Can you give an example about cultural appropriation? Sorry Rara, saw your answer to another question I thought was interesting. ^-^Cass Calderon
That's cool :D
Okay, for example, a non-Muslim wearing a hijab/niqab as an casual accessory without respecting the religion or acknowledging the hardships Muslimahs face in their everyday lives because they wear something that represents their religion. When non-Muslims wear hijabs for fun, it's like blankly taking something and eventually making the hijab lose its meaning in a way.
It's a different case when said non-Muslim is ASKED to wear a hijab for a certain occasion (e.g. as a social experiment, or when she's invited for an event that requires her to dress like that). It's because there is an invitation and she's only wearing the hijab for that occasion.
this rule also applies to bindis, native american headgears, african tribal clothing, etc and their respective religious/ethnic cultures.