Why can’t a girl feel good in a hijab and not worry about not being Muslim enough for her community? Because through all the glares, whispering, discrimination, and hate from both Muslims and Non-Muslims, I assure you a little self esteem boost won’t make up for what she has to deal with on a daily basis. Give our Muslim women some credit.
What is commonly called as “non-Western” societies have a long history of colonizers thinking of our countries as exotic playgrounds to find themselves. In that context our bodies become not human but something else, an experience; our societies are not everyday societies filled with humans going about their daily lives but an exotic, mysterious set of interactions, much like the child looks at an ant farm; our natural environment not something humans interact with daily but detached from the setting, a lush set of healing that the colonizer can take rest in.
As a result we have suffered imperialistic conquest and colonialism. Our bodies were raped, enslaved, and killed; our societies were destroyed and was pressured to adapt to the “superior” societies of “developed” countries; our natural resources were plundered to make the oppressors rich.
Slum tourism, or “going to other countries to find oneself” is not that different nowadays; even more heinous in light of how diaspora’d people are treated in “Western countries”. They’re not considered exotic enough, and at the same time they are considered the other. There are a whole lot of interactions to think about when one goes to another country.
And yet this ignorant ass white girl’s talking about “omg why can’t I use these places as some sort of a learning center” You can find your fucking self at fucking home you shithead
i really feel like ppl see us as cockroaches you know eugenics it’s so dehumanizing
i feel this too. like in media and perceptions of us from others, we’re always the taxi drivers, the people behind the 7/11 counter, with the weird accents everyone makes fun of. the curry jokes, the hairy jokes. its hard to emerge from here with confidence when you have all these stereotypes stacked against you
i always feel like south asians are super marginalized on this site. and there are self hating brown ppl on here that perpetuate it. mehreen made a post on here that i cosigned but its just exhausting to see people go on about every human rights issue but their eyes turn blind when desis are involved.
last thing i will say about this today - brown people will throw every brown person under the bus because we don’t have any sense of solidarity or understanding of our own struggle. so much self hatred that we won’t take up that space in anti-oppression discourse. if we’re called “desi garbage” by users here en masse we’ll take it. if someone claims drones over pakistan and the imperialism in our countries are irrelevant issues we’ll stop talking about it. we’ll uplift others before we uplift ourselves. no sense of solidarity. its sad. stop hating yourself because everyone else does.
i have a problem with american bloggers who orient everything in their own little american bubble and anything that exists on the outside doesn’t matter.
ethnic cleaning in sri lanka? drones over pakistan? war on iraq? genocide in palestine? my produce is picked by migrant children? my clothes are made by the lowest paid factory workers in the world? what all this?
no its irrelevant. if you don’t talk about american issues in america about america and american poc and american people then you are irrelevant and you are oppressive.
hari kondabolu, lemme tell you exactly what type he is. hari is the type of foreign brown guy that likes to exploit the fact that indians regularly get caught in the crosshairs of islamophobic and post 9/11 attacks, but also exploits the fact that he’s generally viewed as safer than those “”“”REAL”“” terrorists and easily consumable and thats fucking visible by the fact that he went on a tour hosted by the US dept of state and apparently isn’t moved enough to address guantanamo bay, waterboarding, drone attacks or militaristic siege against afghanistan.
A woman in Utah gave birth to twins. When one was stillborn, she was arrested and charged with criminal homicide based on the claim that her decision to delay cesarean surgery was the cause of the stillbirth.
After a hearing that lasted less than a day, a court issued an order requiring a critically-ill pregnant woman in Washington, D.C. to undergo cesarean surgery over her objections. Neither she nor her baby survived.
A judge in Ohio kept a woman imprisoned to prevent her from having an abortion.
A woman in Oregon who did not comply with a doctor’s recommendation to have additional testing for gestational diabetes was subjected to involuntary civil commitment. During her detention, the additional testing was never performed.
A Louisiana woman was charged with murder and spent approximately a year in jail before her counsel was able to show that what was deemed a murder of a fetus or newborn was actually a miscarriage that resulted from medication given to her by a health care provider.
In Texas, a pregnant woman who sometimes smoked marijuana to ease nausea and boost her appetite gave birth to healthy twins. She was arrested for delivery of a controlled substance to a minor.
