"Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.” – Francois de la Rouchefoucauld"
Palestinian minor Hassan Afifi, brutally assaulted by Israeli soldiers after being arrested in Jerusalem last Friday following Israel’s raid on worshippers in AlAqsa mosque.
This is how Palestinian children are treated in Israeli prisons, and the story remains untold. Share and show the true side of “Israel” and Zionism.
(Source: nowinexile, via ghadaam)
"After all, women of color being degraded, dehumanized and reduced to ASS — is nothing new. We live in a world where black and brown women’s bodies have been exploited since slavery. Where 19th century European freak shows exhibited the “unusual” body of Saartjie Baartman, a South African woman whose remains were finally returned to her homeland in 2002 after legal battles with the French government. Mr. Grainge, your disregard for black and brown women’s bodies is the same disregard that enabled a history of forced sterilization, the shackling of birthing black mothers in prison. Mr. Grainge, your indifference resembles the indifference of a rape culture that overlooks the men who rape, while blaming the women and girls of color, who experience sexual violence at disproportionate rates. Research has proven that the objectification of women in today’s toxic media environment has harmful effects on women and girls.
It is in this greater context of sexual exploitation where the dehumanization of black and brown women has become standard in commercial hip hop. The “Birthday Song” is simply one example. There are countless others."
My guy friend is really annoying me these days. He keeps asking why women need to put on makeup blah blah blah. I put makeup on and so his constant indirect questions and comments are starting to annoy me. I don’t have low self esteem but I want to look good and I enjoy putting it on, its fun. What bothers me is why is me trying to look good is somehow indicative of having low self-esteem?
|1st month of school:||look nice & dress nice.
|The rest of the school year:||rocking the homeless grandma look.