But the prejudice will follow you. What will save you is tacking into the love...– Former software engineer and current author Ellen Ullman had a fabulously thoughtful op-ed in The New York Times about her experiences being female in the tech world, and speaking about the changes she’s noticed (not ones for the better, really) in the world of coding and software for women. I...
Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” ― David Mitchell– (via streetetiquette)
Whenever I start feeling too arrogant about myself, I always make a trip to...– Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on being detained at the U.S. Airport—twice. (Once, he was detained while promoting a film called “My Name is Khan” which was ironically about a person with the last name Khan suffering from repeated racial profiling.) Multiple actors and other prominent...
Art is not made to decorate rooms. It is an offensive weapon in the defense...– Pablo Picasso (via prometeoemplumado)
careful of those who admire you deeply, think you’re brilliant but resent your...– warsan shire (via lotus-eyes)
Seeing streams of violent tweets by some active duty soldiers after the Boston...– Remi Kanazi, April 21, 2013 (via androphilia)
You haven’t healed, I can tell from how cruel you are.– (via natashakills)
For a country that so often purports to be color blind, that insists too many...– David Sirota, at Salon, in regard to …the blatant ethnic/religious profiling of an Arab student injured at the Boston Marathon bombing. In that…episode, he was…targeted as a suspect because—like thousands of others—he was running away from the blast…then came CNN’s declaration that police had...
There is an inherent cruelty in every terror attack—an undeniable reverberation...– Rafia Zakaria, The Tragedies of Other Places (via fariyah)
Literature is made of good and bad, demons and angels.– Orhan Pamuk (via theparisreview)
I am lonely, yet not everybody will do. I don’t know why, some people fill the...– Anaïs Nin (via rabbrakha)
This obsession with the Muslim women’s plight to assert the supposed moral...– Excerpt from Feminism as Islamophobia: A review of misogyny charges against Islam - Md. Mahmudul Hasan Md. Mahmudul Hasan is Assistant Professor at the Department of English Language and Literature, Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, International Islamic University...
Beautiful face, ugly soul.– (via streetetiquette)