thecuckoohaslanded:

earthlydreams:

feminismisatrick:

misanthrpologie:

Saving Face (2012), acid attacks on women in Pakistan

Meanwhile, in America, feminists are complaining about how dress codes are oppressive.

You idiots have never experienced oppression, and pray you never do, because this is what it looks like.

As a South Asian American feminist, let me remind everyone that oppression is not a competition.

Just because we fight one type of sexism doesn’t mean we don’t care about other instances of sexism that don’t affect us directly in our day to day lives.

My heart goes out to this woman and the hundreds of other victims like her. I want to educate people about these kinds of incidents. I support organizations that help women like this.

You may think that dress code issues are trivial, but they are related to a larger issue of women’s bodily autonomy, which affects women’s health and safety.

So please, let’s try to bring awareness and bring about change instead of insulting entire groups of people because they are facing issues that are less scary than the one presented.

oppression is not a competition

thank you so much for this wording

helenasclone:

cosimaclonehaus:

still not over the fact that sarah and cosima lying in bed together holding hands is a thing that actually happened and wasn’t just a really good edit

I think ur forgetting that orphan black is actually just a really good edit.

You’re a sight for sore eyes.

                                  What about me?

C’mere you.

themomentofhappiness:

Here, have a cute Geek Monkey on your dash.

themomentofhappiness:

Here, have a cute Geek Monkey on your dash.

technicalrabbit:

meladoodle:

THESE ARE GETTING TOO WILD

NO, THE WORST THING ABOUT THIS GIF IS IT’S FUCKING HAPPENED. 
I WAS COOKING AND MY LITTLE BROTHER FELL SO I RUSHED AWAY TO HELP HIM UP AND MAKE SURE HE WAS OKAY, I WAS ONLY GONE FOR A FUCKING MINUTE.AND I WENT BACK TO COOKING, AND WHEN I TRIED TO FUCKING FLIP THE GODDAMN STEAK
IT HAD MELDED TO THE GODDAMN PAN.SO I TRIED TO SHIMMY THE FUCKING SPATULA UNDER IT AND PULLED UP AND THE GODDAMN HANDLE BROKE OFF WHICH SENT THE FUCKING PAN FLYING. 
IT BROKE THE FUCKING SMALL KITCHEN WINDOW AND LANDED OUTSIDE AND BROKE THREE POTS ON THE BACK PORCH. 
MY FUCKNIG PAIN HAS BEEN REALIZED IN ONE fUCKING GIF AND IT IS BULLSHIT. 

technicalrabbit:

meladoodle:

THESE ARE GETTING TOO WILD

NO, THE WORST THING ABOUT THIS GIF IS IT’S FUCKING HAPPENED. 

I WAS COOKING AND MY LITTLE BROTHER FELL SO I RUSHED AWAY TO HELP HIM UP AND MAKE SURE HE WAS OKAY, I WAS ONLY GONE FOR A FUCKING MINUTE.AND I WENT BACK TO COOKING, AND WHEN I TRIED TO FUCKING FLIP THE GODDAMN STEAK

IT HAD MELDED TO THE GODDAMN PAN.SO I TRIED TO SHIMMY THE FUCKING SPATULA UNDER IT AND PULLED UP AND THE GODDAMN HANDLE BROKE OFF WHICH SENT THE FUCKING PAN FLYING. 

IT BROKE THE FUCKING SMALL KITCHEN WINDOW AND LANDED OUTSIDE AND BROKE THREE POTS ON THE BACK PORCH. 

MY FUCKNIG PAIN HAS BEEN REALIZED IN ONE fUCKING GIF AND IT IS BULLSHIT. 

(Source: meladoodle)

(Source: forassgard)

(Source: twitter.com)

Cosima Niehaus + talking with her hands [season 1]

(Source: anya-jenkins)

Social scientists estimate that 15 to 30 percent, or, “[a]s many as 600,000 to 1.2 million slaves” in antebellum America were Muslims. 46 percent of the slaves in the antebellum South were kidnapped from Africa’s western regions, which boasted “significant numbers of Muslims”.

These enslaved Muslims strove to meet the demands of their faith, most notably the Ramadan fast, prayers, and community meals, in the face of comprehensive slave codes that linked religious activity to insubordination and rebellion. Marking Ramadan as a “new American tradition” not only overlooks the holy month observed by enslaved Muslims many years ago, but also perpetuates their erasure from Muslim-American history.

Although the Quran “[a]llows a believer to abstain from fasting if he or she is far from home or involved in strenuous work,” many enslaved Muslims demonstrated transcendent piety by choosing to fast while bonded. In addition to abstaining from food and drink, enslaved Muslims held holy month prayers in slave quarters, and put together iftars - meals at sundown to break the fast - that brought observing Muslims together. These prayers and iftars violated slave codes restricting assembly of any kind.

For instance, the Virginia Slave Code of 1723 considered the assembly of five slaves as an “unlawful and tumultuous meeting”, convened to plot rebellion attempts. Every state in the south codified similar laws barring slave assemblages, which disparately impacted enslaved African Muslims observing the Holy Month.

Therefore, practicing Islam and observing Ramadan and its fundamental rituals, for enslaved Muslims in antebellum America, necessitated the violation of slave codes. This exposed them to barbaric punishment, injury, and oftentimes, even death. However, the courage to observe the holy month while bonded, and in the face of grave risk, highlights the supreme piety of many enslaved Muslims.

Ramadan was widely observed by enslaved Muslims. Yet, this history is largely ignored by Muslim American leaders and laypeople alike - and erased from the modern Muslim American narrative.

Ramadan: A centuries-old American tradition (via simhasanam)

I want everyone to read this. The general (though unspoken) conception is that Ramadan and Islam in general is a religious practice that began in great numbers in the West with the influx of Arab and South Asian immigrants and that is far from the truth and a grave injustice to the contributions of Black Americans. Islam has been here and its foundation began with them.

(via maarnayeri)

This is super interesting and not something I’d ever heard before.

ashagreyioy:

when people are pushing ur buttons and ur just like “how am i gonna be a hufflepuff about this”

(Source: barbhenrickson)