Hey guys, gonna use this opportunity to say something that’s been bothering me for a while.
That main charm on that bracelet (the one that looks like a hand) is called a Hamsa. It’s a really old religious symbol, primarily Jewish, and has a lot of spiritual meaning to so many people. It’s for protection against evil, and often has an eye on the palm to ward off the evil sight.
It’s also unknown to pretty much everyone who’s not from the Middle East.
I’ve started seeing it a lot lately on t-shirts and sweatshirts, worn by people as a fun, cute print, with no meaning attached to it, and that’s wrong, ok? Seriously. It’s like using a Muslim prayer mat as a welcome mat, or a rosary as a keychain or necklace. And since this isn’t a widely known symbol (like the Christian cross, which is also used on clothing in the West) it’s cultural erasure as well as appropriation.
Please spread the word, and avoid wearing the Hamsa inappropriately! (If you wanna wear it as a religious symbol, go right ahead, no matter your culture. Just give it the respect it deserves).
I’m still surprised when I see I have a message.
I’m still excited when I get a new follower.
I’m still happy when a post of mine actually gets notes.
And I still appreciate each and every one of you who continues to follow me no matter how silly, or annoying, or weird I am.
There ARE ACTUAL REAL MEN OUT THERE??!
THAT RESPECT WOMEN?
THAT ACCEPT “no” FOR AN ANSWER?
Quick, reblog this everywhere so we can learn and grow as a species!
the fact that this is shocking is saddening.
In other news, this is one of my favorite Twitter happenings to date.
Emma Watson suits up for Late Show with David Letterman.
Saint Laurent suit and shirt
Reece Hudson bag
Oh my god perfection
10 points to Gryffindor.
ready, set, go
I held my breath at the last one.
IT WAS COOL AND THEN IT GOT SCARY AS SHIT
i’d say this is a very effective message
Teachers are often unaware of the gender distribution of talk in their classrooms. They usually consider that they give equal amounts of attention to girls and boys, and it is only when they make a tape recording that they realize that boys are dominating the interactions. Dale Spender, an Australian feminist who has been a strong advocate of female rights in this area, noted that teachers who tried to restore the balance by deliberately ‘favouring’ the girls were astounded to find that despite their efforts they continued to devote more time to the boys in their classrooms. Another study reported that a male science teacher who managed to create an atmosphere in which girls and boys contributed more equally to discussion felt that he was devoting 90 per cent of his attention to the girls. And so did his male pupils. They complained vociferously that the girls were getting too much talking time.
In other public contexts, too, such as seminars and debates, when women and men are deliberately given an equal amount of the highly valued talking time, there is often a perception that they are getting more than their fair share. Dale Spender explains this as follows:
“The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence. Women have not been judged on the grounds of whether they talk more than men, but of whether they talk more than silent women.”
In other words, if women talk at all, this may be perceived as ‘too much’ by men who expect them to provide a silent, decorative background in many social contexts.
i laughed so hard at the “i don’t know” and “something is wrong”
the twilight one is like abstract poetry
If you read it all together it’s like the most awkward, tense conversation ever.
"My name is Katniss Everdeen," I sighed. Nothing happened.
"I don’t know," he sighed.
Harry looked around, I shake my head and shrugged.
Harry stared. “I am seventeen years old.”
I frowned and he waited.
"My home is District 12."
Harry chuckled and said nothing. Now I wish I had.
I laughed. We looked at each other. I swallowed hard. He shrugged. Harry blinked and hesitates. I flinched.
He looked around. “I’m not really surprised.”
I took a deep breath, something he didn’t have last time. “Something is wrong.”
He didn’t answer. He stood up.
My dad just said: at your age you’ll probably wanna try a lot of things. Boys, girls, being a girl, being a boy, being punk or goth or spunky. And im okay with that. As long as you don’t come home and tell me youre a republican
parents who care
6 months in jail for being a responsible father.
I’m sick of people thinking that women are automatically the better care taker
talk about perspective. shit.
I remember the first time I saw a map of Africa to scale. My jaw dropped.
I made a political cartoon for English class about issues in school
It focuses on how teens are expected to make career defining choices with barely any experience, and also how parents often take so much authority that their child’s decision is not actually their own
If this gets some notes then I’ll make a colored version
thank fucking you. this defines me a few years ago really accurately
story time! At college some of us were talking about tattoos we want. Our teacher said “you don’t want to get a tattoo at eighteen because you might change your mind.” I said “I had to decide my entire career path when I was fourteen when I chose my GCSEs. I think I can decide on a bird on my wrist at eighteen.”