Have any page from your favorite book or poem printed on a scarf here
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Reblogging this for reasons
What if you printed fanfiction on the scarf
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Saudi Arabian girls will be allowed to play sport in private schools for the first time in the latest in a series of incremental changes aimed at slowly increasing women’s rights in the ultraconservative kingdom.
Saudi Arabia’s official press agency, SPA, reported on Saturday that private girls’ schools are now allowed to hold sport activities in accordance with the rules of sharia law. Students must adhere to “decent dress” codes and Saudi women teachers will be given priority in supervising the activities, according to the education ministry’s requirements.
The decision makes sport once again a stage for the push to improve women’s rights, nearly a year after two Saudi female athletes made an unprecedented appearance at the Olympics. (via Saudi Arabia to allow girls to play sport at private schools | World news | guardian.co.uk)
Can you imagine a world where you constantly have to beg permission to be equal or relevant? Can you imagine that amount of supplication? Think about it. Its worth thinking about…keeps thankful.
“Voodoo queen Lala and her husband Louie in New Orleans Louisiana in the 1930s,” photographer and exact date unknown
Al Rose, in Storyville, writes that “an association of [the red light district] Storyville madams, which met regularly, agreed to refuse to use the services of Lala and other [Voodoo] practitioners on each other.” The favorite queen of the madams was Eulalie Echo. They were always requesting her services for cures and hexes. Her real name was Laura Hunter, and she raised Jelly Roll Morton. She was his godmother…
In the late 1970s Irma Thomas, the New Orleans singer, would record a tune called “Princess Lala”—based on Lala, a famous Voodoo queen in the New Orleans of the 1930s and 1940s—with by all accounts a fairly accurate Voodoo practice described in the lyric.
Robert Tallant wrote in 1946,
If there is a living successor to [Marie Laveau’s] Voodoo throne it is probably Lala…“I’ve had plenty trouble,” Lala admitted. “I been pulled in lots of times, but they can’t do me nothin’. One time I told a judge to give me his ring and I’d make it walk. When he seen his ring walkin’ away he said, ‘You is sure a smart woman.’ Then he let me go. You see, I been studyin’ all my life…”
More to Storyville, LA than mere prostitution. Read on…