The hijab is not the most important part of being a Muslim woman, but it is certainly the most visible. In a time when Islamophobia only seems to be on the rise in the West, a practice that is so personal and diverse has become a warped and misunderstood part of a flat and monolithic picture of Muslim women.
I have a lot of roots in the Muslim community because I grew up in a very Muslim neighbourhood, and my practical second mom is Muslim, and these are all so so so true. She doesn’t wear a hijab at all, none of her relatives care. Some of her sisters wear them, and now her 10 year old daughter is looking more into Islam and wearing a hijab. She’s been nothing but patient and kind in teaching the child about what it entails both religiously and socially.
White people will scream about not judging people on what they wear then cry like children when a women chooses to follow her religion. White feminists are guilty of this also, fuck them
Karolina Kurkova & Crystal Renn in Institutional White for Interview, March 2012
Shot by Steven Klein
Styled by Ludivine Poiblanc
- Abusers can do nice things for people they are not abusing.
- Abusers can do nice things for people that they are abusing.
- Abusers can otherwise seem like nice, caring, supportive people when they are not actively abusing someone.
- It does not mean they’re not fucking abusers.
Natalie Dormer - Glamour US - June 2014
"You created me. I didn’t create some loser alter-ego to make myself feel better. Take some responsibility”
Fight Club (1999)