Most of you have probably already read this, but this is so, so important. I think it’s a damn shame that the name of the Aurora shooter or the marathon bombers is common knowledge but not the name of this brave young man.
His father said that, “He made his mother cry, but he saved hundreds of mothers from crying for their children.”
I can’t imagine such pure selflessness. I remember when I was 15, and I couldn’t have done something like this. I don’t think I’m even this selfless now.
Young heroes like Aitzaz and Malala give me hope for Pakistan, and the world. They’re the change that we need. They’re the people who you should judge Islam by, not the extremists. I know I don’t have that many followers, but please, for anyone who reads this today, spare a moment to think about this young hero and his grieving family.
THIS COMPANY AIMS TO CREATE ANTI-RAPE CLOTHING
by Blaire Bercy
This is so completely cool. But before you jump down my throat for saying that this promotes rape culture of holding the raped at fault instead of the rapist…WAIT….
If you know me at all, you know I am totally aware and against the fact that this culture totally promotes the notion of “Don’t get raped” instead of “Don’t rape.” But this product isn’t taking any blame away from the rapist and is not faulting women for being sometimes easy targets (because there ARE bad people out there who prey on others not expecting the worse).
This product is only trying to give women the sense of safety and an element of control to wear whatever they’d like. It’s simply protection in another form outside of guns or knives.
Very interesting and very cool.
7 more months until Sisak, Croatia.
Sometimes I get a little sad and nostalgic thinking about the metaphysical? loss of a friend this year.
But then I go to see what that person has been up to, read another negative statement, and I think…yep. I made the right decision.
Here’s to sticking up for yourself, guys. Even if you wait 13 years to do it.
The fact that I may have the chance to visit Croatia next May for a service learning project AND class credit is making me crazy right now. If you know me, you know how obsessed I am with travel and the possibilities of travel. Each trip awakens something new within my spirit, and I can’t even imagine what my first trip outside the country to a place like this would do. And even better than a mere vacation, I would be able to give something back to others while getting to know their world, perhaps very different than mine.
I’m so excited about this possible opportunity and am begging for any prayers or positive thoughts you could send my way for this endeavor.
never not reblog Scarlett calling idiots out on their bullshit
and the shitty part is that once scarlett called them out on their fucking bullshit, she automatically became coined a bitch. a bitch. for being brave enough to publicly tell them what was so annoying about a still continuing problem for women in media
"You work hard making independent films for fourteen years and you get voted best breasts.” - scarlett johansson
What a freaking great set of two examples of how women are STILL viewed in today’s media culture. Don’t give me the “Well she did wear a very tight outfit in that film…” comment. Duh, you fricks. So did Henry Cavill in “Superman.” Let’s pay attention to how Rob (who wears an equally goofy and constraining costume) is asked about his character development while Scarlett is asked about her underwear and body.
(Source: alianovnataliasoldblog, via hisbeautifuldisaster12)