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vladimirnootin:

sixpenceee:

10 year old Yemeni girl smiling after she was granted a divorce from her husband- a 30 year old man
Here’s what I found after looking into it. 
Nujood Ali was nine when her parents arranged a marriage to Faez Ali Thamer, a man in his thirties. Regularly beaten by her in-laws and raped by her husband, Ali escaped on April 2, 2008, two months after the wedding. 
On the advice of her father’s second wife, she went directly to court to seek a divorce. After waiting for half a day, she was noticed by a judge, Mohammed al-għadha who gave her refuge. He had both her father and husband taken into custody.
Indeed, publicity surrounding Ali’s case is said to have inspired efforts to annul other child marriages, including that of an 8 year old Saudi girl who was allowed to divorce a middle-aged man in 2009.
But in 2013 Ali reported to the media that her father had forced her out of their home and is withholding her money granted by publishers. Her father has also arranged a marriage for her younger sister, Haifa.
Also this girl has her own book

I just want some feminists to focus more on this than on defending Zoe Quinn and Anita Sarkeesian.

Realistically, what can they do? Most of the feminists that you likely encounter are based in USA, Canada, maybe UK. What can they do to affect attitudes and policies in a place like Yemen?

They can raise awareness. Tumblr is a global site where you can donate to people in many countries to aid them. A very good thing they can do, for one, is set up donations for this kid or other kids. They can put efforts to start up shelters for such incidents. There’s a lot of things western feminists can do. This post only has almost 9k posts, whereas a post about male tears has 36K.

vladimirnootin:

aboutwhitewomen:

vladimirnootin:

sixpenceee:

10 year old Yemeni girl smiling after she was granted a divorce from her husband- a 30 year old man

Here’s what I found after looking into it. 

Nujood Ali was nine when her parents arranged a marriage to Faez Ali Thamer, a man in his thirties. Regularly beaten by her in-laws and raped by her husband, Ali escaped on April 2, 2008, two months after the wedding.

On the advice of her father’s second wife, she went directly to court to seek a divorce. After waiting for half a day, she was noticed by a judgeMohammed al-għadha who gave her refuge. He had both her father and husband taken into custody.

Indeed, publicity surrounding Ali’s case is said to have inspired efforts to annul other child marriages, including that of an 8 year old Saudi girl who was allowed to divorce a middle-aged man in 2009.

But in 2013 Ali reported to the media that her father had forced her out of their home and is withholding her money granted by publishers. Her father has also arranged a marriage for her younger sister, Haifa.

Also this girl has her own book

I just want some feminists to focus more on this than on defending Zoe Quinn and Anita Sarkeesian.

Realistically, what can they do? Most of the feminists that you likely encounter are based in USA, Canada, maybe UK. What can they do to affect attitudes and policies in a place like Yemen?

They can raise awareness. Tumblr is a global site where you can donate to people in many countries to aid them.

A very good thing they can do, for one, is set up donations for this kid or other kids. They can put efforts to start up shelters for such incidents.

There’s a lot of things western feminists can do. This post only has almost 9k posts, whereas a post about male tears has 36K.

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Nobody will ever love you quite the way you want them to. You just have to let them do their best.
—Axel (via cknd)

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Even though at the deepest level we are all the same frequency, we appear to have different frequencies, in order that our true frequency might improve itself.

A dog experiences time to pass much differently than us. We think walk a dog thinks run around outside and sniff and play because it doesn’t know the word walk. Although dogs actually learn it, eventually they start to learn it at least, though maybe they just correlate the word walk to mean run around outside and play and smell things, they don’t simply use the word walk instead. Part of their joy is from not having a word for walk so instead they think about all the things a walk is, because this is their only way if thinking about what a walk is, they have no shortcuts, no words that sum the whole thing up.

