arab rights

anonymous asked:

If you had to say one or two person in real life, what do you imagine Kamilah looks like? Like a famous person. Sorry my english is not best but I hope you see my question

(Disclaimer: I have absolutely NO fucking idea what I’m doing. I’M BAD WITH FACES OKAY???) Also your English is great, my babe ;D

So… Nazanin Boniadi does look like her in some angles….

(Probably her ^ on their wedding day lol)

Manal al-Sharif (b. 1979) is the woman responsible for the campaign aimed at giving women the right to drive in Saudi Arabia. To initiate this movement, she filmed herself driving in the country, where it is illegal for women to do so; she was detained and released on bail on the condition of ceasing activity and not talking to media. Still, she remained an active voice pushing for women’s rights in the Middle East.

She is still campaigning heavily on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook for the loosening of Saudi Arabia’s strict legislation, despite the risk associated with these activities. She was awarded the Vaclav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent by the Oslo Freedom Forum in 2012.

nursey headcanon

these are the 6 different languages nursey can speak because that’s how extra he is.

Arabic and English: Nursey grew up in a bilingual household, alright. His ma is Arabic so he has been able to speak it fluently all his life, while his mom could barely speak a lick of it. (At one point, she became so annoyed at her wife and son having conversations completely in Arabic right in front of her, that she began to take night classes to learn it, completely fueled by spite. She’s nearly fluent now.)

Spanish: When Derek was younger he had a Hispanic nanny who would only speak Spanish to him, which caused him to learn just enough to keep up a conversation with her. (They still keep in touch, and she will still only speak Spanish to him, despite now being completely fluent in English. She just wants him to keep his skills sharp ok.)

ASL: His mom lost her hearing in her right ear when Nursey was 16, so nursey’s family all learned sign language so they could all communicate better! (and so the nurses’ can all pat themselves on the back, because now they can honestly say that they’re a trilingual family. Achievement unlocked, kiddos.)

Latin: Nursey 100% took Latin at Andover. he took it from his freshman year to his senior year and is completely fluent. This fact pisses Dex off. (“FOR FUCKS’ SAKE NURSE, WHY ARE YOU FLUENT IN LATIN???? IT’S A DEAD LANGUAGE IT’S NOT AT ALL USEFUL OH MY GOD.” “you’re just jealous that you weren’t able to read the Life and Times of Lucius Caecilius Iucundus.”)

Italian: at this point nursey just wanted to fulfill Samwell’s foreign language requirement, so he took Italian in his freshman year for shits and giggles. (No one really understands why he chose Italian out of all languages, and to be perfectly honest, he just taped the names of Samwell’s foreign language classes to a dartboard at the beginning of his Freshman year, closed his eyes, and threw a dart. The dart landed on Italian, so he took Italian.)


The year hasn’t almost even begin but now I know it’s gonna fucking rule.


#ReclaimMLK: There was no shortage of actions happening in New York today for Martin Luther King Day, and I decided to cover an action right in my home neighborhood of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. The hateful rhetoric against Arabs, Muslims, and immigrants continues to intensify both nationally and locally. Bay Ridge is home to the largest Arab and Muslim community in New York City. A large gathering of locals rallied in the streets to show solidarity with people of color and immigrants. The march ended at a church where people came together to build community and understanding. Today, we honor the legacy of Martin Luther King and the civil rights revolution.

أنا مع انتفاضة المرأة في الوطن العربي لأنني إمرأة ولست حرمة.

I’m with the women’s uprising in the Arab world because i’m a woman and not a Hermeh*.

