— don’t fuck with tina fey (via brokenclocksrighttwiceaday)
the fucking worst is when people are like “you hate people for having a different opinion than you!!!!” like im not shitting on this guy because he thinks pistachio ice cream is gross im shitting on him because he actually believes that i and people like me dont deserve basic human rights and respect and safety
Sheetal Shah, senior director at the foundation, says the group started the campaign when it noticed that while “Vedic,” “tantric” and many other words appeared regularly in yoga magazines, the word “Hindu” was never mentioned.
So, the foundation called up one of the country’s most popular magazines to ask why.
"They said the word ‘Hinduism’ has a lot of baggage," Shah says. "And we were like, ‘Excuse me?’ "
Shah says she understands why some people have a problem with linking yoga and Hinduism. Many American practitioners associate the practice with something pure and serene, she says. But when they think of Hinduism, she says, they think of “multiple gods, with multiple heads and multiple arms. Colorful [and] ritualistic.
It may be difficult for people to see how these things fit together, Shah says.
With the Take Back Yoga campaign, the Hindu American Foundation is hoping for broader acknowledgment that yoga has Hindu philosophical roots — while also emphasizing that it is universal and appropriate for everyone.
"What we’re trying to say is that the holistic practice of yoga goes beyond just a couple of asanas [postures] on a mat. It is a lifestyle, and it’s a philosophy," Shah says.
"How do you lead your life in terms of truthfulness? And nonviolence? And purity? The lifestyle aspect of yoga," Shah says, "has been lost.""
stfuzayn said: what's the difference between an equalist and a feminist?
An equalist believes that men need just as much liberation as women.
A feminist knows that patriarchy is much more destructive to women and therefore its goals prioritize women.
Essentially, it’s like this:
There’s a man and a woman standing side by side, but the man is taller than the woman. How to get them to the same level?
An equalist would give both of them a pedestal to stand on; a feminist would just give one to the woman. The first method doesn’t fix the problem, but the second method does.
Just want to say further that equalists 1) don’t pay attention to how history has structured our current world, and 2) have a huge bloody entitlement complex. Like men have hated women for thousands of years, but feminism has to prove it’s not man-hating to be legitimated because hating
a genderthe male gender is wrong. It’s disgusting that men think they can or should define what equality is for women.
- When I'm late: these ppl gotta chill I'm exactly where I got to be at this moment. God put me here for a reason, I ain't suppose to rush the universe.
- When somebody else late: u stay irresponsible. Trash the fuck why u always late? How u go to work?? Lazy filth I've. Been waiting outside for 5 mins.... WHERE THE HELL U AT???!!