Yes, lets imagine a world WITHOUT MUSLIMS, shall we?
Without Muslims you wouldn’t have:
Crank-shaft, internal combustion engine, valves, pistons
Architectural innovation (pointed arch -European Gothic cathedrals adopted this technique as it made the building much stronger, rose windows, dome buildings, round towers, etc.)
Treatment of Cowpox
3 course meal (soup, meat/fish, fruit/nuts)
Gardens used for beauty and meditation instead of for herbs and kitchen.
- Mariner’s Compass
- Soft drinks
- Plastic surgery
- Manufacturing of paper and cloth
It was a Muslim who realized that light ENTERS our eyes, unlike the Greeks who thought we EMITTED rays, and so invented a camera from this discovery.
It was a Muslim who first tried to FLY in 852, even though it is the Wright Brothers who have taken the credit.
It was a Muslim by the name of Jabir ibn Hayyan who was known as the founder of modern Chemistry. He transformed alchemy into chemistry. He invented: distillation, purification, oxidation, evaporation, and filtration. He also discovered sulfuric and nitric acid.
It is a Muslim, by the name of Al-Jazari who is known as the father of robotics.
It was a Muslim who was the architect for Henry V’s castle.
It was a Muslim who invented hollow needles to suck cataracts from eyes, a technique still used today.
It was a Muslim who actually discovered inoculation, not Jenner and Pasteur to treat cowpox. The West just brought it over from Turkey
It was Muslims who contributed much to mathematics like Algebra and Trigonometry, which was imported over to Europe 300 years later to Fibonnaci and the rest.
It was Muslims who discovered that the Earth was round 500 years before Galileo did.
The list goes on………..
Just imagine a world without Muslims. Now I think you probably meant, JUST IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT TERRORISTS. And then I would agree, the world would definitely be a better place without those pieces of filth. But to hold a whole group responsible for the actions of a few is ignorant and racist. No one would ever expect Christians or White people to be held responsible for the acts of Timothy McVeigh (Oklahoma bombing) or Andreas Brevik (Norway killing), or the gun man that shot Congresswoman Giffords in head, wounded 12 and killed 6 people, and rightly so because they had nothing to do with those incidents! Just like the rest of the 1.5 billion Muslims have nothing to do with this incident!
tw child abuse, emotional abuse, gross heterosexist bullshit
you thought I didn’t really notice. But I did. I wanted to high-five you.
Yesterday I had a pair of brothers in my store. One was maybe between 15-17. He was a wrestler at the local high school. Kind of tall, stocky and handsome. He had a younger brother, who was maybe about 10-12 years old. Thy were talking about finding a game for the younger one, and he was absolutely insisting it be one with a female charcter. I don’t know how many of y’all play games, but that isn’t exactly easy. Eventually, I helped the brothers pick a game called Mirror’s Edge. The youngest was pretty excited about the game, and then he specifically asked me.. “Do you have any girl color controllers?”
I directed him to the only colored controllers we have which includes pink and purple ones. He grabbed the purple one, and informed me purple was his FAVORITE.
The boys had been taking awhile, so their father eventually comes in. He see’s the game, and the controller, and starts in on the youngest about how he needs to pick something different. Something more manly. Something with guns and fighting, and certainly not a purple controller. He tries to convince him to get the new Zombie game “Dead Island.” and the little boy just stands their repeating “Dad, this is what I want, ok?” Eventually it turns into a full blown argument complete with Dad threatening to whoop his son if he doesn’t choose different items.
That’s when big brother stepped in. He said to his Dad “It’s my money, it’s my gift to him, if it’s what he wants I’m getting it for him, and if your gonna hit anyone for it, it’s going to be me.”
Dad just gives his oldest son a strong stern stare down, and then leaves the store. Little brother is crying quietly, I walk over and ruffle his hair (yes this happened all in front of me.) I say “I’m a girl, and I like the color blue, and I like shooting games. There’s nothing wrong with what you like. Even if it’s different that what people think you should.”
