His body isn’t even cold yet and the New York times has already put out a shameful article declaring Nelson Mandela to be an “icon of peaceful resistance”. News outlets around the Western world are hurrying to publish obituaries that celebrate his electoral victory while…
i developed a self-depreciating sense of humor as a method of coping with my insecurities and social anxiety because it’s a lot easier to deal with people laughing at you when you’ve already beaten them to the punch by laughing at yourself
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.
“As women, we are taught to be tiny. To have small bodies, to never be imposing. The ideal of our gender are thin and childlike, hairless and dainty. We are defined by our bodies; defined by our control over them. We are taught to obsess over our physicality and to be repulsed by our desires and intelligences.
We are taught to walk scared late at night. We cradle our keys between our perfectly manicured fingers, walking gracefully like a baby antelope in a herd of lions. That our virginity defines our character. That I am a frigid bitch if I do not fuck him, and a dirty slut if I do.”—Michelle K., The Truth About Growing Up A Woman. (via abstrusecuriosity)