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    We live in a society that’s sexist in ways it doesn’t understand. One of the consequences is that men are extremely sensitive to being criticized by women. I think it threatens them in a very primal way, and male privilege makes them feel free to lash out.

    This is why women are socialized to carefully dance around these issues, disagreeing with men in an extremely gentle manner. Not because women are nicer creatures than men. But because our very survival can depend on it.


    No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry

    The whole article sadly hits very close to home.

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  3. duaa4duaa:

    Tonight our duaas go out to all the janitors, security guards, and volunteers who spend their time cleaning and protecting the masjid day in and day out. May Allah swt reward their efforts. Ameen. 

    (via thegreaterjihad)


  5. this-is-not-jewish:

    If you’ve spent any time discussing or reading about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I guarantee you’ve heard some variation of this statement:

    OMG, Jews think any criticism of Israel is anti-Semitic!

    In the interests of this post, I’m going to assume that the…

  6. thegreaterjihad:

    Innah lillahi wa innah ilayhi rajioon. #freepalestine #gazaunderattack

  7. adoseofrevolution:

    This is since the attacks started on Tuesday. Let it sink in. Via Al Jazeera.

    (Source: , via peaceshannon)


  8. "Just because someone desires you, it does not mean that they value you.

    Read it over.


    Let those words resonate in your mind."
    — Nayyirah Waheed  (via cleamour)

    (Source: reina-negrita, via cleamour)


  9. stfueverything:

    Across the globe, Nestlé is pushing to privatize and control public water resources.

    Nestlé’s Chairman of the Board, Peter Brabeck, has explained his philosophy with “The one opinion, which I think is extreme, is represented by the NGOs, who bang on about declaring water a public right. That means as a human being you should have a right to water. That’s an extreme solution.”

    Since that quote has gotten widespread attention, Brabeck has backtracked, but his company has not. Around the world, Nestlé is bullying communities into giving up control of their water. It’s time we took a stand for public water sources.

    Tell Nestlé that we have a right to water. Stop locking up our resources!

    At the World Water Forum in 2000, Nestlé successfully lobbied to stop water from being declared a universal right — declaring open hunting season on our local water resources by the multinational corporations looking to control them. For Nestlé, this means billions of dollars in profits. For us, it means paying up to 2,000 percent more for drinking water because it comes from a plastic bottle.

    Now, in countries around the world, Nestlé is promoting bottled water as a status symbol. As it pumps out fresh water at high volume, water tables lower and local wells become degraded. Safe water becomes a privilege only affordable for the wealthy.

    In our story, clean water is a resource that should be available to all. It should be something we look after for the public good, to keep safe for generations, not something we pump out by billions of gallons to fuel short-term private profits. Nestlé thinks our opinion is “extreme”, but we have to make a stand for public resources. Please join us today in telling Nestlé that it’s not “extreme” to treat water like a public right.

    Tell Nestlé to start treating water like a public right, not a source for private profits!


    Sources and further reading:
    Nestlé: The Global Search for Liquid Gold, Urban Times, June 11th, 2013
    Bottled Water Costs 2000 Times As Much As Tap Water, Business Insider, July 12th, 2013
    Peter Brabeck discussion his philosophy about water rights

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  10. People who go “both countries are at fault”


    What they think they sound like:

    “I’m so rational. The truth is somewhere in the middle, they’re both wrong. I’m so nuanced and enlightened with my views.”

    What they actually sound like:

    “History and context are things that do not exist to me. In whatever dimension I exist in, I believe that there is an equivalence between an advanced occupying army that is notorious for war crimes, and an occupied brutalized population.”

    (via thisiswhiteprivilege)