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Treadmill Hijab

brashblacknonbeliever:

tomhiddlestonswife:

misandrwitch:

thenoisecomplaint:

oops-i-lost-the-higgs-boson:

debatenerd:

stickynote-atheism:

Today as I jogged away at the gym, a girl who was completely covered from her Nikes to her head scarf got onto the treadmill next to me and started running. The fan was broken and I was sweating profusely (even though I was wearing a whory v-neck.)

While I felt pity for this girl, I know Muslim women see it as an honorable thing to wear the hijab and genuinely want to do it. Of course I think they’ve been brainwashed, but the brainwashed are still people and still have the right to freely “choose” how they want to live. So am I in favor of banning the hijab? Absolutely not, it violates the rights of these women as Americans. I am also not in favor of banning KKK hoods for the same reason, however if the person underneath one thinks he is going to escape my personal judgement, he’s awfully mistaken. The practice of covering women is insulting at its core, no matter how it’s been tweaked into social acceptability by centuries of justifying it as “respect” for a woman’s body. Women who propagate acceptance of this insult by wearing the hijab (by choice) should be ashamed of themselves.

(Maybe Klan garments aren’t a great metaphor, since they’re worn by the oppressor and not the oppressed—I just used them because today they’re completely socially unacceptable symbols of discrimination. A better example would be the Star of David that Jews in Germany were forced to wear on their clothes as they had their rights taken away from them. Would a Jew today even consider for a fucking moment putting on one of those stars VOLUNTARILY?)

I would argue that we, in Western Liberal democracies, are far more oppressed than women who cover.  Why do we choose to wear tight clothes, or in your words “a whory v-neck”?  To get attention.  Oppressed by our own beliefs of beauty.

A girl I coach wears a hijab, her three older sisters don’t, neither does her mother.  Her reason “Because I want to be looked at for my brains, not for my boobs.”

this post irks me, and i’ll tell you why: 

Of course I think they’ve been brainwashed,

WOW sometimes i forget people out there actually think like this WOW.

op u kno u str8 fucked up right

you str8 fucked up when you compared the hijab to the KKK klan garments.

Did they really just sit there with a straight motherfucking face and say that a hijab was comparable to a damn Klan hood.

And people wonder why I refuse to associate with atheists.

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thebluelip-blondie

Dear White “Trans Ethnic” People,

ladyatheist:

theuppitynegras:

Y’all kill me with this trans ethnic crap. First y’all say the color of my skin doesn’t matter while out right ignoring the racism I face on a daily basis then you try to say you don’t “feel” white but only want to take the cool and easy parts of my ethnicity. I’m done with this fuckery. You try to live like my people without any of the pain and you’re only going to use your “experience” to kick any issues I actually have further under the table. In short fuck off

Nine times out of ten the only thing they want to “be” is a disgusting ass stereotype. They want all the “benefits” of being a PoC but not all the racism, discrimination, dehumanization, and hate. That “transethnic” bullshit is nothing but black-face without the paint. Fuck those assholes.

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doobidoob

Tartan

moniquill:

doobidoob:

Why is it okay for non Scots (or rather non celts, but I’m focusing specifically on Scotland in this post) to appropriate tartan? I don’t get it!

That tartan belongs to a specific clan, a family, whose heritage (and my culture) is being reduced to a miniskirt in Hot Topic. I mean, we’ve had to fight for our national identity; we’ve had to fight to be freaking recognized as our own people; our culture was made illegal in our own country and we’ve been the subject to mass genocide in the past. We’ve got a lot of baggage as a country, so why are there no social justice warriors out there fighting to stop the appropriation of Scottish culture? Is it because we’re mostly white?

Seriously? It’s okay to appropriate some cultures but not others?

EXPLAIN!!!!!

Ok so. Whenever anyone says something along the lines of ZOMG PLAID APPROPRIATES SCOTTISH PEOPLE, I have to laugh. Because I know some stuff about plaid.

Firstly, that not all plaid is Tartan - Tartan being the specific patterns representing specific scottish clans. Most fashion is plaid, not tartan.

Secondly, that the whole tartan thing was largely invented in the 19th century.

Check it out

“James Logan’s romanticised work The Scottish Gael, published in 1831, was one such publication which led the Scottish tartan industry to invent clan tartans.[28] The first publication showing plates of clan tartans was the Vestiarium Scoticum published in 1842.”

It’s true that the people of the British isles have been weaving cloth with a crosshatch pattern roughly since they worked out how to dye wool, but it was -just clothes- until some super-romanticized exotified fucking fad in the 19th century.

But that said, hey, I will totally back serious Scottish people who are petitioning for the removal of specific tartan patterns from popular use in fashion; to my knowledge any plaid that I buy and wear (generally in form of flannel shirts and PJ pants) is just plaid and not tartan, but if a Scottish person saw me wearing it and said ‘hey that’s actually [this specific tartan] and you don’t have the right to wear it’ you better believe that I’d actually stop wearing that garment. Because i do in fact make it my business not to hurt people if I can avoid it and it is not that important to me to be able to keep wearing a specific article of clothing.

But really, I’ve never heard a Scottish person bring this up. I’ve only ever heard it brought up by Americans of Scottish descent who are uncomfortable in conversations of cultural appropriation that aren’t focusing on them.

You’re upset that no one is being a legitimate voice about Tartan? Be one.

I don’t blog about tartan because I am not Scottish. 

brandx

hamburgerjack:

prothy-the-prothean:

sourcedumal:

dolgematki:

badlandspolaroid:

Oh my fucking god. ugh.

aphoticoccurrences:

humanformat:

brandx:

Via Tobias Hubinette:

Yet another white Swedish antiracist act - the Minister of Culture cuts up an African woman à la Sarah Baartman at the Museum of Modern Art here.

Recommended reading for context: “The Foundations of Whiteness,” which breaks down how Sweden’s (and other European countries’) ostensible Third World solidarity and antiracism actually goes hand in hand with white superiority and white homogeneity[…]

I hate all of their faces.

WHAT THE HOLY FUUUUCK?!!!

white people really are the sickest people on this planet. mind you, France still had Baartman’s genitals and brain on display until 1974, and didn’t return her remains to South Africa for a proper burial until 2002!

wow. barbarism at its finest. and white people wonder why we don’t trust them?? crazy ass sick shit like this!!

Fuck all of this. Fuck everything about this.

But Europeans ain’t racist though??? Racism don’t exist in these countries? Fuck this bitch and every single person in that picture.

And to the people who are like, “But the artist is black too”

You think his ass isn’t getting paid and petted by holding up white supremacy? For making them feel good and happy about their hand in atrocities?

He’s their fucking crayon color magical negro. Look at them faces.

Motherfuckers.

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maghrabiyya

thegoddamazon:

danceswithfaeriesunderthemoon:

Can i punch her.

Who let her on the Internet.

She misses the 1950s. I hope she knows it wasn’t as clinically clean as she thinks it is.

The fact that she thinks women weren’t educated before 1916, the idea that people didn’t put their business in the street in the past, and that whole “I want to stay home with babies & make everything pretty” routine…this is Human Barbie performance art right?

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