Despite what you may have heard, Michelle Obama not wearing a headscarf during her recent trip with her husband to Saudi Arabia for King Abdullah's funeral was not some intentional protests against the country's treatment of women.

In fact foreign women are not held to the same laws that Saudi women are, and only have to wear modest clothing while in public.

Michelle Obama is not the first woman to forgo a headscarf in the presence of Saudi leaders, she is in fact only the most recent woman in a long line of powerful American women to do so.

So can we all calm down?

If you won't listen to us, maybe you'll listen to twitter:

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