On you tube, There is a video Covering one of the topics of ethnocentrism, that involves wearing revealing bikinis is accepted, but hijabs and veils aren’t.
In our society, particularly our part of the world, North America, it has been noticeably acceptable to wear revealing clothing in our public. Also by doing so, there are no religious purposes behind wearing such revealing clothing. When it comes to Muslim ladies covering their whole body however, it is questioned by many of us and is not completely accepted in our society. Very seldom you see or hear about issues of a lady exposing too much of her body in public, and that’s simply because it is socially accepted as stated before. This is a very good point brought up by Seikh Khalid Yaseen and definitely should be addressed so us as a society can comprehend Ladies morals and religious beliefs.
How do I feel about this video?
This video really opened up my perspective and views on certain situations. Every day in daily commutes, I see at least a handful of women wearing revealing or tight clothing. From a man’s point of view, I appreciate this choice of attire and am automatically somewhat more attractive to the woman. Now putting my view on how I feel about ladies that dress this way, made me think more; well how do I react when I see a lady covered fully in clothing head to toe, only showing their eyes? I realized that I automatically am drawn to their attention more, because I feel it’s so different. But why? Now I am seeing how wrong I am, when seeing a lady wearing a Hijab or Veil. I am a catholic raised man, and wear my crucifix chain on occasion. Me wearing that crucifix is no different from a woman wearing her Hijab or Veil; or it shouldn’t be at least. I know I realize how right it is to socially accept other ladies religious attires now, but I don’t know if everyone will follow along, due to ignorance
What do I think about the video?
I think that the norms of our society is corrupted and way to judgmental All of us as individuals have or will be judged upon our looks. Even if we dress in a so called “normal” manner, there is always someone somewhere that will react negatively to our appearance. I remember my mother telling me she brought some of the children from her daycare on the sky train one day. They saw a Muslim lady wearing a hijab that was only revealing her eyes. Most of the children noticed her and asked my mother why she was wearing that, and were actually a little scared at first. Although they are younger children and are unaware of other religions beliefs, I personally hope in the future someone will reach out to teach our next generation to accept other lady’s religious clothing. It should be accepted in our society’s “norms”.
What do I believe about this?
I believe that the world is changing constantly before our eyes; one of the things that should change is our society’s acceptance. I believe and hope that one day for generations to come we will inform our children at an early age to be aware and accept our surroundings, such as hijab’s and other religious head wear. If we all make an effort to change, our acceptance in society will be less corrupted, and we will accept ladies religious dress codes rather than revealing bikinis.
What do I know?
I know that it will be a hard obtainable goal for all of us to to teach next generations to accept others religious view and practices, simply because of the factor racism still exists. As long as we have racism lingering around in our North American society, expressed explicitly or subliminally, it will be a hard goal to reach. As I now know after watching this video that there are people out there pushing to do so, makes me feel better about myself and makes me want to go out and make a change myself.