vi9:

slaughterhouse-ninetwofive:

albinwonderland:

ediebrit:

oh my  god

huge trigger warning but oh my god

shots. fired.

No…no… Comedy central unfortunately hit the nail on the year and just ouch

micdotcom:

At last, a lingerie company that knows “nude” doesn’t just mean white

For far too long, “nude” bandages, “flesh”-colored bras and the complete lack of foundation colors in the local drug store have been a source of frustration only women of color can truly understand.

Now, one company is hoping to change that, thanks to their new line of flesh-colored lingerie made specifically for all shades of the spectrum, slated to hit the market this October.   

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spookywildling:

destroy this new idea that a woman can’t be strong if she cries over a man she’s lost. destroy the idea that you have to be cold and emotionally detached in order to be a strong woman

manasaysay:

rabbrakha:

Parineeti Chopra responds to a male reporter who claims to know nothing about periods (menstrual cycle). [X]

SO IMPORTANT.

I started my period when I was 10 years old. But we didn’t tell my grandma for three years because she subscribed to the “old traditions”, where a woman on her period could not enter the house, not even to bathe. Where she had to sit outside in front of the house (where the whole village could be witness to her shame and isolation) for the entire duration.

My friend started her period unexpectedly while we were at our local temple (in America) for dance class. Asking around if any of the parents had pads (all of them apologized and acted like adults about it), I thought surely the front office has a first aid kit. Don’t they have pads? When we asked, not only did they not have any, when one of the women gave one from her purse, the head secretary told us “There are men who need to use the first-aid kit, ya? So we don’t keep period things there.” Not even ibuprofen (which has so many more uses than period pain).

There are girls in India and Nepal (and other places, but I just read an in-depth piece about the situations in Nepal) who have to go to the “period hut” when their period comes and not leave until its over. They can’t wash and dry their cloth pads in the daylight, so they do it at night when the pads won’t dry properly before their next use, making them vulnerable to infection.

It is incredibly important, especially in India, to break the taboo surrounding periods. Break the secrecy around an event that happens to almost every woman, every month for literally half of her lifetime. Break the hiding, break the cover-up, break the SHAME.

Just break EVERYTHING. So little girls can go to school every day of every month without feeling ashamed. So women can work every day of every month to provide for their families without being glared at. So single fathers can confidently take care of their daughters’ health. So that women can talk about how terrible their period is or isn’t and give each other advice on how to deal with it without looking around to make sure men aren’t listening.
So that Whisper doesn’t have to be called Whisper, it can be called SHOUT. It can be called PROUD. So that we don’t NEED to fucking WHISPER about our bodies and our health.

A message from Anonymous
Asalaamu alaikum, do you believe that Islam forbids same-sex marriage? I know it's controversial, but I'm wondering about your perspective especially through your interpretation of your belief?

Walaikum asalaam!

No, I do not believe Islam forbids same-sex marriage. I do not believe that LGBTQ people are haraam. I have written about this before, so I’ll paraphrase on my previous answers. Islam was never inherently a homophobic religion. Certain interpretations of the Qu’ran and hadith that are very homophobic have become prevalent, just as many misogynistic hadith or Qu’ranic interpretations have become prevalent, despite them being twisted out of context and/or being completely fabricated or unreliable (for hadith). I’ll give you the most popular example. Many Muslims will say that the Qu’ran forbids same-sex relations and cite the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. LGBTQ muslims interpret the story of Sodom and Gomorrah in the Qu’ran differently. They maintain that what was forbidden was not consensual homosexual sex, but rather the man-on-man rape that was happening. They say that Allah was forbidding the act of rape that the men in the towns were committing, not the sex itself. They look at the specific context of the passage and don’t just make a sweeping generalization. So, no, based on this and many other reasons, (which if you’re interested in I’ll provide some sources below), I do not believe that same-sex marriage is haraam, and nor do I believe that LGBTQ muslims should be excluded from practicing Islam.

However, while I support them absolutely, I am not a member of the LGBTQ community and so I feel uncomfortable speaking for them. There are many muslims on tumblr practicing Islam and are members of the LGBTQ community. I suggest you message them respectively if you want more answers about this if they have made it clear on their blog they are comfortable receiving questions such as these regarding their interpretations of the Qu’ran.

I also suggest that you watch the documentary A Jihad for Love, which discusses the struggles of LGBTQ muslims around the world (on Netflix if you have it). I also suggest you read the book Homosexuality in Islam by Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle. Other resources are the following tumblr blogs:

iamnotharaam.tumblr.com

queermuslims.tumblr.com

I really hope this helps. I’m so sorry about the delay in answering, my job has been burying me lately but it should be slowing down so I’ll be able to post my regular stuff and not just queued re-blogs soon insha’Allah. Thank you for your patience!

nuedvixx:

unthinkable-viii-xxi:

thesylverlining:

triple-fang:

frontier-heart:

crookedhill:

feferi:

Nicki is having none of your cisnormative bullshit. (x)

Fuck yeah Nicki Minaj!!

Nicki you’re the best

Watched the interview though and omg, she doesn’t even flinch or back down or laugh like it’s a joke, just. Oh my god. Yesss.

THERE IT IS HERE IT IS I KNEW I HAD SEEN THIS GIF’D SOMEWHERE AND I COULDN’T FIND IT

THERE IT FUCKING IS

nicki is life.

😻

hatzigsut:

very chilling topic on twitter right now. 

i have my own reasons for #WhyIStayed, and looking through this hashtag, i can see so many women and men who were lost, just as i was.

i stayed because it was the first time i felt important to anyone. he “loved” me. when he said he would die if i left him, i thought it passionate. when he started showing up unannounced at my house, because my friends told him my brother’s friends were over, i thought the jealousy was endearing.

then he tried to kill himself when i left town for two days. he was convinced that i would find someone else, in a town where i knew no one. i came back home, and promised i would never leave.

the manipulation and emotional abuse became physical—but only once. he slammed me against a wall after i made a joke about dumping him once i started college. i hid the bruises from my family, for weeks. that was the moment i decided to get out, no matter what happened. for some people, it only takes one time. others need more than one. and some people never make it out alive.

it is not always easy to “just leave.” it is a blessing if you are able to leave, with no consequences.

sandandglass:

crispy-tacos:

flogicallylawless:

If Fox thinks that a Muslim can’t write a book about Christianity

would they agree that men can’t write legislation about women?

EVERYBODY FREEZE.

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"when women wear makeup they’re basically lying to us" well i don’t see why i’m being blamed for a man stupid enough to really think i have red and gold eyelids

cyber-moonchild:

Good policy to live by

cyber-moonchild:

Good policy to live by

Mehreen Syed is a Pakistani model, the CEO of IFAP and an actor. Titled Model of the Year 2013 by Lux Style Awards, Syed was the first Pakistani model to have appeared on the cover of the popular Middle East fashion magazine Alamra and is also the Spokesperson of L’Oréal Paris, the world’s leading beauty brand. She started her career at a very young age and has appeared on the covers of not only local, but also international fashion publications including Time, Vogue and Marie Claire. [source]

ill-ary:

'Meet the Generation of Incredible Native American Women Fighting to Preserve Their Culture' via Marie Claire

night-catches-us:

kb-saransar:

"According to the FBI, there have been 129 confirmed white Christian terrorists in the last 20 years. That includes Timothy McVae, the uni-bomber, the Atlanta Olympics bomber and dozens of family planning centers and abortion clinics. Muslims? 19. Which would make white people the most likely demographic to commit a terrorist attack. So watch your mouth before you call me a terrorist or I’ll knock your fucking teeth out.

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