Horror stories about Muslim misogyny have long been used by western patriarchs to justify imperialism abroad and sexism at home. The Guardian’s Katharine Viner reminds us about Lord Cromer, the British consul general in Egypt from 1883. Cromer believed the Egyptians were morally and culturally inferior in their treatment of women and that they should be “persuaded or forced” to become “civilised” by disposing of the veil.

"And what did this forward-thinking, feminist-sounding veil-burner do when he got home to Britain?" asks Viner. "He founded and presided over the Men’s League for Opposing Women’s Suffrage, which tried, by any means possible, to stop women getting the vote. Colonial patriarchs like Cromer … wanted merely to replace eastern misogyny with western misogyny." More than a century later, the same logic is used to imply that misogyny only matters when it isn’t being done by white men.


One of few movies that always makes me laugh

One of few movies that always makes me laugh

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concernedresidentofbakerstreet:

i think we found the opposite of nash greir

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breakingnews:

Photos: Lightning strikes 1 World Trade Center in New York City

Lightning struck New York City’s 1 World Trade Center during a storm overnight on Thursday, lighting up the sky in Lower Manhattan.

Photos courtesy of Max Guliani

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ladyniteloveswho:

THIS BEAUTIFUL WOMAN
-Was RAPED along her best friend while her husband was tied up and forced to watch.
-Was diagnosed with uterine CANCER
-Had to get a DIVORCE because her husband was gay
What did she do about it all? 
-Create a television show with her ex based on their divorce and friendship that still holds strong.
-Laughs just as hard today as she has in the past.
-Fights for the rights of the gay and lesbian community
-Works for the U.S. State department for the Public Diplomacy Envoy for Women’s Health Issues.
-Launched the ‘Cancer Shmancer’ movement, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all women’s cancers be diagnosed while in Stage 1, the most curable stage.
-Has won the following awards: Jon Wayne’s Institute’s Woman of Achievement award, Gilda Award, City of Hope Wom of the Year award, Hebrew University Humanitarian award, Albert Einstien’s College of Medicine’s Spirit of Achievement Award, City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Award, and the ”My Aid Award” for her achievements in support of cancer prevention and rehabilitation.
-She has been cancer free for 12 years.
Now tell me she is not an AMAZING Woman.
When people say they “Hate her” because of her voice, I just want to punch them straight in their faces.
This is Fran Drescher, and she is one HELL Of a strong woman.


Love her even more now.

ladyniteloveswho:

THIS BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

-Was RAPED along her best friend while her husband was tied up and forced to watch.

-Was diagnosed with uterine CANCER

-Had to get a DIVORCE because her husband was gay

What did she do about it all?

-Create a television show with her ex based on their divorce and friendship that still holds strong.

-Laughs just as hard today as she has in the past.

-Fights for the rights of the gay and lesbian community

-Works for the U.S. State department for the Public Diplomacy Envoy for Women’s Health Issues.

-Launched the ‘Cancer Shmancer’ movement, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all women’s cancers be diagnosed while in Stage 1, the most curable stage.

-Has won the following awards: Jon Wayne’s Institute’s Woman of Achievement award, Gilda Award, City of Hope Wom of the Year award, Hebrew University Humanitarian award, Albert Einstien’s College of Medicine’s Spirit of Achievement Award, City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Award, and the ”My Aid Award” for her achievements in support of cancer prevention and rehabilitation.

-She has been cancer free for 12 years.

Now tell me she is not an AMAZING Woman.

When people say they “Hate her” because of her voice, I just want to punch them straight in their faces.

This is Fran Drescher, and she is one HELL Of a strong woman.

Love her even more now.

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garden-in-the-desert-sand:

An old bosnian man, after he lost his house in the flood
"Nije mi sine žao zemljišta, niti kuće… Žao mi sine, što nemam više vremena da gradim nešta novo, a gdje proživjeti ovo što mi je ostalo?"
"My son, I’m not sorry for the land, or house.. I’m sorry, son, that I don’t have time to build something new, and where to spend this few years that I have left?"

garden-in-the-desert-sand:

An old bosnian man, after he lost his house in the flood

"Nije mi sine žao zemljišta, niti kuće… Žao mi sine, što nemam više vremena da gradim nešta novo, a gdje proživjeti ovo što mi je ostalo?"

"My son, I’m not sorry for the land, or house.. I’m sorry, son, that I don’t have time to build something new, and where to spend this few years that I have left?"

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We do not ask for what useful purpose the birds do sing, for song is their pleasure since they were created for singing. Similarly, we ought not to ask why the human mind troubles to fathom the secrets of the heavens. The diversity of the phenomena of nature is so great and the treasures hidden in the heavens so rich precisely in order that the human mind shall never be lacking in fresh nourishment.