Just made some candied apple bubble bars! Can’t wait to show you all :)

im-eh-dreamer:

grandparemington:

kalamazoocockgoddess:

yesmissmori:

THINX Underwear:

OH SHIT YOU GUYS THIS COMPANY IS MAKING UNDERWEAR THAT IS STAIN RESISTANT, ANTIMICROBIAL, AND WILL ABSORB UP TO 6 TEASPOONS OF LIQUID BUT STILL LOOKS FUCKING SEXY

AND DID I MENTION THIS PART:

For every pair of THINX you buy, you help one girl in the developing world stay in school by providing her with seven washable, reusable cloth pads.

AND WHY IS THAT SUCH A BIG DEAL? HERE’S WHY:

After doing some research, Agrawal says she found that more than 100 million girls in the developing world were missing a week of school because of their periods, and using things such as leaves, old rags, or plastic bags in the place of sanitary pads.

THE SIZES RUN FROM XS TO XXL AND THE PRICES ARE NOT INSANE, THEY’RE OBVIOUSLY HIGHER THAN THOSE 5 FOR $10 SALES AT TARGET BUT YOU WON’T HAVE TO THROW THEM OUT BECAUSE YOU MISCALCULATED YOUR FLOW AND BLED ALL OVER THEM BEFORE YOU COULD GET TO A BATHROOM

I’M SORRY FOR SHOUTING I’M JUST REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS

LIKE HOLY FUCKBASKET IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME

Always reblog. Once i have money again, I’m buying a pair.

Buying these. If you subscribe to their newsletter, you get a $10 off coupon. 

THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL INNOVATION FOR UNDERWEAR. I was actually thinking the other day “Why isn’t there underwear that can absorb period blood without ruining it? Because mother nature can be such a poop head and give you your period early!!!!

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solarmetronome:

shaunadarling:

solarmetronome:

Based on this (x). Conclusion: they’re still fuckers. 

Or maybe daddy works all week to provide us money for food and clothes

Because daddy’s labour is arbitrarily placed at a higher value and the work he does all week is no more important or legitimate than domestic labour. The capital value of the same relative labour is dependent on the gender of the person its performed by, and the capital values of different, specific kinds of labour, are dependent on the gender of the person who usually performs them in a society. The work easily available to women is priced cheap or free, and the work women have to struggle harder to get is still worth less capital than that same work when performed by men. 
In short, daddy gets to choose what he gets to work on, and the job he gets to choose can easily generate more than enough money to feed and shelter more than one person.  In this scenario, women still have to do work, but are often forced to depend on others to support them, let alone able to consider supporting others with their labour. 
In some cases, men might actually prefer their wives to do even less in terms of domestic labour, because it will be a symbol of conspicuous leisure, which is the mark of status. Women doing no work at all only happens if daddy has so much money and power that he wants to show it to people by how he can support a family with even less work on their part. 
A society directing women to be dependent on men, who like their women that way, is definitively a patriarchy, and the division of labour between men and women continues to reinforce gender inequality even today. 
Hopefully you can see more of the repercussions of EXACTLY WHAT WAS IMPLIED IN THE ORIGINAL POST now. 

solarmetronome:

shaunadarling:

solarmetronome:

Based on this (x). Conclusion: they’re still fuckers. 

Or maybe daddy works all week to provide us money for food and clothes

Because daddy’s labour is arbitrarily placed at a higher value and the work he does all week is no more important or legitimate than domestic labour. The capital value of the same relative labour is dependent on the gender of the person its performed by, and the capital values of different, specific kinds of labour, are dependent on the gender of the person who usually performs them in a society. The work easily available to women is priced cheap or free, and the work women have to struggle harder to get is still worth less capital than that same work when performed by men. 

In short, daddy gets to choose what he gets to work on, and the job he gets to choose can easily generate more than enough money to feed and shelter more than one person.  In this scenario, women still have to do work, but are often forced to depend on others to support them, let alone able to consider supporting others with their labour. 

In some cases, men might actually prefer their wives to do even less in terms of domestic labour, because it will be a symbol of conspicuous leisure, which is the mark of status. Women doing no work at all only happens if daddy has so much money and power that he wants to show it to people by how he can support a family with even less work on their part.

A society directing women to be dependent on men, who like their women that way, is definitively a patriarchy, and the division of labour between men and women continues to reinforce gender inequality even today. 

Hopefully you can see more of the repercussions of EXACTLY WHAT WAS IMPLIED IN THE ORIGINAL POST now. 

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Islam and Same-Sex Attraction

yafatimah:

I have avoided writing about this subject for years. When the people on either side of a divide already have their minds made up, the prospect of wading into the gap appears generally pointless. Perhaps this is in part reflective of the aging process: as I get older, I find myself less inclined to engage around “hot button issues” when the few people interested in nuance are vastly outnumbered by those who simply wish to have the loudest voice in the room.

The discussion—if one can call it that—surrounding sexuality and Islam is a perfectly typical example: all shouting, no substance. On the other hand, as a mental health professional and student of the Islamic seminary, over time I have found it increasingly difficult, on both intellectual and moral levels, to refrain from offering my two cents.

To my thinking, if there truly is a productive dialogue to be had on this subject, we must locate a useful starting point. Sadly, it is not usually intellectual honesty. For me, that consists of acknowledging the following:

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Great discourse on SSA in Islam. 

Wallahi I understand!

And I never say ‘wallahi’ to anything I don’t mean… I just hope that he listens to me from so far away. :’(

twentyfiveblessings

InshaAllah… twentyfiveblessings 

I just feel so lowly and unworthy of even looking at the place he is buried, that sometimes I feel like I’m completely hypocritical in everything I do because it’s not for him. 

I just pray that we are all drawn to his love and he makes our path to him easier, elahi omid.

Going to Karbala and seeing where everything took place….it makes you want to tear your eyeballs out, because you know that no matter how much you cry and stare at the zari that nothing will change. You still can’t help Imam Hussein. It is nerve-wracking and heart breaking that you were born in this era, or ever born at all, because, in those moments, your life has literally no meaning without being there during the war and with him and Abbas. 

"People under capitalism do not relate to each other directly as human beings. They relate to each other through the myriad products which they encounter in the market."
- David Harvey (via astranemus)

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