1. ey-yaar:


    is this farsi or arabic?

    arabic :3

    (via ey-yaar-deactivated20131103)


  2. Gender violence is one of the world’s most common human rights abuses. Women worldwide ages 15 through 44 are more likely to die or be maimed because of male violence than because of cancer, malaria, war, and traffic accidents combined.
    — Nicholas Kristof in The New York Times (via lesilencieux)

    (Source: dear-misandrist, via shortbreadsh)


  3. had a weird dream I couldn’t really remember, I was crying and sad and mad then i suddenly woke up at 1am to a bloody pillow from a bloody nose.
    it was so fucking weird. I never get nose bleeds.
    I need to get my room a humidifier.



  5. terribly delicious yet disgusting mistake



  7. I interviewed a young anthropologist working with women in Mali, a country in Africa where women go around with bare breasts. They’re always feeding their babies. And when she told them that in our culture men are fascinated with breasts there was an instant of shock. The women burst out laughing. They laughed so hard, they fell on the floor.

    They said, “You mean, men act like babies?”

    — Carolyn Latteier, Breasts, the women’s perspective on an American obsession (via noshoes-noworries)

    (Source: fuckyeahbreastfeedingscience, via machistado)


  8. working at a wound care clinic in an urban neighborhood is really smelly and disgusting and ugly but the patients are the nicest and kindest sweethearts.
    I am conflicted.


  9. Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition, and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel.
    — Natalie Dormer (via asgardian-feminist)

    (Source: katherinesresources, via galesofnovember)


  10. saint-bmo:


    One of my favorite parts of the Bible is when Jesus actually discouraged people from following Him because He was pointing out how difficult it was.

    And the Lord spake unto the people who had gathered there, “y’all can’t handle this shit.”


  11. got my first residency interview at the university of chicago! wheee!


  12. Video from La Blogothèque featuring Sigur Rós performing “Hrafntinna” in a cave under Paris.
    It’s just lovely.


  13. Male privilege is “I have a boyfriend” being the only thing that can actually stop someone from hitting on you because they respect another man more than they respect your rejection/lack of interest.

    The Sociological Cinema

    There was actually research that was done that found that women who used an “I have a boyfriend/husband” excuse to reject unwanted sexual attention and harassment by their bosses were more likely to be left alone than those who used any other excuse (including “I’m not interested”)

    it’s so sad how many times i’ve had to use that excuse. 
    i hate men.

    (Source: queerintersectional, via krumedot-deactivated20131016)


  14. theatlantic:

    Photos: Egypt’s Entrepreneurs Try to Build a New Tech Hub Amid Unrest

    Amid Egypt’s ongoing political turmoil, there is another, tech-ier revolution afoot: the birth of Cairo’s start-up culture.

    Young entrepreneurs there have created everything from taxi calling services to portable solar water desalination companies, and everything in between.

    Despite Egypt’s recent struggles, there is hope among those in the start-up crowd, says Mohamed Radwan, an Egyptian-American engineer and activist who is now community manager for ice cairo, a co-working space, fabrication lab, and “pre-incubator” for green-tech startups. 

    “Before the revolution, those who wanted to change things channeled their energy into the NGO scene,” he says. “Now, people are starting to look at the private sector. Entrepreneurs are trying to fix the same problems in a different way.”

    Entrepreneurship itself is not a new concept here, although the term for it in Arabic, Reyada Al Amael (literally pioneer of business), was coined only a few years ago. But it is something that has recently taken on a new dimension.

     “We had entrepreneurship before the revolution,” says Ahmed Alfi, CEO of Sawari Ventures, a venture capital firm, who has personally invested over $5 million of his own fortune in growing Egypt’s tech startup scene. “The revolution accelerated it, by giving a sense of optimism.”

    It also attracted the Egyptian diaspora around the globe — and their money, skills, and experience — back to Egypt, creating a supportive ecosystem.

    Read more. [Image: Jonathan Kalan]


  15. (Source: georgeazmy, via talldarkarab)