She is not “my girl.”

She belongs to herself. And I am blessed, for with all her freedom, she still comes back to me, moment-to-moment, day-by-day, and night-by-night.

How much more blessed can I be?

Avraham Chaim, Thoughts after The Alchemist (via vegancreep)

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Teachers force Muslim, lower caste students to clean toilets in India: Report

fuckyeahsouthasia:

"They Say We’re Dirty" - Denying an Education to India’s Marginalized

Some Indian teachers force children from lower castes and minority religions to clean toilets and sit separately from their classmates as part of “persistent” discrimination in classrooms, a rights group said on Tuesday.

Human Rights Watch said pupils from marginalised communities often dropped out of school and started working as labourers rather than face continued humiliation at the hands of teachers and principals.

(Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com, via thisisislamophobia)

Andrew Bailey's "Why Rape is Sincerely Hilarious" video transcript

transcriptsblog:

Hi. My name is Will, and I sincerely think that rape is hilarious… when it happens to dudes! It’s horrible when it happens to women, but men getting raped is hilarity. And Adam Sandler’s comedy, that’s my boy! And Get him to the Greek, Horrible Bosses, Wedding Crashers, Abu…

ami-angelwings:

badass-bharat-deafmuslimpunkstar:

An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, 1880s. (Image courtesy Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives, Philadelphia, PA. Image #p0103) (x)

The Indian woman, Dr. Anandi Gopal Joshi, was the first Indian woman to earn a degree in Western medicine, and also believed to be the first Hindu woman to set foot on American soil.
The Japanese woman, Dr. Kei Okami, was the first Japanese woman to obtain a degree in Western Medicine.
The Syrian woman is Dr. Sabat Islambooly.  Her name is spelled incorrectly on that photograph. 
For those interested, here’s more information on other women of color who attended and graduated from Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia in the past, with a focus on the Japanese-American women they accepted during the US WW2 internment of Japanese-Americans.

ami-angelwings:

badass-bharat-deafmuslimpunkstar:

An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, 1880s. (Image courtesy Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives, Philadelphia, PA. Image #p0103) (x)

The Indian woman, Dr. Anandi Gopal Joshi, was the first Indian woman to earn a degree in Western medicine, and also believed to be the first Hindu woman to set foot on American soil.

The Japanese woman, Dr. Kei Okami, was the first Japanese woman to obtain a degree in Western Medicine.

The Syrian woman is Dr. Sabat Islambooly.  Her name is spelled incorrectly on that photograph. 

For those interested, here’s more information on other women of color who attended and graduated from Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia in the past, with a focus on the Japanese-American women they accepted during the US WW2 internment of Japanese-Americans.

(Source: badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista, via jinxasaurus)

Anonymous asked: Sexual attraction patterns are set early in life and are very resistant to change. I'm generally not attracted to black women, and at almost 30, that's really unlikely to change. It doesn't make me racist, it just means I grew up in a racist culture, which affected me when I was a preteen, which I've consciously worked on overcoming. Berating people for being honest about something they have no control doesn't do much to further the goal of equality and just makes people more defensive.

yoisthisracist:

Hey asshole, first of all, if you somehow think all black women are the fucking same, you’re fucking racist as shit, and the fact that you think you have no control over this, or can’t at least find the basic decency to shut the fuck up and be embarrassed about this terrible part of your racist brain, that’s what makes you extra racist. Who the fuck cares if racists get defensive, they fucking should, you idiot.

My sexual attractions change daily, because I keep meeting new people who are sexy. The Ireland I grew up with was 99% white but that doesn’t stop me fancying people all over the place now. If sexual attractions never changed, I’d still be mostly into floppy-haired boy-band members and goth girls. I’m into everyone! 

I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.

Toni Morrison (via jaegerjaques)

Being told this your whole life to realize that liberation ideology is great except that it implies someone is still unfree and the goal is to create a system in which liberation is not needed because no one is unfree.

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teclita:

Technically not a spoiler!

Non-book readers: Jamie Lannister respects women A LOT. He’s disgusted by rape and abuse. There’s even a part in the books where he ponders about love and concludes that he doesn’t love Cersei (the only woman he’s ever been with) because she’s beautiful, but because she is who she is. He doesn’t actually care that Brienne’s ugly. He has a hero/gentleman complex and is a bit of a douche, but he is, at heart, a good man who makes bad decisions.

Well I’m not sure if he’s a good man - but he’s not a rapist in book-verse! 

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HBO Writing Room

1upadventure:

Game of Thrones Show Writers: “You know, these sex scenes in the book are great and all, but you know what they need? Less consent”

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howtobeterrell:

yumyumstretch:

jerryjamesstone:

http://cookingstoned.tv/blog/2014/02/food-that-magically-regrows-itself-from-kitchen-scraps/

Let’s face it, eating well is expensive… or it can be. Buying produce that is either organically (or biodynamically grown) is not cheap. But ingesting pesticide residue is anything but ideal.

Luckily, you can shave a few bucks off your grocery bill by growing a few of those staples from your diet. Best part, it is much easier than you think! You don’t need seeds or anything fancy. You can simply use kitchen scraps from your next meal. How great is that!

urgh wholefoods 

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lavandulum:

i’ve stopped trash talking comic sans after learning the font is actually one of the only dyslexia-friendly fonts that come standard with most computers and i advocate for others doing the same

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Treat her like you’re still trying to win her, and that’s how you’ll never lose her.

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there was a very short lived relationship i had where it went just the opposite of this. he, in fact, told me after our third date, that he no longer had to ‘impress me’ because he ‘already had me’.

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I’m never considered myself high-maintenence until I dated this fool who treated giving me the most minimal support and care was a chore. Now I’m like, you have to work for me. 

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oystergirlrhymes:

This semester I went to the White Privilege Conference in Madison, WI for my honors seminar about examining privilege. I made a poster about the behaviors of particular white female musicians who appropriate other cultures as a means of identity and sexualize/objectify WOC as a means of displaying sexual agency and social power. All under the guise of “empowerment”.


This is my take on the knowledge I found through seminar and readings, (esp. online articles) so in no way do I claim these ideas or concepts as my own.

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My main problem with the media category for Time’s 100 most influential people list is how damned white it is. Oprah is the only black woman on the list of candidates. 

olivialaurel:

olivialaurel:

 Always buy used textbooks guys I cannot stress this enough.

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I’m here for you, friend. Don’t cry.

Yo Freud! Don’t have a penis - yet to feel inferior. Know girls who have penises, they don’t feel inferior either. Actually, the lads I know without penises don’t either. Stop trying to make Penis Envy happen! 

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