Masih Alinejad: A lot, yes. I'm going to be very clear: I'm not fighting against a small piece of cloth. For me, the use of a compulsory hijab is the main pillar of a gender apartheid and a religious dictatorship [...].
When you're forced to wear [a hijab] from the age of seven, it means you’re nobody. At the same time, if you don't wear a hijab in Iran or in Afghanistan, you won’t exist.
That shows that we are not fighting against the hijab or a small piece of cloth. We are fighting for our existence: we want to exist, and we want to have dignity. We are mature enough to make decisions over our bodies.