drewhardkor

Duke University 2016. Linguistics and Asian & Middle Eastern Studies.

savedbythebell-jar:

I decided to write a paper on breaking gender norms. To the left is how I often dress. I definitely follow a pretty feminine style most of the time. To the right is how I dressed last night.
It’s astounding the number of dirty looks, whispers, and snickers I received from simply looking and acting more masculine and walking into the dining hall at my university. Some people didn’t even acknowledge me when I said hi. 
It’s sad to be living in a world where such harsh judgements are passed simply by the way you dress and carry yourself.

savedbythebell-jar:

I decided to write a paper on breaking gender norms. To the left is how I often dress. I definitely follow a pretty feminine style most of the time. To the right is how I dressed last night.

It’s astounding the number of dirty looks, whispers, and snickers I received from simply looking and acting more masculine and walking into the dining hall at my university. Some people didn’t even acknowledge me when I said hi. 

It’s sad to be living in a world where such harsh judgements are passed simply by the way you dress and carry yourself.

sluggoonthestreet:

Party Monster sez: never be afraid to celebrate the ability to celebrate, even quietly or alone.

sluggoonthestreet:

Party Monster sez: never be afraid to celebrate the ability to celebrate, even quietly or alone.

(Source: mr-styles)

afp-photo:

AFGHANISTAN, Herat : An Afghan man leads a goat ahead of the sacrificial Eid al-Adha festival at the animal market during sunset on the outskirts of Herat on October 2, 2014. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and commemorates Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. AFP PHOTO/AREF KARIMI

afp-photo:

AFGHANISTAN, Herat : An Afghan man leads a goat ahead of the sacrificial Eid al-Adha festival at the animal market during sunset on the outskirts of Herat on October 2, 2014. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and commemorates Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. AFP PHOTO/AREF KARIMI

Yom Kippur & Eid will coincide :D

mideast-nrthafrica-cntrlasia:

The Jewish day of atonement, Yom Kippur, will start at sunset today (03/10/14) & end at nightfall the next day (04/10/14). Its the holiest day of the Jewish calender

On the 4th of October, Muslims around the world will be celebrating Eid al-Adha, the most important festival in the Islamic…

nativeamericannews:

What are the Goshute Indian Tribes?
The Goshute Indians are among the native inhabitants of the desert Southwest of the United States. They have lived in the Great Basin region of Nevada and Utah for at least 1,000 years. Although they live on reservations today, they were once hunter-gatherers in the desert near the Great Salt Lake.

nativeamericannews:

What are the Goshute Indian Tribes?

The Goshute Indians are among the native inhabitants of the desert Southwest of the United States. They have lived in the Great Basin region of Nevada and Utah for at least 1,000 years. Although they live on reservations today, they were once hunter-gatherers in the desert near the Great Salt Lake.

nativeamericannews:

Tlingit Indian Tribe Tools & Inventions
The Tlingit people reside in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Their ancestors arrived in the area some 10,000 years ago by crossing the Bering Strait from Siberia. By the 13th century, the Tlingit people were settled along the Pacific Coast. They used and invented many tools to help in fishing, hunting and even cultivating and harvesting during warm seasons.

nativeamericannews:

Tlingit Indian Tribe Tools & Inventions

The Tlingit people reside in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Their ancestors arrived in the area some 10,000 years ago by crossing the Bering Strait from Siberia. By the 13th century, the Tlingit people were settled along the Pacific Coast. They used and invented many tools to help in fishing, hunting and even cultivating and harvesting during warm seasons.


notcisjustwoman:

See? No matter how much you water it down for dudes, no matter HOW MUCH you grovel at their feet and swear, swear, swear that feminism is REALLY all about THEM and their FEELINGS, it’s NEVER enough.
They and their handmaidens will continuously move the goal posts until feminism means “complete female submission to males.”
Hell, we’re practically there already.

notcisjustwoman:

See? No matter how much you water it down for dudes, no matter HOW MUCH you grovel at their feet and swear, swear, swear that feminism is REALLY all about THEM and their FEELINGS, it’s NEVER enough.

They and their handmaidens will continuously move the goal posts until feminism means “complete female submission to males.”

Hell, we’re practically there already.

(via shamelesslyunladylike)

Creativity, very much like love, is a gift. And you don’t get to get gifts all the time. If you go on a date and you don’t like the guy or girl you are meeting, you are not experiencing “lover’s block”—you simply don’t love at that moment, and if you’re patient enough you’ll experience love in the future (probably in the place and the time you’d least expect it). If you don’t write well, keep writing bad stuff (don’t worry, bad writing is completely ecological—it doesn’t damage the ozone layer or give you cancer). If it gets too frustrating, stop doing it—move on to badminton, collect airplane models, or do all those other things that people who don’t write do. But mostly, wait patiently. (Patiently as opposed to impatiently, or angrily, or bitterly—because those kinds of waiting don’t breed future good writing. Patience does.)

Writing isn’t a habit. It’s a unique form of expression. And nobody owes you that special experience on a daily or a weekly basis. But if you make an effort, when it’s gone, to keep living your life and experiencing new things, it will eventually return. And when it does, enjoy it as much as you can, before it goes away again.

middleeasternsarecool:

Not my pic, but I thought it was cute. (x)

middleeasternsarecool:

Not my pic, but I thought it was cute. (x)