Tajik Prostitutes Seek Protection In The Hijab

Like many Tajik street prostitutes Rafoat needed some protection. So she dropped the skimpy skirts, tight tops, and heavy make-up — and started wearing the hijab.

After taking up prostitution five years ago, the 24-year-old resident of Dushanbe’s Mayakovski neighborhood started to wear the hijab “to protect myself from constant insults and verbal attacks in streets.”

  • If she is brutally assaulted by a john while wearing a hijab, is that a win or what?

    What a terrible life!

  • Jay Currie

    I have to think this decision may have impacted her bottom line to some degree… Old saying about not buying a pig in a poke (or, in the instant case, a poke in a poke – ain’t English wonderful!)