If you want to be more creative, pursue your curiosity.
Developing that curiosity may be what sets apart the greatest thinkers and artists – the likes of Picasso, Einstein, Edison, Curie, etc. – apart from… well, everyone else.“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”…
Based on The Optimist’s Creed by Christian D. Larson:
I promise myself…
His tattoo translates to ‘faggot’. WHY
Because i am one.
“Let me give you some advice, bastard: Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armour, and it can never be used to hurt you.”
-George R.R Martin.
But why is it in Arabic?
Yes, why is it in Arabic? Also it doesn’t mean faggot.
ah yes, yet another demonstration of the subtle racism of the ~gay community~ masked by rhetoric of “pride” and “liberation”
*using another language doesn’t make me racist. I chose Arabic in support of all the men who are called this word as it is a hateful, demeaning word used in the extremely homophobic gulf countries. I thought i had it bad being called a faggot from a car in Sydney, they have it a million times worse. I have received many emails from young gay arabic men who are currently living in the gulf countries, thanking me for being a voice that they don’t have. I could have used an Indian or African language, but i have some arabic friends and settled with this word. I also could have settled for the tattoo in English, to stop all these ignorant racism comments, but I’m glad i didn’t because having the tatt in Arabic has opened this tattoo up to so many more discussions about homophobia and the extreme hardships that millions of us face daily.
homonationalism + white saviour complex = ^^^
gay men in “the extremely homophobic gulf countries” do not need you, a white western man, to speak for them.
I don’t have the patience for this. here.
They ARE extremely homophobic, and why not? This is for every faggot in the world who’s ever been called one in a negative way. and “lol” at white saviour complex.
At the end of the day, since you do not speak or read the language this is an act of cultural appropriation. It’s even more clear when you write, “ could have used an Indian or African language…” It’s like these languages do not even mean enough for you to learn about the actual names of the specific languages in those countries and the cultures behind them.
Your defense is rife with ‘but my best friends and fans are people of color, so I can’t be a nationalist, a racist, a cultural appropriator, etc.’
*You’re kidding me with this response right? Who the hell made the rule that you cannot use another countries language if you do not speak or read it??? I have friends who have tattoos in chinese, arabic, french, and english. They are all beautiful, as are all the languages of the world. Africa has many languages and i was not about to name them all, i’d be here all day. And if i had chosen an african language to tattoo on me i would have most certainly learnt about that language and the culture behind it. Gay men are verbally attacked in EVERY COUNTRY and in EVERY LANGUAGE in the world, and to chose a language other than my own to show that we will no longer be hurt by your words, if we own those words, does not make me a racist. Not for one second. Gay Americans have “faggot” yelled at them from cars full of homophobic men. Gay Arabs have “khanith” yelled at them from cars full of homophobic men. They may be two different words, but essentially mean the same thing. And both acts are identical. Different languages, but they are hateful words none the less, and both gay men are hurt in exactly the same way. There are hundreds of languages used on Earth, and i fail to see why we all can’t use all of them. Now, in the gulf arab speaking countries, the gay men that are really abused, attacked, killed, put in prison, are the feminine ones, the ones that wear womens clothing, the gays that ‘bottom’ cause from what i hear being a ‘top’ in the gulf is not really considered gay and many ‘straight’ married men take part in ‘topping’ gay men. From what i knew before and from all the emails I’ve received from gay arab men, it sounds almost impossible to live a normal life and be yourself in the gulf. These men really don’t have a voice. So even though this tattoo is for me its also a little bit for all those men out there that don’t have a voice. Those men that can’t go to a bar and meet a man, those men that can’t hold their partners hand down the street, Those men that are forced into marrying a women and living a lifelong lie. Those men that have been beaten, killed or put in prison. So no, I can’t read Arabic, but i sure as hell know how a gay arab feels when he’s punched in the face, cause we are both human, and the fact that we both speak different languages is irrelevant.
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