Male hair stylists in Gaza are now under threat. A new order from Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, says any man who cuts a woman’s hair will face legal consequences.
For women who wear the hijab, or headscarf, Islamic tradition forbids showing their hair to men who are not related. But hair stylists were never a problem for Hamas–until now [Source]
This “stupid” decision was taken last year and implemented now. Come to think of it, the great majority of hair stylists for women are men, at least in Lebanon. Imagine this law is implemented here, we will probably have women protesting all over the country.
I wonder what’s next? Ban women from sleeping next to walls because walls are male? Oh wait, the Taliban have already beaten Hamas to that lol.