People of color have survived centuries of unspeakable violence against our...– I’m Sorry Whiteness, You Can’t have Everything (via thetart) Always reblog. (via genderbitch)
Goes thy heart with this?: Jihad: Definition →
soyoungandtrue-: I was listening to Jon Stewart last night (Monday’s episode) where they were talking about this dude who wanted to attack american soldiers in Iraq, but they used “jihad” as the verb. I thought, “I’m pretty sure that’s not the word they want to use there”, but the show kept going and I ignored it. Your definition is accurate. There is also a distinction between the...
alathariyyah: Sufyan bin ‘Uyaynah said: “Traverse the paths of the truth, and do not be discouraged by the small number of people who do the same.” [‘Uluww al-Himmah: pg. 41]
It was "factually" rape. →
besttumblr: i-am-the-lighthouse: thesadnessofpencils: Imagine you’re at a traffic junction, one just outside your house. You cross on the green man, whistling away, and then a car comes out of nowhere and hits you. And now, a policeman is taking down your details so you can be justly compensated for your injury. And imagine the conversation goes as follows: You: I was hit by so-and-so’s...
'Dune': A Review →
I have a mental image of Herbert sitting down with a BINGO card and cramming in every racist trope he could find. Because why the hell would a race that can ride giant killer sandworms at the age of ten have to sit around and wait for a white man to save them and/or lead them into ~glory?
It was "factually" rape. →
Imagine you’re at a traffic junction, one just outside your house. You cross on the green man, whistling away, and then a car comes out of nowhere and hits you. And now, a policeman is taking down your details so you can be justly compensated for your injury. And imagine the conversation goes as follows: You: I was hit by so-and-so’s car, at so-and-so time, at so-and-so traffic junction. ...
white elephants: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, December... →
tobaccopeppermint: If for a moment God were to forget that I am a rag doll and granted me a piece of life, I probably wouldn’t say everything that I think; rather, I would think about everything that I say. I would value things, not for their worth but for what they mean. I would sleep less, dream more,…
We had a whole generation too young to remember why we needed second wave...– “Why film schools teach screenwriters not to pass the Bechdel test,” Jennifer Kesler For anyone who doesn’t know, a movie passes the Bechdel Test if there are at least two named female characters who talk to each other about something other than a man. (via humorlessfeminist)
The world must be all fucked up when men travel first class and literature goes...– Gabriel Garcia Marquez - 100 Years of Solitude (via littlegoldfishes)
The newspaper headline screams: “Eighteen-Year-Old Slain by Husband after Giving...– Unnerving as hell but so true. Why won’t people realize this about Twilight? Twilight and Philosophy, p.178 (chapter by Rebecca Housel) I know I’ve posted this before. But now I have more followers (thank you all) and it is epic and needs to be reblogged. (via...
Underwhelmed by Gaiman's fauxpology. →
Yeah, I took him off my twitter/RSS feed, and this is even more reason :( Dammit authors!
Some friends don’t understand this. They don’t understand how desperate I am to...– Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation.
Genderbitch Lite: Now With More Rambling!: The... →
ancoraximparo: So, say youre playing around on tumblr and you come across a really interesting article. It piques your interest, gets you thinking, even questioning things you used to hold as truths. So you dig around on the internet looking up other articles related to the topic. And you… -raises hand-
Regarding this: →
haguenite: I told STFUC I’d keep it brief, and for my own sanity it’s probably very important that I do. 1) It’s Theo van Gogh. If you are going to use either his life or his death in an argument, you should at least have the courtesy to get your basic fucking facts right. 2) Yes, he made a movie about the oppression of women under Islam. He was also a known Muslim heckler. He liked to call...
TFI Daily News: Indian Court Divides Disputed... →
newstfionline: By Jim Yardley, NY Times, September 30, 2010 NEW DELHI—With the nation on high alert, an Indian court handed down a long-awaited decision on Thursday over control of the country’s most disputed religious site by splitting the land into three portions to be divided among Hindus and Muslims,…