A doctor in Wisconsin had concerns about a woman’s plans to have her birth attended by a midwife. As a result, a civil court order of protective custody for the woman’s fetus was obtained. The order authorized the sheriff’s department to take the woman into custody, transport her to a hospital, and subject her to involuntary testing and medical treatment.
Because Karl Marx was problematic, we’ll have to abandon his work. Because everyone is problematic, we’ll have to abandon everything. Just reblog memes, describe your privileges, sign petitions you don’t understand for countries you’ll never live in and make sure you continue jacking off to liberal identity politics. Revolutionary work.
English Vinglish speaks to me on a deep personal level because my mom and so many other immigrant parents identify with her and those struggles are real and if you don’t think Gauri Shinde is the dopest writer/director ever for portraying that then you are wrong.
“Stevie Nicks was the first woman I ever heard say she had chosen not to have children because she cared more about her career. The first that ever warned me men might not like it if there are things more important to me than they are. The first that ever said that that was fine: sometimes, you have to leave them behind. Wherever she goes, she surrounds herself with girls. “I can’t imagine you in a bathing suit,” someone says in an interview for Rolling Stone, when Stevie says she likes to play in the pool in her backyard. “Yeah, well, you never will,” Stevie says. “There is never - ever - a man in the backyard. If there is, he is banished to the front of the house.” Men don’t get to look at Stevie Nicks unless Stevie Nicks wants men to look at Stevie Nicks. In her songs, even when she’s talking about how she has to change, she proclaims her power, her ability, her worth. She is a queen, she is a witch, she is a dragon, she is in control. She isn’t polite. She’s competitive. She’s bossy. She claimed all the things the men around her claimed — she spent as much money as they spent, had as much sex as they had, was as reckless as they were, stood at the front of the same stage — and never questioned that that was her right. The world tells us women are there for men, but despite all the boyfriends and the jokes about how she’s so easy and the sex-symbol status, she isn’t there for men at all. She does it without ever giving in to the men that dismiss her. She’s emotional. She’s dramatic. She raises her voice as much as she can. She thinks she’s pretty, she thinks she’s a star, and when her fans crowd up to the edge of the stage, crazy, she welcomes them, with open arms. She revels in it. She’s too much of a girl for you? She revels in it.”—Stevie Nicks is a queen, a witch, a dragon
i keep thinking about this post its one of the most inspiring things ive come across here and i always say im gunna place more value on self love than loving someone else and being in a relationship and i never ever do it. the love i feel for other people is never as strong as my love for myself. i always feel abnormal because my most my friends are in long term serious relationships, or have at least been in them. and i havent had anything like that. at all. and i like that about me i really do, i feel like im so strong and independent and too proud to attach myself to a man and give him any power over me. and relationships w women is some other struggle i dont even know if i want to get into. im tangeting. but i rewrote that post in my journal and i read it to myself today when i was feeling sad about being such a lone wolf woman. and instead i found power and strength in myself. i like the idea of being single forever and never having to break myself in half to fit in a mans hands and being capable of carrying myself etc etc. and thats my focus and its easy to get sidetracked but i regress and devolve when i am with a man it just ruins me and thats not progressive.
i remember in highschool i was with my friends on my spare, sitting on the swings after hotboxing in my friends car and i was using the sand to exfoliate my feet and they all thought i was being high and i was like “im not high im exfoliating”
You should date a boy with money. Date a boy who doesn’t have a shrimp dick. Date a boy who spends his money on diamond jewelry instead of video games. Ask for a tiara on your second date. Date a boy with a car. Date a boy who had a personal butler when he was born. Date a boy with shitty grades and good looks. Date a boy you can easily manipulate. Date a boy who shops in Paris and dines in Hong Kong. Spend every weekend in a new city. Date a boy with a gold jacuzzi in his villa. Date a boy who has excellent health insurance. Date a boy who can cater to your every whim. Date a boy with money.
muslim men do the least amount of activism to uplift muslim women than anyone i have ever seen and its cause they wanna chain us up or tear us down, they’re not interested in empowering us and challenging the stigma around our identity and breaking down the barriers we face.