I would dispute that it is saying it is the woman who gets to decide. In the jewish. christian, muslim religions women are subject to the will of men whom god has put over them.Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.
10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.
11 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.
12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.
13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?
Saw a discussion of al jazeera between an iranian woman and a french muslim woman, the latter objected because it is restricting her right to choose to wear a hijab and it was a requirement of islam. The iranian's position was no it isn't a requirement it's a stricture imposed by men to subjugate women neither was wearing one so she was pleased this has happened. I would agree more with the iranian I would dispute the right of any man to tell a woman who she can interact with and how she should behave. or what is "correct" bahviour. We all follow cultural norms, some are repressive does that mean we should respect the cultural norm of someone living in our society when it conflicts with the rights of individuals in their family? Our courts nowadays will protect a wife in an abusive relationship not so long ago they would not get involved as it was domestic and the husband had the right to control his wife. Is hijab wearing any different in principle?
What would you do if you were told you had to wear a tent on the beach?