arabgrandma said: ✹ ummmmm can it be something that reminds u of me
- um i’m really thinking Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley because i’m p sure you told me to read it riGHT
- MINDY KALING’S BOOK
- ooh and the family fang bc i’m p sure u told me to read that too!!
- THE MAINE OMG
- Whip It
- Hemlock Grove
- Orange is the New Black
11:58 am • 29 July 2014 • 2 notes
you ever notice a lot of stuff is considered poor and gross unless its upper middle class (white) people doing it
food trucks in the 90s were the realm of taco trucks and fairground food and were always considered unhygienic and nasty until all these rich city kids started…
11:41 am • 29 July 2014 • 6,195 notes
HERE’S JUST HOW MUCH IT PAYS TO BE CONVENTIONALLY ATTRACTIVE
We’ve come to expect impossible, even improbable standards of beauty to populate our magazines and our television shows. It’s another thing entirely to find they’ve invaded our workplace.
Watch Vox’s full video to see the many other ways these unrealistic beauty standards effect where we work.
Damn I’m screwed
I had to learn about this stuff in Speech Class. The point was so that we could remember to “look our best” when we present a speech, but all it did was prove to me how much easier life is for the conventionally attractive, and it wasn’t just me being delusional. :(
Apparently people are just nicer to you in general if you’re attractive.
It’s also important to think about what they really mean by “conventionally attractive”
I’d be interested to see how this translates across racial lines considering many poc don’t fit the archetype of conventional beauty standards.
11:40 am • 29 July 2014 • 54,000 notes
Hello i would like to purchase an automobile
12:11 am • 29 July 2014 • 5,411 notes
this girl is deadass making me listen to kpop in her car like girl……..it’s eid…… please let me live…..
6:13 pm • 28 July 2014 • 2 notes
"I was such a rule follower at school. I loved the whole slacker look, like, ‘Hey, I don’t care, whatever,’ but if I didn’t turn my homework in, I would panic."
(Source: stewarter, via bubitch)
4:49 pm • 28 July 2014 • 1,822 notes
Anonymous said: I get where you are coming from with zarry, but let's not turn this into a silly battle. Let's stop pitting the boys against each other and trying to "drag" them for one thing or another. I'm very proud of Zayn today and we shouldn't turn this into "people should be dragging Harry" moment. That's why this fanbase is toxic now, everyone wants to tear one of the other boys down (usually Harry because of his popularity) to make another look good. We don't need to this, let's just be happy for Zayn.
ITS NOT ABOUT HARRY’S POPULARITY ITS ABOUT OW HE WAVED THE ISRAELI FLAG DURING THIS CONFLICT IN FRONT OF HIS OPENLY MUSLIM BANDMATE !!! ITS ABOUT HOW I ONLY SAW ONE PERSON CALL HIM OUT AND THE DISCUSSION LASTED ONLY LIKE FIVE MINUTES WHEREAS IF ZAYN SIMPLY TWEETS A “HAPPY RAMADAN” HE IS FUCKIN SLANDERED BY WHITE CONSERVATIVES AND IS ACCUSED OF PIMPING ISLAM!!! HE IS SEEN AS A THREAT BC HIM DOING THAT IS TRYING TO “CONVERT” FANS!! THE MEDIA IS AGAINST HIM! NO MEDIA OUTLET DRAGGED L*UIS FOR SAYIN NIG!! YOU KNOW WHO THEY ATTACKED ZAYN!! nO ONE MENTIONED THE USE OF A RACIAL SLUR!! ZAYN DOING THIS IS A HUGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE FUCKIN DEAL FOR POC AND MUSLIMS ESPECIALLY!! HE IS FUCKIN TAKIN WHAT THE MEDIA SCORNS HIM FOR AND TELLIN THEM TO SHOVE IT UP THEIR ASS BECAUSE OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS ARE DYING AND HE IS RISKING HOW HE IS PORTRAYED IN ORDER TO SHOW HE STANDS WITH THEM
FUCK OUTTA HERE
4:19 pm • 28 July 2014 • 2,039 notes
Anonymous said: Arabs living in Israel today enjoy equal rights and are represented in all branches of government. For Palestinian living in Gaza and the West Bank, Israel was forced to impose restrictions on Arab residents as a result of suicide bombers and other forms of Palestinian attack. Check points, security roads, identification cards, and security barriers which separate the Palestinian residents in the West Bank and Gaza from Israeli citizens provide physical security from potential attacks.
Time to school you, “bud”.
Let’s break this argument down one by one:
"Arabs living in Israel today enjoy equal rights and are represented in all branches of government."
Haha you’re absolutely joking, right? Today, there are more than 50 laws that discriminate against Palestinian citizens of Israel, such as the Nakba Law which according to Adalah who are the legal centre for Arab minority rights in Israel, “Description: The “Nakba Law” authorizes the Finance Minister to reduce state funding or support to an institution if it holds an activity that rejects the existence of Israel as a “Jewish and democratic state” or commemorates “Israel’s Independence Day or the day on which the state was established as a day of mourning.”” This law was only enacted recently in 2011.
Let’s take a look at an example of another law. Citizenship Law which was enacted also in 2011, it is described as “Description: Enacted on 28 March 2011, the law allows courts to revoke the citizenship of persons convicted of treason, espionage, assisting the enemy in time of war, violating state sovereignty, serving in enemy forces (as defined in the Israeli penal law), and acts of terrorism as defined under the Prohibition on Terrorist Financing Law (2005), if asked to do so by the Ministry of the Interior, as part of a criminal sentence delivered.”
You can find more here: http://adalah.org/eng/Israeli-Discriminatory-Law-Database
Moving on… You claim that they’re equally represented in all branches of government? Again, this claim is false. The most seats Arab parties in the Knesset hold are 4 seats at best, maybe less, and more often than not, they’re denied a voice.
"For Palestinian living in Gaza and the West Bank, Israel was forced to impose restrictions on Arab residents as a result of suicide bombers and other forms of Palestinian attack. Check points, security roads, identification cards, and security barriers which separate the Palestinian residents in the West Bank and Gaza from Israeli citizens provide physical security from potential attacks.”"
Now for your second “argument”… These suicide bombers and attacks did not come out of nowhere. They were a response to the Israeli occupation, and still are. Why else do you think Hamas continues to fire rockets into Israel? In fact, Israel had long been occupying Palestinians and killing them before these attacks happened. Secondly, collective punishment is never justified. To this logic, if an Israeli soldier kills a Palestinian child who hasn’t provoked him and is reprimanded for it (which by the way, they never are) then should we not take away the guns of all the Israeli soldiers? Or since conscription is mandatory, should we not enforce barriers and checkpoint on Israeli citizens? Also no, they do more than just “separate” Palestinian citizens from Israeli citizens to “prevent terror attacks”. They segregate. They aim to segregate purposely. That’s why settlers have their own roads, that’s why the wall chokes Palestinian villages and usurps Palestinian land, is that why settlements are being built on Palestinian land? To prevent Israeli citizens from getting hurt? What lies. Israel is an apartheid state. From day one, it has aimed to “deal” with the Palestinians. One of these methods includes making life unbearable for them. This is a collective punishment leading to genocide. If you think Israel only cares about protecting it’s citizens, you’re wrong. It only cares about killing Palestinians and upholding Jewish supremacy in historic Palestine. Israel’s existence is reliant on Palestinian suffering.
Check and mate. 💁💅
4:18 pm • 28 July 2014 • 43 notes