I hate how the phrase ‘have some self respect’ is used to shame women who are comfortable with their sex lives. ‘Have some self respect’? I do respect myself, that’s why I wanna have a fucking orgasm tonight, thank you very much.
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petition to cast gina torres in everything
No like, can we make a real petition please? Gina Torres next Doctor,Gina Torres next Sherlock, Gina Torres next Star Trek Anti-Hero. Gina Torres for president.
THIS IS A CALL TO ACTION!
The card features a photo of a Muslim doll with a Hijab (headscarf) that many Muslim women wear out of religious observance. The The talking bubbles placed on top of the doll’s photo read, “The Talking Doll, Pull string for message, if you dare,” and “She’ll Love You To Death! She’ll Blow Your Brains Out!” The inside of the card reads “Hope your birthday is a BLOW OUT!”
The card is produced by NobleWorks Inc. with credit for its design given to “Ron Kanfi” according to the company’s website, www.nobleworkcards.com. The motto of the company printed under their logo on the back of the card is “modern cards for modern people.”
Notice that nothing identifies this doll as a terrorist in the minds of the card designers other than that she wears a Hijab. Moreover, she – like many Muslim girl who choose to wear the Hijab – is a smiling, non-threatening normal-looking female wearing a pink Hijab and a flower-patterned dress. The unmistakable message behind the “humor” is that even the most peaceful looking Muslims are synonymous and exchangeable with terrorists.
To make matters more disturbing, the card is based on an actual doll designed by Desi Doll Company (www.desidollcompany.com) called “Aamina, the Muslim Doll.” The doll teaches kids religious greetings and sayings in Arabic with messages like “Assalamu Alaikum is the Muslim greeting, and it means peace be upon you” and “Let’s play together insha’Allah, insha’Allah means if God wills it.”
Contact the makers of the greetings card and let them know that you do NOT think that stereotyping Muslim women and girls is OK. Ask them if they would get a chuckle out of their daughters growing up exposed to messaging that criminalizes their basic identity for profit. (CAIR-Chicago has written an official letter to the company sharing its concerns.)
As always, be firm and polite.
NobleWorks Cards: 1-855-267-3163
He Who Eats Mud (local Chicago store that is selling the card): (773) 525-0616
This is beyond just stereotyping, this is Islamaphobia and racism. Portraying Muslim women as terrorists isn’t a stereotype because there’s no basis whatsoever for this “stereotype”. This is pure propaganda and hate speech.
“You would look so much better if you lost some weight-“
“You would be so much cuter with make up-“
“Make sure you shave or wax way all that body hair-“
“You shouldn’t wear that-“
“You would be beautiful if you just changed how you look-“
Hello tumblr! I’ve seen other people do this here and I figured it’s worth a shot.
So…. recently the second leg of my glasses fell off. I tried to glue it back but no dice. It’s official, I need new glasses. Without my glasses, I’m unable to see anything more than 2 feet away or do most typed work, even reading is difficult!
Here is the problem: I’m don’t have health insurance and I’m dirt poor. The only money I have access to consists of government loans and grants and those go into paying for my schooling and housing. I cannot afford to use the money for anything else. My single mother would like to help me, but she is unable to provide any monetary help or even drive me to a place I can purchase glasses. I can’t buy glasses online since I don’t have a current prescription.
So, I’m turning to this community that has helped so many others before and asking its members, to please donate some funds. I don’t need much, just about $100 which would pay for an eye exam (to update my prescription) and allow me to buy some cheap glasses.
Please, I’m begging you tumblr friends, will you help me out?
Here is my Paypal donation page. :)
Thank you so much!!!!
SIgnal boosting myself, please help a fellow latin@ out? :)
So I’m confused, the A in LGBTQIA is supposed to stand for Ally? Not Asexual?
So, asexuals aren’t queer enough to be part of it, but people who are heterosexual and not queer in anyway that support queer people are apparently allowed to be part of it.
Can we please just… talk about this?
Seriously.It’s fucked up.
If you’re a “nice guy” to a girl up until you realize she doesn’t want to date you, then go on about how she’s a cold shrew that friendzoned you and how no girls date nice guys, like, nah mate, girls do date nice guys. You just aren’t a nice guy. You’re a passive aggressive beta with internalized misogyny and a serious victim complex.
So true. The president of the PRIDE organization at my campus insists that the “A” in LGBTQIA should stand for allies. Even though like 3 aces talked to her about it. We feel so wanted.