Among the many symbols and slogans at the women's marches last Saturday, one stood out.

It was the striking image of a hijab made to look like the American flag. To some it was a powerful symbol of resistance both to President Donald Trump's stance on Muslim immigration and women's issues. Yet to others it represents nothing but a clash of irreconcilable values.

This isn't the first time the garment has been promoted as a liberating tool. Many women tout this view even in the face of all the evidence that suggests both the hijab and its more extreme cousin, the niqab, are drenched in a patriarchal mindset.

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