culture, traditions and social justice 
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My thoughts on the Emma Watson’s recent speech at the UN.

So much this!

Wtf? So much NOT this. Are you seriously complaining about men who want equal rights for women? Getting men on board with feminism is an admirable goal, considering the entire name of it is feminism, it’s not exactly inviting to people with penises. You act like all men are pigs and globally responsible for women’s suffering but then in the same breath you refuse to give any sort of positive reinforcement to the men who want equality. I refuse to label myself as a feminist because of stuff like this but how is that I know feminism isn’t supposed to be a woman thing and you don’t?

Now I actually feel sorry for Emma Watson since she’s unable to please both the anti-feminist and feminist lot despite her pure intentions.

Dude there is no way to ever please feminists. Their whole life is looking to complain about anything. Still, Emma would have been better off to keep her mouth shut. Now she’s like public enemy number one apparently.

See , so feminists maybe the ones sending the threats from 4chan after all

I thought that(tumblr’s definition of) feminism was about making women and men equal which also means that what ever men’s problems are such as domestic abuse will be solved by feminism, won’t Emma’s speech literally make sense to them?

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Guys, look. They finally made a baby stroller for wheelchair-bound mothers. This is so important.

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If you literally go around on posts unrelated to feminist issues, where no sexism is happening, and bring up feminist issues and whine and complain and point the finger, it should be glaringly obvious to you why people generally don’t like you.  Yet people like these still blame their lack of popularity on “sexism” and on people just “being mad that they got called out” or some other inane babbling.

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Alejandro Casazi (Castaño Isaza), “Iansã” from Orixás Series, ca. 2010 

The Orixás is a series of photographic reproductions of different deities of the Afro-Brazilian religious faith Candomblé, that approximates to an accurate representation by studying the different, manifestations, rituals, enactments and historical sources.

Iansã is the Orixá of the winds, hurricanes and tempests. 

This image reminds me of the myth that Oyá originally governed the ocean and Yemayá owned the cemetery, until one day they traded. It is a story that appears in several books with “Santería” in their titles but dismissed by some of my elders; they object specifically to the notion of Yemayá “tricking” Oyá, and claim that the rivalry or animosity between them has been greatly exaggerated, despite widespread ceremonial protocols against initiates of one orisha ordaining the children of the other, and the importance of separating them in the context of ritual feeding. One of the most learned Lucumí priests I have been privileged to meet once told me that they are two sides of the same coin: one spins in air, while the other spins in water.

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How can people see Emma Watson being verbally attacked online and threatened with hacked nudes being released by men because of her speech on gender equality and still think we don’t need feminism. It’s not women who make men out to be some evil creatures, you guys do that well…

I’m very confused by the hate she’s getting. Like assholes are claiming she’s an idiot and shit like that for being a feminist. Radfems are calling her trash because she’s not “enough of a feminist”

Like wtf?

Just like politics. Moderates get a ton of shit from both sides. Anyone that is trying to bridge the gap between two groups will get attacked by the radicals on both sides. It always happens. Just look at the United States and the shit moderate Republicans got from their own party because they were in the middle and trying to actually get stuff done.

Peacemakers and those in the middle are open targets for both sides. It can be hard trying to stay in the middle like that.

Also, it is the old cliche: Us vs. Them

- Mod Helga

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I remember when I first found out the truth about “Somali pirates” I got chills because of how horrific the truth was and how insanely creepily well the media had twisted the situation. Every single fucking article making it seem like these “pirates” were just after money or something holding innocent people hostage and I never gave it a second thought, why would I? There was no indication that people were trying to legitimately fight off disgusting imperialism that left nuclear waste in their waters, that over 300 people have died from radiation sickness, that Europeans have been stealing Somalia’s seafood because they overfished their own waters and the indigenous fisherman are starving and so these “pirates” emerged to deal with those stealing their country’s natural resources. The truth is enough to make anyone sick to their stomachs.

This is a great article about the truth about Somali pirates, in case anyone wants a source.

more on Somali pirates

We could not expect the Somalis to allow these Europeans and Asian bullies to continue to rob them while they starve and suffer from various famines – an end was needed, and these pirates were able to provide one. The pirates insistent on being the defenders of the seas rather than the nuisances they are perceived to be. Now, if Western nations are truly concerned about eradicating the piracy issue maybe they should simply stop stealing Somali resources and polluting their waters. However, an eye for an eye will make the world blind, so when does this all end? I guess we may never know.

Ok but at the same time you must realize that they are doing alot of horrible things in Somalia, they’re not the angels that are fighting against evil europeans that you wish them to be, some are legitimately trying to do something, while some are just terrorizing villages and towns, stealing the food and aid that is sent to Somalia, and generally were halting the development of Somalia.

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'Mauritania: la tradizione dell’arte al femminile.' (Mauritania, the tradition of women artwork) by Bruno Zanzottera

(I colori del deserto)

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Untitled - Iraqi Artist MAHOOD AHMED

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Aswan & Nubia ♥♥♥

isn’t nubia now part of aswan?