international day for hearing

lance is def the type of dude to use axe body spray

@ men and boys

don’t let tumblr tell you that you’re a rapist, that you’re toxic, that your masculinity is fragile, that you’re lesser. privilege doesn’t mean jack shit, if you’re white, cis, and/or straight, your problems still matter. you are a valid human being with free will and do not let any bitch ass motherfucker tell you any different. to all my male followers, if you need my support my inbox is here for you, just like it is for your female counterparts. the theme of this year’s international men’s day is male suicide so I want you to hear this right now: you are strong, and you are loved. you have the potential to make the world a better place in even the tiniest of ways, and I want you to be here to see it. if you need help, there is absolutely zero shame in asking. you are not weak, you’re in a rough patch, and many men in your life may have already experienced something similar. stay safe my dudes, and don’t let anyone tear you down ❤️️

Jungkook's mom life includes:

♡giving birth to a golden boy;
♡trying to teach him english(failing);
♡hearing his stories about Tae Tae;
♡hearing his stories about how small is Jimin;
♡" I won’t speak with her, I’m shy";
♡seeing how he beats older brother;
♡hearing how hot her son is;
♡"Mommy, let me be a singer";
♡hearing how he sings every day;
♡"International playboy";
♡"Jungkook, you are too young"
♡seeing how he gets more handsome every hour;
♡going to every concert;
♡being proud af for him being so talented;
♡"my son is the best";

I hear it’s been a dramatic day internally in the fandom.

I knew about the things in question and don’t know details on what’s happening currently publicly or behind the scenes, but I just want to say, as I’ve been saying all along, make your blog what you want it to be. Talk to the people you want to talk to. Don’t talk to the people you don’t want to talk to. Be respectful and loving and make this blogging experience whatever is gratifying and enjoyable for you.

Absolutely no one can define what that personal experience needs to be that will make YOU happy and comfortable.

Day 8 of #30DaysOfPunjab

I originally had this post queued for another day, but hearing that today is International Romani Day, I thought I would break the chronological order and post this today. Today’s post will be talking about the origins of the Romani people. Many of you may know them as “g*psies,” but that term is considered a slur by the Romani people so please do not use it.

One of the stories of origin for the Romani people goes back to the Abbasid Caliphate (750-1570 CE). The southern region of Iraq at the time, Sawad, was extremely fertile, and the locals didn’t want to do the agriculture. Therefore, the caliphate brought in slave labour of the Zanj (black slaves from Zanzibar), and the Zutt. Zutt is the Arabic pronunciation of the word “Jatt,” which was, and today still is, a very prominent agrarian people in Punjab. (Disclaimer, I am merely laying out history, and I am not condoning casteism and social segregation of clans/castes.) The Jatt were brought in by the rulers, but their longing to be back in their motherland did not go way. Archaeologists have found pottery with Arabic inscriptions and poetry written by Jatt slaves, expressing their longing to return to Punjab. Things got tumultuous, though, and the Abbasid Caliphate fell. To escape the political chaos, the Jatt fled to the northern frontiers of the caliphate (present day Turkey) and became a nomadic people that wondered through Europe and became known as the Romani people. Linguists can trace the Roma language to Punjabi roots, and many words are still in common with Punjabi.

If you are interested in reading up more on the Abbasid and other Islamic Caliphates, be sure to read “The Venture of Islam” by Marshall Hodgson.

On Equality | Joel Amat Güell

As you well know, today, 8th of March, is International Women’s Day. It’s days like these that you hear names like Marie Curie, Amelia Earhart, Frida Khalo or even Elizabeth I a lot more often that other times of the year, but as much respect I have for them, and for the ones than haven’t been named, I’d like this article to not be about what women have done in history, but about why, being in 2015, we still have to defend their right to be treated equally.

Democracy from δημοκρατία (dēmokratía), roughly translate to “rule of the people” [δῆμος (dêmos) “people” and κράτος (krátos) “power” or “rule”]. The term democracy is believed to appear first in Athens during 508–507 BC (around 2500 years ago) but it’s not until 1893 (122 years ago) that women’s suffrage, or their right to vote, was granted to them in New Zealand. 1893 was also the year that Elizabeth Yates became Mayor of Onehunga (NZ), the first time such a post had been held by a female anywhere in the British Empire. The answer to my question above is that, right now, we are trying to emend 2500 years of men ruling the world.

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