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post #221 of 250
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Originally Posted by vermontmomma View Post
i've noticed some negative reactions to headcovering also and don't know if anyone else has too. the other day while walking with dd in a sling i wrapped a pashima around her and over her head because it was cold and her hat wasn't staying on. several people gave us weird looks and one person even said "why are you dressing your baby like a terrorist?" i was livid!

OMGoodness!

I also cover my head. I do it to block out negative energies. I usually wear knit or crochet hats. Sometimes I use my hip scarves, just because I like to hear the tinkling near my ears.
post #222 of 250
So yesterday, I get celled in for a random drug test at work. I go on down to the hospital and get ready to make my "donation" I'm asked to take off my coat and leave anything that might be in my pockets behind. The the lady says "I'm sorry to say, but the 'do rag has to come off too." I spent perhaps 10 seconds trying to decide whether I should giver her an education or just go along with her ignorance. Being terribly shy and lacking the diplomatic skills to be polite when I'm not shy, I took my covering off and left it behind. That and I'm pretty sure if I hadn't she would have had to watch me pee. Anyone else experience this sort of thing?
post #223 of 250
Thread Starter 
I'm sorry! Maybe write a letter to the hospital about religious head covering and sensitivity? I live in a college town where just about anything goes so no one comments, but I've heard some mamas have trouble at DMV/passport offices.
post #224 of 250
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Originally Posted by wombatclay View Post
but I've heard some mamas have trouble at DMV/passport offices.
yeah i thought about making a fuss at the DMV but in the end decided not to... just a lot of hassle for the 4 sec picture... It did occur to me though what do they do with more 'obvious' religious reasons like a muslim woman in full dress?
post #225 of 250
That is extremely upsetting!
post #226 of 250
How interesting. I'm a pagan who's always been really drawn to modest dress and particularly head covering. I'll have to come back to this thread when it's not so late.
post #227 of 250
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yeah i thought about making a fuss at the DMV but in the end decided not to... just a lot of hassle for the 4 sec picture... It did occur to me though what do they do with more 'obvious' religious reasons like a muslim woman in full dress?
Generally speaking there are exemptions for recognizable religious dress. Which doesn't mean people wearing well recognized religious head coverings never have problems, but just that I, for example, am oftentimes less likely to be asked to remove my head covering than you might be with a bandanna or such. The only person to ever ask me about it personally was the guy who took my passport photo, and, well, that was just some guy in a photo shop.
post #228 of 250
http://www.headcoverings-by-devorah...._coverings.htm

This is the style I wear. I guess I can see where the lady was comming from. But still...
post #229 of 250
So is anyone wareing anything special for the Solstice tonight?
post #230 of 250
I'll probably throw on a base of my normal every-day wear and put a more formal scarf over that. The base being there to keep the scarf from slipping back over my hair which is smooth and non-compliant. Some people at Ritual tonight may wig out, but O well. Not my problem.
post #231 of 250
I got a new cover today at Hot Topic it is a brightly colored plaid scarf for 3 bucks , and I just found this on line http://www.hottopic.com/hottopic/Acc...ood-126525.jsp I need to save up to get it though.
post #232 of 250
Just found this thread!
I go back and forth with covering. I did it for a while and then strayed from it. Lately I have been feeling the pull, but I have yet to start covering again. I have, however, starting wearing a tilak (bindi) on a daily basis. But I guess that is a whole other thread!
post #233 of 250
Thread Starter 
I didn't cover for solstice... since I use covering as an "enegry control" tool I didn't want to block out any of the holy day. I also didn't cover during my "blue moon" ritual the other night.

But I was given a really gorgeous red and black shawl by an aunt and I can't wait to wear it!
post #234 of 250
any of you ladies wear bonnets? I'm strangely attracted to them but i'm hesitant as they are so... christan? anyone wear them? opinions? reactions?
post #235 of 250
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Originally Posted by MommaFox View Post
So yesterday, I get celled in for a random drug test at work. I go on down to the hospital and get ready to make my "donation" I'm asked to take off my coat and leave anything that might be in my pockets behind. The the lady says "I'm sorry to say, but the 'do rag has to come off too." I spent perhaps 10 seconds trying to decide whether I should giver her an education or just go along with her ignorance. Being terribly shy and lacking the diplomatic skills to be polite when I'm not shy, I took my covering off and left it behind. That and I'm pretty sure if I hadn't she would have had to watch me pee. Anyone else experience this sort of thing?
I would have said it's a religious covering. And peeing in front of someone wouldn't phase me; in the military that's always how urinalysis samples were taken--at one point I actually had duty watching people pee, too. Whatever.

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Originally Posted by onyxravnos View Post
yeah i thought about making a fuss at the DMV but in the end decided not to... just a lot of hassle for the 4 sec picture... It did occur to me though what do they do with more 'obvious' religious reasons like a muslim woman in full dress?
The MVD here didn't even blink. They asked if it was a religious covering, I said yes, and that was that. My ID photo has me covered.

I have a kapp I wear sometimes. I used a mennonite-style pattern, but a patterned fabric so it's not something an actual plain-dresser would be likely to wear, if that makes any sense. I also sometimes wear a Dublin cap outside of my SCA garb. It's based on a 9th or 10th century Norse find.

The questions I get the most are from the Somali girls at work, and other immigrant muslims who make up our customer base. They always ask where I'm from. I say "Idaho" or "Texas", and they kind of scratch their heads. Clearly they don't get why a non-Muslim American girl is covering. I also get compliments from them, though!
post #236 of 250
I am psyched to find this thread. I've always been attracted to head-covering for reasons unknown to me. I do it sometimes, but I am such a mess when it comes to doing ANYTHING involving my hair, so I end up giving up.
Here is a pic:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/funkyli...ld/4290866725/

I tend to do it like a tichel.
post #237 of 250
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Originally Posted by MrsMike View Post

I tend to do it like a tichel.
that's how i do it too, stays out of my face, looks nice and is easy... i like other styles of wrapping but my lazyness stops me from trying to make them work
post #238 of 250
where did ya'll run off to?

plans for mabon?
post #239 of 250
Thread Starter 


Still around... I've been moviong more towards using chiming earrings as a cover/shielding/ground&center prompt though so I haven't been posting here. I do fall back on the more complete covers when the emotional/empathetic setting calls for it though.
post #240 of 250
has this been posted before? found this today -

http://hubpages.com/hub/Veiled-Pagans
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