Arzitekt

Ask   Submit   London architecture student who breathes art and design, Iraqi by birth, a global citizen at heart with a quad-cultural identity. Passionate humanitarian, a leftist Islamic feminist with an inter-religious spirituality. Avid reader and a keen appreciator of philosophy, music and cultural diversity.

fuckyeahbrutalism:

Reader’s Digest Building, Sydney, Australia, 1960s
(John James & Associates)

fuckyeahbrutalism:

Reader’s Digest Building, Sydney, Australia, 1960s

(John James & Associates)

(via architectureofdoom)

— 2 hours ago with 154 notes
you-make-me--brave asked: Are you aware that Hamas has refused all FOUR ceasefire negotiations? FOUR. How many did Israel agree to? All four. Death is a terrible thing but unless you want the entire world to explode into chaos the terrorist group aka Hamas must be defeated.


Answer:

standwithpalestine:

Oh lord. 

You’d love that, wouldn’t you? You’d love for Hamas (you know, the democratically elected government) to accept ceasefires which don’t include dismantling the world’s largest open-air prison and lifting Israel’s illegal blockade on Gaza. Why should Palestinians accept going back to food insecurity and living like prisoners again?

Let me remind you one of the ways in which the Zionist government punishes the civilian population - in the words of senior Israeli official Dov Weisglass: “The idea is to put the Palestinians on a diet, but not to make them die of hunger.”

Also, did you have the same reaction about Israel as above when they rejected Hamas’ proposal for a 10-year truce

but unless you want the entire world to explode into chaos” ( ͡°_ ͡°) 

— 4 hours ago with 236 notes
"My parents escaped from [Nazi] Germany. ‘Never again’ was always understood by me to mean never again for anyone. Speaking as a Jew, [what’s happening in Palestine] is a shonde. We’re driven by our tradition that says, ‘you shall not stand idly by,’ and we won’t stand idly by. I was shot at and arrested for principles of equal rights. I want a state where Israelis and Palestinians are safe [with] equal rights for all."
— 5 hours ago with 196 notes
Great books & long journeys ❤❤❤ #heideggeristheman

Great books & long journeys ❤❤❤ #heideggeristheman

— 11 hours ago
#books  #Reading 
artnet:

Iraq’s religious and cultural heritage has become the latest taget of the militant group ISIS, which is destroying mosques, churches, and archeological sites.

artnet:

Iraq’s religious and cultural heritage has become the latest taget of the militant group ISIS, which is destroying mosques, churches, and archeological sites.

— 12 hours ago with 255 notes
Anonymous asked: What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it?


Answer:

the-uncensored-she:

middleclassreject:

dysonrules:

aconissa:

50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.

It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.

While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.

Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it. 

It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.

REBLOG FOREVER.

Boycott this fucking movie, for the love of god. These kinds of ideas are dangerous and set us back as a society 

BOYCOTT IT!!!

— 15 hours ago with 96060 notes