how to dress hijab


everyone in harry potter is a poc: hannah abbot (x)

A pink faced girl with a white headscarf stumbled out of the line, put on the hat, which fell right down over her eyes, and sat down. ‘HUFFLEPUFF!’ shouted the hat. The table on the right cheered and clapped as Hannah went to sit down at the Hufflepuff table; the ghost of the Fat Friar waving merrily at her.

Things I don’t want to see in yuribek/otayuri fanfics

— descriptions of Almaty as a quiet city where nothing happens. It’s a former capital of a fucking country. It is a big city full of life. It’s not that hard to google how it looks!

— Kazakh women dressed in all black and hijabs. Yes lots of people there identify as Muslim. But that doesn’t mean all of them look like your “traditional Islamic country citizen” stereotype. You want to mention traditional culture? At least google what Kazakh national clothes look like. Please. It’s not that hard.

— OCs with stereotypical “Muslim” names. For fuck’s sake. Yes, your Kazakh OC might actually be called Faiza or Fatima or Yusef or whatever. Names like these are also used there. But did you consider googling actual popular Kazakh names instead of remembering one name you think sounds Central-Asian enough and rolling with it? (I know that sounds a bit stupid, concidered Otabek isn’t a genuine Kazakh name, but at least it’s not a stereotype. They tried! And did better  job than most of OC writers.)

— assuming Kazakhstan and Russia are completely foreign to each other. Yes, there are things about Kazakh culture Russians don’t know and things about Russians Kazakhs don’t know. But we are neighbours! Believe me, we know more about each other than you American teens know about our countries combined. That one fic where Otabek didn’t know that a building he was looking at was a Russian curch? Ugh. Do you actually think Kazakh people are so stupid that they don’t know a thing that even you know? Have some respect.

— treating Kazakhstan and Russia like an inferior barbarian countries. Blah blah young figure skaters came to Europe for the first time and were blown away with all The Culture and The Progress and realized what The Real World looks like. Really? REally???? Thank god I’ve seen this just once. but even one fic was too much. So if you are thinkin about making Yuri act surprised about something in your shiny progressive country, please try doing some research first and don’t “surprise” him by something we actually have here.

There are more things but these were the most annoying for me.

Most Muslim men don’t even really know what their hijab is and how they’re required to dress, let alone follow their rules, but still open their mouths and spew out sewage anytime Muslim women’s hijab is mentioned. When will they start worrying about themselves and employing their responsibility of lowering their gazes instead of trying to interject themselves into conversations about the personal worship of women?

something that always bugs me is when white people (esp white women) always say shit like “but if you wear the hijab, men will see you as an object!” like, yeah sure, but changing my clothes doesn’t stop the problem, it just means i get viewed as a “sexy object” vs just an object. so like if i’m gonna be dehumanized i might as well feel good n look cute