We’ve been taught a woman’s body will cause men to sin. We’re told that if a woman shows too much of her body men will do stupid things. Let’s be clear: A woman’s body is not dangerous to you. Her body will not cause you harm. It will not make you do stupid things. If you do stupid things, it is because you chose to do stupid things.

How to See a Woman: A Conversation Between a Father and Son (via bhagyawati)

Beautiful piece, another gem from this piece:

The moment you objectify another human — woman or man — you give up your humanity.”

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It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
Voltaire (via moralanarchism)

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basedjane:

Black and Unarmed: A Growing List…

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It’s enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.
Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude (via merulae)

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Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It's Not a Democracy

In other news, Princeton concludes what many people have known all along:

 ”…United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.


An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number ofindividuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.”

buddhist-martial-way:

Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity. 

-Voltaire 


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  • The US Government:We're not going to make it federally mandatory for people to get paid a wage they can actually live off of

  • The US Government:If people want to make a living, they'll just have to work 16+ hours a day

  • The US Government:And if their kids end up disenfranchised because of a lack of parental involvement, well that's not our problem

  • The US Government:In fact, what is our problem is creating a system that will funnel these disenfranchised youth into our prison system so they can work for corporations (that promise us money) for damn near free

  • The US Government:If they don't want to fall victim to this system, then they can seek higher education

  • The US Government:Except such an education will be inaccessible to most disenfranchised people and skewed in favor of the financially stable and white people

  • The US Government:And we're not going to make intervention programs like sex education and conflict resolution federally mandatory, because that's the parent's job

  • The US Government:The parent who is working 16 hours a day

  • Cuz I haven’t posted a #sexy #selfie in a while.

    Cuz #latteart makes #coffee more #delicious

    Yah, babe, to the compatible men, THEY are quite turned on by my very nature, like it when I tell them who they are...you and other traditionalists wouldn't like it, or me. Objectively within your belief system a strong powerful female is wrong. I'm not offended, it's quite old fashioned and sweet...

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    analyticalmuslim:

    Please don’t call me babe.

    I don’t think I’m a traditionalist, I usually look down on some, if not most, traditions that carry no historic/religion/social importance. Objectively, within my belief system, there’s nothing wrong with being a ‘strong’ or ‘powerful’ woman, conditional upon what the woman is being strong/powerful about. The only ‘wrong’ it could be is where the power is taken out of context and out of roles assigned by Islamic law, Quran, and has no basis in reference to role models in Islam. (Obviously there are exceptions to this but I’m speaking on a general level.)

    I also don’t believe it to be ‘old fashioned’; if you’re implying the ideology to be obsolete, living in today’s ‘modern’ world, I completely disagree - I’d rather live as The Prophet(pbuh) did than conform and assimilate to the current ‘modern’ societal standards and ideologies.

    cuz shubbs is awesomez.

    From time to time the Americans would indulge in genocidal fantasies as the solution to the problem of Cubans, what Albert Memmi suggested as the logical conclusion of the imperial imagination: “to imagine a colony without the colonized.” “Cuba would be desirable,” Nevada senator Francis Newlands commented, “if for a half hour she could be sunk into the sea and then emerge after all her inhabitants had perished.”

    Cuba in the American Imagination, Louis A. Pérez Jr. University of North Carolina Press (2008), p. 101

    (for context, this quote concerns the immediate period after the so-called “Spanish-American” war (1898) - arguably the first “humanitarian” war in US history - where the US invaded Cuba under false pretenses and quickly established a military dictatorship after about a month of fighting)

    "You just give me the word and I’ll turn that fucking island [Cuba] into a parking lot." —-Secretary of State Alexander Haig to Ronald Reagan

     "I am so angry with that infernal little Cuban republic that I would like to wipe its people off the face of the earth,"— Teddy Roosevelt to a friend

    "[Cubans] possess the superficial charm of clever children, spoiled by nature and geography—but under the surface they combine the worst characteristics of the unfortunate admixture and interpenetration of Spanish and Negro cultures—laziness, cruelty, inconstancy, irresponsibility and inbred dishonesty."— Henry Norweb, U.S. ambassador to Cuba in the 40’s

    All quotes from: Lars Schoultz, “Benevolent Domination: The Ideology of U.S. Policy toward Cuba,” Cuban Studies, 2010, Vol. 41, p1-19.

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    cherrybrandyismymuse:

    dudewithabow:

    "So, er, for the non South Asians in the audience who perhaps didn’t understand why there was applause, the British built a really extensive railway system throughout India before they left, and it wasn’t so much for transportation for the Indian people, it was because it’s really hard to plunder on foot."

    Hari Kondabolu’s joke about the British colonisation of India [x]

    This is a perfect way of illustrating how colonialisation works, it it’s brutal and intimate. It’s degrading.

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    bubblesarebeautiful:

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    Women wear heels now so we don’t have to step in the blood of our enemies

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    tendertough:

wandatinasky:

wandatinasky:

kushitekalkulus:

Stories that are never seen or heard of by the general population.

Jabbar Gibson is also currently serving a fifteen year bid in federal prison for cocaine possession.  i couldn’t track him down in the system, but if anybody can, it would be cool to get his mailing address out there for prisoner support reasons.

here’s Jabar’s contact info:
Jabar Gibson 29770-034
USP Pollock
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 2099
Pollock, Louisiana 71467
 
and here’s a guide to writing a prisoner letter for those who have never done so before

re-reblogging for contact info + support

    tendertough:

    wandatinasky:

    wandatinasky:

    kushitekalkulus:

    Stories that are never seen or heard of by the general population.

    Jabbar Gibson is also currently serving a fifteen year bid in federal prison for cocaine possession.  i couldn’t track him down in the system, but if anybody can, it would be cool to get his mailing address out there for prisoner support reasons.

    here’s Jabar’s contact info:

    Jabar Gibson 29770-034

    USP Pollock

    U.S. Penitentiary

    P.O. Box 2099

    Pollock, Louisiana 71467

     

    and here’s a guide to writing a prisoner letter for those who have never done so before

    re-reblogging for contact info + support

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