance, and now CNN is back at the well, promoting the latest episode of“United Shades of America” with a tweet again asking the question: can the hijab be a symbol of feminism?

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