“Osama is dead.”—A white man as he walked past me, a Muslim woman who wears hijab. I hear variations on this (including people shouting “Osama” or “Bin Laden”, often while pretending to shoot me, from their vehicles) on an almost daily basis. I live in a medium sized city with a significant Muslim population & that prides itself on “diversity.” It always make me nervous about the fact that I have to walk alone frequently. I don’t feel safe. (via microaggressions)
If you’re a writer or poet or story teller or one of those kind of things, please link me to some of your pieces or a collection of things you’ve written. Doesn’t matter what genre, I’m not really selective on content. Just whatever. I’m in the mood for delighting myself in some raw talent. Don’t be greedy with your genius. Sharing is caring. It would be so appreciated.
I’ve seen and experienced the strength, courage, and wisdom of women. Why does our society always try to push them back. When God made Eve, He didn’t take a piece from Adam’s foot so that he could trample on her. God didn’t take a piece of Adam’s back so that she had to stay behind him. God took Adam’s rib because man was supposed to walk side by side with his woman.
So why does society rape women? Hate women? Underrate women. Underestimate women?
I’m tired of it. If God blesses me with a daughter, I am going to teach her that she is NO ONE’S footstool. I am going to teach her that when God said that “we are more than conquerors,” He meant her too. I am going to teach her that she can play football if she wants to, climb Mount Everest if she wants to, become President if she wants to. We have been doubting women for too long and underestimating their power.
Then again, I wonder if the powers that be see the power in a woman and try to tear her down because they are afraid?
People act as if those who are visually pleasing are always praised and the intellectual ones are constantly persecuted. No. Yes you have those who smile at looks and condemn smarts but if you surround yourself with people who have that kind of superficial mentality then what kind of behaviour do you expect? You can’t pressure a dirt clod and demand that it produce gold. In the same sense, the expectations that many of us have for our shallow-minded peers are unrealistic. Associate with those of good quality who appreciate genuineness, authenticity, wit, intellect, good humor and sincerity. You’ll find yourself complaining a lot less.