Meet the Badass in a Burkini

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Meet the Badass in a Burkini

Illustration: Akshita Monga

I’

ve spent the last three days reading comments to the news of the burkini fiasco. I haven’t even completed reading one whole article, but the extreme responses of paranoia are enough to lead me to a conclusion, one I always suspected – the world believes that the hijabi woman is the equivalent of Jim Carrey in a green mask, who will at the slightest provocation, whip out machine guns, rockets, and bazookas, if you piss her off.

As a hijabi myself, I assure you I’m not hiding a bazooka. What I am hiding is a bomb. Or that’s what the guys I worked with believed.

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