Oh god… This part made my heart flutter~ //_//
Here’s my giveaway to celebrate reaching 7,000+ followers!!!
And ok, the way this works is that I will picking a total of FIVE winners!
Each winner will get the chance to pick something from any 2 groups (that means every winner gets 2 prizes!) they want, but they cannot pick more than one thing from any single group unless stated otherwise in the group description!
The winners will be chosen randomly, and whoever’s number is drawn first will get to choose their prizes first (and so on and so forth), so there is a chance that what you want will be taken if you aren’t the first number drawn!
This giveaway is open WORLD-WIDE. I will pay for shipping!
You must be following me in order to qualify, and you can reblog and like to double your chances at winning, but no more than that!
This giveaway will end on Nov. 30th 11:59 pm EST!
I will announce the winners shortly after the giveaway ends, but if they do not respond within 24 hours, they will lose their place! So if they were the 2nd number drawn, it would be bumped down to 3rd, then 4th and 5th if they still don’t respond. If they still don’t respond after another 24 hours after I have confirmed the prizes with the 4th person, then I will choose someone new!
If you have any questions about the prizes, feel free to ask and I will do my best to answer!
This ends in around 24 hours!!
yep i am a Muslim woman who lives in Saudi Arabia, who has internet and ships two fictional characters of a japanese tv show ヽ(°▽、°)ﾉ
firstly, let’s get the culture shock out of the way,not all muslims live in Saudi Arabia, and not everyone in Saudi Arabia is a muslims (there are saudi athiests and christians just like everywhere else, and in neighbouring countries, there are arabs who believe in different things just like everywhere else) Islam is universal, a free religion for anyone to take on if they want to, nationality and language have very little to do with it.
now to me, personally: i don’t live in a tent (i always wanted to say that! XD)
i’m in my pajamas, checking out Line messages on an iphone 4s from friends from other countries, and i don’t wear my hijab at home.
now to answer your questions:
you know, asking me what i feel about wearing burqas and hijabs is like asking an american woman “what do you feel about wearing a tshirt and jeans?” or a hindi woman “how do you feel about wearing a sari?”
i know you’re not the only one wondering this and i’m not trying to be a jerk about it, but why do you assume every country needs to change it’s traditional clothes to fit north american standards?
when you think about it, we’re not so different.
you think the niqab is strange, but i think wearing miniskirts in public is strange, i mean, anything you do other than standing will expose your behind!
you think covering up the whole body is being oppressed, but i think wearing a bikini is oppression, because even if you had insecurities about your body or didn’t like the way men looked at you, you’re pressured into wearing it because you’re by the ocean. with an Abaya you can custom-tailor it to fit what you want (yes, the huge trashbag you see in the images is not the only allowed outerwear!) you can emphasize your slim waist, you can hide your flabby arms, you can reshape your silhouette to feel good about yourself in public while keeping a modest cover, evn add sequins and designs to the cuffs such. it’s possible to be fashionable and keep the traditional standard, i’d put up pictures but i don’t usually photograph people in public because i value their privacy, but i’m sure if you searched you’ll find a lot of pictures. just don’t read the comments, somehow the misogyny on the internet rings louder than the sound of reason.
not being allowed to drive is slowly being overturned, in the past they used to ‘assume’ that women depended on husbands and fathers, and didn’t need to go out themselves into the dangerous world of men /sarcasm.
today women say screw you we don’t need no man. already there are women driving around the cities, but the media doesn’t talk about them because, well, what other drama can we stir up to sell newspapers if not this?
it’s not a cultural problem anymore, anon, it’s already being solved, but the people who want the drama and attention still try to show it off as a big deal to those not in the know. even you, anon, with all the information outlets you have at your fingertips, still think it’s a big deal, so i guess their plan is working.
not going out without a chaperone? is this really a strange concept? are you sure you don’t have a chaperone too with a different name?
hang-out buddy, maybe?
