i don't like people looking directly at me

anonymous asked:

I have a serious question that I already asked several antifa blogs and they all ignored it, maybe you can answer. Why do I see so many antifas directly participate in cultural appropriation (e.g. wearing dreadlocks or keffiyehs) while advocating against racism? To me it looks like most antifa are against racism because it is a part of facism, but ultimately they are not truly interested in the struggles of poc and they don't truly care to fight against all forms of racism. I don't trust them!

I’ll respond since I’m one of the Official MOC (mods of color) so here we go…

It’s just the same thing we see on every aspect of the political spectrum where white people fail to see how they’re contributing to the oppression of POC. Honestly the response I get from most antifas when I (or others) call out racism is that whole “we’re on your side,” bullshit, and “why should we be fighting each other when there are bigger assholes/issues to deal with.” Like they call themselves anti-racist and say shit like “make racists afraid again,” but that’s because they see themselves different from those other racists. They throw around this shit thinking that it absolves them of racism and it doesn’t. 

However, I think it’s most telling when we see the reactions from those who we voice our concerns to. Are they going to listen and learn why their actions are racist/harmful or are they going to throw a fit and invalidate our concerns? Like, I don’t want to hear the excuses or why you’re not as bad as ____, or hear the “we’re all one,” bullshit. 

anonymous asked:

It's funny how real Capricorn risings are lol they don't give a fuck

I really don’t. Like if I see someone having a problem or I have a problem I will directly say it on @ or thru PM. I’ve mentioned a few ppl and been like bitch what’s up why are u talking shit and some people literally are like ohh it wasn’t just at you i’m just making a point!!! bitch no you’re not u just don’t want me to drag your ass to kingdom come and make you look like a fool. but anyway I always say if u don’t like me, either tell me or unfollow me cause if I ever find out you talk shit, ur damn right I will tag you for my thousands of followers to see.

I hate Kylo Ren apologism and reading mental illnesses into his body posture and whatever kind of TRASH. I can’t believe the psychology meta and what other kind of SHIT people waste onto Kylo Ren to make him look like a good person and  A VICTIM. When you have so many CANON VICTIMS in this franchise! But you can’t relate to ANY of them and this is why you have to use Kylo Ren … I am done with this nonsense. And if Rian Johnson jumps onto this train I will forever tell him to fuck himself. 

8

Of all the people that ever lived, I chose you eight. Don’t let me, or the rest of the world, down.

When I was young,
my mother used to warn me
not to look right into
the Sun: I could damage my
eyes from the
heat.

The first time I met you,
I could not look directly
into your eyes; I still
can’t.
I’d never expected
to find the Sun
burning
in them.
—  your eyes bore into me with the intensity of the sun and i do not know what to do with all this heat. i never knew the sun shone through people, too. // a.s.m
  • me: I feel like evidence suggests Gamzee Makara may be controlled at the same degree that Crockertier Jane and Grimbark Jade were controlled, which allows them to exercise free will with an altered perception and a very clear goal in mind.
  • some asshole: UM IT'S NOT STATED DIRECTLY IN CANON TEXT SO I DON'T BELIEVE YOU.
  • me: That's true, but it is stated that lil cal can control people, and that Gamzee was told by lil cal to kill people, and that Doc Scratch seems to think of him as a sucker, and there is imagery that suggest Gamzee has infact looked into lil cal's eyes directly, which seems to be a requirement for the control. I can link you to each instance of evidence if you'd like, I'm more than capable...
  • them: WOW YOU'RE AN ABUSE APOLOGIST DON'T TALK TO ME ALSO VRISKA IS THE BEST.
  • me: lmao ok bye. have fun being a hypocrite bye.

anonymous asked:

In my culture seeing a therapist is seen as weird, an only crazy ppl in the west do it because they have issues so I got a bunch a books to help me solve my life issues and try to let go of things from the past but I'm wondering is it true allah will be disappointed if we don't go directly to him or the quran to over come our problems because I feel like I need answers to help me with my everyday anxieties and others think it's kind of silly looking for answers elsewhere instead of the deen.

If you had a broken arm and you went to a doctor, would it be weird of you to go to the doctor instead of a Sheikh?

No.

If you need to see a therapist, go see a therapist. Who cares what other people think? If you need the help, get the help. What’s the use of caring what other people think if you have to suffer not just the stigma but what you’re dealing with?

We should always remember God, when we’re facing a broken arm or depression, however, if we have to take steps in order to fix those things, that process of working towards getting better, physically or mentally, should be seen as following the command of The Prophet.

In the Hadith collection of Abu Dawud, The Prophet is reported to have said:

“Make use of medical treatment, for God has not made a disease without appointing a remedy for it, with the exception of one disease, namely old age.”

Please take care of yourself, insha Allah.

(I got tagged for the)3 things you don't know about me!

