Can all my Lesbian/bi/queer Women of Color please reblog this? I want to see how many of use are out there, and I need more blogs to follow
“O you who believe! Remember Allah, remembering frequently and glorify Him morning and evening.”
-Holy Quran, Chapter Ahzab, verse 41-42
Israeli Ambassador at the White House Iftar, y’all. Why he’s even there in the first place is beyond me. (Would they invite a representative of the Palestinian people to a White House Shabbat and then have Obama tell people that Palestinians have a very clear right to defend themselves?)
I wonder what all those people opposed to a boycott of this Iftar did. They finally got their “chance,” their “seat at the table,” their “opportunity to “speak to policy makers and influence policy,” their “foot in the door,” their “engagement with the government,” their “chance to speak truth.”
Did they? Did they speak truth to power, did they call out Obama, did they call out this dude who literally thinks Islam is inherently violent? Did they stand up for what was right or quietly sip their water as genocide continues? Did they talk “about these issues on behalf of our community” “precisely because the people adversely affected by these policies cannot be present,” as Keith Ellison boasted? Was this enough to get up and walk out? Or was a seat at the table more important than values?
Oh wait, I forget - MPAC endorses the two-state solution and rejects BDS, so it was the perfect crowd (albeit not all MPAC folks) to preach this kind of stuff to.
So, will they allow a bunch of Muslims at the White House Passover to talk about Palestinian rights?
One. Do not promise when you’re happy.
Two. When you are angry, do not respond.
Three. Do not decide when you’re sad.
- (via abandonedprincess)
Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces. And Their leggings.
Thank you to everyone who spread this around. QuQ I feel so important…..I thought this would only get 100 or so Notes……Just Thank you……
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BZRshop?ref=l2-shopheader-name < Leggings can be bought here. For all those who wanted them.
so i saw that John Legend video with Laverne and it was cute but like, I’m hella tired of this “trans woman putting on and taking off make up” trope. Like really. It tired.
We get it, you think our femininity is a facade that we take off when no one is look and put on when we wanna trick someone. PUT IT AWAY. WE DON’T NEED TO FUCK WITH THAT NARRATIVE ANYMORE.
Here’s a fun experiment. See how long a trans woman is on screen before she’s
Usually, it’s 1 - 5 minutes. Enough time for them to introduce themselves and BOOM, exposed. Whenever it goes longer, it’s because their trans status being kept secret for a surprise ‘reveal’. At which point, it’s almost instantaneous.
And you know, it’s not like I’m not willing to give it a pass in certain circumstances. Hell, I’m not sure the JL video would be entirely bad on it’s own, But it happens every time. And it’s literally the first thing that happens to a trans woman, outside of being introduced. It doesn’t matter the medium, genre. Fiction, non-fiction, news reports, documentaries, TV interviews. It’s not even positive or negative. It’s just everywhere. It’s the physical manifestation of invading a trans woman’s privacy.
And they did it with Sophia in OITNB. In fact, I’m having a hard time thinking of an example that doesn’t have it, outside of queer specific media.
Edit: Added my own thoughts on the specific John Legend video. But since no one’s read this yet, it’s like there was no edit at all. #poof #magic
may Allah rest their souls in peace and grant them entry into Jannat… may Allah protect their families and friends in Gaza… may Allah grant them victory, courage, patience, and strength…
Oh, and I was pressed cause my mom died, my job sucks, and I went to jail. But you can think whatever you like.
In other other news, somehow this story led to me making a friend.