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‘My Hijab Has Nothing To Do With Oppression. It’s A Feminist Statement’

Not all Muslim women cover their bodies. Not all Muslim women who do are forced to do so. Like freelance writer Hanna Yusuf, who chooses to wear a hijab in a daily act of feminism. In a new video for The Guardian, Yusuf challenges stereotypes by setting out to reclaim the choice to wear a hijab as “a feminist statement.”

For more on on how the hijab helps women reclaim their bodies watch the full video here.

when they take the photo of diana after she reclaims the town she’s wearing her coat again which means after they crossed no mans land someone legit was like “oh diana’s coat!!!” and grabbed it like,,,what an important job,,,that would have been me

no offense but i cannot believe that dua lipa, the same woman who made the blow your mind music video (which featured a rainbow flag, several butches, and a closeup of a sticker on a skateboard that said “no h8”), would wear her homo shirt if she was straight. like everyone knows homo is an offensive word, and dua must know her status as a gay icon, so would she really let us down like that? no. shes a lesbian reclaiming the word homo and wearing it with pride. thank you for coming to my ted talk

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anonymous asked:

So uh, not sure if positivity stuff is allowed here, just ignore this if it's not. Anyways for quite a while I've been identifying as a trans guy, but now everything's so confusing?? I have no clue what my gender/sexuality is so I've been calling myself queer. But the giant amount of hate on the word makes me feel bad about using it,,, any tips on how to ignore it? Or at least feel better about using it?

Hey there! Of course your ask is welcome here! I personally identify as queer, I find that label to be empowering for me. That word has a very violent history and it is a slur that has been used (and is still used) as a weapon to harm lgbt people. But when you use that word to identify yourself, you’re reclaiming it and wearing it with a sense of pride for you and your community. Really understanding the history behind it and also recognizing that it does still have negativity attached dto it can help you accept it more. But also don’t force yourself to adopt that label. It isn’t required of you. Only do it if that’s what you feel comfortable doing



Every @reclaimthebindi​ week I always post generic selfies with a bindi on, so I thought, for a change, this time I would finally be confident in posting pictures of the times I got to wear a sari last year - sadly, only 3 times. But whenever I do watch the yards of intricately designed cloth be wrapped around me with the aid of my gorgeous mum (in the bottom picture - she’s so stunning right?!), I always get a sense of pride of my Bengali roots and an appreciation of the thousands of years that developed and enriched my culture. It’s one of the rare occasions where I catch myself thinking, “Oh, I’m Indian, not just British-Asian.” 

I still identify myself as ‘British-Asian’ majority of the time, but it’s little moments like these that remind me how valuable my heritage is, and that it shouldn’t be taken for granted by someone else. 

You will always be welcome to appreciate my culture, but never to appropriate it for your own. 


It was interesting looking into the context behind adverts and visual communications in general. Personally I do like the way adverts can be clever and use context for humour and to draw the audience in, and actually analysing it to see how it linked was definitely beneficial for me for later projects.

When we were given an image of an object (such as a mug, a shoe, a barbie, etc) so I chose a shoe. I had a few ideas involving feminism and how a shoe can be seen as something besides a symbol of female sexuality as high heeled shoes do really hurt to walk in and they may look good but more often than most they don’t feel good. Through this I drew ideas involving breaking the glass ceiling and women reclaiming their sexuality away from wearing shoes to look good to wearing them because they make people feel good and empowered.

mustelidae-innocence  asked:

This may sound dumb, but what is, Truscum?

truscum were a large and belligerent presence in tumblr’s trans community a few years ago

truscum are trans people (mostly young trans dudes, but not entirely) who believe that being trans is strictly some sort of mental disorder or medical condition defined by intense gender dysphoria, and that anyone who doesn’t fit that definition is faking (or “appropriating transness” or “a transtrender” and thus “““making real trans people look bad”””). they also believe that there are only two or three valid gender identities, depending on who you ask–the third being their one Truscum-Approved Nonbinary Gender. anyone who isn’t the right type of nonbinary is faking, unless the jerk in question believes that ALL nonbinary people are faking

their beliefs are known more broadly as transmedicalism and are sadly held by a lot of people, especially in the psychological community

the term truscum was originally supposed to be an insult, i’m pretty sure? i mean it has “scum” in it. but then they reclaimed it and started wearing the term as a badge of honor

a few years back they generally spent their time harassing other trans people (mostly nonbinary teens) who either didn’t agree with their ideology or who didn’t fit their medicalized definition of transness

i’ve heard that these days the people who still buy into that movement generally hang around terfs (trans-exclusionary radical feminists, before anyone asks), and that a lot of the trans dudes who espoused the truscum ideology back then have stopped transitioning and are now just cis terfs