danceswithfaeriesunderthemooon:

gettin real tired of searching things about morocco on google and stumbling upon blogs/websites run by westerners full of photographs like

(the caption to the picture above was “I wish they would look a little more pleased”)

and

do they not understand that it is creepy as hell and not to mention rude to visit a country and treat the residents like some sort of tourist attraction by gawping at them and taking photographs without permission?

also a large majority of pictures like this are of kids. Like, I remember when I was around 3 or 4 being in Morocco and going with a few of my cousins across the street to buy gum or something and these tourists taking photographs of us. This (understandably) freaked us out, and one of my older cousins who couldn’t have been older than 11 at the time picked me up and tried to get us away from them as fast as possible.

idk.

if it was the other way round people would be outraged, so why is it okay when it’s a “third world”/”exotic” country?

That’s what I’d like to know.

(Source: maghrabiyya)