asked: omg ur such the embodiment of a fig?!? how did i not notice
this is why Razan is amazing
It is a tragedy beyond the power of language to convey when what has been imposed on women by force becomes a standard of freedom for women: and all the women say it is so.
I have a break and I have been sitting looking at the wall for thirty minutes and just noticed. Not into this whole alienation from my species-being thing
The major critique of liberalism is that it constructs an image of society as fair and egalitarian where individuals rise and fall based on their own merits. Liberalism presents society as a meritocracy where individual actors compete on a level playing field. Liberalism sees inequality as a natural product of fair competition. Liberalism refuses to examine the structural causes of inequality (such as capitalism, racism, and patriarchy) that CRT scholars highlight. Liberalism’s emphasis on individual rights precludes any consideration of special protections under the law for minority groups. In fact, liberalism rejects any consideration of the structural rather than natural or individual causes of inequality because it might lead to the transformation of unequal power relations (Daniels 2008), a prospect feared by those in power. Ultimately, the liberal perspective fails to consider the multiple power relationships that give some individuals much greater advantage over others, and that allow some people to be freer than others.
From the very beginning, liberal societies were constructed along the status lines of class, race, gender, and citizenship. In America, Blacks and indigenous people were denied even the most basic human rights. Women were relegated to second class status and denied the rights of citizenship. Birthrights, not human rights, protected only those privileged enough to
be born white, landowning males. As a society, we have never practiced justice and liberty for all. Liberal societies use the slogans of equality to benefit an exclusive, privileged group. And while over the years liberal societies have extended legal and political rights to a greater number of people, they have never addressed the fundamental material inequality
passed down through generations of modern capitalist development. From the very beginning, then, the ideal of equality in the abstract has been celebrated within a broader context of concrete inequality.
dreaming about someone is strange because you feel peculiarly full of them until the memory of the dream fades. dreams are truths; aren’t they projections of the things we ache for?
Although it is now common for those citing “Homer’s Contest” to point to the distinction Nietzsche highlights between the good and bad Eris-goddesses, less critical attention is paid to the purposes toward which his discussion is put. Nietzsche is not merely suggesting that there are good contests and bad ones, and that the good ones are those in which the truly superlative competitor emerges as the victor. His aim lies beyond the rather banal assertion that competition is a good source of motivation. Nietzsche cites Hesiod’s account of the two Erises—that the one who inspired motivational envy was a gift and that the other who provoked deadly jealousy was a curse—Specifically to highlight a difference between his own culture and what is indicated in the relevant passage from the Works and Days. The view that envy could have a productive and positive function in the economy of human desires reflects a different ethical orientation: what distinguished the Eris-goddesses were their contributions specifically to the good of humankind in its own right. The one sort of envy is good because it creatively draws excellence out of human beings, at its best inspiring them not to out do each other in any way possible but to do so in such a way that advances human possibilities generally.
I want in fact more of you. In my mind I am dressing you with light; I am wrapping you up in blankets of complete acceptance and then I give myself to you. I long for you; I who usually long without longing, as though I am unconscious and absorbed in neutrality and apathy, really, utterly long for every bit of you.
Anonymous asked: I hope you do get Ebola, Eman. No one likes you why are you even on Tumblr. You should delete and we should have a joint Tumblr. Married people should have joint Tumblrs.
we already have a joint tumblr lover
Anonymous asked: so to say i love u i type these words then i paint it then i braid it then i cook it then i hold it then i care for it then i nurture it then i remember it like it is my first avowal of love like it is my last avowal of love
the best avowal, the avowal of flourishing, so much flourishing it crushes you and cannot be contained xoxo :)
Anonymous asked: You're boring. Just the thought of you puts me to sleep. I realised I would rather get Ebola than ever be in your presence. I can't believe people like you exist. I feel so bad for whatever sap you end up marrying.