Got tagged by @mayormaiamai, and I figured why not? XD

1- I had 3 art teachers, (one in high school and two in college) that told me to give up art entirely. They told me directly (and in front of my classmates) that I had no talent and that no one would ever like anything that I made. They said my work was terrible and worthless. Lesson here is don’t listen when people tell you junk like that. They’re not being constructive, they’re not looking out for you or helping you, and WHAT THE HECK MAKES THEM THE ALL-KNOWING JUDGE OF THE UNIVERSE??? There are always gonna be people out there that try to hurt you and tell you you’re not worth anything. They’re wrong and completely not worth paying attention to.


2- Nichelle Nichols held my hand once when I was getting her autograph at a convention. She is my hero. It was amazing. I totally almost cried.


3-  I was born on a Friday the 13th! And so I ended up with the nickname “13″. Which resulted in a funny moment when an interested fella was asking  about me and a friend responded “Oh her? She’s 13!” and he was horrified until he realized that 13 was just a nickname and not my actual age.

taggin’  @quietpastelcolours, @bonjiro, and  @blueganon

skittlesandlemonade  asked:

what do y'all feel about people complaining about Zendaya being asked to play Aaliyah in the new movie about her? I have my reasons as to why I don't think she'd be the right person for the role, but people are saying she's not "black enough" like???

Not kpop, but I’ll answer :P

She’s not as dark as Aaliyah (also, she doesn’t look like her at all) and we all know that there are literally thousands of actresses who are and would fit the bill more directly (not to mention be better actresses all around), but they passed those girls up for Zendaya either because of her current popularity or something else. It reminds me of the Zoe Saldana/Nina Simone thing, but not as extreme. Hollywood has a way of casting pretty much all bio pics of black women with lighter skinned leads no matter what the actual woman herself looked like, so I think that’s where the anger came from.

Calling her not ‘black enough’ isn’t cool though and it completely detaches from the real issue. Her blackness is not up for debate and being lighter doesn’t make her less black. 

-Admin Donte

anonymous asked:

salam! so I wanted to ask something I didn't actually see was directly addressed in your index. what if you don't really agree with any madhab fully, but rather agree with certain things from different ones? is that akin to choosing what you want to follow in any religion?

Wa alykum as-salaam!

I just don’t tell people what madhab I follow. If you knew what to look for, it’d be blatantly obvious what I am, and I’ll tell you why I don’t tell people what I am:

When people like me, I’m whatever they are. If they’re Hanafi, I’m Hanafi, if they’re a Salafi, I’m a Salafi, etc.

If they don’t like me, I’m whatever they don’t like, even if we’re the same thing, so if they don’t like Sufis, I’m a Sufi, if they don’t like Shafi’is, I’m a Shafi’i, etc.

As far as “picking-and-choosing,” I don’t like this discourse. The problem isn’t madahab (I’m a big fan) the problem is how we understand them.

People think Hanafi = X, Maliki = Y, etc etc. The schools are rulings, it’s not like Imam Malik was like “yo I went to Sunnah.com and then Quran.com and I’m pretty sure this is the answer!”

The schools of law are methodologies of applying The Qur’an and Sunnah in jurisprudence. So, it’s not really about Hanafi = X or whatever.

Sure, there can be generalized answers, where most Hanafis say X or most Shafi’is say Y, but there is always going to be differences of opinion. I mean, if there are differences between the schools, why is it so hard to believe that there are differences within the schools?

Most Malikis say that Taraweh is 20 rakaat, but some say it’s 36. Most Shafi’is say if you touch someone of the opposite gender, your Wudu is broken, while Hanafis say that it only does if you have the desire and intent for intimate contact, Imam Al-Ghazali, master of disaster (this is a slang term denoting his excellence) in Shafi’i Fiqh, sides with the Hanafi opinion, even if he is one of the pillars of the Shafi’i madhab.

So, I don’t advocate picking-and-choosing, but people mistake that for meaning I expect people to follow one school. I think it’s very beneficial, but not for rulings sake, but from a methodological perspective.

The way the schools weigh Hadith, approaches to The Qur’an, and various jurisprudential tools and modes of analyses (Usul Al-Fiqh [principles of jurisprudence]) vary and that will mean you may have different answers.

So I advocate people to have a consistent approach, that’s what a madhab is. I don’t think you should Fatwa shop, mostly because that means you’re not really engaging with the text, but more importantly, you’re not actually engaging with yourself.

The cornerstone of Fiqh is actually knowledge of one’s self (when learning about it for yourself) or knowledge of the people you mean to apply it to (when giving rulings).

Imam Hanbal was once asked, “who is a Mufti?” To which he responded: “The one who knows the people.”

It’s knowledge of ourselves that we lack as a community. I’ll give you this example:

Peanut butter isn’t haram. But let’s say you were deathly allergic to peanut butter. Peanut butter would become haram for you.

So before just copying random opinions, we need to understand ourselves and what we want, what we do, and how we think so that these rules make sense. The problem is that when I say that, it translates into “do what you want.” And that’s not my intention.

My intention is to tell you, be honest with yourself, and push yourself to be better, not just comfortable with where you are. Especially these last few nights of Ramadan, so that you can try to carry over as much as you can from this time to the rest of the year, insha Allah.