Cultural Sensitivity?

Is this Cultural Sensitivity or demeaning to American women?American Women in Hijabs
I for one, would refuse to leave the gate in one of these for simple safety reasons if nothing else. I doubt they are made out of Kevlar and seriously doubt they make the locals respect American women any more. The only thing that garners strength in Tribal societies is projecting strength, not adopting the wear of servitude.
I also wonder if this photo is not photoshopped, it just does not look right to me. There is something about both the blond and black haired soldier that does not look right. I would almost swear that I have seen the blond woman before and that she was a reporter.
Original Article: Don’t forget your hijab, soldier! American servicewomen encouraged to wear headscarves in Afghanistan