❝ I don’t want to compound the fragility myth about me … but I think other, people, in my, life, certainly, commented, that I seemed to have, a … sometimes fragile relationship with reality. But I wouldn’t say that it’s felt like a problem for me but, you know, I forget to pay bills and I get my water shut off and I live in a rural area. And you know when your cable gets shut off they actually have to make an appointment to send out a technician to reinstall it and it’s really expensive and insanely annoying. And so that’s happened to me like four times now. The list of things like that is very, very long. And there’s nothing romantic or fantastical about being hapless, or borderline dysfunctional in terms of a lot of the things that make someone a good grown-up in the world. ❞
We commemorate Feb 12 as Pakistan Women’s Day because, on that day, thirty years ago, police brutality against a demonstration by the Punjab Women Lawyers’ Association catapulted the nascent women’s movement into a major political force (despite its miniscule numbers). The women were defying Section 144 (which bans public assembly) in order to protest against the proposed Evidence Bill being imposed Gen Ziaul Haq’s regime, which was reducing women’s testimony to half that of men’s in a court of law (the bill was pushed through and remains in force).
The demonstrators planned to march from Regal Chowk to the Lahore High Court to submit a petition against the bill, but found themselves surrounded by the police. As they started to march, the police attacked them with tear gas and batons - the first time in Pakistan that this was done, on women. Many were injured and arrested. The poet Habib Jalib who was there in solidarity was also roughed up.
For those who knew there was always something wrong with the way things were going. Happy International Women’s Day.
❝ when a white woman tells me she ‘feels ugly too.’ and is seeking to use this as a parallel to understanding what it means to be black in a racist society. my ears do not give her audience or contemplation. because. while she may ‘feel ugly’ in a world that values her skin and her worth above all others. she knows nothing of what it is to live in a world where ‘you are ugly’ while you are being formed in the womb. the depths of hatred for our skin and its extraordinary nature. touch us before we even arrive into the world. this is something you will never know. a world that does not want you to be born simply because of the color of your skin. ❞
do you have any tips on getting a lot of notes on selfies?? im a novice selfie taker
i can’t help u no one cared about my selfies until i got famous
❝ The only way out is through. ❞