This is a comic strip about stereotypes. Muslims in America are stereotyped as being violent, men being controlling, and woman being oppressed by the religion and by the men. These stereotypes are hurtful and in this comic strip it is shown how these stereotypes are portrayed, expressed, and dealt with.
Hi!! Do you want to come over to my house after work. My husband and I would love company.
What do you mean? Absolutely not! My husband isn't violent!
Hi.... ummm... I don't know about coming over. Won't your husband get upset and violent with you.
Well, I have to pick my daughter up from school. We'll come over, but are you sure he would let you? Muslim men are manipulators!
Yeah... I'm positive! I think for myself and he has never been violent!
Okay, see you later... I guess.
What's wrong with her! I didn't know she thought that way.
She really thinks that all Muslim men are violent and controlling! She hasn't even met him.
To think that she thinks I'm oppressed or violent is crazy. At least she'll learn once and for all!
Mom, where are we going?
We are going to the Muslims couples' house I was talking to you about.
Ohhh...so they're super scary??
Yeah okay, mommy.
You never know what they're going to try and convince you off. If someone tells you what to do or gets violent, run!
I heard you had reservations to come and I want to assure you that I'm not violent or controlling. We are like anyone else.
Hello, I'm glad you decided to come.
Well, I'm glad to hear that. I try to better myself everyday and seeing you reminds me to work on myself.
Hi nice people!
Mommy, can I be friends with them?
Thank you guys! I'm truly grateful for your company and I will teach and better myself everyday.