CAIRO: A teacher was referred to investigations Monday after she allegedly forced male students to wear hijab after they lost to a team of their female counerparts in a competition, Youm7 reported.
Parents of the male students complained to Minister of Education Moheb al-Rafei about the incident, as he was on a visit to Abdullah al-Nadeem school in Nasr City, Cairo.
The said students, however, stressed they set the “punishment” themselves prior to their loss.
“I made him wear a scarf,” is a phrase used by some Egyptians to emphasize they humiliated or defeated another man, likening him to a woman.
Wearing a head scarf, rather than any other item used by some men in Egypt to cover their heads, is limited to women, either on Islamic grounds (hijab) or as a tradition, for some Christian women in rural areas often cover their hair.