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devilwithablackdresson:

i fucking hate tumblr so much seriously

you guys are always like “i want equality!” except gay people are better than straight people and women are better than men and poc are better than white people and trans people are better than cis people

if you claim you want equality, but put someone down because they’re privileged, that doesn’t make you an advocate for equality, it makes you an asshole

(Source: socks-gone-wild, via nenoka)

Anonymous: I don't understand how a woman (anyone really) could be anti-choice. It's the principle if the thing, you know? I'm pro-choice not because I would ever get an abortion, but because I don't think that fat, bald, white , MEN should be able to choice what I can and can't to with clusters of cells in MY uterus. Female anti-choicers (anti-choicers in general really) are simply reinforcing institutionalised sexism. Like whatever, be anti-choice and eat meat or whatever but just don't be anti-choice.

heyggirlhey:

Yeah, you’re right. I guess I’m just a little odd. I mean, who would think it’s wrong to insert a hollow plastic tube with a knife-like tip into the uterus that is connected to a powerful pump with a suction force 29 times more powerful than a home vacuum cleaner, use it to tear a baby’s body into pieces, and then cut the placenta from the inner wall of the uterus and suck the scraps out, AND THEN compress the baby’s head with an instrument because it can’t pass through the tube? OR, to insert a loop-shaped steel knife up into the uterus and cut the placenta and baby into pieces and scrape them out into a basin ? OR, to inject a strong saline solution in the womb that the baby swallows and breathes, and is poisoned by (which takes over an hour for the baby to be killed), and the effect of the salt solution burns and strips away the outer layer of the baby’s skin? I don’t know, maybe it’s just me. How could anyone not support a woman’s right to CHOOSE? Why would that be wrong? It’s just brutally killing an innocent, unborn human being. Lol

- A proud (female) anti-choicer

the-unpopular-opinions:

As a Black person it annoys me that almost no attention is given to the Middle East slave trade, which by most estimates enslaved and killed even more Africans than the Atlantic slave trade. The best non-ideological estimates say 19 million Africans died in the Middle-East slave trade. (Just like in the Atlantic slave trade, during the Middle East slave trade for every one person who became a slave many more died in the capture and transport process) In today’s population numbers 19 million is the equivalent of 360 million people dying, making it one of the worst events in human history.
The reason people mostly ignore the Middle-East slave trade is because it was perpetrated by Muslims, and some people are uncomfortable criticizing Muslims.
The Middle Eastern Slave trade predated the Atlantic Slave trade, and continued long after the Atlantic slave trade had been abolished. (And the Middle Eastern slave trade was only abolished by outside pressure, not from within) In fact, in the countries of Sudan and Mauritania enslavement of Black Africans by Arab Muslims continues to this day.
In my experience Muslims either don’t talk about slavery in Islam at all or try to whitewash it by saying slaves are theoretically supposed to be treated better in Islam, but the truth is Islamic slavery was often just as brutal as European/Americas slavery, and as I mentioned it ended up killing even more people than slavery in Europe/Americas.
Slavery is embedded in Islamic law and history. In fact, the Prophet Mohammed himself was a slave trader and slave owner, who owned dozens of slaves including female sex slaves. The Koran also institutionalizes and allows slavery in several verses (Koran 33:50, 4:24, 16:75, 23:5-6, 8:69, 24:32)
I understand that these days most Muslims don’t support slavery, but the silence and whitewashing of slavery in Islam really annoys me, especially since some slavery is still going on in some Muslim countries.
TL;DR: It’s wrong the Islamic Slave Trade gets almost no attention, especially since it killed even more Africans than the equally-evil Atlantic trade. Muslims need to admit the role slavery has played in the Islamic religion and their history, and should fight the slavery that still exists in Muslim countries and stop ignoring/whitewashing it.

the-unpopular-opinions:

As a Black person it annoys me that almost no attention is given to the Middle East slave trade, which by most estimates enslaved and killed even more Africans than the Atlantic slave trade. The best non-ideological estimates say 19 million Africans died in the Middle-East slave trade. (Just like in the Atlantic slave trade, during the Middle East slave trade for every one person who became a slave many more died in the capture and transport process) In today’s population numbers 19 million is the equivalent of 360 million people dying, making it one of the worst events in human history.

The reason people mostly ignore the Middle-East slave trade is because it was perpetrated by Muslims, and some people are uncomfortable criticizing Muslims.

The Middle Eastern Slave trade predated the Atlantic Slave trade, and continued long after the Atlantic slave trade had been abolished. (And the Middle Eastern slave trade was only abolished by outside pressure, not from within) In fact, in the countries of Sudan and Mauritania enslavement of Black Africans by Arab Muslims continues to this day.

In my experience Muslims either don’t talk about slavery in Islam at all or try to whitewash it by saying slaves are theoretically supposed to be treated better in Islam, but the truth is Islamic slavery was often just as brutal as European/Americas slavery, and as I mentioned it ended up killing even more people than slavery in Europe/Americas.

Slavery is embedded in Islamic law and history. In fact, the Prophet Mohammed himself was a slave trader and slave owner, who owned dozens of slaves including female sex slaves. The Koran also institutionalizes and allows slavery in several verses (Koran 33:50, 4:24, 16:75, 23:5-6, 8:69, 24:32)

I understand that these days most Muslims don’t support slavery, but the silence and whitewashing of slavery in Islam really annoys me, especially since some slavery is still going on in some Muslim countries.

TL;DR: It’s wrong the Islamic Slave Trade gets almost no attention, especially since it killed even more Africans than the equally-evil Atlantic trade. Muslims need to admit the role slavery has played in the Islamic religion and their history, and should fight the slavery that still exists in Muslim countries and stop ignoring/whitewashing it.

quentin-tarantulas: something i have been trying to understand: the fact that raising the minimum wage would ruin the economy. if you could link me to an article that you know is good/previous post that would be appreciated.

redbloodedamerica:

Raising the minimum wage wouldn’t necessarily “ruin” the economy.  However, it will prolong unemployment, stymie economic growth and stagnate economic mobility which is the very thing it was set out to overcome in the first place.  It’s a political band-aid that makes it look like a “compassionate” politician is doing something to attack poverty proactively, but has very little economic impact in reality.  The government can’t solve the war on poverty.  They only prolong it.  But they must move their hands around to make it look like they’re doing something to help; but like Ronald Reagan famously said, “the nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’” 

Think about this, has raising the minimum wage in the past ever put an end to poverty?  Has it really ever helped those who work minimum wage jobs?  No; it’s artificial market price fixing and it only diminishes the progress that some workers have made to advance themselves to higher wages.

If you want to learn more about why raising the minimum wage is bad economics, visit minimumwage.com.  Start with the myth page and read on.

Here are some of my favorite posts about the minimum wage and they’re also filled with tasty links:

Taking salaries and bonuses from the CEO does very little.

Raising the minimum wage hurts the disadvantaged.

9 Reasons why raising the minimum wage is a bad idea.

Today’s minimum wage is actually higher than it should be.

Raising the minimum wage for dummies.

Raising the minimum wage and the law of unintended consequences.

Arguments for raising the minimum wage and why they’re wrong.