A dogs imagination is actually way more vivid than a humans, but this means way more time is taken up in order to imagine something. The weekends of the human imagination is actually what makes us so quick to learn. We cannot experience things fully in our mind because we have used words to simplify the total experience of the meaning behind a word just to the word. Imagine when you heard the word love, instead if feeling what it meant you visually imagined and experienced every kind of love you ever knew, but instead to experience love, we need only think the word and get a vague feeling of all those experiences. We simplify love into a a single cycle, one thought and one feeling so we can move more quickly, forward, but this means our imagination is massively dulled. Language dulls the imagination but also speeds it up. You can add many simple ideas together much more quickly with the big ones than trying to get all the little ones together at once. So we sacrifice imagination for cleverness as we age. We would rather make big connections than really imagine what that is like. But we start to imagine things we care about more and more. We take more time at it, more cycles, sometimes to save cycles we use big ideas, sometimes we go into detail and imagine every single idea one at a time. How many pieces of data go through the human mind per second in order to create the continuous and whole experience we have. Just because we think about something else doesn’t mean we stop seeing the room we are in. We go back and forth between room and our thoughts and the smells and room and sounds and thoughts so fast that all of them seem continuous. Motion appears smooth, but the more we know about motion the fewer cycles we need to make it appear smooth. One you have thought something is moving in an arc you no longer need to spend cycles to experience something moving in an arc pattern, the word ark has taken care if the. Thought about thought is an important square. Maybe 100? Maybe much later. Thought and reality. Thought is 10. Reality is 9? 3^2 the good about truth is reality? The truth about truth is thought. The thought about thought is reflection.
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Gays:
We just think our love is as valid as anyone else's
Liberals:
Cool guys. Let's get you married.
Transgendered:
I am not physically the person I feel I should be.
Liberals:
Awesome. You should do whatever you like with your own body to find happiness.
Women:
We're being raped, paid less, and I guess our nipples are more insulting then male nipples?
Liberals:
Well, none of that is cool. We're here to support you!
Black People:
We're being racially profiled, shot for minor crimes, and shoved into prisons simply based on our skin color.
Liberals:
None of that is cool. You have our support.
Immigrants:
Yes, we came here illegally, but we're escaping our countries full of violence, human trafficking, and drug lords. Can we just take your undesired jobs and raise our kids in peace to be hard-working Americans?
Liberals:
Oh man. That sucks. Hell yeah you can. Welcome to America
Conservatives:
NO!
Conservatives:
No no no NO NO NO!!!
Liberals:
Whoa there, these are normal human beings facing obstacles because of how they were born--
Conservatives:
DON'T CALL ME RACIST
Conservatives:
YOU'RE INTOLERANT
Conservatives:
DON'T TRY AND PERSECUTE ME
Liberals:
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Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve.
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Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
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To love somebody is not just a strong feeling—it is a decision, it is a judgment, it is a promise. If love were only a feeling, there would be no basis for the promise to love each other….. A feeling comes and it may go.
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Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
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Love isn’t something natural. Rather it requires discipline, concentration, patience, faith, and the overcoming of narcissism. It isn’t a feeling, it is a practice.
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Paradoxically, the ability to be alone is the condition for the ability to love.
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Love is not primarily a relationship to a specific person; it is an attitude, an ordination of character which determines the relatedness of the person to the whole world as a whole, not toward one object of love
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If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to all others, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism.
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Nationalism is our form of incest, is our idolatry, is our
insanity. ‘Patriotism’ is its cult… Just as love for one
individual which excludes the love for others is not love,
love for one’s country which is not part of one’s love
for humanity is not love, but idolatrous worship.
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One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often.
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Modern man has transformed himself into a commodity; he experiences his life energy as an investment with which he should make the highest profit, considering his position and the situation on the personality market. He is alienated from himself, from his fellow men and from nature. His main aim is profitable exchange of his skills, knowledge, and of himself, his “personality package” with others who are equally intent on a fair and profitable exchange. Life has no goal except the one to move, no principle except the one of fair exchange, no satisfaction except the one to consume
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A person who has not been completely alienated, who has remained sensitive and able to feel, who has not lost the sense of dignity, who is not yet “for sale”, who can still suffer over the suffering of others, who has not acquired fully the having mode of existence - briefly, a person who has remained a person and not become a thing - cannot help feeling lonely, powerless, isolated in present-day society. He cannot help doubting himself and his own convictions, if not his sanity. He cannot help suffering, even though he can experience moments of joy and clarity that are absent in the life of his “normal” contemporaries. Not rarely will he suffer from neurosis that results from the situation of a sane man living in an insane society, rather than that of the more conventional neurosis of a sick man trying to adapt himself to a sick society. In the process of going further in his analysis, i.e. of growing to greater independence and productivity,his neurotic symptoms will cure themselves.
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Man’s main task is to give birth to himself.
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The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers

Quotes from Erich Fromm’s The Art of Loving

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every woman on tumblr should have this on their dash

every PERSON on tumblr should have this on their dash.

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nevver:

Mortality is a myth, Ted Lawson

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I don’t care that you got into drugs for three months straight, or how much sleep you lost in that period. I don’t care that you went home and fucked that person and woke up at 6am hating everything about yourself, or that you smoked so much you sounded as though your lungs were giving out.

You’re not a bad person for the ways you tried to kill your sadness.

You’re just human, and being human means you need to survive and you do so whichever way you deem fit, fuck everyone else.

—HE. (via stayygone)

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