micdotcom:

America’s first Muslim fraternity may change your idea of fraternities … and Muslims

When you think of fraternities, the first things that usually come to mind are house parties and keg stands, not kufis and prayer rugs. But the brothers of Alpha Lambda Mu — or Alif Laam Meem, as they are also known — are out to change people’s ideas of fraternities, as well as their perceptions of young American Muslims.

ALM, the first Muslim fraternity in the U.S., was founded last year by Ali Mahmoud, a junior at the University of Texas, Dallas. Since then, chapters have opened at Cornell University and University of California, San Diego, and there are plans to expand this fall at San Diego State and the University of Florida.

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Interesting…

geekytherapist:

corgisandboobs:

tiny-vessels:

thewritingwriter4:

Heads up guys.  Body shaming doesn’t just happen to women.  Recently, baseball player Prince Fielder stripped down for ESPN’s Body issue and here are the comments that accompanied.  Now, I will acknowledge that these are all male contributes, but it’s still shining a light on fat shaming for men, and how athletes (and anyone who poses nude) are socially expected to be perfect.

I’m not going to downplay the amount of shit women get on their bodies, but I would like to point out that this made news today.

I hate everyone.

Things that Prince Fielder has that these people don’t:

  1. A net worth north of $100 million.
  2. A 50-Home Run season.
  3. A kind, gentle personality.
  4. Muscles. Lots of them.

5. A bat.

Omg I’m a lesbian but let’s all take a moment for… yum.

sanajamal:

The Great Wall of China may not be visible from space, but from the International Space Station (ISS) the #violence in #Gaza and #Israel is. Astronaut captures Israel and Gaza rocket fire from space calling it his ’Saddest Photo Yet’  that he took from more than 200 miles above the Earth.#photography  #conflict  #GazaUnderAttack #Palestine #Hamas#GazaUnderFirehttp://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8nHz/529f171d

Insanity.

sanajamal:

The Great Wall of China may not be visible from space, but from the International Space Station (ISS) the #violence in #Gaza and #Israel is. Astronaut captures Israel and Gaza rocket fire from space calling it his ’Saddest Photo Yet’  that he took from more than 200 miles above the Earth.
#photography #conflict  #GazaUnderAttack #Palestine #Hamas
#GazaUnderFire

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8nHz/529f171d

Insanity.

Antibiotic resistance could be 'next pandemic,' CDC says

I doubt this is a “could.” This is a “will.”

Report: NFL Suspends Ray Rice Just Two Games For Knocking Fiancée Unconscious

Domestic violence: no big thing.

theshitneyspears:

John Barrowman kisses a male actor at the opening of the Commonwealth Games (a sort of olympics between countries that used to belong to Great Britain) to show support for gay rights despite it being illegal to be gay in 42 Commonwealth countries! Go John!

theshitneyspears:

John Barrowman kisses a male actor at the opening of the Commonwealth Games (a sort of olympics between countries that used to belong to Great Britain) to show support for gay rights despite it being illegal to be gay in 42 Commonwealth countries! Go John!

thecuckoohaslanded:

earthlydreams:

feminismisatrick:

misanthrpologie:

Saving Face (2012), acid attacks on women in Pakistan

Meanwhile, in America, feminists are complaining about how dress codes are oppressive.

You idiots have never experienced oppression, and pray you never do, because this is what it looks like.

As a South Asian American feminist, let me remind everyone that oppression is not a competition.

Just because we fight one type of sexism doesn’t mean we don’t care about other instances of sexism that don’t affect us directly in our day to day lives.

My heart goes out to this woman and the hundreds of other victims like her. I want to educate people about these kinds of incidents. I support organizations that help women like this.

You may think that dress code issues are trivial, but they are related to a larger issue of women’s bodily autonomy, which affects women’s health and safety.

So please, let’s try to bring awareness and bring about change instead of insulting entire groups of people because they are facing issues that are less scary than the one presented.

oppression is not a competition

thank you so much for this wording

Oh look- “feminism is a trick” doesn’t even exist anymore. Neat trick, feminism!

survivorsupport:

 

ourafrica:

I’m so upset, angry and just completely disgusted about this story!


Matthew Durham, 19, allegedly confessed to sexually assaulting several children at an orphanage in Kenya, police said. (Credit: KFOR)

An Edmond teenager faces a possible life in prison sentence after authorities say they learned about shocking crimes he allegedly committed on an African mission trip.

The suspect was volunteering at a Kenyan children’s home when he allegedly raped and molested a number of young children.

According to court records, 19-year-old Matthew Durham confessed to raping several young girls, forcing some boys to perform oral sex on him and even making other kids watch.

“This is a young man in our community that made choices to exploit children in an orphanage,” said United States Attorney Sanford Coats. “It’s a true tragedy all the way around.”

The 19-year-old suspect traveled overseas with a group called Upendo.

Upendo is an organization that assists neglected Kenyan kids by providing food, housing, clothes and religion.

While Durham volunteered to travel overseas several times over the last two years, on his last visit, the criminal complaint alleges, “Durham requested to stay at the children’s home in an ‘overflow bunk’ rather than at an offsite facility.”

During that visit, several alleged victims claimed Durham “often touched them in a sexual manner or told them to touch themselves while he watched.”

Once confronted, Durham allegedly came clean.

“A caretaker at the orphanage noticed something wasn’t right and confronted Mr. Durham. He admitted to some of the acts,” said Coats.

The affidavit continues, “The victims are believed to be both boys and girls between the ages of four and nine, at least one of whom is HIV positive.”

Prosecutors say while the alleged sex crimes were committed overseas, Durham can be held accountable for the crimes in Oklahoma.

Durham is being held without bond.

"Durham reportedly first denied the allegations before admitting to struggling with homosexuality, child pornography and having sexual intercourse with some of the children." (http://m.nydailynews.com/news/national/teen-sexually-abused-orphans-kenya-fbi-article-1.1876208) Here’s the thing: he wasn’t “struggling with homosexuality” he was raping children. NOTTHESAMETHING

theinnkeeperlibrarian:

leepacey:

a restaurant in my hometown got a review that said the servers should “show some skin” so the owner added a potato skin special to the menu and all the proceeds from the special go to the west virginia foundation for rape information services (x)

That’s exactly the appropriate response.

Niiiiice taters.

corrwill:

ouijasexting:

im fucking crYIN G omfg

I will NEVER not reblog this. ONE OF THE BEST SNL SKITS THEY HAVE EVER DONE!!!

Friendship!!!

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