"malala is a role model for EVERY LITTLE GIRL regardless of race and religion"
no no n
no no fuck stop it
it is not regardless of race and religion
she is a role model SPECIFICALLY for muslim little girls around the world. little white girls around the world have TONS of role models. everywhere. literally all over television, books, you name it. admire Malala, yes. that’s not what is being said. do not take something that is meant for a specific culture simply because you want it.
do..you.. know anything about Malala? because I’m pretty sure she would read what you just said and be severely disappointed.
this post makes me so angry. you are actually implying that this little girl is not allowed to be inspired by Malala because this girl isn’t Muslim, and that is just… so wrong. That’s terrible.
My philosophy of non-violence was only meant for Indians! Everyone else should just ignore me.
My charity was only meant to inspire my native Albanians. Everyone else should just forget about it
My courage and perseverance should only be a light unto fellow disabled people. Other people should realize I am just “not for them.”
My discoveries? GERMANS ONLY!
My charity work was really only meant to inspire Brits, not actually help anyone who isn’t my skin color and nationality.
I only care about Tibet. The rest of the world can suck it!
i literally cannot believe someone just got schooled by jafar from aladdin
Did none of you read the first thing? Did none of you look at the picture?
That little girl is wearing a towel over her head to mock a bindi in order to be like her idol.
You people are so closed and stupid its like no one can want their culture to be sacred. That child has received global attention and is an inspiration to many but you do not get to appropriate what her culture means to her and what she means to her culture
Jesus what is with you people and stripping the culture and color from everything gotdamn
As a practicing Malaysian Muslim woman, I had absolutely no idea this girl was wearing a Bindi because well, she isn’t 8/
And people need to stop appropriating headscarves to Muslims only, given that other cultures from Indian to Russian actively partake in it as well.
Covering one’s head is not an exclusively Muslim trait. We do not own it. Nor does it denote anyone of high faith.
This is at most, an innocent 7-year old with little no comprehension of the cultural boundaries set between her and a pretty, brilliant girl who did great things to advance women’s rights in her country and this child, on a whim of a moment decided to play a bit of dress-up (I assume they had no headscarves lying around) with what she could find to pay a small tribute and somehow people actually see this as malicious mocking?
It’s a seven-year old child who playfully wants to look a little more like the girl she admires who comes from a different culture.
Let this child be a child and admire her idol her own damn way.
She will learn how to better channel it as an adult if she so wishes and I for one will be extremely happy for her if she does.
Why on earth would you need to relegate a child’s idol to the color of his or her skin or what god they believe in?
Muslim children look up to both Western and Middle Eastern figures, I see absolutely no reason why white children can’t do the same.
It’s not like they’re treating other cultures like theme park attractions.
I’d love to see more of them learn about the pioneer of medicine Ibn Sina and the great traveller Ibn Battuta.
I’d love for them to know more about and admire Salah-Al-Din as much as they do King Arthur.
I’d absolutely adore it if they were inspired by the Prophet’s (PBUH) wife, Khadijah who was an excellent bussinesswoman and chose her own husband younger than she was, and Khawla Binti Al-Azhar’s absolutely militant kickassery in a time where everyone thought Muslim women were oppressed.
Yes, I want my religion to be sacred and not commoditized, but I don’t want it to be so sacred that no one else has the right to approach or learn about it. Islam has never been about one specific race or one specific country——anyone can learn from it, anyone can be inspired by their teachings. .