STFU, Conservatives: Four ways Christians are getting the gay debate wrong.
Yesterday, basketball center Jason Collins became the first professional American athlete to come out as gay while still active in a team sport.
As soon as the news broke, the religious debates started. Christians expressed their disapproval; Christians came to his defense;…
Reblogging because this is very well written and very pertinent to the way many Muslims approach the subject as well. Recommended read.
i don’t understand old white people who always dress like they’re on safari
they always ready to colonize a nigga just in caseOmfg
G R I M E S: I don't want to have to compromise my morals in order to make a living
i dont want my words to be taken out of context
i dont want to be infantilized because i refuse to be sexualized
i dont want to be molested at shows or on the street by people who perceive me as an object that exists for their personal satisfaction
i dont want to live in a world where…
Grimes is actually my favorite person
"Every single empire in its official discourse has said that it is not like all the others, that its circumstances are special, that it has a mission to enlighten, civilize, bring order and democracy, and that it uses force only as a last resort. And, sadder still, there always is a chorus of willing intellectuals to say calming words about benign or altruistic empires, as if one shouldn’t trust the evidence of one’s eyes watching the destruction and the misery and death brought by the latest mission civilizatrice."-Edward W. Said, Orientalism (via ellesugars)
"Wearing a hijab isn’t inherently liberating – but neither is baring one’s breasts. What is liberating is being able to choose either of these things. It’s pretty ludicrous to think that oppression is somehow proportional to how covered or uncovered someone’s body is. Both sides of this argument present a shallow understanding of women’s empowerment, which only drowns out the substantive challenges facing all women – issues that cannot be encapsulated in a debate about a piece of fabric."-Sara Yasin, Is the Hijab Worth Fighting Over?
This criminally attractive man is literally on my dash about a dozen times right now and it’s coming from all corners of tumblr. so much thirst
“Just six days ago, my village was struck by a drone, in an attack that terrified thousands of simple, poor farmers. The drone strike and its impact tore my heart, much as the tragic bombings in Boston last week tore your hearts and also mine.
“What radicals had previously failed to achieve in my village, one drone strike accomplished in an instant: there is now an intense anger and growing hatred of America.”
— Farea Al-Muslimi, a Yemeni speaking to the Senate Judiciary Committee in a hearing on the legality of the drone war.
As Glenn Greenwald put it: “The matrix broke today and an actual Yemeni was allowed to testify about drones in the Senate - he was brilliant.”
The full text of al-Muslimi’s testimony is here (PDF)
"At 7:15pm, the low buzz of a drone was heard overheard. Seconds later, an enormous explosion engulfed the area, destroying the boat and several nearby homes. Sources say 46 Watertown residents were killed in the missile strike, including 12 children."-
A hypothetical narration of a drone targeting the Boston Marathon bombing suspect in Watertown by an American Facebook user based in San Francisco, has gone viral amongst Pakistani Facebook users. Within 24 hours the post was shared more than 5000 times and generated hundreds of comments.
"I don’t care if she knew about this,” Coulter said. “She ought to be in prison for wearing a hijab. This immigration policy of us, you know, assimilating immigrants into our culture isn’t really working. They’re assimilating us into their culture. Did she get a clitorectomy too?"-
I think she is mixing up Muslims with The Borg.
the fuck? this is especially repulsive, even for her.
Cable news has, for all intents and purposes, ignored the shocking revelation that the fertilizer plant that exploded in West, Texas, was holding 270 tons of ammonium nitrate at the plant, 1,350 times the amount that is allowed without disclosure to the federal government.
But let’s just focus on Boston, shall we.
While traveling across Asia for their series on sustainable food, the duo from Perennial Plate stops by a modest coconut plantation near Negombo, Sri Lanka. Here, creators Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine meet an adorable family of eight, who eagerly demonstrate the coconut’s many virtues.
Queer Ijtihad: Queer Muslim Intersectionality and a Close Reading of Islamic Texts
Queer Muslims are policed and construed as illegal citizens not only in the Arab-Muslim world, but also in Western societies. They are seen as terrorists or dangers to the homonational and moral values of both the “East” and the “West.” This paper consists of two parts: the theorizing of Queer Muslims as intersectionality and a Queer Ijtihad (close reading and interpretation) of Islamic texts, the Qur’an and Hadith, with the goal of developing futurities that are inclusive of Queer Muslims.
These were our boards, 8’x6’ irl. Doubt you can see much here, but I’ll upload some close-ups when I get around to documenting the model, site model, and building episode
It’s so refreshing to do something I love and feel proud to the fullest extent about what I’ve produced. I really needed this semester (and this critique, which was the most successful I’ve ever had).
My project was entered into a competition for a scholarship and now all that’s left is to find out the results on Thursday… my professor kept telling my partner and I how much he was certain we’d win something, so I guess we’ll see if the panel agrees iA.
I’ve slept 50 minutes in the last 48 hours and pulled four all nighters-this week by the way so bye
this planned-alternating-all-nighters technique for the week leading up to my final critique is actually working really well. Fourth and hopefully final day/night this week of working in 30+ hour increments and maybe I’ll actually get a chance to recharge before my review for once. I don’t think I’ve ever worked this hard and not felt completely miserable doing it