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From woman, man is born;
within woman, man is conceived; to woman he is engaged and married.
Woman becomes his friend; through woman, the future generations come.
When his woman dies, he seeks another woman; to woman he is bound.
So why call her bad? From her, kings are born.
From woman, woman is born; without woman, there would be no one at all.
Guru Nanak, Raag Aasaa Mehal 1, Page 473

January 25, 2014 at 6:34pm
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Bibi Ravinder Kaur (pictured above) was martyred protecting Sri Harmandir Sahib (The Golden Temple) during the 1984 attacks. Known to be strong-willed, an avid activist and a unafraid of those inflicting injustice, she was the perfect example of a strong woman :) Short story from her life:*Rano = nickname for Bibi Ravinder Kaur
During her time as a teacher, once some of her students came to her and told her that there were a few men (20-25yrs old) who would harass them on their bus ride to school. Rano told the girls not to worry. The next day, when the bus arrived at the school, Rano was waiting at the stop. All the students left the bus and the bus was about to leave, but Rano stood in the middle of the road in front of the bus.
She told the bus driver to stop the bus. She got on the bus, and told those immoral men to step outside. Initially, the men ignored her and told her to get off and let them be on their way. She knew that they would react like this, but she had come prepared; she showed them her gun that she had been hiding under her clothes. At the sight of her gun the men jumped off the bus like chickens as Rano followed.

At the bus stop she hit the men with the back of her gun until they were bruised. By this time a crowd had gathered at the bus stop to see what the commotion was. She told the men that if they bothered or tried to flirt or even look in the direction of those girls again, she would kill them. She also told them, that if they had a problem with what she had said and done to them, or if they wanted to settle things at a later time, they could come to her house, and she gave them her address. Those men were so scared of her that they never even got on the same bus as the students again.

Bibi Ravinder Kaur (pictured above) was martyred protecting Sri Harmandir Sahib (The Golden Temple) during the 1984 attacks. Known to be strong-willed, an avid activist and a unafraid of those inflicting injustice, she was the perfect example of a strong woman :) 

Short story from her life:
*Rano = nickname for Bibi Ravinder Kaur

During her time as a teacher, once some of her students came to her and told her that there were a few men (20-25yrs old) who would harass them on their bus ride to school. Rano told the girls not to worry. The next day, when the bus arrived at the school, Rano was waiting at the stop. All the students left the bus and the bus was about to leave, but Rano stood in the middle of the road in front of the bus.

She told the bus driver to stop the bus. She got on the bus, and told those immoral men to step outside. Initially, the men ignored her and told her to get off and let them be on their way. She knew that they would react like this, but she had come prepared; she showed them her gun that she had been hiding under her clothes. At the sight of her gun the men jumped off the bus like chickens as Rano followed.

At the bus stop she hit the men with the back of her gun until they were bruised. By this time a crowd had gathered at the bus stop to see what the commotion was. She told the men that if they bothered or tried to flirt or even look in the direction of those girls again, she would kill them. She also told them, that if they had a problem with what she had said and done to them, or if they wanted to settle things at a later time, they could come to her house, and she gave them her address. Those men were so scared of her that they never even got on the same bus as the students again.

6:25pm
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"Guru Gobind Singh Jee’s sons were very young when they sacrificed their lives. If they can do it, then why can’t I?" - Bibi Ravinder Kaur, at the age of 9.Excited and honoured to unveil our latest design, inspired by the power of revolutionary women. From left to right: Bibi Manjit Kaur Babbar, Leila Khaled, Angela Davis, Bibi Ravinder Kaur, and Bibi Resham Kaur. Available soon in Calgary. $25. Contact azaadicalgary@gmail.com for more info.

reclaim-innocence:

"Guru Gobind Singh Jee’s sons were very young when they sacrificed their lives. If they can do it, then why can’t I?" - Bibi Ravinder Kaur, at the age of 9.

Excited and honoured to unveil our latest design, inspired by the power of revolutionary women. From left to right: Bibi Manjit Kaur Babbar, Leila Khaled, Angela Davis, Bibi Ravinder Kaur, and Bibi Resham Kaur. Available soon in Calgary. $25. Contact azaadicalgary@gmail.com for more info.

December 22, 2013 at 5:57pm
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November 29, 2013 at 12:59am
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nezua:

sarahkurosawa:

Keiko Fukuda Shihan passed away yesterday at the age of 99. She was the last surviving student of the founder of judo, Jigoro Kano, and the highest ranking female judoka in history. She was promoted to 10th dan (degree) black belt just last year, a rank that at the time was held only by 3 other people, all men living in Japan. Fukuda Shihan left her homeland and refused marriage to achieve her dreams of training in judo, constantly battling gender discrimination which kept her from being promoted as quickly as men less skilled than her. “As far as I know, no one has lived their life completely for judo as I have.”

BAMF.

nezua:

sarahkurosawa:

Keiko Fukuda Shihan passed away yesterday at the age of 99. She was the last surviving student of the founder of judo, Jigoro Kano, and the highest ranking female judoka in history. She was promoted to 10th dan (degree) black belt just last year, a rank that at the time was held only by 3 other people, all men living in Japan. Fukuda Shihan left her homeland and refused marriage to achieve her dreams of training in judo, constantly battling gender discrimination which kept her from being promoted as quickly as men less skilled than her. “As far as I know, no one has lived their life completely for judo as I have.”

BAMF.

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kafiristan:

The Women of the Black Panther Party

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laurentbelkacem:

I don’t like AR15, but I want to boost my audience. #demagogy #girlsnguns

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dirtylostkitten:

Iranian archer Shiva Mafakheri aims at a target during horseback archery competitions, in Tehran, on May 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi). Converted to black and white and contrast adjusted by me. So cool.

dirtylostkitten:

Iranian archer Shiva Mafakheri aims at a target during horseback archery competitions, in Tehran, on May 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi). Converted to black and white and contrast adjusted by me.

So cool.

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aaliyahsbrother:

I’m not a terrorist but i will defend my country

aaliyahsbrother:

I’m not a terrorist but i will defend my country

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