I frequently hear the argument (and have been asked myself whether it's true in my case) that women who cover are obviously being forced to do so by their oppressive, domineering husbands (I guess that's just an extension of this attitude). I have yet to meet or hear from a Catholic woman who covers for this reason. Usually the reasons sound more like this.
Yet over and over again I've heard stories from women who's husbands have forbidden them from wearing headcoverings because of "how it would look." Long skirts seem to fall into the same category from the complaints that I've heard.
And I guess this brings me back to the same semi-rant... I think it's extremely hypocritical to say that one believes that women should be able to do whatever they want to do, that they should be equal in every way with men and then deny them the right to express their femininity in a way that they feel is modest and respectable.
If my husband, as the spiritual head of our home, told me I was absolutely not allowed to cover, I would listen. But I know it would feel unjust to be commanded to ignore the tug upon my heart that I feel from God by the person who is supposed to be helping me towards heaven. I am thankful that I'm not in that position. And I offer a prayer for those who have been commanded to ignore this calling by someone they would hope would be supportive and understanding.
Edited to Add: This post is about covering during Mass and women who's husbands forbid them covering during Mass specifically.