What is the mystery behind the ideals of beauty inscribed in the psyches of men...– Fatema Mernissi. Scheherazade Goes West. pg 200. Have I mentioned how much I love this book? (via jhameia) Ha, this is pretty much what my parents tell me all the time! “Why are you doing your performance stuff? Why don’t you go and teach children English, or help your community? Donate some...
What is the mystery behind the ideals of beauty inscribed in the psyches of men...– Fatema Mernissi. Scheherazade Goes West. pg 200. Have I mentioned how much I love this book?
Women's Contributions to Classical Islamic... →
This is really bizarre,” I finally dared to comment, but only after we had...– - Fatima Mernissi. Scheherazade Goes West: Different Cultures, Different Harems. Washington Square Press: NY, 2001. Pg 107. I read this book for a class on Orientalism, but it seemed rather appropriate considering what’s going on in France right now!
zuky: Following my guest-post there yesterday, Abagond posts a call for nominations for “the most gorgeous East Asian men in the world”. What is the meaning of this?! Well, I need not understand; but based on what I’ve seen from hetero women of many colors over the past few years, I’m going to easily predict that Takeshi takes the title. OMG why didn’t I click on this sooner. I am SO in...
(Two kids in a library).
Guy 1: So I was in class and I heard someone refer to hipsters as the Doucheoisie.
Guy 2: So, what does that make fratboys? The Broletariat?
Guy 1: Well it does make sense if you think about it. We always see a struggle between the broletariat and the doucheoisie.
Last week a talented, young woman full of promise came to me with a flier her...– Rep. Betty Sutton, Ohio’s 13th District. She continues: “The mailer was supported by funds from a Republican multimillionaire challenger by the name of Tom Ganley who has decided he wants to take my place in Congress. Ganley placed a huge advertisement in the flier to build support for the...
whatwillsuffice: And lately I’ve been scared that maybe I’m just no good at fiction at all. I might be more of an essayist, which I would be okay with were there any market for essays by people who only write essays. What I’m trying to say is I’d like Rebecca Solnit’s career but I think there’s only one slot available for such a person. I know how you feel. I’ve been writing fiction...
Intersectionality Dreaming: Writing My Own →
Career choice: may be subject to mansplanation
novazembla: Can you imagine having the presumption to declare a near-total stranger’s chosen field invalid after a minute of conversation? I sure can’t, but this guy did it without breaking a sweat. His friend mercifully arrived, freeing this guy up from the arduous labor of schooling me on my life choices, and as they left, he hollered (finally perceiving that I was unamused? maybe?), “YOU...
Black AND Asian (and Jewish?) →
Choptensils describes the interconnectivity between the African- and Asian-American communities and how closely their histories are tied together. I should note that in Malaysia, when the British came to our shores and started taking us over, the Buffer Class were NOT the East Indians/South Asians, who were brought in to perform the manual labour that the Malays didn’t want to do...
ilykadamen: pastimperfection: Does anyone have a cure for the prickly heat from hell? My chin looks like a nutmeg grater. Somebody help a friend living in Cambodia out? I’ve never dealt with that intensity of heat and humidity, so I’m useless. Calamine lotion for immediate relief. Get a fan to move the air around. Lots of showers (no soap, just stand under the water to cool down)....
No Country for Strangers →
Response to Charles Tan’s “No Foreigners Allowed” essay. Some choice quotes: “ I was taught to read and write in both English and Filipino, I consider myself more fluent in English than I am in my native tongue, and in my education both here and in the U.S. English-language literature has dominated my reading. For a long time I was content with this skew and was mostly...
You know who rocks to an unbelievably high degree?
ouyangdan: meloukhia: Cara. That is all, and I am going to bed now. Reblogged for truth. That is all. Re-reblogging for truth. That is also all.
Ummmmm. Well Then.
ilykadamen: Turns out it’s a lot easier to be all “Oh-whatever” in a certain radical feminist’s direction if you don’t go and do a fool thing like actually reading what she wrote. Once you have?—What shadowofthebridge said. Not that the Mexican grandmother gets much time in the post; she’s irrelevant, mentioned merely to serve as a finger down the throat of the woman who really matters, who...
Tynes’ research also revealed an incongruence of reactions among white...– Color-blind ideology linked to racism, both online and offline
It's a Trap!
Jaymee: XD check this out!
stuff like that makes me want to have kids
stephanie: IT'S A TRAP
The thing is that this is not our ” job description” it’s...– Women who Run with Wolves Don’t Worry about Brand Names at Having Read the Fine Print by BlackAmazon
The purpose of feminism is to end itself. Andrea Dworkin called it one day...– Birthing a New Feminism, at My Ecdysis.
I CANNOT EVEN FUCKING BEGIN TO BELIEVE THIS... →
thecurvature: Or the fucking rest of the entire article! This is cbsnews.com! Not even some fucking local news source that doesn’t even begin to follow AP stylebook. (Not that that would make it okay or better, but at least I wouldn’t be in such shock that this made it to print.) I … don’t even know what to say. ….. What the fucking fuck. I don’t even. WHAT.
A translation of the Indonesian summary of...
This is the cover and product description of Alex and the Ironic Gentleman by Adrienne Kress on Amazon: A smart, funny mixture of fantasy and high adventure, Alex and the Ironic Gentleman tells the story of Alex Morningside, an inquisitive ten-and-a-half-year-old girl who lives with her uncle above a doorknob shop. A student at the prestigious Wigpowder-Steele Academy, Alex is often mistaken...