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A student blows up at a teacher, drops the F-bomb. The usual approach at Lincoln – and, safe to say, at most high schools in this country – is automatic suspension. Instead, Sporleder sits the kid down and says quietly: “Wow. Are you OK? This doesn’t sound like you. What’s going on?”

He gets even more specific: “You really looked stressed. On a scale of 1-10, where are you with your anger?” The kid was ready. Ready, man! For an anger blast to his face….”How could you do that?” “What’s wrong with you?”…and for the big boot out of school. But he was NOT ready for kindness.

The armor-plated defenses melt like ice under a blowtorch and the words pour out: “My dad’s an alcoholic. He’s promised me things my whole life and never keeps those promises.” The waterfall of words that go deep into his home life, which is no piece of breeze, end with this sentence: “I shouldn’t have blown up at the teacher.” Whoa.

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"The dominate narrative of the Muslim woman in the Western discourse from about the eighteenth century to the present basically states,often in quite sophisticated ways,that the Muslim woman is innately oppressed;it produces Muslim women who affirm this statement by being either submissive nonentities or rebellious renegades-rebellious against their own Islamic world,and conforming to Western gender roles.Their oppression is often figured as sexual submission or rebellion. It is produced mainly in ways that are pleasurable from a heterosexual male perspective,and that rationalize and justify Western interests in the material domination of the Islamic World"
— Western Representations of the Muslim Woman From Termagant to Odalisque [p177] (via timirsho)

this just sounds like a humble brag so i’m going to delete it but i just want to know n want someone to tell me where to look

there’s a chasm of difference between pointing out the way that other tragedies don’t receive as much coverage as gaza

and just hating on the fact that any attention is being given to gaza. 

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gwendolynfaker:

1998 called, told me I look totally radical. I feel like an #nsync groupie! #ootd #vintage #floral #playsuit/#romper, #denim jacket, #pink #angora #buckethat, #blacklipstick, #noeyebrows, #vans, and vintage white #leather handbag. #retro #90s #pop #millennial #pastelgoth #style #mtv #muchmusic #electriccircus