The situation for Women in Afghanistan is still very difficult, but it has improved a lot since 2001. And its happened because of Afghan Women. Its happened because of brave women who are doing brave things.
Afghan Cycles- Afghan Cycles introduces the first women to ride bikes in the country, illustrating the gender and social barriers that the team is breaking, one pedal stroke at a time. Highlighting 4 of the 12 teammates, we look at their lives on and off the bike. From training on dangerous trucking highways to following them through a typical day in Kabul, the film shares the intimate story of these brave and passionate young women who feel free when they are on their bikes in an otherwise oppressive culture.
Female job applicants with children are 44 percent less likely to be hired for a job than are childless women with similar qualifications. Fathers, by contrast, are 19 percent MORE likely to be hired than are comparably qualified men without children.
"Getting a Job: Is there a Motherhood Penalty?" American Journal of Sociology, 2007 (via checkprivilege)
The answer to the question is yes.
What’s more sadly ironic than widespread hunger in the borough that handles most of the City’s food processing and transportation?
Despite being home to the Hunts Point Distribution Center, the central point through which a majority of NYC’s food is taken before it reaches retailers, the Bronx is fighting a food insecurity epidemic affecting over a third of its residents, and almost half of its children.
This explains why even a solid, middle class neighborhood like Morris Park is a food desert without access to the cornucopia of produce and organic products that residents of other boroughs enjoy — even though we are closest to the Hudson Valley farms that feed Brooklyn and Manhattan locavores via Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Fairway and various farmers’ markets. If an upmarket, organic supermarket opened in Morris Park, it would have to be stocked with produce from Hudson Valley farms and the Hunts Point Distribution Center.
I lost respect when I learned of Gandhi’s body hatred and even more that he refused to have sex with his wife for the last thirty-eight years of their marriage (in fact he felt that people should have sex only three or four times in their lives) I lost even more [respect] when I found out that in order to test his commitment to celibacy, he had beautiful young women lie next to him naked through the night: evidently his wife - whom he described as looking like a ‘meek cow’ - was no longer desirable enough [to] be a solid test
Yeah, Gandhi was an unbelievably selfish individual. My biggest reason for losing respect for him, though, was that he criticized the Jews for defending themselves against the Holocaust — he insisted that they should have committed public mass suicide in order to “shame” the Germans instead of fighting back.
…. In order to shame the Germans? WTF? The Germans wouldn’t’ve been shamed - they’d’ve been thrilled to get their way so easily!
Gandhi’s exact words were: “But the Jews should have offered themselves to the butcher’s knife. They should have thrown themselves into the sea from cliffs. As it is, they succumbed anyway in their millions.” He also wrote an open letter to the British people in 1940 telling them to surrender to the Axis even if it meant accepting genocide:
“I would like you to lay down the arms you have as being useless for saving you or humanity. You will invite Herr Hitler and Signor Mussolini to take what they want of the countries you call your possessions. Let them take possession of your beautiful island, with your many beautiful buildings. You will give all these but neither your souls, nor your minds. If these gentlemen choose to occupy your homes, you will vacate them. If they do not give you free passage out, you will allow yourself, man, woman and child, to be slaughtered, but you will refuse to owe allegiance to them.”
he was also anti-black (lost all respect for him after reading how he treated sub-saharan africans).
read this. everyone needs to know gandhi’s “true colors”.
Ghandi was a pedophile, to boot.
I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS MY ENTIRE LIFE THANK YOU
I CANNOT FUCKING STAND THE WAY HE IS PORTRAYED
HE WAS AN ABUSER WHO HIT HIS WIFE AND HIS DAUGHTERS ALSO
He also refused his wife medication that would have saved her life [for religious reasons], but when he himself was in a similar position decided that it was okay to make an exception.
He was extremely misogynist, in fact he undermined any progress that might have been made in women’s rights in India. He was also racist against Black people in South Africa. He was deeply hypocritical in many ways.
"The difference between a prostitute and a woman using contraceptives is only this- the former sells her body to many men and the latter sells it one man." - Gandhi
Nooooo Gandhi, what happened.
Not that I doubt any of this (because I want to know more) but could I get some sources for when I show others?
Can we adress that this quote is still from a white guy who is also kinda transphobic?
And you know, that non-violence as a tactic exists outside just Gandhi, and one of the main proponents for it in the Civil Rights Movement wasBayard Rustin, an openly gay black quaker?
I don’t really see why the speaker of the quote discredits what they’re saying…it doesn’t invalidate the content of whatever statement someone makes if it’s actually true. And in this case, doesn’t make Gandhi any less of a piece of shit. And there are still plenty of reasons to oppose non-violence, namely that it’s not non-violence if it’s not preventing violence (and it usually isn’t).
An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, 1880s. (Image courtesy Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives, Philadelphia, PA. Image #p0103) (x)
Make a documentary please.
A family moves into a new neighborhood, and a 10-year-old named Laure deliberately presents as a boy named Mikhael to the neighborhood children. It is heavily implied that Mikhael is a closeted transgender boy. This film follows his experiences with his newfound friends, his potential love interest, Lisa, his younger sister and his parents. It focuses in on the significance of gender identity insocial interaction from an early age, the difficulties of being transgender and young, and how Mikhael navigates these in the background of childhood play and love.