- 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
"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."
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.
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
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.
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?
"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."
also, where some women are being forced to be naked, or forced to be covered.
"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)