The hijab is worn as a sign of obedience to Allah, not as a sign of a woman’s virginity. Married and unmarried women both are able to wear hijab if they so choose.It is meant to hide a woman’s beauty from the gaze of unworthy onlookers and at the same moment it is often seen as a sign of allegiance in Islam. It is a crown for a queen, not a scarlet letter.
When a woman dons a hijab, the worst enemies she’ll often encounter are the ‘feminists’ who think they’re righteous to try to strip her choice from her and the Islamophobes who will shout ‘terrorist’ at her. It is the people such as you who chose to tell her what her religious choices symbolize without having studied Islam.
It is not her brothers in Islam.
Who I might take this time to note, are also given instructions in the Quran to be modest: Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty: that will make for greater purity for them: And Allah is well acquainted with all that they do. And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty - Surat Al Noor 24:30-31
Then again, Islamic men are just beautiful vicious bastards, right? They’re men who rape women then stone them for losing their virginity. They’re not individuals with a faith which guides them to be gentle and modest, protective and loving. They’re not human beings with individual curses and blessings. They’re not doctors, lawyers, fathers and husbands.
They’re just a monstrous picture that’s a bit too foreign for you.
This society is going to become more supremely racist when it is apparently not racist. And that’s where it’s moving to at this point. When a white man tells you, “let’s not put race into this,” he is being the most racist at that point.
You can have a society that removes all public expression on racism. You can have a society were people no longer overtly express racial hatred, and racist statements and behavior is outlawed, but you can still have a system that destroys millions and millions of Black people. Colin Powell and others are the signs of that kind of racism where the Black middle class will be sitting in these jobs and positions defending the system.
You must recognize that racism is not an attitude. It is not a feeling of hatred toward another people. You must understand that racism and white supremacy is in the very structures and values of the institutions of the society itself. And until you revolve and change those structures and attitudes and values you will always be under the bottom.”
NOBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO CRITICIZE MY RECOVERY WITHOUT MY EXPRESS CONSENT. MY EFFORTS AT RECOVERY, LIKE MY BODY AND MY GENDER, BELONG TO ME.
PSYCHOLOGISTS CAN’T TELL ME I’M RECOVERING INCORRECTLY. OTHER ADDICTS AND/OR SURVIVORS CAN’T TELL ME I’M RECOVERING INCORRECTLY.
UNLESS I’VE ASKED SOMEONE FOR THEIR FEEDBACK ON MY PROGRESS, AND THEIR FEEDBACK RESONATES WITH ME, I AM NOT REQUIRED TO BE POLITE TO PEOPLE WHO SHIT ON MY RECOVERY PROCESS, NO MATTER HOW QUALIFIED THEY CLAIM TO BE.
I AM RECOVERING MY LIFE FROM THE RUIN IT ONCE WAS, AND I AM DOING IT THE BEST WAY I CAN. FOR MYSELF. MY RECOVERY IS NOT FOR YOUR COMFORT.
MY LIFE IS MINE. I WILL BE WHOLE ON MY TERMS.
YOUR OPINION IS NOT A PART OF MY WHOLENESS.
THE DOOR IS THAT WAY.
This is making me smile. I’m trying not to pick fights with the otherkin anymore cause it’s not really any of my…
Now I’m getting irate. Your training doesn’t give you the right to laugh in an addict’s face. You’re still being profoundly disrespectful.
My sobriety isn’t your business any more than my kintype is, but since you’ve pissed me off
I’ve been in recovery for seven years, and my father has been in recovery since the late 70’s, so your assumption that I don’t know anything about recovery culture is complete fucking bullshit. I was raised with the literature of AA in the house ffs. I stopped attending AA and NA meetings because of people like you, however,who hard-line on what’s supposedly triggering and what isn’t, at the expense of the holistic health of others. I attend SMART meetings, because AA was damaging to my mental health as an autistic. I won’t go into how bad AA was for my health and psychological well-being. That’s too long a post, and your smug nonsense disqualifies you from further explanation.
I will say this, however: My SMART mentor drinks kombucha for their health, and I have asked them specifically about this behavior multiple times, being aware of its alcohol content. They explained that they have discussed the ethics of drinking it in SMART meetings, to universal support. They take Ny-quil, and they drink coffee and the occasional five-hour energy, because while they are mind-altering substances (according to AA and NA’s hardline crap), these substances allow them to function . I stick to coffee, kombucha, and the occasional ayurvedic herbal cigarette (basil and damiana) for my depression. Keep in mind that these stimulants and sedatives have never once tempted me to pick up and drink, or smoke weed.
I’ve explained myself at more length than I really need to, but I hope it’ll dissuade you from being smug and superior.