v. To stop wearing a hijab.
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Some of those same women are now "dejabbing" — removing it…

Dejabbers have become tired of the separation that hijab can lead to, of being spokespersons for, and defenders of, all Muslim women. They are choosing their own identity. As writer Rahat Kurd, a "dejabby," observes: "If we could just quit this protracted and demoralizing fight about women’s dress and mobility in public space, we could get so much done with our lives."
—Leslie Scrivener, “Shaila Kibria made a painful but liberating decision to give up the Muslim hijab,” Toronto Star, October 01, 2011
I say this based on my own dejabbing experience: yes, there were some base, practical reasons, but also many complex, illogical feelings which explained why it took me almost six months to fully dejab.
—Nicole Zaghia, “NPR's Dejabbing Sideshow,” Muslim Media Watch, April 25, 2011
2008 (earliest)
My de-jab (taking off the hijab) story begins with how I came to Islam and started to wear a headscarf.
—Andrea Useem, “Taking Off My Hijab,” Beliefnet, August 12, 2008
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