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Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first black female judge in the New York State Court of Appeals and the first female Muslim judge in the United States, was found dead on April 12, 2017. Sheila Abdus-Salaam was born Sheila Turner to working-class parents in Washington DC on March 14, 1952. Her inspiration to become a lawyer came from the TV shows she loved as a girl and from Frankie Muse Freeman, a civil rights activist and lawyer, who visited her school. Among her many accomplishments, Sheila Abdus-Salaam made the groundbreaking decision in a case that allowed LGBT parents to pursue equal parenting rights. 

Lacking a final statement from a medical examiner or a suicide note, the police and the media have still been quick to label her death a suicide, citing that she was ‘stressed at work.’
We can only wait for further investigation and hope that she receives as much justice in death as she offered to the world in life. For the time being, until we know the results of the investigation, SAY HER NAME.

Sheila Abdus-Salaam.

anonymous asked:

Hi cunt women are lesser animals,with usually smaller brains, less neurons, and less synapses. That's why women rely more on instinct and emotion, rather than logic or reason. That also explains women's relative lack of intellectual accomplishments or invention over the past 3,000 years (and more). Your gender's main contributions have been singing, giving birth, cooking and cleaning, Nearly everything women have accomplished is with help from men or from a group of men. Women deserve no rights

Hi dickhead I’m feeling petty this morning so I’m gonna eviscerate this swill part by part. It seems like the concept of basic science confuses you. I’ll start by citing this article for you and provide some choice quotes. It used a heavily peer-reviewed study and the methodology was completely sound (i read the whole goddamn original work and several of its external citations).

“On average, for example, men tend to have a larger amygdala, a region associated with emotion. Such differences are small and highly influenced by the environment, yet they have still been used to paint a binary picture of the human brain,“

“Depending on whether the researchers looked at gray matter, white matter, or the diffusion tensor imaging data, between 23% and 53% of brains contained a mix of regions that fell on the male-end and female-end of the spectrum. Very few of the brains—between 0% and 8%—contained all male or all female structures.” 

A list of early inventions by women (it includes elevated rail-lines, Kevlar, and the submarine telescope! the lack of patents taken out by women early on is actually because men made it illegal for a woman to hold a patent in her name until the early 1900s. those darn men, always inhibiting progress)

 A detailed list of several well-known contemporary female scholars

Here’s Wikipedia’s list of Muslim women who made significant intellectual achievements

A list of 30 Black women who made history

A detailed history of Asian women’s contributions

Notable Native American women from the past 350 years

Here’s TWO articles on the contributions of trans women in contemporary culture (the first one also includes nonbinary people, just a heads up. It seemed more relevant than many of the others tho)

You know what fuck you here’s 50 more women who did important shit

Wikipedia’s history of lesbian literature (which lists a lot of books and authors)

Tbh I do agree with you on the singing being a main contribution, just because women have nicer voices (in my opinion) and are much more likely to use their songwriting expertise to push activist and progressive agendas.

Maybe don’t come into my inbox with this shit when you don’t know what you’re talking about? Put away the 18th century medical book and take a chill pill.


Sheila Abdus-Salaam was a “trailblazing” judge in NY. Here’s why we should #SayHerName.

  • Sheila Abdus-Salaam — a judge for New York’s Court of Appeals — was found dead, floating on the Hudson River on Wednesday afternoon, after being reported missing earlier in the day. 
  • Law enforcement officials told CNN that the investigation is pointing to a possible suicide.Abdus-Salaam, the daughter of working-class parents, is the United States’ first Muslim female judge and the first black woman to be appointed into the city’s highest court. Her years of dedication to the law prompted New York Gov. 
  • Andrew Cuomo to appoint her to the Court of Appeals. Abdus-Salaam also earned the praise and respect of former Attorney General Eric Holder, her Columbia Law School classmate, who attended her swearing-in ceremony in June 2013.When news broke of her death, several news organizations didn’t mention her name in their headlines and their social media posts. 
  • “Body of US’s first female Muslim judge found in Hudson river: report,” The Hill tweeted. 
  • BuzzFeed and Fox News replaced Abdus-Salaam’s name with “first woman muslim judge in the US” and “black, Muslim judge,” respectively. The New York Post took the more simplistic approach: “Judge found dead in Hudson River.” Read more. (4/13/2017 3:20 PM)

In Egypt, 3 Muslim female police officers died protecting Christians in Palm Sunday attack

