This question keeps me awake all night, tossing and turning. Why, why, has America been so cruel to white males? They ask for so little. And what do they get?
Well, besides everything.
Somebody better hold me back.
What? I just…I don’t even. Did they even look at the picture?
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, famous? Actually, who are you not to be?
We all create the world around us by our thoughts and beliefs, and our perceptions of events (and of ourselves) determine how we experience life. If we believe that life is gloomy, then we will perceive gloom in events and by that perception we have drawn gloom into our lives and gloom is what we then experience.
“A hostile person lives in a hostile world,
A loving person lives in a loving world.”
We only need to look at a situation from a different angle, or from another’s point of view, (or see the ‘bigger’ picture), and that can totally change our experience of life and its myriad of events.
I’ve been believing in this for a while now, and it’s interesting to see someone say it like I say it in my head.
I’ve encountered many a people who think the whole world is out to screw them over. In turn, this is what they find: people with unkind hearts and ready to take advantage of you. Some think that God keeps putting up challenges in their paths and making them suffer, and I think “I’m sorry, but your god is an asshole. I will have nothing to do with him (and it’s always a ‘him’).” Some people see their neighbors as lazy and incompetent, their neighbors as closed in and unwelcoming. This is what they continue to find.
We only notice things that reinforce our own beliefs. And if this is the case, I would much rather notice good things. Things that make me happy, people that bring joy, people who want to learn about the world and be a functioning, productive (not reproductive, but that’s fine too), part of it.
When I turned 25 last year, I promised to cut out people in my life who only bring negative energy. I have no room for anyone else’s drama or baggage. I just want to live my life as well as I can. Whatever negativity seeps in, I’ll deal with as it comes.
Live the life you want to live. Because in reality, no one else cares as much as you should.
Absolutely lovely. For those who think “muslim” and “fashion” don’t go anywhere near together.
ASIANS ARE FASHIONABLE?!?! OMFG! But I thought they only accessorized with centimetre-thick glasses.
Also, total shout out to our parent site! We love you!
The 2010 Islamic Fashion Festival in Kuala Lumpur’s fashion week just rounded up. As with any fashion show, you see an eclectic mix of color, style, fabric, wearability, and not so wearability. However, as traditional Muslim garb, all of these should be feared for their fierceness.
WOOOHOOO! Privilege Denying Dude is back! With a brand new look!
I was really sad to hear about how Privilege Denying Dude was killed because of the model’s complaints, or possibly because of some conflict with iStock. Either way, the moral is: don’t mess with white dudes. They’ll send you a Cease & Desist. Or delete your Tumblr blog.
Anyhow, I read comments on several blogs (namely Tiger Beatdown and Jezebel) asking for some willing feminist dude to stand up and volunteer to be the new Privilege Denying Dude. To this end, I humbly submit that I, one of the most privileged members of society, might be that face you are looking for.
I snapped a shot of my most smug face, and recreated a few of my favorite Privilege Denying Dudes, as seen below.
Also, at the top is a downloadable template, so you ladies and gentlemen can run wild with it should you see fit.
Note: I do not endorse the words of Privilege Denying Dude in any way. A long time ago in a land far away, I was that dude. Sometimes arguing with said Dudes can be a terribly frustrating experience, and the only thing a sane person is left with is the ability to throw their hands in the air and laugh. Since I’m a cis-gendered, white, heterosexual male, I don’t really think I’m very qualified to jump into the “feminist conversation” proper, so instead, I offer my support for the cause, and my smug face for a good laugh.
Another Note: For those who don’t know about Privilege Denying Dude, please refer to this wonderful article. For those looking for information about why Privilege Denying Dude is so funny, or more about feminism in general, I highly suggest the following blogs: Pandagon, Tiger Beatdown, and Feministing.