In this read more, you’ll find 100% legit questions, statements and other things told to me or asked at me for wearing a headscarf. Let’s begin.
“Do you have ears?”
“Do you wear it at home?”
“Why did you bomb the people in 9/11?”
“Do you take a shower in it?” (my absolute favourite if I do say so myself.)
“Were you forced into wearing it?”
It can be argued that some of these are genuine questions from curious people, if that was the case then I would not be at all mentioning this in my read more, these questions have been asked at me maliciously - in particular the 9/11 one. (Bro I was a four year old living in London when it happened, could I even operate a toy car?)
I’m now getting a bit lazy, but I’m particularly excited in explaining the story that happened a few days ago,
On Wednesday night, my little brother and I went out to go sort out his little football league thing. Sounds quite normal right? Until we were sort of slowed down by an old man with crutches. Instead of carrying his limping gait without acknowledging us (such as typical Londoners do), he actually stopped and stared at us. Only to burst into curses and swears because we are “dirty, stinking Muslims.” At first I thought he was genuinely speaking about my headscarf, which was both creased and stained (I was in a rush okay). But then I realised he was in fact, talking about our religion. Which is nice. Because if an old man is willing to stop his painful walk of shame to you know, start slagging off your religion then you’re doing something right. Continuing on, I smiled beningly at the man and carried our power-walk race.
I had to tell my eleven year old brother about the people in the world who judged you from what they heard and not what they see. He was a bit shocked, but then he beat me in a race so I’m guessing he wasn’t too cut up.
A moral to the story? Always wear trainers when in a running race.
Oh look, a genuine post from a Muslim girl who wears the hijab for her own true personal reasons, talking about the real discrimination and mistreatment she faces on a regular basis. Will this get as many posts as a white girl wearing a hijab for no other reason than to perform a “social experiment”? I think not.