“2014 is not a good year to be a teenage girl. The last of the 90’s kids are growing up and we are starting to see the effects of being raised with the Internet. For generations before us, hormonal teenage boys looking for sexy images of women had limited options; they could brave the embarrassment of going to the counter and buying Playboy, they could look through their sister’s Cosmo or they could use their imagination. Porn today has rid itself of the embarrassment-factor by embracing the anonymity of the World Wide Web; Playboy isn’t really considered to be porn anymore, the real stuff lives in your phone, on your laptop, your tablet; it is available anywhere, anytime at the touch of a button. In fact this very website receives a steady stream of hits that result from someone googling some combination of ‘housekeeping porn’ + ‘sex’, ‘lesbian’ and/or ‘rape’. As you read this, somewhere there is an eleven-year-old boy curiously typing ‘porn’ into Google, probably hoping to see some big boobies. Fast forward a couple of years and he is masturbating to a video of a crying woman who is being tied down, simultaneously penetrated by three men, spanked, and being called a whore. Young boys are being de-sensitized to violence and the more they consume, the more abusive, the more graphic the porn has to be to excite them.”—
“It’s easy to say “fuck cultural identities, we’re all human” when your culture is not the one being exploited, marginalized and oppressed. It’s easy to say “fuck borders” when your country is the one who puts up the borders. And it is really fucking easy to say “we all bleed red” when it’s not bodies of your people riddled with bullets because Western capitalism has a price.”—(via 691180)
is there a name for the John green thing. like the obnoxious culture hes pioneered. the 500 days of summer thing, the hazy acoustic soundtracks , the preoccupation w/ sayingn stuff like “im sorry im so fucked up” or “there are no happily ever afters”. how can I quantify this phenomenon. it’s like neo heroin chic or something
i appreciate that this was a literature lecture and has nothing to do with islam bur surely a highly paid senior lecturer at a ”reputable” univeristy should not be such a presumptuous ignoramus and make her students feel so uncomfortable
am i paying £9000 a year to hear that kind of bullshit bro
yesterday my english lecturer told over 100 (mostly white, non muslim) students that "female followers of Muhammad are prohibited from education" all bc of a single irrelevant character in frankenstein, and obviously mary shelley is the best source for islamic law.
“The seeking of knowledge is obligatory for every Muslim." - Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 74
i dont even want to think about how many students left that lecturer believing that islam prevents women from learning
You can either be a feminist or a Muslim. You cannot be both.
Ohhhhhh I’ve been waiting for the day someone would say this.
Dear anon, When I claim to be a feminist, I am not one of those “white feminists” who want to liberalize everyone by forcing women to walk around naked. Islamic feminism is the opposite actually, because we PROTECT ourselves from the gawking and staring of sexist men.
Unlike white feminists, who are victims of femen (which btw was found by a man) we don’t give in to the reverse psychology of the patriarchy. It’s really simple how it works: rich white guy tells women their only worth is their bodies, so logically these women want to show that their bodies are something men should get used to and thus walks round naked. Rich white guy wins.
Now in Islam we don’t let the rich white guy, or any other guy win for that matter. Rather than parading around naked, we show off our personality because that’s what ACTUALLY has value. Just like we cover to protect ourselves from these sexist men, men in Islam are also commanded to lower their gaze and not stare at women. Men are also told to grow out their beards, and to wear loose clothing as to not attract physical attention either.
Islam teaches us that men are not superior to women. Actually, we are taught that paradise is beneath the mothers feet, that your wife completes half your religion, and that the treatment of your daughter is what opens the gates to paradise.
The prophet also teaches men that “the best of you are those who are best to their wives”
And if you don’t believe all that, here’s a verse straight from the Quran: “O you who believe! You are forbidden to inherit women against their will.” The same verse goes on to say “…live with them on a footing of kindness and equity” [noble Quran 4:19]
What you need to understand anon is that Islam TELLS men to deal with women as equals, to treat them with respect and honour and value them. The stories we hear these days about Muslim men are actually stories of men doing things AGAINST Islam.
Don’t look at Muslims to learn about the religion, look at the fundamentals of the religion to learn about it.
Islam does not allow a girl to be forced into marriage Islamically a girl has to approve of the man before she is married to him, and the sheikh doing the marriage contract is supposed to ask her if she approved Islam does not tell women they are inferior to men Islam does not tell men to treat women as a lower class Islam does not forbid women of being educated Islam does not forbid women from driving The list goes on and on
My point is all these sexist things you see come from old culture, and when you look into the religion, Islam is against it.
So anon, please educate yourself before you assume that Islam and feminism don’t work together because in fact they go hand in hand.
Also, don’t assume that white feminism is the only feminism.