Helmets Launched to Accommodate Sikh Children

Jan 13, 2023 at 8:54
by Ed Spratt  




After finding it impossible to find a safe helmet to accommodate her son's turbans, Tina Singh decided to create her own solution.

From her work as an occupational therapist who has helped patients with acquired brain injuries Tina Singh knew it was important for her children to have a well-fitting helmet. Despite plenty of helmets being designed for kids, she could not find any that would work with her son's turbans.

In her attempts to find a helmet that could fit she tried sizing up and removing foam from the inside of the helmet but this would make the helmet less effective in a crash. Tina Singh told CBC: "I was frustrated that there wasn't a safe option in sports helmets for my kids."

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After two years of working and testing out different designs, she has reached a production-ready version of the helmet, featuring a domed portion at the top. The helmet has received a passing grade from SGS, an international helmet testing company, and is currently being prepared for an initial launched in Canada.

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218 Comments
  • 378 6
 They are looking pretty siiiiikkkhhhhhh!!
  • 31 2
 [golf clap]
  • 63 2
 I seen a huge accidental market here for millenial hipsters with their ever so stylish man-buns and top knots. Just need a full face with 2 extra holes for the elongated waxy moustache.
  • 44 34
 @slowerthanmydentist: -no such thing as a 'man-bun'; you're either a man, or you have a bun.
  • 36 10
 @RyansDad: Or, you know, you are a man and do whatever the hell you want with your hair.
  • 133 3
 Turbans, the first MIPS technology?
  • 27 2
 Having a good thick head of hair works as MIPS.
  • 17 0
 @kingbike2: Haven't cut my hair in 5+ years in the name of safety!
  • 1 1
 @kingbike2: this isn't repeated enough!
  • 2 0
 @JSTootell: keeps the bugs at bay while digging if to got a mane
  • 122 10
 Extremely rad. Small things like this can be a huge deal for getting more people riding bikes.
  • 28 165
flag frix182 (Jan 13, 2023 at 18:41) (Below Threshold)
 They should Rather convince people to leave their sick religions
  • 2 0
 Raj
  • 13 8
 @frix182: shit comment you weiner
  • 80 1
 Why not? Maybe call it the Beluga. And it you aren't Sikh - it can be used for tube storage.
  • 18 0
 *Airbus has entered the chat* : hum hum...
  • 1 0
 @Aksel31: extremely funny.
  • 69 1
 Sikh and destroy.
  • 63 4
 That's great! Everyone deserves a good helmet. Bonus points if it makes you look like a humpback chub
  • 58 1
 Cool! Never thought about that need. Next, I'd like to see a helmet that can easily accomodate my son's cochlear implant.
  • 3 1
 I the UK Sikhs do not have to wear motorcycle helmets.
  • 34 12
 @lewiscraik: government sponsored natural selection.
  • 8 1
 @lewiscraik: Just googled it, what the f*ck
  • 4 1
 @Porkybob: not that uncommon, not long ago I know in Canada we had similar laws. Not sure if we still do, but that isn’t an uncommon accommodation.
  • 1 0
 @VwHarman: still do.

Though not all provinces have this law.
  • 12 22
flag JWadd (Jan 14, 2023 at 7:58) (Below Threshold)
 Secular governments have always had a hands off approach to cults.
  • 12 2
 @JWadd: actually they seem more tolerant of racists.
  • 4 0
 I have a cochlear implant, I am so looking out for solution, too!! I've seen Bell with a new patent. They aim to have sort of a 3D print of the skull. So you would have two layers. One for the standard of protection and another to fit the skull (and hopefully the implant).
  • 3 0
 @Rideuse67: that is cool, hopefully they come out with a solution. How do you get around helmet fits now? Have to mod the padding or mips liner? I imagine catching it is not a good situation.
  • 1 0
 @VwHarman: they are exempt in Alberta.
  • 2 0
 F-me, never thought about that, I wonder how feasible that is and more-over I hope you find a good solution.

It constantly throws me off to think how many things stand in the way of a "normal" experience in life; or are just a major inconvenience.
  • 6 0
 @Canadmos: Hey, thanks for your reply.

I use mainly TLD Stage, it has great space around the ear. (I scratched a bit of EPS...)
Drop frame is okay too (but not perfect), sometimes it moves around and I don't hear anymore because the cochlear implant was moved.
I use also a Smith Forefront, I just had to put the plastic ajustement behind the mips and much higher. Those thing are my worst enemies as when you tighten them it tighten right on the cochlear implant antenna (which pushes on the magnet under the skin which is bedded in the skull).

