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African ethnic group of the week: the Wolof people of Mauritania, Gambia and Senegal
Wolof, also spelled Ouolof speak the Wolof language of the Atlantic branch of the Niger-Congo language family.
The nuclear family (father, mother, and children) is the pillar of Wolof life. Whatever misfortune may befall them, family members are there to support each other. The man of the family may officially make the decisions, but the wife and mother runs the household.
Traditionally, when a child comes of age, the mother looks for an appropriate spouse of equal or higher social status. For example, members of the Guer (noble) caste, generally do not marry into the Griot (artist) caste. Similarly, members of the Griot caste do not marry Jam (serfs), whose ancestors were servants. The father waits for the mother’s selection of a prospective spouse for their child and then usually approves it. Prior to traditional Wolof wedding ceremonies, the parents of the groom-to-be sends elders to the girl’s parents with kola nuts and money to ask for her hand in marriage. The girl’s parents consult their daughter and either consent to or reject the proposal. If accepted, the parents of the bride to be distribute the kola nuts among the family and neighbours. This distribution is an informal way of announcing the impending wedding.
The most important Wolof rites of passage are naming ceremonies, circumcisions, and funerals. Much significance is attached to names. Parents carefully choose a name for their children, usually the name of a family member or friend who has influenced them and who will provide a model for their child. The decision may take up to a year.
At age seven to eight, boys are taken from their homes and circumcised in the bush, where they wear white gowns and caps. When they return, they are looked after by a big brother, or Selbe , until they are fully healed. The Selbe educates them about Wolof heroes and legends. After this rite, the community regards them as men.
The vast majority of the Wolof people are Sufi Muslims. The Senegalese Sufi Muslim brotherhoods, appearing in Wolof communities in the 19th century, grew tremendously in the 20th. Their leaders, or marabouts, exercise a huge cultural and political influence amongst most Muslim communities, most notably the leader of the Mouride brotherhood, Serigne Cheikh Maty Leye Mbacké. The Islam of the Wolof is very tolerant and puts an emphasis on meditation and spirituality…
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disabled princesses and disabled superheroes are so important where the fuck are they
This is Toph. She is not disabled. She is awesome. Try again.
That is Toph. She IS disabled. She is also awesome. The two are not mutually exclusive.
well at the end of the movie it really was just hazel
ARE YOU SERIOUS YOU SOGGY LAMP HOW COULD YOU
you soggy lamp
*presses the button* *worships the button* *becomes the button*
I think you would make a great nokken, Pun. You know, the Norwegian water spirit.
“He roams in rivers, small waters and seas. In tales he live in waters with water lilies, so it would be easier to lure people closer to the water, especially children who wanted to pick the lilies. Nøkken is a…
because let’s be honest, the movie should have been about her
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What… the… FUCK?!
School logic. You protect yourself and others and get punished because you choose to act rather than be silent and let them do whatever they want. Its the policy they have for everything, from bullying to this.
okay what the actual fuck
(THIS IS AMERICA)
I was bullied on my elementary school bus from kindergarten through the fifth grade (my school went K through 6). I had my clothes ruined, hair cut, books ripped, and was verbally abused. The bus drivers never did anything. One day, while still parked at the school, the bullies tried to take my Harry Potter book and rip out the pages. I snapped. They picked up my bag and threw things out the window, and all I did was try to get my book back. The bus driver sat there and did nothing. The vice principle came on the bus and pulled us apart, but that was after I slapped one of the kids to get him off my stuff. They were briefly suspended from the bus. I was threatened with actual suspension for hitting. This is the American school system, this is what we are taught. It makes me sick.
Courage the Cowardly Dog: Last of the Starmakers
This episode made me cry unmanly tears
squidsquish, it’s you + your kin
im all for a tarzan remake where everything is the same but tarzan is a girl please and thank you
and in case ur wondering yes jane is still a girl they’re jungle lesbians you’re welcome
YES YES YES YES YES
1 THOUSAND TIME YES
40 MILLION TIMES + MY SOUL YES
If this happens, and it should, Nick is not allowed to make BioWare flinch from queer romance options. NOT ALLOWED. My avatar is a tough Earth Kingdom girl and she wants to smooch a cute Water Tribe girl. Okay?
If this game happens and there are romance options, I want there to be queer lady romance options okay
I want to play as a girl who likes girls
And have a cute romance with an awesome lady and share adorable queer cute-ness with them <3
Is what I want <3
I’ve put together a simple chart that explains the various ways you should and shouldn’t summon a waiter over to your table, and the service you’re likely to receive accordingly.
Because if one more middle aged, obnoxious asshole goes “hey you!” and snaps their fingers at me, I WILL snap said person’s neck.
I waitressed my way through college and one night this guy yells at me “Oi! you with the tits!” and my co-worker Matthew walked up to him and said “yes?”
That time when Raven actually said what most of us want to say to a teacher who picks you for the answer when you clearly don’t know it, for usually no other reason than to embarrass you and make you look stupid. One of the main things I hate and always will hate about school.
i love seeing girls close ranks when their fella is cheating, instead of defending him and attacking the other girls. like seriously. it warms my cold, cold heart so much.
i need the rest of this story, where did you put the body
SOMEONE FIND THE GIRL
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