I’ve been really lazy with my posts lately (hence the all video blogs), well… apart from Really I’m the Plug series which I’m really enjoying. The truth is I just haven’t thought of anything that I can write about that has an adequate amount of words, I mean whats the point of a 3 line post. This is one of the posts I’ve been holding off on as I didn’t really know what to say but I know how it makes me feel, so I thought I might as well try
I don’t know what it is but this stigma about ‘wearing a hood’ is soooo outdated and really frustrating to be honest. I remember a day after a night out at uni with a couple of friends we were on the way to McDonald’s (you know after a lot of alcohol you’re so hungry lol) and this was during winter time so IT WAS COOLLDDD. So we finally get to McDonald’s and I have my white jacket on (specifying the colour to prove my point)
(Here’s the jacket)
and I still had my hood on from being outside, and to be honest with you McDonald’s wasn’t even that warm when we got inside so I kept my hood up. As soon as we got into the queue to order the security guard came up to me and tells me “take off my hood”, At first I gave him ‘that look’, but I’m not a person to start trouble so I just did it. After I did though I was discussing with my friends why I even need to take of my hood anyway, am I not allowed to feel cold? and what is my hood doing to anyone regardless of the weather anyway I mean, am I going to steal chips from the back or something.
This false stigma of if you’re wearing a hood you’re a ‘badman’ or ‘you’re in a gang’ is so far fetched and one of the many stereotypes that really need to be thrown straight in the bin and permanently deleted, I mean maybe its because I’m tall and black but that’s a whole another issue in itself.
The false stigma placed on people wearing hoods should not even be a thing. How can something that is PART OF THE ITEM OF CLOTHING so scrutinized, it’s such a shame because Muslims get the same stick even though these are way different terms but everyone knows Muslims are not terrorist so why vilify a whole people for a minority and this is what I’m talking about. I’m using something that is given to me as an option and should be vilified for using that option, and no I am not going to steal anything, no I do not have a gun and no I am not in a gang. I should not be labelled for choosing to use something that is part of a piece of clothing, I mean how silly does that sound…
P.S. Stories and poems are on the way, just have to do other things first