Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.– Gary Snyder (via hip-)
Black and minority ethnic women are poorer, less healthy, less educated and...– Ethnic minority women face ‘massive inequalities’ | UK news | The Guardian Anyone surprised by this? No? Didn’t think so. But notice that paragraph: they fair worse than white women. Again, this is why feminism doesn’t do much for WoC. (via biyuti)
They can do good and they can do bad – but they’re just Muslims. They are not...– (via thechameleon84)
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The claim that sex workers “sell our bodies” is not only logically absurd (I was...– Maggie McNeal Commenting on Chicago Tribune article (via thefumoblu) So true never thought about that. (via cuntygrrl) Interesting. And it gives the notion that other forms of work, (especially menial jobs that require too much effort and barely get people by) also don’t require you to use your...
howiviewafrica: Pakistan has the largest number of people of African descent in South Asia. It has been estimated that at least a quarter of the total population living on the Makran coast are of African ancestry—that is, at least 250,000 men and women can claim East African descent on the southern coast of Pakistan and in the easternmost part of southern Iran. In Pakistan, African descendants...
Fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still...– Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own (via helplesslyamazed)
cultural appropriation vs cultural exchange
blackcurator: eating a polish food at a polish restaurant ran by a polish owners = cultural exchange. wearing ceremonial japanese robes for a fashion shoot and calling it an asian dress = cultural appropriation. thank you.
newwavefeminism: It just sucks that there is a lot about “living healthy” that people who don’t have access to gyms and wellness classes. It’s nice that people understand how to consume healthier foods and that it’s nice to educate people on the ways how other foods that we eat are actually harmful. But why does everything that is involved in discussions about “wing healthy” have to have the...
Rachel: I bought it in the cloud. We can watch it. iTunes will know!
Rachel: Follow up question...
Rachel: My cloud is full.
Rachel: Is that a thing?
If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It is lethal.– Paulo Coelho (via unembellishedthought)
يضيع جمال الحياة عندما تنظر بعينيك فقط and the beauty of life is lost when you only look with your eyes.
Sometimes it scares me how I immerse myself in fiction, I feel like one day I’ll...– Ara (via i-am-ara)
fuckyeahrumi: “This is love: to fly toward a secret sky” -Rumi
I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT SMUT.
peppermintwinds: What does “curves in all the right places” mean? What are the right places? How many curves does this describe? What the fuck is this supposed to mean? Why do people always smirk before they go down on girls? Is this the universal I-am-licking-you-in-intimate-places expression? The fuck does turgid even mean? Whenever I hear this word I picture something to do with...
If you make people think they’re thinking, they’ll love you. But if you really...– Don Marquis (via ssturmunddrangg)
My last words on this trite discussion.
morenamagia: I don’t understand the need to appropriate African cultures. I really don’t. Why isn’t being Black American enough? Our own “tribe” is beautiful enough, strong enough, rich enough, worth enough. Be content with that. As the Tao te Ching says, “when you realize you have enough, the entire world belongs to you.”
All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine...– Mitch Albom (via kingsrow)
The plain fact is that the planet does not need more “successful people”. But it...– David Orr (via sitasays) (via thebeldam, free-wilderness) (via voiceofnature) Always re-blog, as a reminder to myself if nothing else. (via journeyers-scrapbook) ((via guerrillamamamedicine) (via dreams-from-my-father) (via truth-has-a-liberal-bias) (via stfuconservatives)
A Restless Being: People need to stop putting... →
mangosupasonic: a-restless-being: People need to stop putting reverts on a pedestal. Not every revert is extremely knowledgeable or “better than born muslims,” which is a phrase that is always used. I know reverts who are extremely knowledgeable, I know reverts who have little knowledge. Not every revert is going through family issues. The whole family issues thing annoys me especially,...
Yes, death. Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the...– Oscar Wilde (via loosebowels)
Males as a group have and do benefit the most from patriarchy, from the...– bell hooks, Feminism is for Everybody (via poeticallyspeaking13)
themindislimitless: What if in 200 years people think Comic Sans MS is brilliantly artistic and creative and preserve things we’ve printed in the font in museums?
Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter...– Kahlil Gibran (via thelittlephilosopher)
I have given a baby up for adoption, and I have had an abortion… .Believe me...– Breaking the Silence: On Living Pro-Lifers’ Choice for Women An extremely valuable article from a birth mother on why giving up a child for adoption vs. abortion isn’t always the “right” decision. Very valuable and powerful read. (via pb-n-pineapples)
mehreenkasana: Where did the word Paki come from? Some of you wanted me to share this. A very polite adventuresofawimpygirl said: “Hi Mehreen. This is quite embarrassing but I recently learned that the term “paki” is offensive. I’ve heard many of my friends regard Pakistani’s as “paki” so I presumed (mistakenly) it was just short for Pakistani. Would you mind providing me with some background...
Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is...– James A. Baldwin (via gorgeousmuslimah) this has got to be one of my favorite quotes… (via emptytrustfunds)
I want to tear myself from this place, from this reality, rise up like a cloud...– The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini (via rhetoricalities)
To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than...– Isaac Newton (via philosophy-quotes)
I’m actually pretty numb to the “I wouldn’t have an abortion myself but I...– Marianne at xojane I just want to print out this entire article 1000 times, strip naked, and roll around in it. I fucking love this article. I love it. (via keepyourboehneroutofmyuterus)
Not All Israeli Citizens Are Equal
come-start-a-revolution: “I’M a Palestinian who was born in the Israeli town of Lod, and thus I am an Israeli citizen. My wife is not; she is a Palestinian from Nablus in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Despite our towns being just 30 miles apart, we met almost 6,000 miles away in Massachusetts, where we attended neighboring colleges. A series of walls, checkpoints, settlements and soldiers...
Undecided Women, Don’t be Fooled: Your Control of... →
stfuhypocrisy: Women, especially young childless undecided women voters, are talking about jobs, not abortion rights, right? What women really care about is not contraception, not access to family planning resources, not social issues like gay marriage, abstinence-only sex “ed” or Mitt Romney’s 50 year old bullying. Nope – it’s the economy. Women, “like everyone else,”– that would the norm –...