by pairing skate lessons and boards with education initiatives, skateistan — a non profit organization that works with the support of local afghan communities — is using skateboarding as a tool of empowerment for more than four hundred afghan kids, many of whom live on the streets.
more than 40 percent of skateistan’s students are female. though girls are banned from riding bikes in afghanistan, skateboarding is novel and remains permissible, and has now become the most popular sport for females in the country.
Thought you guys might find this interesting as well, here is Cosmo’s plus size model, Robyn Lawley. You can find the photo here, and see how enraged everyone else is at the idea of “plus size”
My favourite comment was:
Kindly take your ideas of “plus size” and shove them up your ass sideways.
Every man on the planet who has had to reassure his perfectly healthy and proportioned woman she’s not fat because assholes like you perpetuate this idea in her head that she’s “plus size”
that guy though ^
^^^ seriously, that guy.
Hi! Your question is really broad, and I don’t think I could answer it all in such a short amount of time with limited space, but thank you for asking! I will speak most about the cultural aspects of Palestine, and even our culture ties into with the illegal actions Israel is taking against the Palestinian people.
For starters, not only is our land being stolen, but so is our culture and heritage. Our authentic Palestinian food has been replaced worldwide with ‘Israel’ (see: ‘Israeli couscous’, ‘Israeli falafel’, etcetera). People who do not know any better believe than Palestinian/Middle Eastern food is Israeli, when in fact, it’s not. Foods that come from the Levant (Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan) are Arab foods, not Jewish or Israeli.
Apart from food, our clothing has also been hijacked. The famous black and white kuffiyeh (what Yasser Arafat was known most for wearing) has been turned into a disgusting ‘fashion piece’ by Zionist designers- their ‘kuffiyeh’ is very similar to the authentic Palestinian kuffiyeh, just blue and white to coordinate with the Israeli flag.
Our dabke, too, is being appropriated. Dabke is a traditional and folkloric Palestinian dance, and it has a set kind of music to dance along with, and if you simply searched YouTube, you will see the dozens of Israeli-modified Arab dabke songs/dances. It’s disgusting and quite hilarious.
In a nutshell, Israel sucks and is fake. A country that was born out of Britain almost 66 years ago has no basis for its culture, which is why Israelis and Zionists alike have hijacked and stolen our culture, along with our land, as they continue to occupy Palestine and the Palestinian people.