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Jun 12
wocinsolidarity:

Saudi women demand end of male control



Activists say the laws restricting women in the kingdom are not based in religious teachings.
Saudi women activists have petitioned the country’s consultative council to back a demand to curb the “absolute authority” of male guardians over women in the kingdom, a signatory has said.
Activist Aziza Yousef told AFP news agency on Sunday that “rights activists have petitioned the Shura (consultative) Council on the occasion of the International Women’s Day [on March 8] demanding an end to the absolute authority of men over women”.
They demanded “measures to protect [women’s] rights,” in their petition to the Shura Council, she said.
Saudi Arabia imposes a strict interpretation of Islamic law, forbidding women to work or travel without the authorisation of their male guardians.
It is also the only country in the world that bans women from driving, and a woman cannot obtain an identification card without the consent of her guardian.
Laws in the kingdom enforcing such restrictions on women “are not based on religious” teachings, said Yousef.
The petition, signed by 10 female activists, also calls for allowing women to drive.
Three female members of the Shura Council presented a recommendation that women be given the right to drive in October, but the male-dominated 150-member assembly blocked the proposal.
Women in Saudi must obtain permission from a male guardian to perform “certain surgeries” and to “leave the university campus during study hours,” she added.
She cited a recent case in which a pregnant student had to give birth on campus after a women-only university in Riyadh denied access to paramedics.
And a university student died in February after paramedics were prevented from entering her campus because they were not accompanied by a male guardian, a must according to the strict segregation rules in the Muslim kingdom.
The Shura Council is appointed by the king and advises the monarch on policy, but cannot legislate.
May 22

wocinsolidarity:

Saudi women demand end of male control

Activists say the laws restricting women in the kingdom are not based in religious teachings.

Saudi women activists have petitioned the country’s consultative council to back a demand to curb the “absolute authority” of male guardians over women in the kingdom, a signatory has said.

Activist Aziza Yousef told AFP news agency on Sunday that “rights activists have petitioned the Shura (consultative) Council on the occasion of the International Women’s Day [on March 8] demanding an end to the absolute authority of men over women”.

They demanded “measures to protect [women’s] rights,” in their petition to the Shura Council, she said.

Saudi Arabia imposes a strict interpretation of Islamic law, forbidding women to work or travel without the authorisation of their male guardians.

It is also the only country in the world that bans women from driving, and a woman cannot obtain an identification card without the consent of her guardian.

Laws in the kingdom enforcing such restrictions on women “are not based on religious” teachings, said Yousef.

The petition, signed by 10 female activists, also calls for allowing women to drive.

Three female members of the Shura Council presented a recommendation that women be given the right to drive in October, but the male-dominated 150-member assembly blocked the proposal.

Women in Saudi must obtain permission from a male guardian to perform “certain surgeries” and to “leave the university campus during study hours,” she added.

She cited a recent case in which a pregnant student had to give birth on campus after a women-only university in Riyadh denied access to paramedics.

And a university student died in February after paramedics were prevented from entering her campus because they were not accompanied by a male guardian, a must according to the strict segregation rules in the Muslim kingdom.

The Shura Council is appointed by the king and advises the monarch on policy, but cannot legislate.

(via wocinsolidarity)

diablosita:

The Best Birth Control In The World Is For Men by Jon Clinkenbeard
If I were going to describe the perfect contraceptive, it would go something like this: no babies, no latex, no daily pill to remember, no hormones to interfere with mood or sex drive, no negative health effects whatsoever, and 100 percent effectiveness. The funny thing is, something like that currently exists.
The procedure called RISUG in India (reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance) takes about 15 minutes with a doctor, is effective after about three days, and lasts for 10 or more years…
Oh, and when you do decide you want those babies, it only takes one other injection of water and baking soda to flush out the gel, and within two to three months, you’ve got all your healthy sperm again.
The trouble is, most people don’t even know this exists. And if men only need one super-cheap shot every 10 years or more, that’s not something that gets big pharmaceutical companies all fired up, because they’ll make zero money on it (even if it might have the side benefit of, you know, destroying HIV).
May 22

diablosita:

The Best Birth Control In The World Is For Men by Jon Clinkenbeard

If I were going to describe the perfect contraceptive, it would go something like this: no babies, no latex, no daily pill to remember, no hormones to interfere with mood or sex drive, no negative health effects whatsoever, and 100 percent effectiveness. The funny thing is, something like that currently exists.

The procedure called RISUG in India (reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance) takes about 15 minutes with a doctor, is effective after about three days, and lasts for 10 or more years…

Oh, and when you do decide you want those babies, it only takes one other injection of water and baking soda to flush out the gel, and within two to three months, you’ve got all your healthy sperm again.

The trouble is, most people don’t even know this exists. And if men only need one super-cheap shot every 10 years or more, that’s not something that gets big pharmaceutical companies all fired up, because they’ll make zero money on it (even if it might have the side benefit of, you know, destroying HIV).

(via selfdeterminingmenofcolor)

glockgal:

madlori:

Women firefighters douse flames during the Pearl Harbor attack.

