Friendly reminder, especially now that it is summer, that thin privilege is a real thing. Please don’t shame anyone for their body. It’s hot out. Let people dress how they want. Body policing is not cute on anybody. Please, be kind.
Boys: I like having sex and I am open about it. I even like to have multiple partners.
Society: Lol, boys will be boys #amiright?
Girls: I like having sex and I am open about it. I even like to have multiple partners.
Society: Do you have no self respect?!?
Society: What about STDs???
Society: No man will want to marry a girl like that.
Society: Dont't you care what other people think?
Society: Don't be offended when people call you a slut because you're acting slutty.
Society: You're asking for it.
Ancient Male Proverb (via theroguefeminist)
can we stop blaming poor people for buying cheap products that were made in sweatshops? can we stop acting like alternatives to products that are made through things like child labor are always accessible and/or affordable? can we stop talking like participation in the game of capitalism is always a choice made willingly and not something poor people are forced to play a part in even when they don’t want to?
classmate: what are you reading
me: (holds book up higher to show the cover while continuing to read)
If you think racism and colonialism are things of the past I want you to look up the independence day anniversaries of most African countries (and other poc countries) and figure out what number they’re on THIS YEAR.
If that doesn’t answer your question you might be the dumbest motherfucker in your area.
Islamophobic: their Koran permits them to beat their wives...
Me: Yes it does but could you tell me what with?
Me: A blade of grass, I don't know the last time you tried to beat someone with a blade of grass but it is pretty damn impossible, you must look at the people the Qur'an was revealed to, the Arabs at that time (just like most of the world) would beat their wives brutally. To tell them they couldn't beat their wives would have caused rebellion, so Allah (swt) being the greatest of planners, revealed it in a way that was so clever. It permitted them to beat their wives (as not to cause rebellion) however only with a blade of grass (which we all know to be impossible). Then the most beautiful line came saying but surely it is better for you to forgive, do you see now that the Qur'an does not permit the brutal beating of wives which in that time would have saved the lives of many women.