there’s an incredibly homophobic and transphobic page on facebook called heterosexuals inspiring pride and they make awful clip art comics that literally make no sense and im laughing so hard
As I’m walking through Target with my little sister, the kid somehow manages to convince me to take a trip down the doll aisle. I know the type - brands that preach diversity through displays of nine different variations of white and maybe a black girl if you’re lucky enough. What I instead found as soon as I turned into the aisle were these two boxes.
The girl on the left is Shola, an Afghani girl from Kabul with war-torn eyes. Her biography on the inside flap tells us that “her country has been at war since before she was born”, and all she has left of her family is her older sister. They’re part of a circus, the one source of light in their lives, and they read the Qur’an. She wears a hijab.
The girl on the right is Nahji, a ten-year-old Indian girl from Assam, where “young girls are forced to work and get married at a very early age”. Nahji is smart, admirable, extremely studious. She teaches her fellow girls to believe in themselves. In the left side of her nose, as tradition mandates, she has a piercing. On her right hand is a henna tattoo.
As a Pakistani girl growing up in post-9/11 America, this is so important to me. The closest thing we had to these back in my day were “customizable” American Girl dolls, who were very strictly white or black. My eyes are green, my hair was black, and my skin is brown, and I couldn’t find my reflection in any of those girls. Yet I settled, just like I settled for the terrorist jokes boys would throw at me, like I settled for the butchered pronunciations of names of mine and my friends’ countries. I settled for a white doll, who at least had my eyes if nothing else, and I named her Rabeea and loved her. But I still couldn’t completely connect to her.
My little sister, who had been the one to push me down the aisle in the first place, stopped to stare with me at the girls. And then the words, “Maybe they can be my American Girls,” slipped out of her mouth. This young girl, barely represented in today’s society, finally found a doll that looks like her, that wears the weird headscarf that her grandma does and still manages to look beautiful.
I turned the dolls’ boxes around and snapped a picture of the back of Nahji’s. There are more that I didn’t see in the store; a Belarusian, an Ethiopian, a Brazilian, a Laotian, a Native American, a Mexican. And more.
These are Hearts 4 Hearts dolls, and while they haven’t yet reached all parts of the world (I think they have yet to come out with an East Asian girl), they need all the support they can get so we can have a beautiful doll for every beautiful young girl, so we can give them what our generation never had.
Please don’t let this die. If you know a young girl, get her one. I know I’m buying Shola and Nahji for my little sister’s next birthday, because she needs a doll with beautiful brown skin like hers, a doll who wears a hijab like our older sister, a doll who wears real henna, not the blue shit white girls get at the beach.
The Hearts 4 Hearts girls are so important. Don’t overlook them. Don’t underestimate them. These can be the future if we let them.
You can read more about the dolls here: http://www.playmatestoys.com/brands/hearts-for-hearts-girls
We try to watch films together, and it starts off well, but somehow we always end up out of sync.
i cant tell you how much this cartoon means to me…
this will fix that problem :)
Or Synchtube! It’s more simple in layout and it can handle more hosting/video services (like Google Drive)
omg thanks ive been looking for those sites for ages! now i can watch movies with internet friendssss
- Jack The Giant Slayer Watch
- Redemption Watch
- The Call Watch
- Stoker Watch
- Pain & Gain Watch
- The Great Gatsby Watch
- After Earth Watch
- The Last Exorcism Watch
- Star Trek Into Darkness Watch
- Evil Dead Watch
- Oz The Great And Powerful Watch
- Identity Thief Watch
- Snitch Watch
- Peeples Watch
- Escape From The Earth Watch
- Warm Bodies Watch
- A Good Day To Die Hard Watch
- Iron Man 3 Watch
- The Big Wedding Watch
- Side Effects Watch
- Dark Skies Watch
- Trance Watch
- Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Watch
- The Place Beyond The Pines Watch
- Parker Watch
- Oblivion Watch
- Texas Chainsaw Watch
- Beautiful Creatures Watch
- 42 Watch
- 21 & Over Watch
- The Lords Of Salem Watch
- Movie 43 Watch
- The Last Stand Watch
- Mama Watch
- The Host Watch
- Dead Man Down Watch
- A Haunted House Watch
- Gangster Squad Watch
- Temptation: Confession Of A Marriage Counselor Watch
- Welcome To The Punch Watch
- GI. Joe Retaliation Watch
- Olympus Has Fallen Watch
- Broken City Watch
- The Hangover Part III Watch
- Scary MoVie 5 Watch
- Now You See Me Watch
- Fast & Furious 6 Watch
- The Purge Watch
- Spring Breakers Watch
- World War Z Watch
- Monster University Watch
- Man Of Steel Watch
Why do people get their ears pierced at 13 I’m blessed my parents did that when I was 2 weeks old
my mom didn’t pierce my ears when i was a baby because she believed in the concept of bodily autonomy and that it was my body and i should be the one to decide whether or not i want permanent (sorta) holes in my ears?? i got my earlobes pierced at 18 lol i would never do that to my newborn/infant like what if they didn’t want earrings or whatever
Marvel film making guide
Step 1. Cast a guy called Chris
Step 2. Buff him up
Step 3. ?
Step. 4 Profit
hahahaha this is amazing.
Captain Small Ass and Falcon Big Butt in all their glory.
I feel like this describes their personalities perfectly
COLLECTION OF YORUBA ORISHAS
Not to diss on European mythologies but can we seriously have some fuckin’ recognition that there are religions and mythologies that are not Greek or Norse. Why the fuck did I learn about the Greeks 6 times but we never fucking talked about Africa or even really the mythologies and beliefs of native peoples?
(Pssst from what group are these deities from?)
The Yoruba of western Africa.
Polish doctor that refused to perform abortion named a “hero”
Dr Bogdan Chazan was visited by an expecting mother (32 weeks into pregnancy), who already had 5 miscarriages before and was worried about her health. It turned out that the fetus had hydrocephalus, undeveloped brain and was missing many bones from its skull. The Doctor refused to perform an abortion and didn’t send the woman to another hospital which could do so (according to polish law, if a doctor doesn’t want to perform an abortion, he has to choose another hospital which will agree to do so). Chazan was named a “local hero” and “true warrior of Jesus in the name of life of the unborn” by many polish politicians and catholic activists. He used conscience clause as an excuse for his actions.
The woman gave birth to the child through a C-section. She and her husband spent 10 painful days watching their deformed child die a horrible death. When she finally decided to speak out, she said:
“During these 10 days, no priest, no pro life activist or even dr Chazan came to see the child, to ask if they can help. It was really hard to look at our child. We knew what was coming, but it was still very hard to cope with”
Congratulations, pro-lifers - another “life” saved, another “happy” child and “happy” family.
But these people are ‘for life’ and don’t want people do suffer. Fuck every one of these fuckholes. I hate them all.
Fuck this fuck you fuck all this