Check out the Tumblr discusion, here. That Tumblr, "Oppressed Brown Girls, Doing Things" is very good, and among other things satirizes white feminist attitudes towards brown women. Apparently there was a young white non-Muslim woman, who wore a hijab for a couple hours (with some friends) because she heard from a friend that hijabiis get mistreated. She was shocked by the results of their social experiment, and now she's trying to draw as much attention to it as possible. I'm guessing this is USA but not sure.
I dunno if it's a bad idea to do such an experiment for your own education; I would certainly ask around first. But then if you make a big story, all about you? Without talking to any hijabiis about their experiences? Without bothering to seek out activists, writers, and resources for supporting Muslim women (with or without hijabs) near you?
I don't even know how much of the problem is the individual actors, and how much is a mainstream culture that somehow thinks "social experiments" are so cool that a white non-Muslim should be the mouthpiece for Muslim women of color. I've seen it before, though--crossdressing cis people speaking for trans people, people using blackface, a guy gets a book deal because he pretended to be gay for a year (and needed "protection" from being hit on in bars), ...
And people wonder, why do Others angrily say "hey! You took my shoes without asking, and now everybody thinks you're so important for wearing them"?
From the Tumblr conversation:
Please note, they’re always trying to find out if PoC are telling the “truth” and when we are, they’re SHOCKED. Not at our experiences, but simply that we were telling the truth.
We’re all liars until a White person also tells them, or they pull a stunt like this, and even then, it’s only an isolated incident, isn’t it?