4th February 2013
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Even if you’re someone that disagrees with my personal view on the burqa/burka I hope we can all agree that this is a horrible idea. I’m not usually one to post a trigger warning, but all kinds things that make you want to lose hope for humanity in this article. Excerpt below:
A Saudi cleric claims the best way for his country to prevent sexual molestation of young girls is to require them to wear burkas.
The comments, made by cleric Sheikh Abdullah Daoud, come in the wake of the Fayhan al-Ghamdi verdict. Al-Ghamdi is a Saudi cleric accused of raping and torturing his five-year-old daughter to death. On Saturday, Digital Journal reported
al-Ghamdi was ordered to pay “blood money” to the slain girl’s mother, but was spared a jail sentence. Following the verdict, Manal al-Sharif, a women’s rights activist, launched the “Ana Lama” campaign via Twitter
. The campaign is aimed at forcing the Saudi government to enact legislation that would criminalize violence against women and children. Under Saudi Arabia’s current Islamic law, a father cannot be executed for murdering his children, or for murdering his wife. Daoud, whose critics have dubbed his idea the “baby burkas” campaign, made the comments in October of last year. However following the al-Ghamdi verdict, the comments are just now beginning to receive widespread attention. During a television interview on Islamic Al-Majd TV, Daoud said wearing veils that completely covered the face would help prevent baby girls from being molested. He went on to claim that unnamed medical and security sources say there is an increase in the number of babies and young girls being molested, citing the case
of a 49-year-old man accused of raping his daughter no less than 288 times as an example.
2nd January 2013
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It would totally be worth it to punch this guy in the face.
7th November 2011
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Thank you to xnegativeandviolentx for the link for this.
Mississippi voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to decide Initiative 26, commonly known as the “personhood” initiative. The initiative declares that a fertilized human egg is a person. Initiative 26 would amend the Mississippi state constitution so that the term “person” be defined “to include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the equivalent thereof.”
This is just one of the horrendous examples of the religious right attempting to run amok in this country. This is an attempt to sneak in a provision that will effectively outlaw abortions. They know that they are unable to outlaw abortions outright but if they can change what is defined as a “person” they can make an abortion the equivalent of a murder. Not to mention how it may effect birth control, including “plan B”. This is an attack on women and the right’s of women. How can any state in this day and age stand for this type of outrage? How can something like this even make it on the ballot?
The war on women in this country needs to stop. We need to stop battling each other and looking to hold each other back and work on moving forward as a country. The United States is no longer the world power it once was, and it likely never will be again, our power is going to continue to wain as we have people continually attempting to oppress others. When will it end? When can we simply settle this subject and no longer have to endure these moronic lunatics attempting to tell women what to do with their bodies?
7th September 2010
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(Late Edit: the person who posted the included message below is actually a female, not a male, which I don’t know if it makes it better or worse honestly.)
(Further later edit, yes I realize calling her a him makes me look like an idiot, but I leave my post as I posted it.)
I do follow a lot of Christians on tumblr. Honestly because I want to see what their view point is. I want to know what they’re thinking, what they’re trying to tell other people to think. Trying to understand how they honestly “believe” what they do. That’s one of the things I have tried to understand forever. This is the type of stuff that honestly makes me sick. He’s stating not only that he believes women shouldn’t use any form of birth control, but he’s also saying (indirectly but fairly clearly) he believes there is never any reason to terminate a pregancy. Not showing any regard for the woman what so ever, even when there are concerns regarding health. A perfect example of how Christian views and ideas can lead people to do irresponsible or damaging things. I’m willing to bet you’ll never honestly hear an Atheist say, “Since I don’t believe in God, you shouldn’t take birth control.” I am specifically not reblogging this because I know he doesn’t follow me, and I don’t want to give him credit, but if you’d like to check him out (as much as I’d hate to give him any followers really, but you can verify this is what he really said, I am not totally sure if it’s a he, but based on previous posts I think he is) his name is: mighty2save
why we must trust god to give us children, not birth control.
as christians we believe that the lord is sovereign and that he says that children are a blessing. we also believe god is in control of all things and that children are a blessing. if we believe this there are is no reason we should be avoiding having children! god is not surprised by any of our circumstances, he knows the plans he has for us and would never give us something we could not handle.
but yet you hear christians saying this:
- “God gave us intelligence to know what we can handle. He also gave us birth control so we can space our kids.”
- “God wants me to be responsible and it would be risky to have another pregnancy. I also wouldn’t be healthy!”
- “God has called me to be a mom one, two, three etc, I can not do that well if I’m struggling with a pregnancy.”
but when push comes to shove we just want control because its hard to be obedient and say yes lord, yes whatever you want. its hard to say its not about me, its about you. the action of using contraception shows two things.
- You dont believe that the Lord is sovereign. You dont believe that he can foresee our specific situation. You dont think that the Lord knows what we could handle, or does not care about your health or perhaps He just does not know how challenging pregnancy and birth can be.
- It also shows that you don’t believe God when He says that children are a blessing. You accept the notion that accepting the life that the lord SOVEREIGNLY creates in a mother is only a ‘good idea’ if it doesn’t interfere with our ‘normal and good life’. It shoes that you only believe life a blessing if we have the energy, desire and means that we think it will require.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith Jehovah. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. ~Is. 55:8-9