Horror stories about Muslim misogyny have long been used by western patriarchs to justify imperialism abroad and sexism at home. The Guardian’s Katharine Viner reminds us about Lord Cromer, the British consul general in Egypt from 1883. Cromer believed the Egyptians were morally and culturally inferior in their treatment of women and that they should be “persuaded or forced” to become “civilised” by disposing of the veil.

"And what did this forward-thinking, feminist-sounding veil-burner do when he got home to Britain?" asks Viner. "He founded and presided over the Men’s League for Opposing Women’s Suffrage, which tried, by any means possible, to stop women getting the vote. Colonial patriarchs like Cromer … wanted merely to replace eastern misogyny with western misogyny." More than a century later, the same logic is used to imply that misogyny only matters when it isn’t being done by white men.

- Laurie Penny, “This isn’t ‘feminism.’ It’s Islamophobia.”   (via qasaweh)
Anonymous said:
"idk if it's a trend but this girl i used to know used to tell people they had beautiful pancreas"

that is beautiful, I’m tearing up 

when will something as random as, idk, pronounced philtrums be highly fashionable

like to the point where people start contouring them in 

mine is very cute if I do say so myself, can I start this trend

but really why do we fixate on random body parts as beauty trends

thigh gaps

collarbones

now eyebrows

this is all so arbitrary and confusing

im just now dicovering how cute charli xcx is, oh my * 0 *

poppoppopblowblowbubblegum:

the remains of holy land usa, a christian theme park active from 1958-84, now fallen into eerie remains and the scene of a brutal murder in 2010. (via)

rojo-vermelho:

decolonize your bedroom ;)

trohleyjpg:

sure is hard work being the emo cousin AND the gay cousin

Kinda bummed out about how the kinds of clothing I love are only flattering on tall and skinny girls. Straight-cut bottoms and sharp tops, clean and angular, the whole nearly-androgynous-but-still-elegantly-feminine look ends up feeling wrong on my short round body and I hate that I even care about it.


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zuriya:

I genuinely resent how ‘respecting parents’ often translates into allowing yourself to be an emotional (or even physical) punching bag, doormat or vessel for them to relentlessly project their idealized image of the perfect child, which often proves detrimental and inhibiting. Fuck that shit.

silkchemise:

people on my dash are comparing the architecture of the pro-bending arena to buckingham palace

buckingham palace

um honey

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this is the arena

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this is the Harmandir Sahib (a Sikh gurdwara in Amritsar, India)

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this is republic city hall

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this is the green mosque of Xinjiang, China

It’s astonishing to me that people honestly believe that a show consisting entirely of Asians and a pan-Asian diaspora would have buildings reminiscent of 18th century England

  • Shaykh: [Thick Egyptian Arabic accent] ...and this hadith was revealed during the Battle of the Bitch.
  • Audience: [gasps and murmurs]
  • Old uncle in the front row: Shaykh, that's the Battle of the Ditch! Ditch! With a daal!
  • Shaykh: Oh... [looks embarrassed]
  • Shaykh: [Attempts to recover from his mistake] Ah yes, all the bitches in California!
  • Me: (Crap, does he really think that bitch means beach????)
  • Akhee in the back: [From my memory so it's probably wrong] Ya Shaykhna! Bitch ya3ni sharmoo6a!
  • Shaykh: Wallahi?!?!
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