“We’ll force you to wear the veil.”
We heard that line a lot from Salafis.
We heard it from bus drivers and people who sat next to us on buses and metros.
We heard it constantly.
It was a terrifying day for Christians, women especially, in Assiut, when Morsi won the elections.
We thought they’d force us to wear the veil and make us stay at home.
They told us to stay at home that day.
But we had to go to work.
Around 50% of the men who walked by unveiled women told them,
“You’ll wear it. You don’t have a choice.”