I DON’T shy away from either side of this argument. I agree 120% with this man: hunting is cowardly, and if you’re not desperately in need of anything lifesaving from that animal, unnecessary and sick.
"PEOPLE OFTEN HEAR THE TERM “RAPE CULTURE” AND THINK ALL THE WRONG THINGS. THEY THINK IT IMPLIES THAT FEMINISTS ARE ARGUING THAT WE’RE ALL JUST SOME SORT OF HORRIBLE BOOGIEMAN, NOTHING BUT A BUNCH OF PIGS GOING AROUND GIVING RAPISTS HIGH-FIVES AND CONDONING THEIR BEHAVIOR. OF COURSE THAT’S NOT WHAT IT MEANS (EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE YOUNG DUMBASSES WHO ACTUALLY DO THAT). NO, IT’S SAFE TO SAY THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE ON THIS PLANET OBVIOUSLY THINK THAT RAPE IS A BAD THING AND THAT WE SHOULD DO OUR BEST TO STOP IT. THE PROBLEM IS THEY DON’T SEE HOW THEIR VERY REGULAR AND ACCEPTING BEHAVIORS CAN SOMETIMES ENABLE THE REALITY OF RAPE WITHOUT REALIZING IT."
Incredible essay, please read in full if and when you have the time.
By now, fans and industry watchers will all have heard about cartoonist Tess Fowler’s accusations of sexual harassment against acclaimed author Brian Wood—accusations that are part of a much broader (and very fraught) conversation about gender in comics. This is something I care deeply about, so…
Nah, he just saying that in 1984, bigoted pricks like him were still saying African Americans shouldn’t go to same schools as Caucasians. The problem is, ideas like that never disappear, and a hundred years from now, we’re still gonna have motherfucking Cards being the high and mighty moral bringers to wayward masses.
I struggle every time when anyone asks me to demonstrate what my language sounds like. It’s not that I don’t speak it well, I can even act a little bit so I know how to put up a show. It’s just that to me, it’s most beautiful when sung. Especially when sung like this. Whatever I say, however I say it in that moment in a crowded room or a pub, it never carries the power and beauty of a relatively simple Sevdalinka song. And just like Blues or Fado, it’s an acquired taste that hasn’t really caught up with global music trends until the 21st century. So enjoy Amira’s interpretation of “Why aren’t you here”. There’s bound to be a full translation somewhere online as well…
I generally try to avoid posting this guys stuff these days, because I’ve already posted his stuff a few times and I’d feel like a creepy bigot if I repeatedly mocked the only outspoken muslim on deviantart (and the guys stuff generally is pretty decent anyways).
this isn’t even close to accurate???? it’s just really easily proven wrong?? islam is not the first monotheistic religion, and not even close to being the first religion ever?????
Doesn’t Christianity predate Islam by like a thousand years? and Judaism is even older than that? Or am I confused?
Considering the Tanakh was being picked away at around 450 BC or between 200 BC and 200 AD (depending on who you ask) and there’s several centuries between Christianity and when Muhammad was doing his thing, he’s just wrong. Full stop.
Even if he’s potentially trying to claim the existence of Abraham and his kids as the beginning of Islam, Hinduism still pre-dates that. And that’s just out of the currently practiced religions.
The word Islam itself means to give yourself to God, so some people interpret that Abraham and Jesus and Moses were all muslims- and even Adam and Eve. Basically, anyone who believed in God, because they put their life in God’s hands.Following that interpretation, Islam would technically be the first religion, but only in the sense that they were followers of God.
Not Islam as the religion you know that started with the Quran, that started with Muhammed (peace be upon him). It’s definitely not the first monotheistic religion either. I mean there were cases of monotheisim in Ancient Egypt and Islam came centuries after that.
Thank you! It’s really great to get the perspective of someone who has a better understanding of where the artist was coming from. It just still feels strange that someone would take the perspective of “all people who surrender themselves to God practice Islam” and use it not as a way to promote religious unity and understanding, but rather as a way to make (arguably misleading) claims about the age of Islam in order to convince people to convert. Something about the specific way they are playing fast and loose with the definition of Islam seems a little misleading to me. If I am misreading their intentions please let me know.
Yeeeeeah, the whole, “No, that was totally Islam, too” thing is shady and I’ve never heard anyone use that argument until now.
Also, even going by that, there were other monotheistic faiths dating back as far as, if not before, Judaism - so this is basically wrong.
I looked up the DeviantArt account this is from (because I’m a nosy jerk). The description for this piece starts off with the usual, “Everyone’s entitled to their opinions” disclaimer, which is true. Everyone is NOT, however, entitled to their own facts.
I wouldn’t even pretend to defend stupid people, but aren’t the Creationists proclaiming Judaism (or at least whatever Old Testament version they’re using) as the first monotheistic religion since Earth started only 8000 years ago and dinosaurs were put there to test our faith?