#MyStealthyFreedom is one of the most beautiful movements to ever hit social networking. I am first and foremost a Christian theologian. So my comments on these pictures are pretty humble, since I am so distant from the world of these women. But I will comment on two things briefly.
First, the fact that these women, most of which are likely very devout Muslims, are casting off a symbol of religious piety with such pride should be troubling for all religious leaders. Many Muslim women have written about the ways that hijab allows them to not worry about the stares of lustful men. Many are quite thankful for this mark of piety. But if you legislate religious piety as they have done in Iran, you will inevitably have persons want to shed that piety.
Second, and more importantly, no matter your thoughts about the religion of Islam, seeing these women embrace their dignity and beauty should leave you with a sense of awe. That sense of awe you feel as you see these images? That is what the Kingdom of God is like.
I write extensively on the role of women in Christian ministry. Click here to see all that I’ve written on women in ministry.
In the comments below, tell some of your thoughts on this #MyStealthyFreedom movement. Please don’t bother with anti-Muslim rhetoric because I’ll delete that. Constructive criticism is healthy. Hate is not.