Basically if the helmet has no occipital tightening it's easier. Most of the occipital tightening are plastic and stiff... Though roadies helmets have BOA occipital tightening so it's a small cable (like a shoelace), I'd love to see that on MTB helmets.

I am a MTB coach, so I wear a helmet basically all the time during spring/summer/fall...! My head hurts sometimes the evening, but hey... I wanna ride !
  • 3 0
 @Rideuse67: Thanks, man (or girl)! I'll keep those in mind when I start looking for a proper helmet for him. He's 5 now, and not interested in riding much, but when he does, I have a Specialized something with the adjustable plastic strap, and it goes over the magnet/antenna. He doesn't complain, but it can't be very comfortable.

Here's hoping Bell can do something with that patent! Where do you coach, by the way? I'm a NICA coach myself.
  • 1 0
 @mab411: I coach in France. Alsace region (east) and in Les Orres bike-park during summer (southern Alps).
  • 2 0
 I worked with the dad of a student in one of our school programs to modify a certified Pro-Tec full-cut helmet with a dremel to help accomodate their implant. We use the same helmet when a student has hearing aids or other medical challenges. One thing that helped was a thin headband or skull cap to keep devices in place plus a willingness for the parents to help which was never an issue. Good luck!
  • 1 0
 @Itsmymountain: Awesome, thanks!
  • 27 0
 Make a purple and blue one and it'll make you look like you've got a Portuguese man of war on your head haha. Great concept, and the type of inclusivity that is actually needed, here's hoping that they can keep the business going in such a small market.
  • 33 2
 Religion, getting away with crap for centuries.
  • 9 0
 I'm convinced that religious head coverings (see yamaka, turban ) were invented by men trying to cover up a bald spot.
  • 5 4
 Please explain, please flush out your statement. Enlighten us and how it pertains to these helmets. Please go ahead
  • 38 15
 If you value your religion more than your physical safety then ok, this is for you.
  • 38 6
 Small correction: if you value your religion more than your kid's physical safety, then ok, this is for you kid
  • 19 4
 @pedrujo: Small correction: if you value your religion more than your kid's physical safety, then ok, kids are not for you
  • 9 6
 @mtb-jon: spot on. I can't believe how many people here agree with this fake inclusion narrative, when it's the kid's own Mother that has been deliberately excluding him from a lot of fim things in life, in the name of some merely identitarian accessory
  • 1 1
 @pedrujo: I agree, apparently this is too much to ask in this day and age, but parents should not impose their belief systems on their children. Oh well, what a revolution it would be if it were so. The dissemination and expansion of religions through child births would end. For many, this would be the end of an incentive to have children, and for others, it would end their opposition to groups of other religions having many children. Either way, religions would be severely affected, if their dissemination through the brainswashing of uncritical young minds would end. But things are even worse than this in many countries, where even legal coercion is involved in the imposition of cult-related practices and beliefs. And religions are pushed so deeply into the kid's sense of self-identity that when someone criticizes their religion they feel it as a personal criticism or racism. Even here in this comment section I saw examples of this.
  • 23 0
 This time next year we’ll be millionaires
  • 9 0
 Trotters Crash Turbans...
  • 1 0
 With the current inflation rate you mean?
  • 5 0
 You plonker!!
  • 2 0
 Durin' the war..
  • 2 0
 Bonnet de douche!
  • 54 34
 Yikes, that actually seems more dangerous for neck injuries. Making a helmet taller and oblong creates more leverage on your spine in impacts.
  • 151 5
 or less dangerous than a poorly fitted helmet or no helmet at all....
  • 29 0
 You’re both right. Anyone who’s had to wear a hard hat for a long time knows what it feels like to bash it on something they didn’t see, painfully jamming their neck or worse. I have permanent neck injury from exactly this. It’s easy to underestimate your reduced head clearance.

That said, it’s definitely better than no helmet at all, and I suppose if you’re used to wearing a Turban all the time you’re already quite aware of reduced head clearance.
  • 6 0
 @Dtwillow: agreed that this is better than no helmet at all. But I do agree, that a neck injury waiting to happen.

But...id rather have a neck injury than a grey matter injury. So yea, fair enough.
  • 3 0
 @mrosie: I heard a great story on how hard-hat technology is outdated and the inclusion of MIPS is starting to be implemented. Crazy to think we are still building things with outdated tech in 2023..
  • 12 0
 @deuceringsting: It is crazy, hard hats are truly awful. Their design is about building the cheapest thing possible that’s capable of preventing catastrophic trauma, with zero consideration for comfort or neck injury prevention.

