"So, er, for the non South Asians in the audience who perhaps didn’t understand why there was applause, the British built a really extensive railway system throughout India before they left, and it wasn’t so much for transportation for the Indian people, it was because it’s really hard to plunder on foot."
Hari Kondabolu’s joke about the British colonisation of India [x]
this is my all-time favorite hari kondabolu joke.
So, according to a Dish reader, there are currently two online petitions circulating in Finland regarding the Tom of Finland stamps. One is to reverse the decision to issue the stamps. The other is to make them lick-able instead of self-adhesive!
If you don’t work towards dismantling the antiblackness and/or Islamophobia you encounter from your friends and family, don’t glorify Malcolm X.
If you think someone’s life and the impact they can have on the world is nullified after encounters with the prison industrial complex, don’t glorify Malcolm X.
If you don’t treat converts to Islam with the respect and welcoming environment which they’re so routinely deprived, don’t glorify Malcolm X.
If you entrench yourself so deeply in arbitrary respectability politics that alienates a significant portion of Black people, don’t glorify Malcolm X.
Because what I see so often is not a genuine appreciation for the man, his journey and the intricate details of his life, but an opportunistic sensationalism of pieces of his legacy, which is just a great of an injustice as outright slander.
Malcolm X was Black, an ex-con, a Muslim, a civil rights leader and one of the greatest individuals to ever walk the Earth. He was all of these things at once and each facet of his identity helped shape who he became.
As some of you may know, my group and I have been dealing with a lot of shit at school lately, and I keep saying that I’ll provide you all with an update, so HERE it finally is.
On November 7th, The General Union of Palestine Students [GUPS] hosted an event on campus meant to…
"I’m not against what people wear but if you go to the hospital, and you are in Quebec and we have embraced you and opened our country for you to live in a better world, you have to adapt to our rules. If the doctor is a boy or a girl, you’re gonna see the doctor that [is] sent to [treat] you. You can’t just say, “My religion doesn’t permit me to see a woman or a male doctor.” That’s the problem for me. If I’m going to see a doctor and he is gay, I’m not going to have a problem with that. It should not be an issue. … It’s just that these women who practice the things they believe in have to adapt to our country. They have to not change our laws. Because you have a lot of Anglican or veiled women in a school—you can’t just take off the [Catholic] cross from the walls, or take down Christmas trees. If I go live in their country and have to be veiled, I will.”
In Islam it’s perfectly fine to be examined by the opposite sex because of medical and health reasons, it’s not an unreasonable religion. Perhaps it’s the choice of some people, I know many non-muslim women who don’t feel comfortable being examined by a male doctor, but when it’s Muslim women who ask, they’re being backwards? okay.
Really, Celine Dion?
- "our country"
- "our rules"
- "our laws"
- "their country"
My heart is just going to have to go on without your French speaking ass on my iPod.
Rumi talks about the love of God, not that guy who dumped you.