individualism is everything, it cuts across feminism, racism, meninism , and all others individualism is a concept that allows you to simply be a person free from tags or marks, pegged by our achievements and true worth rather than what we come from, this is a concept that allows you to be you, there is no hierarchy, there is no royalty , there are no family names when defining you , there is only you and who you are, you are not defined based on those around you,when they ask me who i am i want to say i am Oyindamola, rather than i am Oyindamola Olufosoye. we all know my family name , why don’t we start knowing my name, i don’t want my name switched up with my sisters name, all because we are not seen as individuals, but siblings, family members, cousins, nieces, we all have titles, but we seem to forget that we share these titles and as such are not peculiar and so do not contribute to our individuality. they allow us to continue to be grouped, relegated. a den of thieves. if i wanted to do some thing that could lead to my death i want my name to be remembered, no matter what . i think we should all stand up and refuse to be grouped
i really like this poem a lot. i think this man is very ‘real’
Here’s the poem:
Piano and Drums
When at break of day at a riverside
I hear the jungle drums telegraphing
the mystic rhythm, urgent, raw
like bleeding flesh, speaking of
primal youth and the beginning
I see the panther ready to pounce
the leopard snarling about to leap
and the hunters crouch with spears poised;
And my blood ripples, turns torrent,
topples the years and at once I’m
in my mother’s laps a suckling;
at once I’m walking simple
paths with no innovations,
rugged, fashioned with the naked
warmth of hurrying feet and groping hearts
in green leaves and wild flowers pulsing.
Then I hear a wailing piano
solo speaking of complex ways in
of far away lands
and new horizons with
coaxing diminuendo, counterpoint,
crescendo. But lost in the labyrinth
of its complexities, it ends in the middle
of a phrase at a daggerpoint.
And I lost…
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I’d like to start by saying, thank you world, for getting to me, for making me think.
I’m every bit a feminist and it is with love I say this to all women because, quite frankly its true,we females have given the males ammunition, by playing what they call the woman card.
Vote for me , I’m a woman, pick me first I’m a woman, don’t yell at me I’m woman, don’t reprimand me I’m a woman, so what!
Have we all forgotten that, we fought against this same thing, we fought against, the figurative corsets, and we are going right back to put them on and pulling them on even tighter than before.
I believe that we need to to always be ten steps ahead,
Twice as good
We are better, scientifically proven, even, but, we are also pitiable, because we refuse to embrace our power, I think it scares to test our capabilities. To break through our limits. I think in this light the males have a point, and will continue to run this world, no matter what we choose to believe until we stand up a become true women, till we grown into the formidable boots we are meant to fill.
A no gender society means that there are no men or women, females or males, there are only individuals free from labels,but rather identified by their achievements and capabilities, this is not about abandoning your gender, but modify it while shedding the stigmas of the past.
Mary, queen of Scots was one of the most fascinating and controversial monarchs of 16th century Europe. At one time, she claimed the crowns of four nations – Scotland, France, England and Ireland. Her physical beauty and kind heart were acknowledged even by her enemies. Yet she lacked the political skills to rule successfully in Scotland. Her second marriage was unpopular and ended in murder and scandal; her third was even less popular and ended in forced abdication in favor of her infant son. She fled to England in 1568, hoping for the help of her cousin, Elizabeth I. Her presence was dangerous for the English queen, who feared Catholic plotting on Mary’s behalf. The two queens never met and Mary remained imprisoned for the next nineteen years. She was executed in 1587, only forty-four years old. By orders of the English government, all of her possessions were burned. In 1603, upon Elizabeth’s death, Mary’s son became king of England as James I.
‘As a sinner I am truly conscious of having often offended my Creator and I beg him to forgive me, but as a Queen and Sovereign, I am aware of no fault or offence for which I have to render account to anyone here below.’ Mary, queen of Scots to her jailer, Sir Amyas Paulet; October 1586
for more on this beautiful soul click……….
Hanson, Marilee. “Mary, Queen of Scots: Biography, Facts, Portraits & Information” <a href=”http://englishhistory.net/tudor/relative/mary-queen-of-scots/”>http://englishhistory.net/tudor/relative/mary-queen-of-scots/</a>, January 31, 2015
A flight attendant who refused to give a Muslim passenger an unopened can of Coca-Cola, allegedly telling her it could be used “as a weapon,” will no longer be serving customers for that airline, the company said today.
United Airlines issued an additional apology for what occurred on Tahera Ahmad’s Shuttle America flight from Chicago to Washington, D.C., last week, noting that after investigating the incident, the flight attendant will no longer serve United customers.
Shuttle America is a regional airline affiliated with United.
“While United did not operate the flight, Ms. https://diaryofanigerianteenager.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/arrr.jpgAhmad was our customer and we apologize to her for what occurred on the flight,” United said in a statement today.
“After investigating this matter, United has ensured that the flight attendant, a Shuttle America employee, will no longer serve United customers,” the company added in its statement. “United does not tolerate behavior that is discriminatory — or that appears to be discriminatory — against our customers or employees.”
Ahmad, a chaplain at Northwestern University, told ABC’s Chicago station WLS on Sunday that she requested a closed can of soda “for hygienic reasons.”
“And so she said, ‘Well, no one has consumed from this can.’ And I said, ‘That’s fine but I would really prefer for hygienic reasons and health concerns,'” Ahmad recalled. “She said, ‘Well, it is against our policy to give people unopened canned beverages.'”
“And then she said, ‘No diet coke for you,’ and she picked up the beverage from my tray table and took it back,” she said.
Ahmad said the same flight attendant then served an unopened can of beer to another passenger.
When she confronted the attendant, “She said it is against our policy to give people unopened can beverages because they may use it as a weapon.”