I would’ve paid $500 for a comfortable hard hat when I was wearing them for 12 hours at time.
  • 4 16
flag Untgrad (Jan 13, 2023 at 13:45) (Below Threshold)
 Seriously, has that thing been tested? If not, it should be.
  • 7 0
 @Untgrad: read the article, yes it has.
  • 1 1
 @Dtwillow:
Yeah, just did. I like the motorcycle variant better.
  • 2 0
 @Dtwillow:
I have a sensitive neck from catching the top of my hard hat on whatever throughout my life. Usually some low hanging thing I couldn’t see.
I’m nervous about having a light or GoPro on my head at this point.
  • 2 0
 @mrosie: This has been reaffirmed in current NFL debates, and military... some forces wearing half shell wake helmets over USGI steel due to excessive injury/worthless round protection in close quarter missions.
  • 2 1
 @mrosie:
Good point man!
When I asked if it had been tested, I wasn’t thinking of impact. I assumed that.
Riding a bicycle at speed is not an ideal time to discover a headroom issue.
  • 4 10
flag mm732 (Jan 13, 2023 at 17:16) (Below Threshold)
 @Dtwillow: do they take the coverings off to shower?
  • 6 5
 @mm732: do you take your helmet off to shower? I do. Why on earth should someone's culture impact their ability to enjoy our sport?
  • 1 0
 The same reason full face helmets aren't recommended for small children, neck injuries. Hitting your face is the lesser of two evils.
  • 3 0
 @deuceringsting: but aren't hard hats to protect against something falling on you rather than a fall so MIPS wouldn't help?
  • 3 1
 @kevinturner12:
That’s THE question!
Hard hats have a suspension system that flexes like a big spring if you get hit straight on top of the head. It works, I found out the hard way..
But that’s about all they’re good for. There’s no chin strap, there’s nothing holding them on your head but a padded band with adjustable tension.
So yeah, they’re great for a brick dropped from a second story, but that suspension system keeps them high above your head. It’s antiquated.
A modern pro football helmet is light years ahead of this. In all ways.
  • 4 1
 @mm732: idiot
  • 1 0
 @kevinturner12: If an impact came from above it would likely deflect to one direction, a helmet that twists during such an impact (MIPS) would allow the outer shell of the helmet to rotate therefore reducing the amount of force transferred to the neck. Or something like that..
  • 2 0
 @deuceringsting:
I’m wondering if, for a helmet, the head/hair wrap could be moved towards the back. Then a cool looking FI aero style helmet would work. That could be a trend setter for one and all!
  • 1 0
 @Untgrad: I would agree, however, I have little knowledge of the correct way to wear a turban, possibly why the helmet was designed like this in the first place. Either way, moves are being made to allow the cycling community to be more inclusive!
  • 2 0
 @deuceringsting:
Good point.
If no helmet was the only other option, then something needs to be done.
  • 1 1
 @dguzzler: it’s was a good point
  • 2 1
 @the-burd: It* was a tasteless joke.
  • 13 2
 No religion should hinder your child's safety. Never, ever. Children are born into religion, they don't choose it. Everything about this supposed problem with helmets shouldn't even be a problem.
  • 11 1
 Right on! It would be interesting to see modelling/testing that shows how this shape reacts to more traditional skate-style helmets as well as MTB helmets with visors or have accessories like action cameras mounted to them.
  • 14 0
 Perfect for (t)urban DH.
  • 12 0
 Iam curious about a fullface
  • 4 0
 that will be Ultraman
  • 1 2
 @kilazilla: You are referring to a religion that carry swords per scripture
  • 13 4
 In theory couldn’t u just ponytail it until the ride is over? Looks a bit Rocky Dennis or elephant man. Where does the rider carry his ceremonial dagger when he rides? They could make a foam version I suppose
  • 3 0
 Damn you for making me laugh (foam dagger).
Sikh's aren't allowed to be seen with their turbans off in public. So in theory yes, but there's much opportunity for it being a pita to wear the helmet until you can find somewhere private to put your turbin or patka (I just googled that) back on.
  • 11 5
 What I learned from this vídeo: some kids are not playing hockey because women like this "inventor" did not invent a helmet that can acommodate a useless religious symbol that they force their kids to wear.
  • 7 0
 Interesting design. I thought it was two kids riding side by side at first. This may work well for the orthodox jewish community as well with kippahs.
  • 29 20
 religious people are ridiculous
  • 9 2
 the balance of power between tradition and "progress" seems to vary greatly depending upon the culture in question when viewed by virtue-conscious arbiters
  • 16 8
 Women in Iran are forced to wear a scarf by their government: outrageous

