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I hate how men suddenly become “male feminists” after they’ve held their baby daughters in their arms. You shouldn’t need to become the father of a little girl to understand that women are human. More than that, they still don’t even think all women are human; only their daughters. Not the women who gave them life, not the woman who gave them their daughters; only their daughters. They have to have helped create her to think that she’s human.




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What makes the non-South Asian person’s use of the bindi problematic is the fact that a pop star like Selena Gomez wearing one is guaranteed to be better received than I would if I were to step out of the house rocking a dot on my forehead. On her, it’s a bold new look; on me, it’s a symbol of my failure to assimilate. On her, it’s unquestionably cool; on me, it’s yet another marker of my Otherness, another thing that makes me different from other American girls. If the use of the bindi by mainstream pop stars made it easier for South Asian women to wear it, I’d be all for its proliferation — but it doesn’t. They lend the bindi an aura of cool that a desi woman simply can’t compete with, often with the privilege of automatic acceptance in a society when many non-white women must fight for it.