If you ever need a reason not to trust dudes who call themselves “Alpha males” Jonathan Koppenhaver, aka War Machine who boasts that he does “alpha male shit” all over his website and twitter, beat his ex girlfriend almost near death, breaking several bones. He attempted to rape her multiple times and cut off all of her hair. Fuck the “Alpha Male” persona. Fuck masculinity.
a heart-wrenching film about a woman enslaved through the Arab slave trade for 6 years. based on the autobiographical book entitled Slave:My True Story by Mende Nazer.
this is one of the few films i can find about the experience of Africans that have gone through the Arab slave trade. even more disturbing is the fact that Mende was captured in 1993 in her Nuba village in Sudan. the film mentions that there are an estimated 5,000 women living as slaves in Britain alone. it also theorizes that Arabs are still raiding African villages for the purpose of slavery.
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"There’s no regret. You can’t regret. I mean, I’ve felt regret but I’ve also refused to allow regret to sow a seed and live in me because I don’t believe it. You feel it, it’s like guilt, it’s like jealousy, it’s like all those horrible things. You’ve just got to snip them and get them out, because they’re no good." -Jude Law