I was taking selfies before and I sighed and said “I love myself” and my little sister was like “ew” so I asked her what her problem was and she said “you’re not supposed to love YOURSELF. You have to wait for other people. I don’t love myself. If you love yourself you’re probably a slut” and I think that is the saddest thing I’ve heard all year.
What kind of self deprecating bullshit are we teaching our kids that I have to hear that from a 13 year old?
I lost respect when I learned of Gandhi’s body hatred and even more that he refused to have sex with his wife for the last thirty-eight years of their marriage (in fact he felt that people should have sex only three or four times in their lives) I lost even more [respect] when I found out that in order to test his commitment to celibacy, he had beautiful young women lie next to him naked through the night: evidently his wife - whom he described as looking like a ‘meek cow’ - was no longer desirable enough [to] be a solid test
Yeah, Gandhi was an unbelievably selfish individual. My biggest reason for losing respect for him, though, was that he criticized the Jews for defending themselves against the Holocaust — he insisted that they should have committed public mass suicide in order to “shame” the Germans instead of fighting back.
…. In order to shame the Germans? WTF? The Germans wouldn’t’ve been shamed - they’d’ve been thrilled to get their way so easily!
Gandhi’s exact words were: “But the Jews should have offered themselves to the butcher’s knife. They should have thrown themselves into the sea from cliffs. As it is, they succumbed anyway in their millions.” He also wrote an open letter to the British people in 1940 telling them to surrender to the Axis even if it meant accepting genocide:
“I would like you to lay down the arms you have as being useless for saving you or humanity. You will invite Herr Hitler and Signor Mussolini to take what they want of the countries you call your possessions. Let them take possession of your beautiful island, with your many beautiful buildings. You will give all these but neither your souls, nor your minds. If these gentlemen choose to occupy your homes, you will vacate them. If they do not give you free passage out, you will allow yourself, man, woman and child, to be slaughtered, but you will refuse to owe allegiance to them.”
he was also anti-black (lost all respect for him after reading how he treated sub-saharan africans).
read this. everyone needs to know gandhi’s “true colors”.
Ghandi was a pedophile, to boot.
I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS MY ENTIRE LIFE THANK YOU
I CANNOT FUCKING STAND THE WAY HE IS PORTRAYED
HE WAS AN ABUSER WHO HIT HIS WIFE AND HIS DAUGHTERS ALSO
i’ve reblogged this before but this version has even better commentary and sources so
also he believed women shouldn’t fight off their rapists
His wife died from a treatable illness because he “didn’t believe in modern medicine”.
Yes and let’s not forget what he did to Bhagat Singh also.
They do NOT teach you this in school
its about time folks find out who the real gandhi is. He considered Blacks slave, inferior and dirty. He actually wanted the whites in south africa to continue apartheid as he compared Blacks to animals.
I knew a fair amount of this due to being pakistani (we are kind of…not huge gandhi fans) but some of this shocked even me.
#FUCKGANDHI (via whitegirlsaintshit)
Wow…. This is very eye-opening. So disappointing, smdh.
yeah the reason they do not teach you this in school is DELIBERATE. gandhi was ultimately an ally of the british and basically all oppressors everywhere, and an oppressor himself. he was born into high caste and spent his entire life benefitting off the backs of his own people. and fucking postcolonial india is still obsessed with him, GREATLY because of the mark the british left on academic curriculum and the overall culture.
they taught you to love gandhi because they wanted you to love your oppressor.
he also did not believe in open discussion in political activist movements. I don’t have the book on me but he pretty much said that if someone joined his movement, they have no right to question ANYTHING - his philosophies or his methods etc.
he stinks he was not a good man
a kid in my class: “he was a man who presented his harmful ideas in a beautiful way”
On the bus home there was a group of teenage boys 15-17 years old being general boys stuffing their faces sharing food and being rowdy but at one point they started talking about girls but they weren’t saying things she’s sexy as fuck or I’d tap that, instead they were saying how cute the one girls laugh was or how pretty another’s eyes where when she smiled and they were blushing and getting embarrassed.
IT WAS LITERALLY THE CUTEST FUCKING THING EVER
A 14 year-old boy was recently raped at knife-point by a 20 year-old woman. When the story broke, it was primarily men who claimed he should have enjoyed it. It was feminists who validated his pain and spoke in support of him.
This is why we need feminism.
Fun fact: dismantling the power structures that oppress women, LGBTQ people, people of color, etc will also end the relatively small problems and prejudices faced by white cishet men.
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