if you’re desi (or a POC ) and have a daughter when you’re older:
please don’t let your daughter feel ugly for having dark skin.
please don’t make her put on fair and lovely.
please don’t make her get bleach face mask.
please don’t call her kali.
please don’t tell her she can only wear light/white colored shalwar kameez because other colors would look bad since she is so dark.
please don’t teach her to fear the sun because it will make her darker.
Just to add. Please start to realize the beauty in everyone. It’s possible to not do any of these above but still onlypraise your daughter’s friends who are light. or have different words for lighter girls like pretty and then for darker girls, attractive (despite her color). Girls can see through all of that and those definitions and vocabulary are instilled into their minds and how they look at themselves and others.
Forty percent of Muslims say they have a college degree or more, compared to the 29 percent of Americans overall. Muslim women in America… are statistically likely as Muslim men to hold college or postgraduate degrees. Muslim women also report monthly household incomes more or nearly equal to men’s, compared to women and men in other faith groups.-
Dr. John Esposito, The Future of Islam
Because we’re oppressed, right?
Because we’re married young and just have babies, right?
Because we’re subjected to a patriarchal faith, right?
Because we’re uneducated, right?
im really tired of europeans on here reblogging posts about racism in america and adding shocked disapproving comments like “get it together america lol” as if there isn’t an enormous amount of racism in europe and as if it wasn’t the europeans that first colonized the new world that planted the seed of racism in north america
good thing harry potter didnt choose slytherin
I love Harry’s face. Everyone else just kind of looks down, all serious, but Harry’s like “The fuck kind of school is this?!?”
That one boy on the left is like, “Fuck your rules Dumbledore, I’ll do what I want.”