Things you do not have to feel guilty about

becky-fitness:

  • Saying no sometimes
  • Wanting to be alone sometimes
  • Saying no to sex
  • Saying yes to sex
  • Not being sure about your life career
  • Deciding to study instead of going out
  • Getting rid of the toxic people in your life
  • Ending a relationship that is hurting you
  • Not liking the things everyone else likes

(via greatwhiteprivilege)

"Wearing a hijab isn’t inherently liberating – but neither is baring one’s breasts. What is liberating is being able to choose either of these things. It’s pretty ludicrous to think that oppression is somehow proportional to how covered or uncovered someone’s body is. Both sides of this argument present a shallow understanding of women’s empowerment, which only drowns out the substantive challenges facing all women – issues that cannot be encapsulated in a debate about a piece of fabric."

Sara Yasin, Is the Hijab Worth Fighting Over?

(via rcabbasi)

YES

honestly it’s so frustrating how so many people say “wearing the hijab is liberating”because it’s kind of shaming women who don’t which happens so fucking much in Muslim communities.

(via faineemae)

OMG someone from Al Azhar said that women can lead men in prayer praise be the lord and all that is good in the world

theuncolonizedmind:

I can’t stand it when Muslims are asked about violence or the oppression of women done in the name of Islam, the first thing they do is start bashing other religions.

“Yeah? Well, if you read the Bible, you’d see its way more violent….”

“Read up on the roles of Jewish women.”

How about you stop being a hater and go read up on your own religion so you could actually provide people with accurate information that pertains to your religion.

for real, this has got top stop.

thank you! :) i mean, i could write it anonymously but the only way of sending a letter that would get to enough people would be via email and i feel like it would be kinda shady to set up an email address just to send it? idk i mean that would be a solution to that problem but i also feel that i shouldn’t be afraid of speaking out against something i know is wrong and i mean i also have an Islamic duty of speaking out as well. i guess i’m just really nervous. but thanks for the support :) i really appreciate it ❤

thank you! :) i mean, i could write it anonymously but the only way of sending a letter that would get to enough people would be via email and i feel like it would be kinda shady to set up an email address just to send it? idk i mean that would be a solution to that problem but i also feel that i shouldn’t be afraid of speaking out against something i know is wrong and i mean i also have an Islamic duty of speaking out as well. i guess i’m just really nervous. but thanks for the support :) i really appreciate it ❤

sapphrikah:

hardliqz:

The Refutation of “Good Hair” is a powerful new project by the brilliant Nakeya B. In this series, Nakeya has chosen to explore the literal meaning of the historically used phrase “good hair”. In her own words, “In each image a woman of color is seen poised upright while consuming a handful of hair. Accompanying the portraits are a selection still life arrangements placing hair and traditional African-American cuisine in the same setting. Doing such suggests “good hair” is nothing more than something to be consumed as if it were food”.

Yes.

interesting!

sapphrikah:

hardliqz:

The Refutation of “Good Hair” is a powerful new project by the brilliant Nakeya B. In this series, Nakeya has chosen to explore the literal meaning of the historically used phrase “good hair”. In her own words, “In each image a woman of color is seen poised upright while consuming a handful of hair. Accompanying the portraits are a selection still life arrangements placing hair and traditional African-American cuisine in the same setting. Doing such suggests “good hair” is nothing more than something to be consumed as if it were food”.

Yes.

interesting!

(via cestlafemmenoire)

yesterday i went to this muslim women’s conference at my mosque and it ended being kinda sexist/slut shaming and i want to write a letter to the mosque and mwa mailing list but i feel bad cause i mean i volunteered to help with the association/conference and i don’t wanna judge any of the other women and i mean i didn’t really say anything at the conference when i had a change. advice?

mylifeasafeminista:

This is what people see as they commute to work in Philly. 

Hollaback Philly is absolutely doing it right.

into it!

(Source: poweredbygirl, via thelanorway-deactivated20140317)

halalbacon:

Keep it halal folks~

keep it non-judgmental FOLKS~

halalbacon:

Keep it halal folks~

keep it non-judgmental FOLKS~

(via thistoo--shallpass)

"We live in a world where some women are being paid to be naked whilst others are being fined to be covered. This sums up the generation."

(via blubiblum)

also, where some women are being forced to be naked, or forced to be covered.

(Source: blvcknvy, via thistoo--shallpass)

"But fighting to give women and girls a fighting chance isn’t a nice thing to-do. It isn’t some luxury that we get to when we have time on our hands to spend doing that . This is a core imperative for every human being and every society. If we do not complete a campaign for women’s rights and opportunities the world we want to live in the country we all love and cherish will not be what it should be."

Read Hillary Clinton’s keynote speech from the 2013 Women in the World Summit.  (via cheatsheet)

(Source: sandandglass, via hellogiggles)

deancasotp:

pigeonloki:

The Invisible War 

  • Since 2006, more than 95,000 service members have been sexually assaulted in the U.S. military
  • More than 86% of service members do not report their assault
  • Less than five percent of all sexual assaults are put forward for prosecution, and less than a third of those cases result in imprisonment

I hate that I can attest to accuracy of this post. I never reported my assailants. I had a friend who did. She got looked down upon, name called, moved to a crappy shift and generally treated like trash from a good number of people in our command, including some superiors. The male who molested her got a “talking” to, a slap on his wrist and then essentially promoted. And that was on shore. I can’t even begin to tell you what happened while we were on the ship. It’s just unbelievably horrifying. 

(Source: bibucks, via feminist-space)

philolzophy:

blueandbluer:

gaypocalypse:

Diane Sawyer: So, have you thought, how many women is enough? How many women [on the Supreme Court] would be enough?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Nine, nine. [Applause.]
Sawyer: Oh! Oh. [Laughs.]
Ginsburg: Well, there’ve been nine men there for a long long time, right? So why not nine women?

(x)

RUTH FOR ALL THINGS

Bristling while reading through this and thinking about 9 women on the supreme court made me realize I am sexist.

ugh.