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To Shake or Not to Shake?

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To Shake or Not to Shake?

Probably the hardest thing I have had to master after wearing the hijab is plucking up the courage to refuse a handshake from someone of the opposite gender. This was not because I wanted to shake their hands, but because of the underlying requirement in today’s society that one must shake back the hand of the other who offers, and the mounting pressure of going against that cultural norm.

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