Anonymous asked: For Mblostma: I'm from Nepal and my whole family is Hindu. My aunt married a Christian-Indian man. When she has parties at her house, mostly all of the Christian ladies from my uncle in law's of the family where bindis. So no, bindis are a cultural thing in India, not religious. You might be referring to tikas (the red marking made from powder and water, what most people like to call "Gandhi dots).
also like DAMN SON IT’S NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY TO EDUCATE YOU
WHAT THE FUCK IS WITH WHITE PEOPLE AND NOT WANTING TO TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER
YOU DON’T TAKE SHIT THAT DON’T BELONG TO YOU THAT’S LIKE SOME PRESCHOOL-LEVEL SHIT RIGHT THERE
white girls can’t wear bindis because in sixth grade one time i was dropped off at school by my aunt who was wearing a bindi at the time and some girl’s mom whispered to her friend how she would never let her daughter play with me because my family had probably been happy about 9/11 and then four years later that daughter showed up to school wearing a bindi as part of her “”“boho”“” look
What … does that have to do with all white girls?
Tone is hard to convey in writing so I just want to establish that I’m saying everything calmly and with 100% sincerity and desire to understand. A bindi is a Hindu decoration, right? So, it’s inappropriate to wear it if you’re not Hindu (like if you’re just going through a boho stage). But Hinduism is a religion and religion isn’t limited to ethnicity. It seems to me that the only people who can’t wear bindis are non-Hindus. Regardless of color.