“I’m tired of being treated differently.”
Well, you are different BY CHOICE, how do you expect people to treat you? I admit when I see a woman in a hijab, I pretend not to see her, I avoid starring, but yes, she makes me uncomfortable. I live in the west, I expect people to practice the old standard- “when in Rome, do as Romans do.” Hijabs may be normal in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, etc. They aren’t normal in the rest of the world.
Frankly, I don’t even like Orthodox Jews with hats, suits, and long bears. It isn’t normal, it may be more familiar than women in hijabs, but I still don’t like it, they look like freaks.
I don’t even like the Amish, but at least they keep to their own neighborhoods, so who cares what they were?
Frankly, you’re like a man walking with a swastika t-shirt, sure, you have the right to do that, but some people are gonna hate you for it. You want to be different? Then be different and stop bitching about it.
You have the right to be yourself, you do not have the right to be accepted, embraced, and loved. Tolerance is the most you can aspire. So good luck to you.