I think it’s up to the trans woman to decide, but I don’t think any woman is obligated to wear it unless they want to.
And there have been recordings of male-identifying men who wear it too; “hijab” is an ideal of modesty and can be a means for people to empower themselves as more than just objects of beauty. As a piece of clothing it should be genderless, since beauty is genderless.
I really just want to take the time to say I’m really angry right now and the fact that some people don’t understand what I’m saying makes me sick. The above picture is what I’m referring to in my tweets. That is a little girl at the park with her friends and nothing more. To sexualize her and say “your going to jail” AND to post a picture of her on the internet makes me want to scream, that picture had over a thousand retweets. There is something seriously wrong with the world, for people to think this is funny. Rape, and molestation is not a joke or something to laugh at but here they are. And somebody told me to LIGHTEN up. I just don’t even know how to express how upset I am right now.
Oh and to add to it there were some comments made “why would her parents let her out in that? what were they thinking” SHES A LITTLE GIRL. shes wearing shorts. its hot outside - WHY ARE YOU LOOKING AT HER IN THAT WAY.
Katie Brumbach was one of fourteen children born to circus performers Philippe and Johanna Brumbach. In her early years, Katie performed with her family. Katie’s father would offer one hundred marks to any man in the audience who could defeat her in wrestling no one ever succeeded in winning the prize. It was during one such performance that Katie met her husband of fifty-two years, Max Heymann.
Brumbach once defeated the famous strongman Eugene Sandow in weightlifting contest in New York. Katie lifted a weight of 300 pounds over her head, which Sandow only managed to lift to his chest. After this victory, she adopted the stage name “Sandwina” as a feminine derivative of Sandow.
Sandwina worked in the United States with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for many years, until she was nearly 60. One of her standard performance feats was lifting her husband (who weighed 165 pounds) overhead with one hand. She performed many other feats, such as bending steel bars and resisting the pull of four horses. Sandwina’s record stood for many years until being eclipsed by women’s weightlifter Karyn Marshall in 1987.