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Cesar Chavez (2014)
I won’t become a doctor.
One day you will be sick.
Poem written by an 11 year old Afghan girl
This poem was recorded in a NYT magazine article about female underground poetry groups in Afghanistan. An amazing article about the ways in which women are using a traditional two line poetry form to express their resistance to male oppression, their feelings about love (considered blasphemous).
Jonathan Ross: I’m not trying to let her off the hook here, but do you think she didn’t know—she thought maybe there was a different way of doing makeup for somebody colored?
Jourdan Dunn: But here’s my thing, if you’re a makeup artist, you should be able to do any type of makeup. If you’re a hair stylist you should be able to do any type of hair.
Jonathan Ross: Absolutely. Yeah. You are going to encounter all kinds of different people and you need to be able to do the job.
the fact that she said im white she’s black and im uncomfortable… bitch… why is your pale ass uncomfortable?!
Palestinian poet and activist Rafeef Ziadah wrote this poem — “Shades of Anger” — after a man kicked her in the guts and said “You deserve to be raped before you have your terrorist children.”
adventure time literally explaining colonialism in 30 seconds
And when it is said to them, “Do not cause corruption on the earth,” they say, “We are but reformers.”
- Quran, (2:11)
Innah lillahi wa innah ilayhi rajioon. #freepalestine #gazaunderattack
We should be thankful to Allah/God every second of the day, that we aren’t in some war zone or are living in poverty, dying. So many blessings yet we are pretentious, obnoxious, ignorant beings. Me being the first.
Can I just say how cool it was that both of these superheroines’ personalities and powers were explored in this episode? And how well it was done?
Starfire was not shamed for being emotional. Her powers come from her emotions.
Raven was not shamed for suppressing her emotions. Her power requires amazing control.
They both. Work. They are both different kinds of strength, and they are both heroic and powerful and good. And they each learned from the other, and helped each other out by seeing from each others’ perspective, and finding the value in their differing approaches! Wow!
Fuck yes, this is how you write super-ladies, okay. There’s more than one way to be a “strong female character.” There’s all different kinds of strength. Why don’t more people GET this?