Oh hay look women of colour were an integral part of the ‘cool’ part of history too, how about that.  They were like. Doing stuff that supposedly only heroic white dudes had done. That makes women valid participants in collective history now, right? Right? This is in high school history books now, right? Right? Huh?
May 14

glockgal:

madlori:

Women firefighters douse flames during the Pearl Harbor attack.

Oh hay look women of colour were an integral part of the ‘cool’ part of history too, how about that.  They were like. Doing stuff that supposedly only heroic white dudes had done. That makes women valid participants in collective history now, right? Right? This is in high school history books now, right? Right? Huh?

(via becauseiamawoman)

May 14

nedahoyin:

cultureunseen:

Salute to Sister Soldier Yuri Kochiyama!

Born May 19, 1921 (93 years young and strong)
An extraordinary Japanese American woman who spoke out and fought shoulder-to-shoulder with African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and Whites for social justice, civil rights, and prisoners and women’s rights in the U.S. and internationally for over half a century. A prolific writer and speaker on human rights, Kochiyama has spoken at over 100 colleges and universities and high schools in the U.S. and Canada.

http://www.amazon.com/Heartbeat-Struggle-Revolutionary-Kochiyama-Critical/dp/0816645930

Always..

(via word2nick)

May 14

sourcedumal:

the-bitch-goddess-success:

hubbellgardner:

Looking forward to a diverse Fall lineup of ABC’s new TV shows:

  1. Blackish semi-autobiographical work will follow an upper-middle class black man who struggles to raise his children with a sense of cultural identity despite constant contradictions and obstacles coming from his liberal wife, old-school father, and his own assimilated, color-blind kids.[x] trailer [x]
  2. Fresh Off the Boat is based on celebrity chef and generally awesome baddie-turned-foodie Eddie Huang; it will follow the journey of a Taiwanese family living in Orlando during the 90’s, trying to come to terms  with the culture of America while retaining their heritage.[x] trailer [x]
  3. Cristela stars comedian Cristela Alonzo as a Mexican-American woman in law school attempting to land her dream internship at a prestigious firm, all while dealing with the cultural expectations of her traditional family.[x] trailer [x]
  4. How to Get Away with Murder follows Professor Annalise DeWitt (Viola Davis), a master litigator who teaches Criminal Law 101 at a cutthroat East Coast law school, as her students compete for her attention and approval. Her most talented students soon find out that DeWitt uses unconventional methods,  
    [x] trailer [x]

Lawrence Fishburne is gonna be in Blackish, so that means Jack Crawford is gonna die off Hannibal. :/

Awwwwww I am ready

(Source: napsnotesandknots, via poc-creators)

May 1

weneeddiversebooks:

#WeNeedDiverseBooks so that someday all good “multicultural” stories can just be called good stories.

#WeNeedDiverseBooks so my child can learn minorities are more than stereotypes.

Submitted by Grace Lin, author illustrator Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.

(via fuckyeahmixedbeauty)

May 1

smartgirlsattheparty:

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Women’s Work: Reimagining “Blue-Collar”

26 images of tenacious, strong female loggers, welders, firefighters, miners and so forth challenging the idea of what we consider “women’s work.”

Challenge. 

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lastrealindians:

"I’m going to share something very uncomfortable but it’s something that we all need to know: REDSK*N = NIGG*R
The “R” word is what the KKK called Native Americans before they lynched and hung us. So why is it illegal to drop the “N” word but we have an NFL team?
IT’S CALLED DISCRIMINATION IN THE NFL. If the NBA can get it right, why can’t the NFL? Be aware, be educated, be informed. Ignorance makes it safe for racism in America. Please post and share if the truth matters to you.” -Angela Delorme-Gaines
May 1

lastrealindians:

"I’m going to share something very uncomfortable but it’s something that we all need to know:
REDSK*N = NIGG*R

The “R” word is what the KKK called Native Americans before they lynched and hung us. So why is it illegal to drop the “N” word but we have an NFL team?

IT’S CALLED DISCRIMINATION IN THE NFL. If the NBA can get it right, why can’t the NFL? Be aware, be educated, be informed. Ignorance makes it safe for racism in America. Please post and share if the truth matters to you.” -Angela Delorme-Gaines

(via selfdeterminingmenofcolor)

Apr 10

camwhoreconfessional:

spec-opsblacker:

forever-chasing-the-rabbithole:

armystrong-countryboy:

cntryboy0611:

eqad-mod:

firestorm310:

littleangrykitten:

ejacutastic:

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Faith in humanity restored! Never judge a book by its cover! 


fuck yeah

These guys are some of the most amazing people.

I will always Reblog this

I met a couple of these guys from the Texas chapter at a bike rally down in Keyma, and they are so big hearted dudes.

omfg so many tears!!!!! these are some amazing people and i can’t thank them enough for helping these children.

Coming from a family that all ride and knowing the looks we got when I was younger and would go with my parents, I still say bikers are some of the nicest and most comedial people I’ve ever met, but these guys and gals raised my respect for them even more.

So cute!

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