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Every culture has its fair share of standards and stereotypes. But getting past those standards is what changes the course of a society. Arab women are using hashtags, including #TheHabibatiTag on social media websites like Twitter and Facebook to prove that beauty is nothing without admiration.This is not only limited to women, but men and gay also tweeted to show that the story is yet to be told.
#TheHabibatiTag was started by twitter user Sarah Mahmoud and three of her friends. The hashtag got popular soon, and people started sharing their selfies. Each showed off their cultural heritage with great pride.
Mahmoud said, "The only representation we get as Middle Easterners and North Africans in the media is when an act of hate or terror occurs."- Speaking to BBC news.
"Growing up I never saw a woman who looked like me on TV," she said. "And because of that, I felt like I wasn't beautiful."