1. haiweewicci:

    binkabonkahankeydoo:

    umiko-hitara:

    poisonpawz:

    zftw:

    voyagebysexualdiscovery:

    Uh oh

    wouldn’t that be awkward

    Can I get some credible sources?

    Here’s one

    and another

    and one more for the road

    ahahaHAHAHAHAHAHAH

    Isn’t it funny that this is exactly what the Quran says (and that from the very beginning Islam purported to return to the truth of Christianity), but Islamophobes have been calling the Quran a fake for centuries?

  2. thedoctor-hasthe-sorcersstone:

    SO TODAY IN CLASS THIS GIRL ASKED
    “DO YOU SHIP KIDS?”
    AND AFTER EXPLAINING WHAT SHIPPING WAS, THE TEACHER RESPONDED,
    “well….yes, we talk about it in the staff room. Who would look cute with who…”
    AND THEN WE HAD A FOLLOW UP QUESTION
    “does it affect seating?”
    “Sometimes,”

  3. Haylijah appreciation week - Favourite quote

    "You hardly know him, and yet you miss him. What is it about my brother that always inspires such instant admiration?.

    He was kind to me.”

  4. Youre lucky im muslim
    — Me to the world on most days. (via shumakhadijah)
  5. theroyalnonsense:

    SHOUT OUT TO ALL MY GIRLS WITH THE RED LINES UNDER THEY NAMES!

  6. niqabistruggles:

The Fault In Our Ummah.

    niqabistruggles:

    The Fault In Our Ummah.

  7. sandandglass:

    my life

  8. euthanizeallwhitepeople:

shijinkoo:

espritfollet:

numinous-queer:

officialmcmahon:

fuckyeahethnicwomen:

espritfollet:

This is a map of Asia. North Americans, you may notice this map is not solely comprised of Japan, Korea, China and Thailand. People in the UK, you may notice India is not  a continent. That is, if those of you who generalize entire continents can even pinpoint India on a map. Indians are Asian, gasp! And not all brown skinned people are Indian, also, gasp! There are an alarming amount of people, of all ages, from all backgrounds, who seem to be unable to process this.
I’m ethnically Asian. Since Asia is an extremely large continent, I could be from any number of countries. I am neither from India, China, Korea, Japan or Pakistan, yet not so surprisingly, I am still Asian. 
Yes, there are commonalities across regions, through the conflation of cultures, colonialism, globalization, transnationalism and movement of diasporas. Sometimes these are all the same thing. Rickshaws, rice and curry can be found across the continent. But let’s not overgeneralize. You can also find Buddhists, Catholics, Muslims and Hindus across Asia. Cantonese Speaking Chinese Muslims! English Speaking Indian Jews! 
No, we are not all the same. Orientalism? (Please look up Edward Said for basic concepts) No thank you. 
Geography, people. It’s important. 

This pops up on my dash every so often. I reblog it again, not just because I wrote it, but because nothing has changed since I first posted this.

What’s cool about Iran is that it falls in 3 different regions of Asia so depending on what part of Iran you’re in, you can kind of get culture shocked a bit. The central and western part of the country is West Asia, the north east is Central Asia, and the southeast is in South Asia. 


To the folks wondering about Russia being included, I want to mention that the cultural debates and angst about that has been going on for CENTURIES. While France has been pretty fetishized all the way back from Peter the Great, there is no question that we are not Europe, even with that influence showing really obviously in historical seats of power like St. Petersburg. Nonetheless, the whole country was under control of the Mongols (The Golden Horde) from roughly 1242 to 1480, and that left an enormous Mongolian and Tatar heritage that remains to this day. The ancient Scythians are huge in the cultural imagination as well. And besides… look at the Russians who are outside the standard “Kievan Rus” phenotype (which most folks assume is how all Russians look.) 
Here are three of the 30 distinct ethnic groups in Siberia alone:

Buryat grandfather, photo by Alexander Newby

Evenk children, photo by Evgenia Arbugaeva

Young Yakut couple, photographer unknown

boom

AS SOMEONE WITH NORTHERN IRANIAN (AZERBAIJANI)/RUSSIAN/ HAZARA-PERSIAN/ UYGHUR-CHINESE ANCESTRY THIS IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL POST 

IF ANYONE EVER SAYS “I LOVE ASIAN CULTURE”, REFER THEM TO THIS AND THEN STOMP ON THEIR FACE

    euthanizeallwhitepeople:

    shijinkoo:

    espritfollet:

    numinous-queer:

    officialmcmahon:

    fuckyeahethnicwomen:

    espritfollet:

    This is a map of Asia. North Americans, you may notice this map is not solely comprised of Japan, Korea, China and Thailand. People in the UK, you may notice India is not  a continent. That is, if those of you who generalize entire continents can even pinpoint India on a map. Indians are Asian, gasp! And not all brown skinned people are Indian, also, gasp! There are an alarming amount of people, of all ages, from all backgrounds, who seem to be unable to process this.

    I’m ethnically Asian. Since Asia is an extremely large continent, I could be from any number of countries. I am neither from India, China, Korea, Japan or Pakistan, yet not so surprisingly, I am still Asian. 

    Yes, there are commonalities across regions, through the conflation of cultures, colonialism, globalization, transnationalism and movement of diasporas. Sometimes these are all the same thing. Rickshaws, rice and curry can be found across the continent. But let’s not overgeneralize. You can also find Buddhists, Catholics, Muslims and Hindus across Asia. Cantonese Speaking Chinese Muslims! English Speaking Indian Jews! 

    No, we are not all the same. Orientalism? (Please look up Edward Said for basic concepts) No thank you. 

    Geography, people. It’s important. 

    This pops up on my dash every so often. I reblog it again, not just because I wrote it, but because nothing has changed since I first posted this.

    What’s cool about Iran is that it falls in 3 different regions of Asia so depending on what part of Iran you’re in, you can kind of get culture shocked a bit. The central and western part of the country is West Asia, the north east is Central Asia, and the southeast is in South Asia. 

    image

    To the folks wondering about Russia being included, I want to mention that the cultural debates and angst about that has been going on for CENTURIES. While France has been pretty fetishized all the way back from Peter the Great, there is no question that we are not Europe, even with that influence showing really obviously in historical seats of power like St. Petersburg. Nonetheless, the whole country was under control of the Mongols (The Golden Horde) from roughly 1242 to 1480, and that left an enormous Mongolian and Tatar heritage that remains to this day. The ancient Scythians are huge in the cultural imagination as well. And besides… look at the Russians who are outside the standard “Kievan Rus” phenotype (which most folks assume is how all Russians look.) 

    Here are three of the 30 distinct ethnic groups in Siberia alone:

    image

    Buryat grandfather, photo by Alexander Newby

    image

    Evenk children, photo by Evgenia Arbugaeva

    image

    Young Yakut couple, photographer unknown

    boom

    AS SOMEONE WITH NORTHERN IRANIAN (AZERBAIJANI)/RUSSIAN/ HAZARA-PERSIAN/ UYGHUR-CHINESE ANCESTRY THIS IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL POST 

    IF ANYONE EVER SAYS “I LOVE ASIAN CULTURE”, REFER THEM TO THIS AND THEN STOMP ON THEIR FACE

  9. mardhiyya:

natgeotravel:

Reflections: A young boy casts a striking comparison to an aging man lost in a book on a ferry in Istanbul. 
Photograph by Merve Ates, National Geographic Your Shot


This is so good.

    mardhiyya:

    natgeotravel:

    Reflections: A young boy casts a striking comparison to an aging man lost in a book on a ferry in Istanbul. 

    Photograph by Merve Ates, National Geographic Your Shot

    This is so good.

  10. Sleep doesn’t relieve my exhaustion anymore.
    — July 7, 2014 (via 5weetsorrow)