has been opened
don’t worry i’ve got this
no fuck you
can someone help me rn
HISS HISS MOTHERFUCKERS
slice n dice
do u want me to cry on dat bro?
you boys have broken every rule at hogwarts but 1,000,000,000 points to Gryffindor because LOVE
When you grow up as a girl, the world tells you the things that you are supposed to be: emotional, loving, beautiful, wanted. And then when you are those things, the world tells you they are inferior: illogical, weak, vain, empty. The world teaches you that the way you exist in it is disgusting — you watch boys cringe backward in your dorm room when you talk about your period, blue water pretending to be blood in a maxi pad commercial. It is little things, and it is constant. In a food court in a mall, after you go to the gynecologist for the first time, you and your friend talk about how much it hurts, and over her shoulder you watch two boys your age turn to look at you and wrinkle their noses: the reality of your life is impolite to talk about. The world says that you don’t have a right to the space you occupy, any place with men in it is not yours, you and your body exist only as far as what men want to do with it. At fifteen, you find fifteen-year-old boys you have never met somehow believe you should bend your body to their will. At almost thirty, you find fifteen-year-old boys you have never met still somehow believe you should bend your body to their will. They are children. They are children.
A Colorado high school principal is defending his decision to allow students from a cultural club to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic — and denied that it was attempt to push an Islamic agenda.
Tom Lopez, the principal at Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, told Fox News he has received a number of telephone calls and emails from outraged parents – but he stands by his decision.
“These students love this country,” he said. “They were not being un-American in trying to do this. They believed they were accentuating the meaning of the words as spoken regularly in English.”
The school recites the Pledge of Allegiance once a week and on Monday a member of the Cultural Arms Club led the student body in the Arabic version of the pledge.
The club seeks to “destroy the barriers, embrace the cultures” that exist within the high school.
(1) For Fox, every Arabic speaker is Muslim and has an “Islamic agenda.”
(2) For Fox, Islam is un-American
(3) I learned the pledge in Spanish in school. Not just one day, but many, many days. In Catholic school! It was great.
(4) This is exactly what we’re talking about when we point out Fox’s fear-mongering and hate-inducing rhetoric.
i love that parents are “outraged” that the students are “allowed” to recite it in a different language
not forced, mind you, but just the fact that the answer to “can i recite it in arabic” was answered with “yes that’s fine” is enough to stir people to genuine anger
what a weird country
Anything that sounds vaguely Middle Eastern is immediately derided as “Islamic fascist terrorist scary brown pplz!!!” by most conservative Americans. For instance, students learning and using another language.
When Narcissus died, the flowers of the field were stricken with grief, and begged the river for drops of water that they might mourn for him.
“If all my drops of water were tears,” replied the river, “I should not have enough to weep for Narcissus. I loved him.”
“How could you help loving Narcissus?” said the flowers. “He was so beautiful.”
“…was he beautiful?” asked the river.
“Who should know that better than yourself?” said the flowers. “For every day, lying on your bank, he mirrored his beauty in your waters.”
“But I loved him,” murmured the river, “because, when he leaned over me, I saw the reflection of my own beauty in his eyes.”