“So I said, ‘Well I think that’s strange because you’re discriminating against me because clearly you gave the passenger next to me an unopened beverage can.’ And so she looked at that, picked it up, opened it and put it back. And as she was putting it back she said, ‘It’s because you would use it as a weapon.'”
“At that point I was in utter shock,” she told WLS. “I was almost tearing up.”
Ahmad said she then asked the other passengers, “Did you all just witness this discrimination?” and she claims another passenger muttered “you Muslim” and told her to shut up.
“And he said, ‘You know you would use it as a weapon,'” Ahmad recounted.
“I just couldn’t believe what he had said,” Ahmad said. “I was in tears.”
The attendant apologized after the flight, Ahmad said, but she told the attendant that her actions made her feel “very threatened.”
United Airlines initially called the incident a “misunderstanding.”
In today’s statement, the company noted that all employees for Shuttle America who deal with customers “undergo cultural sensitivity training, and United will continue to work with all of our partners to deliver service that reflects United’s commitment to cultural awareness.”
this is what people have to face these days. discrimination is real and it is taking over the world, we can live in peace, we can , and we should, what was wrong with giving her the unopened can and keeping a close eye on her.
What is feminism?
This is a state of mind, it is a movement, a way of life, feminism is what broke the chains and freed women feminism is beautiful. _Oyindamola Olufosoye
Why is this?, are we not human? , we have the same right?, why are we seen as inferior?, why are there battles about this?, how is it a question?, shouldn’t it be obvious?, should there even be a controversy?. We just want respect. Is that so bad?
Women who fight for their rights are victimized, torn apart, but who are you to tell me not to fight for my rights ?, its mine,its not something I’m begging for, I own it,.
Once I went to my teacher to get my scores that he, took and well I don’t like to loose marks so I had to ask why heed give me 9/10, and he said he couldn’t give me ten,I asked why not?and he replied that, I should do this in university, I asked ‘do what?’, he told me to just leave my score as they are, I got so mad. The reason why he could say that with so much confidence is because, I has been condoned for so long it seems right, but it isn’t, it just isn’t, I own what belongs to me my body, mind scores, works, scores, and I don’t have to trade one to get another, because its just like asking me to pay you to give me back my property, I’d rather slap you.
Interesting Questions That Makes you wonder
I love this list of weird and wonderful thought provoking questions, things that the smart should be able to answer, but the really smart would never need to, a bit like the chicken and the egg……
1) Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog’s face, he gets mad at you but when you take him on a car ride, he sticks his head out of the window?
2) If a person owns a piece of land do they own it all the way down to the core of the earth?
3) Why can’t women put on mascara with their mouth closed?
4) Is it possible to brush your teeth without wiggling your bottom?
5) What do people in China call their good plates?
6) Why does the sun lighten our hair, but darken our skin?
7) Why can’t women put on mascara with their mouth closed?
8) Why doesn’t glue stick to the inside of the bottle?
9) Why don’t you ever see the headline Psychic Wins Lottery?
10) Why is abbreviated such a long word?
11) Why is a boxing ring square?
12) Why is it considered necessary to nail down the lid of a coffin?
13) Why is it that doctors call what they do practice?
14) Why is it that rain drops but snow falls?
15) Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, ‘I think I’ll squeeze these dangly things here and drink whatever comes out’?
16) Why do people point to their wrist when asking for the time, but don’t point to their crotch when they ask where the bathroom is?
17) What do you call male ballerinas?
18) Why is a person that handles your money called a ‘Broker’?
19) If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?
20) If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from
vegetables, then what is baby oil made from?
21) Why is it that when someone tells you that there are over a billion stars in the universe, you believe them, but if they tell you there is wet paint somewhere, you have to touch it to make sure?
22) Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?
23) Why is it that to stop Windows 98, you have to click on Start?
24) Why is it that when you’re driving and looking for an address, you turn down the volume on the radio?
25) Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?
26) Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
27) Why is the third hand on the watch called a second hand?
28) Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?
29) Why isn’t there a special name for the tops of your feet?
30) Why isn’t there mouse-flavored cat food?
31) If you throw a cat out of the car window, does it become kitty litter?
32) If you take an Asian person and spin him around several times does he become disoriented?
33) Is it OK to use the AM radio after noon?
34) What do people in China call their good plates?
35) What do you call a male ladybug?
36) What hair color do they put on the driver’s license of a bald man?
37) Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?
38) Why do they call it a pair of pants, but only 1 bra?
39) Why is it called tourist season if we can’t shoot at them?
40) Why do you need a driver’s license to buy liquor when you can’t drink and drive?
41) Why isn’t phonetic spelled the way it sounds?
42) Why are there Interstates in Hawaii?
43) Why are there flotation devices in the seats of planes instead of parachutes?
44) Why are cigarettes sold at gas stations where smoking is prohibited?
45) Have you ever imagined a world without hypothetical situations?
46) How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work?
47) If the 7-11 is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, why does it have locks on the door?
48) You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don’t they make the whole plane out of it?
49) If a firefighter fights fire and a crime fighter fights crime, what does a freedom fighter fight?
50) If they squeeze olives to get olive oil, how do they get baby oil?
51) If a cow laughs, does milk come out of her nose?
52) If you are driving at the speed of light and you turn your headlights on, what happens?
53) Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of a drive-up ATM?
54) Why is it that when you transport something by car it is called shipment, but when you transport something by ship it’s called cargo?
55) Why don’t sheep shrink when it rains?
56) Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?
57) If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?
58) If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?
59) Why is it called Alcoholics Anonymous when the first thing you do is stand up and say, ‘My name is Bob, and I am an alcoholic’?
60) Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer?
61) Why does mineral water that ‘has trickled through mountains for centuries’ have a ‘use by’ date?
62) Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp no one would eat?
63) Is French kissing in France just called kissing