  • In Egypt, three Muslim female police officers — Nagwa El-Haggar, Asmaa Hussein and Omneya Roshdy — are being hailed as heroes for attempting to save the lives of Coptic Christians targeted in two attacks that took place on Palm Sunday.
  • El-Haggar, a brigadier general for the Egyptian police force, died while in the line of duty at St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria. She was 53.
  • The attack at St. Mark’s killed at least 17 people and injured 48 others; the suicide bombings took place right outside the main gates of the cathedral. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack. El-Haggar was conducting inspections for people entering the church. The bomb detonated when she rushed to the aid of her male co-workers after noticing they had trouble with the suspect, Arab News reported.
  • On Twitter, Council of Arab-British Understanding’s Joseph Willits tweeted photos of El-Haggar, including one taken minutes before the attack. Read more. (4/10/2017 8:34 PM)
Stop invading female privacy 2k17

Ok - so I’m absolutely livid. As a Muslim female, I cover up completely and I control my sexuality and who can see my most private aspects such as my hair etc. Recently I went to a party (all female party, we do these get togethers and we literally wear whatever we want) short dresses, skirts, skin is out, hair is out. We go completely covered in something known as an Abaya (a long cloak) and a headscarf. Once we get there we remove the clothing and get comfortable and just slay - it is all women and we have a blast. I felt safe enough to post those pictures on Snapchat (knowing who I have on snapchat and knowing they are all female) but unfortunately an evil girl somehow got the pictures of me and a friend completely dressed up and not covered. This girl (muslim herself which makes me sick) is now somewhat spreading or showing people these pictures and to guys (which is just not ok) - I know what you are thinking. It is just you dressed up in dresses and hair out and probably slaying, what is the big deal? It was completely private and I did not consent to those pictures being taken outside my snapchat. Anyway moral; can we please, please please! Stop invading female privacy? I can not even have halal (religiously permissible) fun without the fear of pictures of me and my friends being leaked. When will women stop being the enemy of women? Muslim girls and any other women who post private moments to a selective group of people on whatever social media - please be careful. And if you know a Muslim female covers but privately posts uncovered on her social media SHE PROBABLY HAS YOU ON THERE BECAUSE SHE TRUSTS YOU. DO NOT ABUSE THAT. 

Share this because it is fucking important. Protect women on social media. 

I can’t tell you why it happened to me, but I know that I’m Muslim. I have an Arabic name. And even though I represent Team USA and I have that Olympic hardware, it doesn’t change how you look and how people perceive you.

Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first female Muslim American to medal for the U.S. in the Olympics, was recently detained at U.S. Customs for two hours without explanation.

born with a raised fist and a heart of fire
brought up to desist from pursuing our desire
to quietly subsist and submit with a smile
little do they know we are forging an empire

they vilify our liberty and demand compliance
they strip us of our rights in loathsome alliance
profess themselves great but speak nothing but lies
for they feel threatened when we prosper and rise

“inferior, half-witted, governed by emotion
feeble and infirm, your sole virtues devotion
to us, and beauty, and a nurturing soul
so keep your voice down and accept your role”

if these things are true, then why must they create
entire systems and cultures built upon hate
towards us? there is no power in holding others down
so that you and you alone may ever claim the crown

they are but selfish, jealous creatures insecure in their strength
so to tear us down, they go truly great lengths
but they are unwise, for had they any prudence
they would know much better than to ever test our patience

the time shall come when we awake and shatter their delusions
all that they have preached shall be in dissolution
the wind of glory shall run through our locks and our lives shall be free
of the shackles forged from their insecurity

say to them,
“take your black veils and prepare your own meals
we shall not abide by your repulsive ideals”
reclaim your life, their protests surmounting
for our strength may not charm them but it can move mountains

—  “unchained” by me

These photos of Ilhan Omar’s swearing-in ceremony shows exactly why representation matters

  • On Tuesday, Ilhan Omar made history in the United States in more ways than one when she was sworn into the Minnesota House of Representatives.
  • She became the first female Muslim and Somali-American legislator.
  • Omar, who serves House District 60B in Minnesota, held the Quran during her swearing-in ceremony, becoming the second person to do so after Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison.
  • One photo, in particular, shows just how powerful this moment was and exactly why representation matters in the political system today. 
  • In this photo, Omar is seen standing tall — donning colorful accessories and her bright orange hijab — among a sea of white faces. 
  • This is a historic sight that doesn’t come too frequently for young women of color and Muslim Americans, especially in politics. Read more

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