Punjab Karen living in north America forces her kid to wear some weird cap: "go get them Lioness! Thank you for forging the way to inclusion in this wild and prejudiced cowboy land
  • 15 10
 or they could just put the helmet on at home and take it off at home so no one would see their heads. this is the dumbest post ever. personal safety trumps religious beliefs.
  • 8 1
 If families did not force their kids into a religion from day one
  • 12 6
 bottom line this mom is keeping kids safe, good on her and her community
  • 2 0
 In the video it looks like there is padding all throughout the inside of the helmet, including the part that bulges upward to accommodate the turban. This makes the helmet needlessly tall and susceptible to causing neck injuries. Seems like it would be safer to either a) have no padding in the turban area, to reduce exterior dimensions or possibly b) have a hole in that area that the turban sticks thru.
  • 6 0
 Awesome
  • 7 2
 Looks like something off Flash Gordon.
  • 4 0
 If that’s what it takes to get more people out cycling safely ….. go for it
  • 3 0
 There was a company in Brooklyn NY that produced helmets in the 1970s to fit over afro style hairdos, but had to cease production due to low sales volume.
  • 2 0
 Would be interested to know more. We find it difficult to get a decent fitting helmet with our Afro hair. MTB is for everyone and safety is important. Sadly, designers often don’t think beyond the needs of white, male riders…
  • 2 0
 My wife who is not an engineer suugests making turbans out of an impact absorbing material. Big advantage of this is that it could work for adult size heads.
  • 9 0
 Those actually exist for motorcycle riders (www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuEPzf5qp-s).
  • 6 2
 @mikekazimer: how is that going to protect your head from hitting asphalt at 80 km\h? Or the goal is that when your head gets ripped off the body it still looks ok during the funeral?
  • 3 3
 @valrock: will any helmet help you out at 80 km/hrs? Compared to other DOT approved skull hats this seems much better than nothing. With hair as a shock absorber, I bet this will actually be helpful. Their faces are toast... Unfortunately motorcyclists (speaking as one personally) aren't called organ donors for nothing.
  • 5 0
 Sikhh bro!
  • 9 5
 This could only happen in 2023 ....
  • 1 0
 ... because bigots have been getting in the way of progress until now?
  • 5 0
 Looks like a Session
  • 14 12
 Ask me how shocked I am about the openly blatant racism going on in this comment section? I f*cking hate this "community" sometimes.
  • 7 5
 Agreed. I'm deeply disappointed, but not at all surprised.
  • 11 2
 "blatant racism"? I admire your faux horror.
  • 8 2
 @watchtower: no racism here. This article proves that karens come in all kinds of colours and religions.
  • 4 12
flag lenniDK (Jan 15, 2023 at 8:14) (Below Threshold)
 As a Canadian you should know. Go out and dig up some buried native children
  • 11 3
 @lenniDK: As a person of indigenous decent, and who grew up in a community directly affected by the atrocities committed, by the state and church, against my people, and who played as youth in the shadows of a former residential school. I don't need you to tell me a damn thing, about "buried native children".... I know and feel more then you can even begin to fathom...
  • 7 1
 @watchtower and @pedrujo I hope and pray you both have children who grown up and fall in love and have a life with a person who is Shikh, Muslim, Punjab, Indian, Arab, or one of the countless others you very likely hate. Well see how quickly you talk shit about others, when your own flesh and blood loves what you despise...
  • 13 4
 "Racism"? Not a single comment here degrading or intimidating someone or anyone for their country of origin or the colour of their skin. What you are reading here is people deploring the indoctrination of children in to cults like Christianity/Islam/Sikhism etc. If you are an adult and want to buy in to whatever nonsense you lile that's fine so long as you aren't hurting anyone. But placing your child in harm's way over some bull is fair game for comment I'm afraid. I'm getting really sick of religious people pulling out the "racism" card every time someone calls them on their nonsense beliefs. Nobody gives a flying fork what race you are. Commenting against an unsubstantiated cult belief system is always ok. Get over it.
  • 4 0
 Pick a religion and be a dick about it
  • 2 4
 @OlSkoolJake: are you summoning the curse of your people upon me? I will have to counter effect that with the dance of my people. Don´t worry, no curses, or anything, just a dance to keep the evil spirits away...


