Kudos, to Modern Malay Man on the 'tudung' letter he wrote. I cannot agree less with him. Nobody can force anybody to wear a 'tudung'. It should come from the heart.
As for wearing it or otherwise, I say it's better not to do so, because we Muslims are more prone to Satan than non-Muslims, and Satan tempts us more, because Satan's eternal enemy is the 'children' of Muhammad, that is us.
But let me declare my opposition to one garment which is increasingly worn by Muslims and which demeans Islam and womenfolk at large.
It is the mini skirt.
It is an invention of British designers and it lowers the worth of womenfolk. Mini skirts were originally a men's thing. Other examples are the loin cloth and the kilt.
Throughout history, 'kain wanita' was long, and 'kain lelaki' was short. But the Mat Salleh turned it upside down. He lowered the worth of womenfolk. Mini skirt demeans womenfolk, especially Muslim womenfolk, and it is clearly against Islam's Asian heritage, which means moderation and good taste.
Progressive and modern we should be but not to the extent of apeing every single Mat Salleh invention, such as men wearing ear-rings, gay marriages, and the mini-skirt.
Kudos to the beautiful and talented Siti Nurhaliza, Misha Omar, Ella, Siti Sarah Raisuddin, and Fauziah Latiff. They insist on the long and not the short. They are fine examples of modern and progressive Muslims.