thank you for posting this.
Response to 21 Disney Movies Retold In Haiku:
Question: Brave Little Toaster is Disney? I DEMAND BRAVE LITTLE TOASTER ADVENTURE AT DISNEYWORLD! Screw Hogsmeade, I want Brave Little Toaster Land!
Ugh, ugh, ugh! Put Palestine, Jordan and UAE on the list and it will skew heavily towards the Lebanese responses. At first I was irritated it was just those seven countries, as they are totally arbitrary, but I looked at the original study and this is not about clothing, it’s this: “THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE ARAB SPRING: VALUES AND PERCEPTIONS OF THE TUNISIAN PUBLIC IN A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE” That’s why they chose those seven countries, not because it was a good or complete overview of muslim garb in different countries. So the way buzzfeed has presented this is annoying and I say irresponsible, given the state of paranoia and misinformation when it comes to Islam. Now everybody is going to think Lebanon is the only culture where women do not have to cover themselves. And people are going to be interpreting this chart as how all respondents think women MUST dress, when many who chose #4 as MOST appropriate are still ok with #5 and #6. Afghanistan is where women wear those stupid blue things and Saudi Arabia is where they wear #2. Such items do not even exist in Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon.