intersectionalfeminism:

Bringing these back because it’s that time of year again. 

Sources: S*T*A*R*S and golden-zephyr

(via zahra-4b-muslimah)


Q
Why do you hate rishtas?
Anonymous
A

emulgent:

They’re not for me.

I find the process inherently superficial. You’ll never get to know perfectly capable individuals, may be more than others, because they don’t fit in the height category/education category/hair catergory etc. My parents have different criteria than me. They invite folks and I don’t get to talk to the guy, and then my parents will ask what I thought. Like what am I suppose to think if I dont know him? How do we approach the next step. Sometimes the next step is already consider too serious and definitive. Some people I know committed to marriage after the second meet. Also for me, I am instructed to not be too honest, and not ask this or that, because word will get back to the third party and then ~everyone will know~ 

If I was buying a laptop, this way would work. 

I have written about it here and there under ‘/tagged/rishta’ and ‘/tagged/marriage’

~toodles



themuselim:

:’)


gifak-net:

Paper Airplane Machine [video]

gifak-net:

Paper Airplane Machine [video]


polyteleology:

sunteaflower:

We call ships ‘she.’ We call our war machines ‘women.’ We compare women to black widows and vipers. And you’re going to tell me it’s not ‘lady-like’ to scream, to take up space, to fight and demand respect and do whatever the hell I want. You’ve looked at nuclear bombs and been so in awe that you could only name them after women. Don’t try to down-play my power.

I want to frame this and put it next to my computer.

(via bossyraptor)


Eid and Yom Kippur fall on the same day this year. This happens once every 33 years. Eid Mubarak & G’mar Hatimah Tovah!





keithpfeiffer:









Here’s an article I did for the Commonwealth Times last week. pretty awesome article and was really fun to do.http://www.commonwealthtimes.org/2014/09/14/isis-contradicts-islam/

keithpfeiffer:

Here’s an article I did for the Commonwealth Times last week. pretty awesome article and was really fun to do.
http://www.commonwealthtimes.org/2014/09/14/isis-contradicts-islam/


Q
What are your thoughts/response to this. Someone on my Facebook posted an info-graphic: "Nobody thinks that these people are representative of Christians" (picture of Ku Klux Klan). Followed by, "So why do so many think these people are representative of Muslims?" (picture of ISIS/Hamas). I can't help but feel this person is a ridiculously naive, left wing, wet fish. In no way am I racist, and I treat everyone I meet with respect and honesty, but WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE?
Anonymous
A

allaboutliving:

highdie:

Can everyone please stop fucking acting like Islam is a race? It’s not. Do not be afraid to criticise an ideology. You wouldn’t be afraid to criticise Nazism would you? No. Be brave and stand up to them.

Anyway, thanks for the message :) I agree with you, there is absolutely no equivalence here. These people who are demonising Christians (and bringing up centuries old religious conflicts to do so) forget that Christians aren’t the ones beheading people and torturing them. They aren’t the ones forcing women to be second-class citizens. They aren’t the ones who believe that terrorism is acceptable and justified. They aren’t the ones who want to slaughter the Jews. Christianity has moved past the barbarism of the past, and has consistently denounced it for 2,000 years. After 1,400 years of conquest, slavery, rape, slaughter and oppressive policies, Islam has not.

Can I just take a moment to say how naive this statement was? Islam is not a race agreed and that is as far as I go agreeing. Most Islamic followers do not agree with the ISIS. Just like Christianity there are extremist who take it to a whole other level. These people are sick in the head and think they are doing “Gods work”. In reality they are the ones failing to see that they are no longer practicing the scriptures of the religion they claim to be. So yes the KKK, Natzis, and ISIS are all on the same level. All extremist, all into publicly killing, all turning words of beliefs around. To be honest I don’t even think that Natzis should fit because they were only looking for the ideal perfection.


Q
What are your thoughts/response to this. Someone on my Facebook posted an info-graphic: "Nobody thinks that these people are representative of Christians" (picture of Ku Klux Klan). Followed by, "So why do so many think these people are representative of Muslims?" (picture of ISIS/Hamas). I can't help but feel this person is a ridiculously naive, left wing, wet fish. In no way am I racist, and I treat everyone I meet with respect and honesty, but WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE?
Anonymous
A

freshprinceofbellend:

highdie:

Can everyone please stop fucking acting like Islam is a race? It’s not. Do not be afraid to criticise an ideology. You wouldn’t be afraid to criticise Nazism would you? No. Be brave and stand up to them.

Anyway, thanks for the message :) I agree with you, there is absolutely no equivalence here. These people who are demonising Christians (and bringing up centuries old religious conflicts to do so) forget that Christians aren’t the ones beheading people and torturing them. They aren’t the ones forcing women to be second-class citizens. They aren’t the ones who believe that terrorism is acceptable and justified. They aren’t the ones who want to slaughter the Jews. Christianity has moved past the barbarism of the past, and has consistently denounced it for 2,000 years. After 1,400 years of conquest, slavery, rape, slaughter and oppressive policies, Islam has not.

All i can think of for this actual ass piece of a reply is:
Hitler was a Christian
Nazi Germany was a Christian country, they were not by any means secular
Women were second class citizens (baby makers) in nazi germany and lets not forget about the holocaust
Fuckin idiot


Thank you Apple for unveiling a new, sexy plus-size model.
Jimmy Fallon’s Thank You Note for the iPhone 6 Plus (via theamplearbiter)

Finally Apple is not influencing unrealistic beauty standard.