—  *Hermeh: a derogatory offensive term used for women in arabic, indicates slavery and entitlement of women to their husbands.

lizzieangelsaint  asked:

Hey with your racial coding, I've never seen monster high and was wondering if there was anything else to portray Hoeny Swamp as being black. Im asking because I wouldn't have considered her as black straight away from the picture since ister is a naturally blonde, blue eyed fair skinned Arab with hair that's naturally the same style and I wouldn't have been able to tell from the picture alone (asking more out of curiosity than anything else)

Afro hair is unique/comes from Africa this is where the term Afro comes from. There are light skinned black people and natural blonde afros:

You said your friend is “Arab” right? From what country? Because I can assure you that a good chunk of what we call the “Middle East” is in Africa:

Honey’s hair is afro textured. Even if you know a hand full of light skinned/white/non-black people with that texture haired natural it doesn’t discount the fact that it is a predominately black hair texture/style and has VERY heavy handed ties to the black community.

As a side note they also state honey is from “New Goreleans” which is the Monster pun on New Orleans which is a predominately black area. Her entire character is very rooted in the black culture of New Orleans.

I’m answering this publicly in the hopes of helping others. Have a great day!

Writing: such has been my crime ever since I was a small child. To this day writing remains my crime. Now, although I am out of prison, I continue to live inside a prison of another sort, one without steel bars. For the technology of oppression and might without justice has become more advanced, and the fetters imposed on mind and body have become invisible. The most dangerous shackles are the invisible ones, because they deceive people into believing they are free. This delusion is the new prison that people inhabit today, north and south, east and west…We inhabit the age of the technology of false consciousness, the technology of hiding truths behind amiable humanistic slogans that may change from one era to another…Democracy is not just freedom to criticize the government or head of state, or to hold parliamentary elections. True democracy obtains only when the people - women, men, young people, children - have the ability to change the system of industrial capitalism that has oppressed them since the earliest days of slavery: a system based on class division, patriarchy, and military might, a hierarchical system that subjugates people merely because they are born poor, or female, or dark-skinned.

The Calendar Woman for 6th December is Nawal El Saadawi (born 1931)

Nawal El Saadawi is an Egyptian feminist writer, activist, physician, and psychiatrist. Her primary focus is on the subject of women in Islam, including FGM in Egyptian society. Growing up in a relatively progressive family, Nawal was encouraged by her father to pursue education and to speak her mind; however she was still subject to female genital mutilation, which occurred when she was 6. She graduated as a medical doctor from Cairo University and through her medical practice met and witnessed women’s physical and psychological problems, which she connect to oppressive cultural practices including class oppression and patriarchal oppression.

Nawal is the founder and president of the Arab Women’s Solidarity Association and the co-founder of the Arab Association for Human Rights. As a physician, she has founded the Health Education Association and was the Chief Editor of Health Magazine in Egypt.  Her 1972 book Women and Sex became a foundational text of second-wave feminism but cost Nawal her job at the Ministry of Health; she was later imprisoned for contribution to the feminist magazine Confrontation which she helped publish in 1981. Fleeing Egypt following Islamist death threats, she settled in America and has held several positions at prestigious universities. Nawal has been recognised internationally for her work and received many honorary degrees and awards including the Sean MacBride Peace Prize awarded by the International Peace Bureau.

@annabathtime replied to your post “[[MOR] i’m so glad that literally no one gives a shit about the…”

Hey! That’s cool that you actually researched it before you just drew it, like you actually knew everything about it and such… Anyway I know what it’s like to be hardcore ignored and it feels like absolute shit and I’m really sorry that it is happening to you

it sucks when it’s your friends and you’ve worked really hard—i’m sorry it’s happened to you too. i said something now and so any attention i might get will be because i was pissy and mentioned getting ignored oops

فقد استشار النبي المرسل محمد بن عبدالله صلى الله عليه وسلم زوجاته في كثير من القضايا التي تخص سياسة الأمة وهو الذي لا ينطقُ عن الهوى.

لم يظلم الإسلام المرأة،
بل هي عادات وتقاليد موروثة،
يجب عليها أن تتوقف ولا تتوارث، لأن الإسلام بريءٌ منها.

النساء هن من يربين الرجال،
إذا أحسنت المرأة تربية ابنها وعلمته احترام المرأة،
سيتزوج ابنتها رجلٌ يحترم المرأة أيضاً.
وهكذا هي دائرة الحياة.