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AusmaEll
Dawoodi Bohra, mom and teacher, lover of peace.
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WeSpeakOut Jun 15
in & around the 🌎 practice // which involves cutting/nicking a 7 yr old's clitoral hood. On we celebrate who say NO to this harmful practice. Pls RT 🙏🏽
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AusmaEll Apr 12
Replying to @dbwrf
Mine would be “no khatna “.
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Sahiyo Apr 6
"I don’t hate my culture, the people who performed khatna on me, or the people who defend it. I want the judgment to stop. I want the fear to stop. I want to create a safe place for conversation and understanding." ~ Anonymous
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Brené Brown Apr 1
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AusmaEll Feb 21
Replying to @dbwrf
You might if you didn’t know better
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AusmaEll Feb 18
Replying to @dbwrf
I don’t think that is true.
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AusmaEll Feb 17
Replying to @dbwrf
What about allowing people to choose once they are adults? Wouldn’t this be more ethical?
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AusmaEll Feb 16
Replying to @dbwrf
Perhaps because we have learned to never question things?
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AusmaEll Feb 13
Replying to @dbwrf
But what good does cutting/nicking the clitoral hood do? Why do we still want/need to continue this old fashioned practice?
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Brené Brown Feb 8
It’s not fear that gets in the way of showing up - it’s armor. It’s the behaviors we use to self-protect. We can be afraid and brave at the same time. Armor suffocates courage and cages our hearts. The goal is to create spaces where armor is neither necessary nor rewarded.
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WordsOnLife Feb 8
"We are not born hating other people because of the colour of their skin, creed or race.. We are taught to hate by bigots and racists.. And if we can learn to hate, we can be taught to love by the good people in the world.. It’s a choice we all can make." ~ Rose Winfold
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AusmaEll Feb 9
Replying to @dbwrf @the_hindu
But khafz is not good. It’s outdated. How does it help a girl?
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AusmaEll Jan 15
Replying to @dbwrf
Even a nick can cause nerve damage. Allow girls to decide for themselves when they are 18+
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Dalai Lama Jan 7
Compassion is something really worthwhile. It is not just a religious or spiritual subject, not a matter of ideology. It is not a luxury, it is a necessity.
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Dalai Lama Dec 10
Love, kindness, compassion and tolerance are qualities common to all the great religions, and whether or not we follow any particular religious tradition, the benefits of love and kindness are obvious to anyone.
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Dalai Lama Dec 7
For some people the idea of compassion entails a complete disregard for or even a sacrifice of their own interests. This is not the case. In fact, we first of all have to have a wish to be happy ourselves – if we don’t love ourselves like that, how can we love others?
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Dalai Lama Nov 26
Even more important than the warmth and affection we receive, is the warmth and affection we give. It is by giving warmth and affection, by having a genuine sense of concern for others, in other words through compassion, that we gain the conditions for genuine happiness.
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Dalai Lama Nov 9
Anger can be reduced if we work to cultivate love and affection. However, we first have to come to terms with whatever benefits or disadvantages anger may bring. Primarily, anger destroys our peace of mind; loving-kindness earns us friends and eliminates the risk of being alone.
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WeSpeakOut Oct 30
Thanks Saleha for speaking out! A community is only as progressive if it takes girls’ rights seriously.
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Dalai Lama Oct 26
I don’t think of myself just as a Tibetan or a Buddhist, but as a human being. We have to think of the whole of humanity. Being human is the common ground in our efforts to create a better world. Remember, we all survive in dependence on others.
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