Ó MALHÃO, MALHÃO... QUE VIDA É A TUAAAAAAA???? Ó MALHÃO, MALHÃO QUE VIDA É A TUAAAAAA??

COMER E BEBER, Ó TRINTINTIM, PASSEAR NA RUAAAAA!!!!

done, I hope we are good now...
  • 3 2
 @CamRivers: the line between racism and religious prejudice, is blurry at best and they are basically inbred cousins. One ideology usually follows the other, in short order.
  • 3 0
 @pedrujo: no curse here.. just hoping you have a wonderful and beautiful child that you love with all you have. That they grow up and fall in love with whatever religious sect of humans you absolutely despise and have lots of babies. Then when you're old and forgotten. You will realize how pathetically you carried yourself through this life. Because your butthurt over a kids mother who gave her child an opportunity to ride bikes safely, and still follow his belief system. Sound cool? Cool
  • 3 1
 @OlSkoolJake: "Despise" another over dramatic comment from you. I've not read any racist stuff here. It appears you struggle to realise we are talking about head protection and religion but if you need to call the ever popular racist card, so be it.
  • 1 1
 I thought Sikh people were only not allowed to cut their hair, but they don't necessarily need to have it covered under a turban or am I incorrect? If they don't need to wear a turban, they can probably get away with wearing a low tail.

That said, most helmets seem to be designed for bald people. If you've got a lot of hair and don't want it to cover your ears (as it gets hot) so you need everything to exit the helmet behind the ears, it gets tight. The biggest size helmets do work (unless you wear dreads) but you do keep a big gap left and right.
  • 2 0
 Paint the helmet golden yellow, leave the hump in red and I’ll borrow it for the next halloween…..my kid has always wanted to be Ironman….
  • 4 1
 The level of BS comments here... Then I remember that cycling is not an inclusive sport
  • 2 1
 Fantastic idea. Love it. I would have naturally tended to the he in the helmet method to make space for the knot. This is another take. Looks a bit odd but great idea.
  • 2 0
 Hole in helmet that should have said
  • 3 1
 I could use helmet for my seven inches of Deadlocks!
…. Wait I don’t need a helmet!
  • 2 0
 When I cut my dreadlocks I had to buy new helmets both for my bike and scooter hehehehe. It was a pain in the ass to made any sport with dreads so long I was able to seat down on them. When I was ridding big bikes I had to tie down my dreads to be safe and not burn any or get them flying at high speed,put them in a backpack or inside my coat.
  • 2 0
 Deadlocks? No one wants their head stolen.
  • 2 1
 So good. Looks like a 80s stack hat...... But really, come on, you could have made it semi undorky af. But helmets save lives, mine many times. Wear that helmet kids.
  • 4 0
 Sikh and you shall find
  • 3 0
 this is all kinds of cool!
  • 2 0
 I ride with my toddler. Maybe get this, so I can keep a beanie in the cold.
  • 1 0
 Fab idea, well done to that mum. Would be great to see helmet manufacturers take Afro hair into account when designing their helmets too.
  • 4 5
 This is awesome. I live in a neighbourhood with many young families, and it's always concerning when I see the same couple young Sikh siblings tearing around on their bicycles with no helmets. Head injuries are no joke!
  • 10 11
 They could always piss of the head covering and wear a helmet like the rest of us, surely not too much to ask.
  • 8 0
 @watchtower: my helmet doesn't fit when I wear my pope hat.
  • 4 5
 Seeing the headline and the image, yeah I'll admit I chuckled a bit. But after reading about it, I know feel like an a-hole. Ms. Tina should win Mother Of The Year for this. They should market this to Karens too.
  • 11 8
 Mother of the year should be more like "screw this durag, no useless religious accessory should limit my kid's hability to have fun in a safe way and the world does not need more plastic."
  • 2 0
 Props to the first one to make this into a GoPro streamliner setup.
  • 3 3
 Cool idea. Unfortunate to see a plethora of ignorant and stupid comments with no moderation, but that's par for the course here on PB.
  • 1 0
 This is like the real world version of the hairmet from scrubs! Glad to see it.
  • 1 0
 Kind of reminds me of the hairmet from Scrubs.
  • 1 0
 Capitalism meets religion
  • 1 0
 Delboy already solved this problem with TCT (Trotter's Crash Turbans).
  • 1 0
 For when I want to wear my gopro UNDER my helmet
  • 1 1
 An easier solution would be to remove the turbine while wearing safety equipment. Religion makes me want to vomit.
  • 1 0
 MIPS will still sure for patent infringment.
  • 1 0
 Cant edit posts any longer?
  • 1 0
 Why not…..
  • 13 13
 This is extremely stupid.
  • 6 0
 Not as extremely stupid as killing young people for not wearing a head scarf don't you think?
  • 3 1
 @BigAge: All religions are atrocious and Islam is the most barbaric one. I live in Iran, My brothers and sisters are getting killed and risking their lives so don't lecture me on religion.
  • 9 8
 Clown world….
  • 5 1
 As long as you're in it.
  • 23 24
 Could just take the turban off for a bit?
  • 13 2
 A rugby friend lost his turban in a scrum and we all huddled around him until he put it back on. It's about managing the hair more than anything since they never cut it
  • 17 38
flag pedrujo (Jan 13, 2023 at 12:24) (Below Threshold)
 No! Their Jesus wrote on some rocks that they cannot take their turban off because God gets angry and you cannot make God angry. That's why I never ate crustaceans...
  • 10 8
 @pedrujo: you sound either unstable or just love to be an idiot online
  • 14 8
 @Saucycheese: my religion dictates that I have to be an idiot online 4 times a week. Please respect that, as you respect religious people that force the use of useless headwear upon children.
  • 3 0
 @Saucycheese: The weird rituals of team sports i guess; it's kind of a cult like gathering at that point.
  • 11 1
 @likeittacky: organized religion is a cult. Rugby is an entertaining pass time that doesn't exclude people
  • 7 1
 @Saucycheese: Not necessarily. Sports have the biggest cult followings over anything. Stadiums are crammed full with belligerent Bratwurst brothers, who idolize rich star players and adopt rituals and chants, plus buying paraphernalia to decorate their dungeons with and mascaraed in while overindulging at party gatherings and reciting tv commercials or announcers recaps as if it's scripture. Only then to indoctrinate their offspring into the religious practice's and experience. And if that doesn't cover it all, mobs of worshipers will trample the playing fields and city streets whether it's defeat or loss, in retaliation,as if to sacrificially offer up their wailing prayers to the sports overloads .

