White people praising Humans of New York for ‘humanizing’ the people of the Middle East… what the fuck did you think they were before? Terrorists? Savages? Extremists? Subhumans? It needed to take a white guy with a camera for you all to realize that our people are humans with lives that your fucking government destroyed.
Apparently, Americans like white Jesus, but not brown Allah.
This post is reaching. He didn’t get flagged for praying he got flagged for sliding on his knees. Even Husain said he got a little too excited and accidentally slid.
you sure the post is the one reaching
The sun isn’t bright just because I say it is. It just is. It was bright before I even knew the word for bright. I didn’t decide what it is, I acknowledged what it is.
You aren’t worth something just because I say you are. You just are. You were worth something before I even said anything. I didn’t decide that you are, I acknowledged that you are.
This is what I mean when I say “You are worth it.”
This is great.
I have no words.
Don’t forget we have to wake up Green Day tomorrow.
Ok just a reminder to everyone: If you’re planning on tweeting billie joe armstrong “wake up” or something tomorrow, DON’T. The song is about his father’s death and so it’s really personal and treating it like a joke isn’t the right thing to do. Plus he’s asked so many times for people to stop and no one listens so yeah. Please don’t do that.
So, I paint my nails pretty regularly these days. I also work as a barista/cashier pretty regularly these days. A few weeks back, I had a customer come in, a fairly typical, sheltered, suburban soccer mom, and she ordered a latte from me. She saw my brightly colored nails and said, “Wow, you’re so brave! My son asked me about painting his nails, and if it’s okay for boys to do that. Now I’ll tell him there’s a cool guy who does it too!” It was a nice moment, very cute.
Then, last week, she came in again, and said, “Hey, I’m so glad you’re here! I want you to meet someone!” She then brings her son forward, and says, “Okay sweetie, show him what you did!” And he throws his hands up, showing off his bright, sparkling blue nails. He shows them off, and I show mine off to him. He smiles. We fist bump.
Guys, I’ve only wanted to cry once at work before, and that was when someone ordered a large dry soy cappuccino on ice.
This time, though. This was a good cry.
Your info (body positive, sex positive and mom etc) made me interested honestly, not so much that you're a teenager. :) How old is your child and what gender do they identify as (or if they're younger then whatever you think of them as)? Do you dress them and buy them products according to gender / have you experienced challenges finding the right product because of gender stereotypes? What values do you think are most important to teach them as they grow? (I hope it's okay if we keep chatting)
Well, I have a 16 month old daughter named zoey. I’m totally accepting though if she decides to change that someday! As of yet she can’t really identify. I try to be as neutral as possible, but that’s really hard! For instance, we bought her first training toilet today, and the options are so narrow. Super girly, or masculine and boring, we ended up getting the girl one, simply because it cheered and that cracked my daughter up. They are very few options for trying to be neutral. I almost have to feel guilty for having to push gender on my child when I buy her things. It’s trucks, or its Barbie. Rockets or bows. Another issue I find, because my daughter has very little hair, she’s often called a boy, and I really don’t mind! Other people on the other hand, they tell me I should piece her ears, correct people, or put girly headbands on her. I really don’t care. She’s just a baby, and I don’t feel the need to sexualize her like many do their children. Another issue I’ve seen is heteronormatizing my child. In daycare if she played with a boy, I’d hear “Oooh look zoey has a boyfriend!”, “better lock up your son”. I just can’t stand it. She’s not even said her first word and they’ve pinned her as straight. I just wanna let her become who ever she is, but the world wants to put her in a box already. It makes me sad.
“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”
and this is what the western news doesn’t show. Educated and Covered Muslim women are unimaginable for them.
My college has a pretty huge Muslim community. I love that it is diverse and inclusive and no one would dare say shit to them about their beautiful hijabs and nijabs. Muslim women are educated. Muslim women are educated. MUSILIM WOMEN ARE EDUCATED!
Former Marine turned photographer Joel Parés’ series Judging America used real people dressed as stereotypes to remind us to not judge a person based on their tattoos, clothing, ethnicity, profession, or sexual orientation, but on their merits.