8 month old baby hearing his mother’s voice for the first time with cochlear implant
This is the most beautiful thing ever.
thank you science
THE BINKY JUST…….
HE WAS JUST MINDING HIS BUSINESS WITH THAT BINKY
AND THEN HE HEARD IT, AND HE STARTED SCRAMBLING TO RECOGNIZE IT
AND WHEN HE DID, OH GOD THE WAY THE BINKY JUST DROPPED
LOOK AT HIM HE’S SO HAPPY UGH
The fourth gif is the most beautiful… he’s looking at his mama, just shocked and then the smile forms on his face, and I’m crying.
THIS IS MY FAVORITE GIFSET EVER
Best gif set on Tumblr.
It’s fucking beautiful
Eu Não Quero Voltar Sozinho (I Don’t Want to Go Back Alone)
The life of Leonardo, a blind teenager, completely changes with the arrival of a new student at his school. At the same time, he has to deal with his jealous friend, Giovana, and understand the feelings aroused by new friend Gabriel.
I have watched this so many times and it’s better each time. They’re my OTP <333
I went to the mall, and a little girl called me a terrorist.
My name is Ela. I am seventeen years old. I am not Muslim, but my friend told me about her friend being discriminated against for wearing a hijab. So I decided to see the discrimination firsthand to get a better understanding of what Muslim women go through.
My friend and I pinned scarves around our heads, and then we went to the mall. Normally, vendors try to get us to buy things and ask us to sample a snack. Clerks usually ask us if we need help, tell us about sales, and smile at us. Not today. People, including vendors, clerks, and other shoppers, wouldn’t look at us. They didn’t talk to us. They acted like we didn’t exist. They didn’t want to be caught staring at us, so they didn’t look at all.
And then, in one store, a girl (who looked about four years old) asked her mom if my friend and I were terrorists. She wasn’t trying to be mean or anything. I don’t even think she could have grasped the idea of prejudice. However, her mother’s response is one I can never forgive or forget. The mother hushed her child, glared at me, and then took her daughter by the hand and led her out of the store.
All that because I put a scarf on my head. Just like that, a mother taught her little girl that being Muslim was evil. It didn’t matter that I was a nice person. All that mattered was that I looked different. That little girl may grow up and teach her children the same thing.
This experiment gave me a huge wakeup call. It lasted for only a few hours, so I can’t even begin to imagine how much prejudice Muslim girls go through every day. It reminded me of something that many people know but rarely remember: the women in hijabs are people, just like all those women out there who aren’t Muslim.
People of Tumblr, please help me spread this message. Treat Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Pagans, Taoists, etc., exactly the way you want to be treated, regardless of what they’re wearing or not wearing, no exceptions. Reblog this. Tell your friends. I don’t know that the world will ever totally wipe out prejudice, but we can try, one blog at a time.
coming up next on white people solve racism
muslim women dont need your white saviour attitude, you might now finally realise what it’s like to be excluded from society because of a piece of garment but you’re never going to experience it in the way we do.
she literally worded this so well and so honestly and tried so hard not to be rude, she just tried to understand what you go through. she’s not trying to be a saviour, she’s trying to raise awareness. she never said she’d solve anything or experience it like you do. stop doing exactly what other people do to you and shut down someones ideas just because of their color or religion or anything. this is a valid and completely pure hearted thing.
This girl is literally trying to teach the message that you shouldn’t hate and then people start harrassing her for it? Really? “Oh you’ll never understand what we go through you little white girl!” wow okay that’s both rude and obnoxious. Like the previous commentor said, you are doing what others do to you and how does it make you feel? Like when someone tells you not to do something because of your skin color, or religion, doesn’t that piss you off? So why do that to someone else?
fuck the people on this site, man.
People don’t think racism is legitimate until white people say that racism is legitimate.
The people who have reacted angrily to this post have most likely done so because their voices are silenced on a daily basis, but white girls wanna wear hijab and pretend like they know anything about systemic oppression based on the color of their skin and religious practices.
That is bullshit, and these people have every right to react the way that they did.
Have a seat.
“People don’t think racism is legitimate until white people say that racism is legitimate.”
As long as this is broadly the case should we not encourage those with the loudest voices to say what they can about racism? Making room for the voices of the oppressed is a vital endeavor, of course, but as long as society is going to be indifferent at best to such voices I think we need all the help we can get in the conversation about racism.
This girl was very explicit in saying that she “cannot begin to imagine” what it’s like to really experience the discrimination that hijab-wearers do. It doesn’t seem to me that she’s being presumptuous or claiming to know more than she can. It began with her muslim friend telling her about the difficulties she faced with people’s reaction to an expression of her faith, and this white girl wanted to “better understand” her friend’s experience. Isn’t that to be commended?
People obviously have the right to their reactions, and it’s an ugly truth that white voices are venerated over others, but I don’t see what this girl did that was so wrong.
White people benefit from racism. White voices being privileged over people of color’s voices is another way that racism manifests. When that happens, white people are deciding what conversations are being held, and on what terms. THAT is racism. THAT upholds white supremacy.
We do not make progress by playing nicely within a flawed system.
We make progress by exposing the flaws and restructuring the system.
She cannot begin to imagine, and she hardly made any fucking effort to imagine. She slapped on a veil, instead of LISTENING TO THE VOICES THAT ARE SILENCED.
As white people always do, she made racism about herself, rather than people who actually suffer from racism. That’s what she did wrong.
White people cannot begin to understand the harm that racism can and does cause. White people cannot begin to understand the subtle and complex nuances of racism that people of color have to face during every second of every day. It is not our job to “play oppressed.” It is our job to listen to people who have been wronged, and do what we can to put a stop to the oppression.
I don’t need the rest of the world to gain 200 pounds and live with no income to try to understand what it’s like to be a Poor, Fat Woman. I need them to listen when I tell them that their narrow beliefs are killing me, and other people like me. It’s not that fucking hard.
If you don’t see that overturning a flawed system is a longterm project at best and unrealistic/idealistic at worst then this disagreement will have to be written off as fundamental. Similarly if you don’t think it actually makes a meaningful, positive contribution to the discourse on racism for those with the loudest voices to speak out then we’re likely at an impasse.
Are you really saying white people should never criticise racism because society privileges their voices and that in turn upholds white supremacy? I can’t think you really mean that.
“She cannot begin to imagine, and she hardly made any fucking effort to imagine” -she admits the first part of this, and while it may be somewhat vulgar to simply don the outfit of another culture in order to better understand their experience it was a fundamentally right-headed and curious-minded thing to do. We should try to understand cultures other than our own.
”She slapped on a veil, instead of LISTENING TO THE VOICES THAT ARE SILENCED.” Does she not say that the whole experiment was provoked by her hearing about a muslim friend’s negative experience wearing a hijab?
”As white people always do, she made racism about herself, rather than people who actually suffer from racism. That’s what she did wrong.” I don’t think she did do this. She got as close as she could to actually experiencing what it’s like to wear a hijab (while admitting that she could not begin to imagine what it’s like for a muslim woman), she documented what happened and used this illustration of basic prejudice to advocate activism opposing bigotry. Where does the self-interest you accuse her of come into it?
I think you need to make room for the possibility that this was a good act.
Wait, how exactly does race equal religion? There are numerous white Muslims out there, are they not true Muslims? Do they not “feel” or “understand” the oppression that comes with wearing a hijab?
a massively extended version of ruthlesscalculus’ post
a massively extended version of ruthlesscalculus’ post