you keep saying “we’re all human” but all i hear is “i want to completely ignore institutionalised oppression and shut my eyes and pretend everyone is treated equally to escape the guilt of the numerous privileges i’m afforded”
Anonymous asked: Muslim feminist? There is no such thing as feminist in islam tbh its male dominant religion.
A few rights given to women in Islam, a good 1,400+ years ago, when women were viewed as completely subservient to men, and people practiced female infanticide:
- Owning, Managing, and Maintaining Property
- Custody of Children
- Access to Education
- Choice of Spouse
- Keeping One’s Maiden Name After Marriage
- Equal Participation in the Political Process
- Spiritual Equality
The United Nations granted women these rights in the Declaration of Human Rights. In 1948. When many countries still had not given women the right to vote. In fact, over a thousand years after the death of Prophet Mohammad (pbuh), in 1586, French Catholics were still debating whether or not women possessed souls.
I’m so sick and tired of people who don’t practice Islam telling me about my religion. You really think millions of women have been coerced into believing in a tradition that views them as subservient? Get real.
You’ll never find rape advertised in a glossy college brochure. Yet the past two years have brought a delugeofevidencethatsexual violence is a staple of U.S. higher education, with one in five women — and a number of men — suffering rape during their time in college.
After 175,000 people joined our petition asking the Department of Education to enforce Title IX — the federal legislation that requires colleges to protect their students from violence — President Barack Obama created the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.
It’s clear the president heard our plea: 4 out of the 5 goals the president directed to his task force came directly from our demands last summer.
But while the President’s task force is a step in the right direction, it isn’t an end in itself.
That’s why we’re calling on the task force to make Title IX enforcement meaningful by directing the Department of Education to conduct timely and transparent investigations, issue substantive sanctions against offending schools, and provide substantial resources to colleges about issues, like intimate partner violence, rape, sexual assault, harassment, stalking and abuse, that impact a diversity of students, including queer survivors, survivors of color, and undocumented survivors.
Please stand with us and with all survivors who have been denied their civil right to justice and safety in education, by adding your signature below. Together we can show the President and his task force that we’re going to keep fighting until every single student can go to school in the United States without fear.
After all, sexual violence is an extracurricular no student should have to endure.
Please sign and share to show the White House that they need to listen to survivors. And survivors say one of the key ways to reduce campus sexual violence is through strengthening Title IX enforcement.
We’re meeting with senior White House officials this Friday! Please join us in telling the administration that we *need* the Department of Education’s enforcement of Title IX to be made meaningful by holding schools that refuse to do their job accountable.
white people can sympathize with rapists, mass murderers, psychopaths and cannibals but nah that dead black kid had it coming
Though I once thought it impossible.. working in the industry, I have learned way way way too much about Meryl Streep.
“But in comedy you need all of your tools to be funny. You need to be able to look ugly, and act ugly, and be an asshole, and then come groveling back. So when actresses are cleaned up to the point that they look perfect, and dress perfect, and never act inappropriately, and never say the wrong thing, you’ve taken away every tool they have.”- Melissa McCarthy
"I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission. I suffered for years because I was scared to be out. My spirit suffered, my mental health suffered and my relationships suffered. And I’m standing here today, with all of you, on the other side of all that pain. I am young, yes, but what I have learned is that love, the beauty of it, the joy of it and yes, even the pain of it, is the most incredible gift to give and to receive as a human being. And we deserve to experience love fully, equally, without shame and without compromise." - Ellen Page
dat anti-blackness and Asian fetishization
BUT ITZ A COMPLIMENT DOE!!!!
Remember when everyone was like “Feminism is so dead?” Well, the last few years have absolutely proved that theory wrong.
Activists have become increasingly skilled in the digital age at using the sophisticated online tools to galvanize social change. The result? Amazing feminists are changing the world.
Here’s a look at the incredible digital campaigns in recent memory resulting in amazing feminist victories. There’s tons of work left to be done, but these moments are worth celebrating. They are a strong reminder of why we keep on fighting.
The main problem I have with Men’s Rights Activists is that their name really doesn’t do them justice. They’re Straight Cis White Men’s Rights Activists. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign for the inclusion of trans* men in their spaces.
I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign to end the social stigma around black fatherhood. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign for better pay and equal career mobility for men of colour. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists actively campaign for more gay men’s rights. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists advise others in their group on how using f*ggot to emasculate men who aren’t part of their cause is alienating and marginalising other MEN.
I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign, raise awareness of, or support victims of male rape unless it’s in order to derail a discussion around female victims of rape. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign, raise awareness of, or support male victims of domestic abuse unless it’s in order to derail a discussion around female victims of domestic abuse. Men’s Rights Activists are hypocrites and frauds.
They’re bitter privileged white men who don’t want to campaign for the rights of men — they want to campaign to keep their privilege unchecked and their ability to discriminate against others. If you want to be a real Men’s Rights Activist — be a fucking (intersectional) Feminist. Peace out."
Anonymous asked: Why do white people want to say nigga so badly?
look at all the shit (damage) that white folk have done throughout history, for several hundred years. they’ve done whatever they wanted. now, for the last……let’s say thirty, forty years or so, no more than forty, they have been told that they can not only not do this one thing, this one, relatively tiny thing, but that they can never do it without suffering some sort of consequence. it’s ridiculously rare that they are put in this position, and it’s killing them inside.