"They didn’t allow me to become a nurse because of my hijab. Thank you, I became a doctor instead
But if you really wanna know what’s “extreme” (you don’t), I’ll have you know that it is pretty “extreme” to take a religious tradition with over 14 centuries of legal, philosophical, jurisprudential, exegetical, political, and societal thought, that has spread to just about every continent, that has come in contact with probably the majority of the world’s contemporary cultures, that has over a billion adherents in the world, that has at least five major schools of law, and that has an extraordinary capacity to be adaptable to space and time, and to reduce that tradition in its vast richness to one monolithic understanding of one arbitrary, useless issue. And while you’re at it, you can take your eurocentric understanding of what is “normal” behavior and shove it because if your primary concern with Islam is supposedly not being able to shake someone’s hand, your concern isn’t at all with the faith but with Otherizing and vilifying its adherents as ignorant followers of a religion that you, in your ignorance, have labeled as too extreme because it seemingly doesn’t conform to what you deem acceptable.
SO my penpal Safia just released her book, "The Life and Times of Susie Knuckles". I am absolutely infatuated with her art, so in celebration I drew her, AGAIN! To get a copy, go to her book release party at the Nuyorican Poets’ Cafe in NYC, Nov 15th from 6:30 to 7pm, OR if you can’t make it, purchase it online, here!
Robalu’s WUTANG-RAP/PROLOGUE: Be prepared to drown in ol’ dirty metaphors/ that won’t wash off; your soap ‘bout to be hella bored/ when the tub rings, your shower will get snuffed/ your bathwater can’t sink the craftmanship of Susie Knuck/
This leaves a lump in my throat, oh,Safia!
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1. advocating social, political, legal, and economic rights for women equal to those of men.
2. an advocate of such rights.
(And if you don’t know…now you know.)