Navneet hey, loved your way of saying this. I am totally at ease with shawls and wearing them, however people make open fun of it. My take, if i want it i wear it :). I don’t think the prejudice is limited to the West Only , i kinda know! it is the same for people in the East too (with jests of being a qawwal or to the point of questioning my gender identifier) but still, being big boned and with a lumberjack’s facial hair holds sway and i do what i want, love my shawls and love donning them.
Cheers, yet again!!