sitaq
sita pt. 2
sitaq
May 5 2015
2

There is a difference between simply an outsider view, and an informed outsider perspective. One results in empty statements and the other in valuable discourse

May 5 2015
2

When did I say the impetus should be on oppressed people do to their research? I suggested the opposite. People who are worried and feel for the oppressed in dictatorships, or countries with institutionalized oppression against women and LGBTQ communities should listen to THEIR voices, their study, and their opinions Read more

May 5 2015
2

Again, I realized I got my shackles up without considering or realizing your struggle, and I apologize for it. But I still believe that denouncing is different from discourse. People here trying to have discourse on a topic they have a skewered insight on doesn’t help at all. The only way to really understand Read more

May 5 2015
2

Basically - all I’m saying is listen to the opinions of the people who grew up there and have first hand knowledge of the oppression there. Saudi Arabia or Egypt. I’m neither so I wouldn’t know the specific culture of oppression there.

May 5 2015
6

I’m not just talking about activists, but every queer person who lives there. Read more

May 5 2015
9

I’m not asking you to stop denouncing institutionalized homophobia. Nor am I ‘justifying’ social & religious structures. Just saying that they are kind of on the opposite side of the spectrum, and to understand it better, and to help make it better, one must listen to the LGBTQ activists who grew up in said cultures Read more

May 5 2015
10

Somebody has replied to me, saying you were talking about being a gay man. I am definitely not talking about you ‘not experiencing’ violence and hatred towards you for being homosexual. I’m talking about the very, very complicated setups of social and religious structures, especially in rural areas of the countries in Read more

May 5 2015
15

My point is that you are not someone who is living under the systematic oppression in these places. I just felt that you saying you’re growing less and less patient with something you haven’t experienced firsthand is a bit arrogant. Feminist & LGBTQ activists fight tooth and nail to be heard in these places, I guess I Read more

May 5 2015
20

I think one must first be aware that in a lot of those places in red are feminist activists fighting to better their lives. Instead of thinking about places where ‘You can be you’, you can try to search them up, listen to what they are saying and try to help if you can. It’s not about you, not about your ‘patience’ Read more

May 5 2015
3

Oh god, I remember when we first came to the US, we had to live in one of those huge houses whose owners sublet parts of, you know? There was this Jewish man, a few years older than my mother, her senior in College who used to tutor her in English. The owner of the house answered the door on the first day that he came Read more

May 5 2015
4

The problem with the whole drawing thing is people think it’s OK to make fun of a religion that is already demonized, even in a secular society. It’s not making fun of all religions equally, it’s doing that to a religious group that is subjected to constant bigotry in the US, which makes it marginalization, not Read more

May 5 2015
18

my life has reached its peak

May 5 2015
58

Olivier Rousteing holy christ

May 5 2015
31

He was standing in the aisle as people boarded, leaning over to make out with her

May 5 2015
4

I’m going to copy paste HeyMyY’s reply which is a lot more eloquent than mine : Read more