Friday, August 31, 2012

Oppression Olympics

Whats the flavour of the month? What cause has everyone triled about.
There are more people being oppressed than ever before. And not just based on religion or culture

One of the blogs I follow a little miss Ragen Chastain speaks about Anti-Obesity being the new homophobia. And it got me thinking

How easy it is for people to actually make fun of fat people. Take away bigger issues of the world and focus for once on individuals. I dont mean become selfish - but you know what I feel oppressed most days

I am fat, I am a pavement special, no pure bred here. I come from a disadvantaged background all thats missing is my homosexual orientation. I know Ricky Gervais makes mention that comparing some ones weight issues to a sexual orientation is like a gay man being weaned onto c**k.

But its not about that, its the attitude others have that its OK toColour Bash, Culture Bash, Gay Bash or Fat Bash or Jewish Bash for that matter. To think you can make fun of other people.  Which is mean, the odler I get the more prominent it becomes.

And people dont see this as an issue, one of my friends gtalk status said this morning "Fat People are harder to kidnap"

And every day I am exposed to some sort of snickering or some looks of disgust. I am a big girl and I got fat, but fat runs in the family (Ironic I know) But I was never going to be built like a Victoria Secret Model but I dont want to look like a brick house either.

I wonder if we laugh at addicts too? Haha look at him addicted to cocaine - ahah you're so gonna die dude" <- see nothing about this is in good taste.

So before we start the oppression olympics just remember one thing - Go screw yourself for assuming you can judge people and secondly. Think about your failures and your mistakes and hope to God no one finds out and mocks you.

People are stupid and deserve rocks thrown at them!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Confession

Hi I am Aasia and I have a hero complex

And I get burnt out

And burnt

/steps away from soapbox

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

hmmpf

Stubborn ovaries
broken chances
Poly-cystic dreams which don't take root.

Rebel bodies don't belong in traditional homes.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

August 5 things I love

Nafisa and I both did July lists and she beat me to the punch for August.

1.
 After 6 months of renovation both inside and outside. 
My favourite room in the house has to be the lounge/dining room purely for the colour choice
Its Plascon cool spring and the pictures by Jeanette


2. 
Another wonderful addition to my "artwork collection" from the easel of  Shameema. I love the colours
and she doesn't . (Terrible picture, I apologise it doesn't do the colours justice)


3.
Finally a plus size section worth noting!! Yes there aren't many items, but a big jump from the old, "ouma" clothing available most places. You have no idea how long I have agonised this point.
Mr Price Online not only did it make shopping for my Eid clothes stress free. The Easy user interface and speedy delivery will make me come back. These are 2 of the 5 items I bought online. And they fit PERFECTLY


Although you can be bombarded with notifications, I saw some really stunning pics


Mukhtar has his blog up and running, and have made 2 of the recipes which seem flop proof.



So that's my list for August. 





Wednesday, August 8, 2012

She and I

We sat on the couch, her icy feet tucked under my shirt on my stomach to get them warm.
She had pain and I gave comfort.

She held my hand and said the nasty words "My cancer is back"
I had pain and she gave comfort.

Making plans together on the couch watching series.
"this time is bad and we have to accept"
We had pain and God comforted.

Moaning noises wake me from a restless sleep
Pain induced tears and frantic phone calls
She needed help and I needed God.

The flashing red of the ambulance lights,
against early morning rain, not a sound could be heard.
She left and I remained.

أَسْأَلُ اللَّهَ الْعَظِيمَ رَبَّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ أَنْ يَشْفِيَكَ
"I ask Allah who is the Lofty and the Lord of the Mighty Throne that He cures you"