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There has been a long standing arguement on whether this passage meant that hair was a covering for women, and whether it was a cultural thing. Often the arguement rests on what translation of head a person accepts. Though one strong arguement for the passage commanding women to cover is that if hair is a covering for women then men must shave their heads or else they would be covered for prayer, which the passage says is unjust/unholy just as it says women ought to cover.
Contributed by Teresa Louderback