Hey, my name is Chris Gildart and I'm a Canadian musician. I am currently a solo act. My main influences are: Slipknot, Stone Sour, Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, and Sevendust.
I went to the mall, and a little girl called me a terrorist.
My name is Ela. I am seventeen years old. I am not Muslim, but my friend told me about her friend being discriminated against for wearing a hijab. So I decided to see the discrimination firsthand to get a better understanding of what Muslim women go through.
My friend and I pinned scarves around our heads, and then we went to the mall. Normally, vendors try to get us to buy things and ask us to sample a snack. Clerks usually ask us if we need help, tell us about sales, and smile at us. Not today. People, including vendors, clerks, and other shoppers, wouldn’t look at us. They didn’t talk to us. They acted like we didn’t exist. They didn’t want to be caught staring at us, so they didn’t look at all.
And then, in one store, a girl (who looked about four years old) asked her mom if my friend and I were terrorists. She wasn’t trying to be mean or anything. I don’t even think she could have grasped the idea of prejudice. However, her mother’s response is one I can never forgive or forget. The mother hushed her child, glared at me, and then took her daughter by the hand and led her out of the store.
All that because I put a scarf on my head. Just like that, a mother taught her little girl that being Muslim was evil. It didn’t matter that I was a nice person. All that mattered was that I looked different. That little girl may grow up and teach her children the same thing.
This experiment gave me a huge wakeup call. It lasted for only a few hours, so I can’t even begin to imagine how much prejudice Muslim girls go through every day. It reminded me of something that many people know but rarely remember: the women in hijabs are people, just like all those women out there who aren’t Muslim.
People of Tumblr, please help me spread this message. Treat Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Pagans, Taoists, etc., exactly the way you want to be treated, regardless of what they’re wearing or not wearing, no exceptions. Reblog this. Tell your friends. I don’t know that the world will ever totally wipe out prejudice, but we can try, one blog at a time.
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muslim women dont need your white saviour attitude, you might now finally realise what it’s like to be excluded from society because of a piece of garment but you’re never going to experience it in the way we do.
she literally worded this so well and so honestly and tried so hard not to be rude, she just tried to understand what you go through. she’s not trying to be a saviour, she’s trying to raise awareness. she never said she’d solve anything or experience it like you do. stop doing exactly what other people do to you and shut down someones ideas just because of their color or religion or anything. this is a valid and completely pure hearted thing.
It’s funny how people act like white people are the biggest douchebags, and then act like total asshats themselves, huh?
She did this to get a GLIMPSE into the shit Muslim women are put through. She never claimed total understanding; in fact she said that she “can’t even begin to imagine how much prejudice Muslim girls go through every day.” She ADMITTED that she doesn’t know everything these women go through, and yet she’s STILL attacked? I cannot fathom why it’s deemed “okay” to be prejudiced against white people, even when we try to understand what it is people of other ethnicities/skin tones/nationalities/religions/etc go through. If you want, we can stop trying to understand and let everyone wallow in their self-pity.
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This is the first time I have taken to Tumblr regarding anything of this nature. I just feel I really need to vent my frustration over the idiocy of some companies.
So, here’s the information. Capcom is suing Koei Tecmo (my favourite gaming companies of all time) for using “disc based expansions” and a rumble feature that tells players when enemies are nearby…
Here’s the thing… Biased opinions aside, Capcom doesn’t seem to have any merit to this claim.
Let’s talk about the whole expansion thing first, because Capcom is obviously forgetting that PC games have been using disc based expansions since the 80s. Not to mention the Sonic & Knuckles expansion for the Sega Genesis. Oh, and did I forget to mention that they are suing based on a game from 2002? I have done a little bit of research and came up with nothing. I can’t find anywhere that Capcom has even used disc based expansions. And why wait this long? Just because at the time you were a much larger company than them? And now you’re broke…
Now let’s talk about the whole vibration thing… This has been going on since the N64 with the rumble pack. Do you really think you can say you own the right to let the players know when enemies are close? I’m fairly certain we can build a list of games from the N64 era that do that.
It’s not really because Capcom is suing my favourite gaming company, Koei. That’s just how I got caught into the story. It’s the they are wanting around $10 million for the “damages” they have caused AS WELL as 5-10% of all sales within these franchises AND for certain future titles to be withheld.
First you say the fans don’t want a Mega Man game. Now you’re saying the fans aren’t allowed to have Dynasty Warriors games… Capcom, who the fuck do you think you are?
Medusa and her blind boyfriend go out on their first date and he panics because he cant tell her she looks pretty so he says something really stupid like “I REALLY like snakes”
This is so fucking cute
this should be a young adult romance novel right now
Had a sudden urge to draw this.
Omg i need more
oh my god