Big brother then leans down, kisses little brother on the head, and says “Don’t worry dude.”
They check out and leave, and all I can think is how awesome big brother is, how sweet little brother is, and how Dad ought to be ashamed for trying to make his son any other way.
wow. I definitely teared up.
Again: why feminism still matters, to everyone.
SEE YOU ARE REALLY FUCKING AWESOME AT ART, LITTLE SISTER. YOU ARE NEVER EVER ALLOWED TO PROTEST TO THE CONTRARY BECAUSE THIS IS FUCKING AMAZING.
I am so very excite with how well this turned out. All copics-ey and explodey and shizz.
THINK OF THIS AS A TEASER TRAILER I am working on a whole SERIES of these Mechanisms-based bad boys.
I LOVE IT SO MUCH
oh my god
I had to stop what I was doing so I could wave my arms about all excitedly this is so good
The President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities “provides advice about intellectual disabilities to the president and the secretary of Health and Human Services. This can include education, homeownership and workplace integration issues. This committee consists of 21 citizen members appointed by the president and 13 federal government members who meet periodically over a year and report findings to the president.”
Potter, who has Down syndrome, said in a statement, “It is important to me that people with intellectual disabilities are represented and treated fairly and are given the same opportunities as every other American. Our challenges are the same as many others, we want to be safe in school — free from bullying and teasing, we hope to be welcomed at parks, recreation centers and other community activities, we worry about jobs and where we will live but mostly we want to be treated how you want to be treated — with respect!”
The thing is, most of us have been receiving negative messages about asexuality our entire lives. I still receive them daily from our culture…and this is on top of all the other negative messages I receive for other “undesirable” aspects of my identity. I don’t think that neutral statements, like the fact that we exist, can overcome the barrage of negative statements that we face.
This post is brilliant, and you should all read it.
Read the comments too!
In response to a recent news story about a transgender child being rejected from joining a Colorado Girl Scout troop for being biologically male, the Girl Scouts of Colorado stepped forward to say they would accept all children identifying as girls.
The organization is reaching out to the girl and her family and will change its training programs to be more sensitive should the issue arise again.
“Girl Scouts is an inclusive organization and we accept all girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade as members,” the statement says. “If a child identifies as a girl and the child’s family presents her as a girl, Girl Scouts of Colorado welcomes her as a Girl Scout.”
Out of darkness, light is shed. Good for them.
this is the kind of thing I like to hear
This site is my fucking jam right now. I am absolutely loving the idea and execution. Essentially, you can either “check” your own baggage, or “carry” someone else’s. To “check” it, you anonymously write your problems and wait for a response, which comes in the form of a song and a small (optional) message. Or to carry it, you read someone’s problem, and choose a song you want to send them, along with some words of wisdom/positivity. I’ve just sent like 5 of them. I am LOVING this. I checked something as well, and can’t wait to see if I get a response. :)
Why is this so beautiful? ;_;
Ok this websites whole concept is really amazing (and hopefully it hasn’t been abused too much). I gave a bunch of people songs and encouragement (they can only get one song, so choose wisely!) and debated wether or not to check some baggage myself, but I’m really glad I did!
I put a little blurb up, and someone sent me the perfect song and it was such a “holy shit the internet can be so cool sometimes” moment. Whoever you are, anonymous songster, thank you!
The idea of this website is incredible and I’ve spent the last hour carrying shit and having a blast. From now until I die, whenever I think “The internet is a shitty wasteland for bastards,” I’ll remember the existence of this site and prove myself wrong.
I just went to check this out and got “We’re currently out of emotional baggage”, which I choose to interpret as people being really prolific in helping eachother out and not that the site has been forgotten about.
omg this is so beautiful
So here’s a cover of Airplanes by B.o.B and Hayley Williams. I’m supposed to be studying for finals right now, but, you know, whatever.
oh my god