Here’s what’s wrong with hijab tourism and your cutesy “modesty experiments” This blog post really hit some chords with me. I am someone who actively strives against committing cultural appropriation myself, or 'cultural tourism' to use the concept written about here. People take little jaunts into another culture or life choice and then go tell everyone about it like they're some expert. Some people even make money off of it. While, on the surface at least, it may seem harmless and even noble, there are deep systemic problems with it, like colonialism, which the author talks about here, racism, and in this case, Islamophobia, but it can also just as easily be expanded to include all forms of xenophobia. So, let's talk about this. What is appropriation? What are popular fads that we have clearly appropriated, and what's the harm in it? I can speak from my own experience, but I want to hear your thoughts first.