I’m sure in other countries you can’t just walk out alone without looking over your shoulder and clutching your bag like a long-lost child every five minutes, not unless you’re with someone else you know well. a family member or a friend or a significant other, even a dog. i know a lot of women don’t like going out for jogs alone, or go shopping alone, maybe it’s because they don’t like to be all by themselves in public, or maybe they’re scared something will happen and nobody will be there to help.
is it really that different? i mean, it’s what a chaperone essentially is, isn’t it? unless my English isn’t that good and the word has different meanings?
here (since women who didn’t learn to drive usually hire a driver) we can leave him in the car and walk in public without a chaperone, just like you, but to walk alone at night, or to go into shady places, or get yourself into an unequal argument, or wear your expensive jewelry for everyone to see, it’s the same danger in every country in the world.
in the end women here might be somewhat behind in the ‘fight for your rights’ movements considering that just a hundred years ago people lived in the desert and killed other tribes for grass, but we’re getting there.
We might dress different and speak a different language but we all want the same thing ‘respect and freedom of choice.’
Okay, okay, okay, OKAY.
You’re one of those apologists, aren’t you? I don’t care if the country’s image is in tatters but it deserves to be. You make it seem like everyone here is harmonious and a-okay with how things are run in this stupid fucking country. If EVERY Saudi woman wanted to live the life of a pious Muslim woman under a male guardian, then sure. Keep saying what you’re saying and thinking what you’re thinking. But it’s not how it goes.
Many, many, many Saudi women do NOT want to put the hijab on, or put the veil on. But what happens if you take it off? You get harassed by a bunch of guys who think they’re entitled to harass you because you showed your hair a little bit, so no. This is about CHOICE, not about cultural differences. Muslim women in the USA CHOOSE to wear their hijabs or traditional garbs and no one says anything, and if any dumbass calls them out on it, they can point their fingers and call them out on their racism or intolerance. Over here, yeah, we’ve got some embroidery on the sleeves or whatever but in the end, you don’t have a choice but to wear an abaya. It’s about choice. Freedom of choice. And don’t speak of misogyny on the internet WHEN OUR OWN CULTURE FUCKING BREEDS THE MISOGYNY IN ITS PUREST FORM.
Speaking of intolerance, Saudis are the most intolerant people I’ve ever met. The fact that calling someone a ‘Bangladeshi’ or ‘Pakistani’ or ‘Hindi’ is considered to be an insult says enough on the pure blood Saudi-supremacist mentality that they have.
And no, people get arrested if they publicly practice a religion other than Islam. Shiite people in the east of the country are being slaughtered and extremely oppressed by the Saudi regime. 40 people last year got arrested for celebrating Christmas in private quarters for fuck’s sake. Apostates would be tried, and killed. Atheists have to live under fear of being ostracized by their country and their government, so don’t try to sugarcoat that either. THEY EXIST, but they can’t say anything.
That’s not cultural, that’s oppressive. Not having a choice is oppressive.
And don’t bring up ‘but it’s like that in America’ or ‘you’re trying to be western’ or whatever. Human rights isn’t just a western idea, it should be a universal idea that should be given to every human being in the world. Yes, inequality exists everywhere but that doesn’t mean I should shut my mouth about the oppression Saudi women face.
Driving? I’m not even going to get into that because women not driving is just plain bullshit.
And about the whole ‘male guardian/chaperone’ thing, we will never own ourselves as human beings. Your male guardian is the person you ask permission for to get a job, travel, to go out, to take you to places, etcetera. You don’t own your life or control it, but your mahram (male guardian) does. Your freedom depends on the open-mindedness of your male guardian, and if you’re born in a closed-minded/strict family, when you want more freedom, you’re fucked for the rest of your life.
If you say “we all want freedom of choice”, stop grouping the women who don’t want to fit in under your apologist views and taking away our choices and sweeping the issue under the rug to make the country look like a sparkling hub of Islamic purity when in reality, it’s a country that’s suffocating under the Wahhabist regime.
Somehow… he kind of look like Andy. #WaitingForAndy
Even if it takes us a long time… We will wait for you…
The Strength of Shinhwa’s Friendship
<small<sasdssssI just watched AOT, thanks to my sister for forcing me to watch half the series (though I’ve been wanting to watch the anime months ago, I still did not have the drive to start it). I am an Eren/Mikasa shipper no doubt, but then, at around episode 22 or so, Isssssssssssssssss started to think of the 'What Ifs'. And without realizing it I started to think of Levi/Mikasa as a pairing, and looking at the fanarts of this fandom made me an official shipper! Thank you, artists~! lol <3