why is it women in Somalia are being so masculinized? It’s so sad seeing a mother in jilbab carrying a gun or working in construction. And I’m tired of people praising this as how strong and independent somali women are or use this to score points against other muslim cultures ( at least our women are independent yada yada) in reality this is nothing short of extreme oppression. Women are forced to do both traditionally feminine roles as the mother/ housewives along with rearing livestock and maintaining beeraha and now you see the women doing all these masculine things while wearing full jilbab! even their faces are losing femininity as all the women look harsh and beaten down.