Which gap?

Why are there so few female leaders in government and business? There’s no longer an education gap, so is it, as some suggest, an ambition gap?

Norah O’Donnell in Marie Claire @ work


At the club tonight, remember:

But don’t forget Friday prayers! :3

And plug into your brain

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”

– William W. Purkey

Happy Friday!

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Elliott Rodger Was Enraged at “Ugly Black Filth” Who Dated White Girls & Parents Tried To Stop Him

Before mass shooter Elliot Rodger, 22, went on a killing spree, gunning down six people and wounding eight in a southern California college town, he detailed his reasoning in a 137 page manifesto.

Judging from the manifesto left by the Santa Barbara shooter, he was a socially awkward, mentally disturbed young man. He was also a racist who couldn’t understand why women didn’t like him. In his rant, he lamented over the fact that even an “ugly black boy” could get a date with a white girl but he couldn’t. In Rodger’s mind, he was superior because he was mostly white, and should’ve gotten girls solely based on his white privilege.

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Healing Power of the Quran

Where there is pain, one can also find healing and growth.

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The day my father died my house was filled with people, mostly neighbors and family friends. They sat in a circle on a sheet, which was spread out on the floor of our living room to accommodate their number; and recited verses from the holy Quran. Afterwards, they prayed for forgiveness and an easy passage to the hereafter for my father’s soul. Since then, this ritual has been repeated yearly in our family home. Children from madrasas (schools, with mostly poor children, where Quran and other Islamic tenets are taught) are invited to join my family to recite from the Quran; sheets are spread out on the floor of our living room to make space for them to sit; and prayers are made to send blessings to my father’s soul, that it may find its final abode in Jannah (heaven).

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Every need

“Your bounty fulfills every need. Why should we turn to any other? The scant knowledge that endures in my soul, deliver it from the wiles of the body’s clay before this clay consumes it away, before these winds sweep it away.”

– Rumi, “Mathnawi”