raging sea that
doesn’t wait for
you to get back on
your feet before
the next wave hits.
stop seeing silence as something that needs to be filled
When your classmates wrinkled their noses at the scent of your lunch still lingering on your clothes,
Even though their ancestors had conquered half the world in search of the spices you ate.
How they jeered at your mother’s bindi, making crude jokes about how ridiculous it looked on her,
And after ten years, how they all wore the exact same ornament on their own foreheads to keep up with the current trends.
When they repeatedly stumbled over the sharp letters which formed your name, forcing you to repeat yourself several times before giving up;
Only to have those very letters tattooed on their own flesh, in a language they do not comprehend.
Your culture belongs to you,
Not to them.
— Muneeb Hasan [08.10.14] (via muneebb)
Anxiety killed my career.
If i could lament the state of womens in this country i would probably die in a month.
One of my female cousin has been in constant torture and physical abuse at the hands of her husband since she married him and has bore 8 kids from him. Even though the guy is not stable financially and barely earns anything but still never agreed on putting a stop to my cousin conceiving. The guy recently had one of his tantrums of beatings & stuff when my cousin ran away and came to her parent’s house along with one of her younger kid when the guy was in the bathroom. But now after 2 days he came back & forcefully entered the house and started beating her again and demanding her to come back home as he can’t handle the kids OFFCOURSE! the guy started beating her elder brother and started fighting and created a whole scene and the neighbors came out and everything. Now just because of her 8 kids, for the sake of motherly love she immediately agreed to go back. She is in such a state of confusion and horror because of all this and god knows if later in life she has to sacrifice her life because the things her husband puts her in.
I can never stop hating MEN & this society that favors men and how there is no solution for the husbands who constantly beat their wives and goes unscathed without dealing with any repercussions.