Writer of xoxo, tara.
tara is a 20 year old college student in Pittsburgh by way of Baltimore. She loves Josephine Baker, Kelis, feminism, tea, spicy ethnic food, social justice and the color purple in all of its shades.
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Did you read that, raging liberals of Pakistan and the West? Malala does not want the attention. She does not want to be a symbol. She does not want to lose her life because your obsession with symbolizing Muslim women into icons of resistance render damage to their very lives. If you genuinely care, try to understand the context and gravity of the situation.
And for God’s sake, stop reblogging that ridiculous comic strip that completely cartoonizes her.
That comic has over 100,000 notes. This has less than 2,000 so far. Malala has been asking people to stop for awhile now. I guess respecting women is a bit too difficult when it’s easier to use them and their experiences to push your own narrative. (via mohandasgandhi)