I could easily continue along but you get the picture.
  • 1 1
 @likeittacky: nobody ever fired a missile over football tho.
  • 1 0
 @likeittacky: I never realised that wearing eye make up was a thing for belligerent sports fans.
  • 6 2
 @pedrujo: dude, go be a d*ck somewhere else. Some dope mom designed baller helmets to keep her kids safe while they have fun on their bikes. I hope you get a flat every time you ride for the rest of your days
  • 9 5
 @tmtb999: until she figured out and manufactered that silly Helmet, She let her kid Ride Around unsafely because She did not allow him to remove some pointless religious symbol that for sure he did not chose to wear. That kid was and will be deprived of Many activities because the religion her mom imposed on him. Downhill MTB, hockey, swimming, motorcycle riding, diving, American football, etc, etc, are activities where him and many others are excluded because of their parents religion. But its is good to ser that after the initial "wow, so rad and inclusive!" type of comments, many pinkbike users are showing their opinion on the true implications of forced religious choices.
  • 3 4
 @pedrujo: Boom, comment of the day for me, good stuff.
  • 1 0
 @tmtb999: you’re the one being a dick here.
  • 1 0
 @the-burd: hahaha I’m sorry that my tolerance for other cultures has offended you. Must be tough being so fragile buddy
  • 1 0
 @tmtb999:You are confusing cultures and religions. You have tolerance for religion. Others don't. Surely you can see why others would reasonably have a distaste for religions, even if you reasonably don't.
  • 1 1
 @pbandjam: I think it’s easy to forget that this article is about a mom who made a helmet that can keep her kids (and other kids) safe while also accommodating a practice that is part of their religion. “Culture” by definition is how people express the way they experience the world around them, to call religion and culture fundamentally different or in no way related doesn’t make much sense as for a huge part of this world religion is a fundamental way in which humans experience and understand their world. Someone’s “distaste” for religion doesn’t excuse insensitivity or some of the truly sad things said above. We can do better, more kids on bikes, more kids safe on bikes
  • 2 1
 @tmtb999: I only said what I said because of the hypocrisy of when you said, “go be a dick somewhere else.” You can be tolerant all you want. Be more tolerant of others expressing their views and opinions as well.
  • 1 0
 @tmtb999: I didn't say they were unrelated. You made a substitution to suit your narrative. It was disingenuous.
  • 16 18
 Ic a South Park episode in the making
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