I was just wondering since we live in a North American society, do women have to wear a dress all the time like an abaya? I am an artist (performing artist). I sing, dance and record secular songs. I am also a chef a profession which I love. I want to be a fearless woman and to be a worthy being. Should I give up being a free spirited woman in this society? I mean as women we should not have to stand in silence because if we stand up for what we believe in then the world would be a better place.