The shooting at Wisconsin has made it necessary to strengthen religious identity, not shunning it. To the Sikh boys who cut their hair I would say, no matter how 'acceptable' you try to look, a society that hates will still hate you. You need to wear a turban not because you are a Sikh, but to show to the world that you are not scared.
Only after coming to Delhi, Shanti Kumari realised that nobody cared whether she was going through periods or not. Back home in her native village, she like every other girl became an outcast for her monthly periods.