The role of women in the great upheaval in the Middle East has been woefully under-analyzed. Women in Egypt did not just “join” the protests – they were a leading force behind the cultural evolution that made the protests inevitable. And what is true for Egypt is true, to a greater and lesser extent, throughout the Arab world. When women change, everything changes, and women in the Muslim world are changing radically.

Naomi Wolf at Project Syndicate

Dating Stereotypes: Misconceptions Demystified

Alright, check this out. It’s funny and the arab + mexican one is specially hillarious. Don’t need to agree, but could be slightly true.


First date:

You get to kiss her goodnight.

Second date:

You get to grope all over and make out a bit.

Third date:

You get to have sex but only when she wants to and only in the missionary position.


First Date:

You both get blind drunk and have sex.

Second Date:

You both get blind drunk and have sex.

20th Anniversary:

You both get blind drunk and have sex.


First Date:

You take her to a play and an expensive restaurant.

Second Date:

You meet her parents and her Mom makes spaghetti & meatballs.

Third Date:

You have sex, she wants to marry you & insists on a 3-carat ring.

5th Anniversary:

You already have 5 kids together & hate the thought of having sex.

6th Anniversary:

You find yourself a Mistress.


First date:

You get to buy her an expensive dinner but nothing happens.

Second date:

You buy her an even more expensive dinner. Nothing happens again.

Third date:

You don’t even get to the third date and you’ve already realized

Nothing is ever going to happen.


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anonymous asked:

I'm still trying to figure out why shippers care so much. And no, they really aren't even shipping the people or the characters, they're shipping these two rigid gender steroetypes, I don't even think they particularly like either of the actual people most of the time. What are they getting out of this all-consuming, obsessive shipping?


Coffee Shop Candidate☕️

What makes you a coffee shop candidate? Well in my eyes…

It’s that woman sitting in the corner zoned out from all that going on around, a child screaming in her ear hole would not wake her from her daze. What is she thinking about? Maybe how her life isn’t going right, what she has done to deserve this. What can she do to make her life better?

It’s the young mum pushing her pram through the doors going to show off her baby to her friends. “Look I think she’s teething!” All the ooo’s and aww’s the baby is the centre of the scene

It’s the man in his smart attire getting a pick me up coffee ready to battle away the week! He’s dreading that meeting he’s got at 9, he’s hoping that the coffee will give him the fix he needs. Maybe his tired eyes will fade durning the day.

It’s that teenage girl trying to pull the push door, she’s shy and now nervous. “I’ve just made a fool of myself” repeatedly bounces around her head. She wondered why she made that commitment, she didn’t need that coffee she just wanted to look cool as she walked into school. All she ever wanted was to fit in.

It’s that group of woman holding a mothers meeting, gossiping about Julie from down the school - “she let her child go to school without a coat!” “How disgusting!” Every woman who is that perfect mother gets picked away at even the fathers too!

It’s that new boyfriend wanting to impress his girlfriend “babe I’ve got you a hot chocolate, with foofy cream and marshmallows!” All he wants it a happy relationship - everyone’s dream.

Are you a coffe shop candidate?

In my eyes everyone experiences that daily judge, glares and stares, but who cares?

A lot of people care but do they act on it? No, they grab their coffee to go and walk, walk as fast as they can - hoping they are invisible and no one saw them, hoping they were not the target of teenage talk.

Everyone is a coffee shop candidate

So a different post from me, not sure about it but I was just inspired. I wanted to address the fact that everyone feels a certain way in public.



Starter Kits by Tom Mudie: These starter packs have been made in order to show stereotypes and to emphasise the fact people need to understand what they are buying in to before finding and assigning themselves. There are good and bad steroetypes that come with different types of people and to be a person means being judged for what people expect to see. You can not just have ‘some’ of a package.