This map should be included in every history book.
FEMINISM? they want to be equal but i can’t hit them?? let me laugh! what do you mean you’re not supposed to hit women? what do you mean you’re not supposed to hit boys either? what do you mean violence against another human being is wrong? who am i supposed to beat then??? who do i beat???? boy i have so much anger inside me who do i beat???
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To what tactical function would a spy need her cleavage hanging out? Does it help a character who is an acrobat?
There is nothing inherently wrong with cleavage, but it needs to be based on either the characters personality or by what they do. I cannot stress this enough. It cannot just be cause the artist felt like drawing a zipper down."
By Nicole Flatow, writing at ThinkProgress. From the article:
A 2012 National Labor Relations Board decision had invalidated construction firm D.R. Horton’s employment contract clause that required workers to sign away their right to arbitrate claims as a class, and held that workers have a right to arbitrate their claims together under federal labor law. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit overturned that ruling this week, holding that individuals workers have no right to arbitrate collectively, even when individual proceedings would be so costly that it is not economical for any one person to pursue arbitration alone. In its ruling, the 2-1 majority cited one of the most incendiary in the string of anti-class Supreme Court rulings,AT&T v. Concepcion.
Let me begin by saying that I typically do not engage in conversations surrounding cultural appropriation, as I find that these types of conversations typically gloss over the systematic oppressions they symbolize and strategically exhaust those who decide to resist such appropriation. With all this said, I still want to raise awareness about a serious and revolting form of cultural appropriation on Cornell University’s campus.
The Cornell organization, Cornell Israel Public Affairs Committee (CIPAC), which operates similarly to the Israel lobby group AIPAC, will be holding the annual event called, “Mideast Fest” on November 14th. CIPAC has thrown this event for the past three years now, often enlisting other student groups like the Persian Students Organization and this year for the first time, the Arab Students Association.
There is a cruel irony and violence behind the notion of a festival celebrating “Mid East Culture” (which references the intentionally vague term middle eastern, and erases the multitude of people indigenous to the Middle East) being organized primarily by a Zionist organization like CIPAC. CIPAC actively promotes Israel as a free democratic state, often by positioning it in contrast to the “violent and barbaric” Arab countries that surround it. CIPAC has continuously stood in support of Israel’s foreign policy, and occupation of Palestinian land and people.
In fact, many of the harsh conditions that people have endured in Palestine, Syria, Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan have either been directly due to, or exasperated by the joint imperialist ventures of the US and Israel. And so Mid East Fest symbolizes the twisted celebration of such conquering and domination.
So why is it a big deal that CIPAC is organizing “Mid East Fest”? CIPAC’s direct support of racist Israeli policies, the IDF, which has terrorized the Palestinian people for decades, and the ongoing support of the US’s imperialist ventures in the Middle East, puts this group in direct opposition to the progress and liberation of Arab and non Arab people in this region. Ultimately, CIPAC’s decision to co-opt the term “Mid East” represents their desire to steal exotic imagery, foods, dances, and a wide array of cultures from the Middle East in order to create a consumable, whitewashed monolithic, Middle Eastern identity they can call their own.
This type of cultural genocide normalizes the idea that Israel is the center of Arab culture in the Middle East, washing away any reminders of Israel’s active role in destroying Arab culture and life.
The final frontier of occupation and apartheid is the invisibilizing of those who are occupied, in this case, the Palestinians. CIPAC’s insistence that their organization represents Middle Eastern culture, even though most of their events fall under Israeli propaganda, functions to erase the image of Palestinians from popular imagination. This type of cultural appropriation is an attempt by CIPAC’s majority white student membership to create non-existent ties to an occupied region. And so CIPAC’s engagement with the “Palestinian problem” is to steal Palestinian culture, and pretend that they never existed.
During my time at Cornell, I have felt most traumatized as I watched a group of WHITE students, shrouded in Israeli flags, dancing the traditional Palestinian dance, the debka.
These white students assuming middle eastern identity and organizing the Mid East Fest, know very little about the multitudes of cultures in that region. Like, seriously, all they know is sabra hummus, falafel and camels. (They actually import Camels every year from who knows where, just so that they can ride it)
They don’t even know who Arabs are. No joke, earlier this year during clubfest the CIPAC president and this white boy approached a Muslim student organization that was tabling, and asked them to help organize the event. He thought they were all Arab, but THEY WERE ALL PAKISTANI… like no boo boo, just because you see a brown person, or a woman wearing hijab, does not mean they are Arab and does not make them available for your tokenizing politics. In fact, it is common practice for CIPAC to reach out to Muslim organizations at Cornell, because they like to reduce the Palestinian occupation to a Muslim verses Jewish problem and also tokenize and objectify Muslim students as props in their events.
I’d like to end by saying a few things. I would like to invite the Arab Students Association, the Persian Students Association and whoever else CIPAC considers middle eastern, to refrain from partnering with them. They only seek your partnership to legitimize their events. Secondly, I’d like to make it clear that I will be attending this event, and I will eat as much free food as I can. I will make faces when appropriate and probably just laugh at everything I see. Finally, I would like to also acknowledge that there are Arab Jews both in Israel and in diasporas all over the world, and that the cultural appropriation I am speaking of does not implicate them. What I wish to highlight, is how White people on this campus have claimed ties and authority over Arab identity, and that this is no different than other forms of cultural appropriation, and should therefore, not be excused.
sometimes i think about the amazing atheist sent me a message saying that he’s not a misogynist because he likes to sub in bed and i wonder what exactly i did to elicit that information so i know never to do it again
a white guy told me once he wasn’t a misogynist because he grew up with women in the house and had exclusively female pets
This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.
THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you.
we’re doing this rn in theology class but im gonna be That Person and ask for a source because this sounds legit but if im gonna talk about this im gonna need to cite something
ok found a few sources for this actually so Yes this seems like a solid reading of the quote
http://www.ualberta.ca/~cbidwell/DCAS/third.htm (about a third of the way down)
I need someone to preach this. I’ll have to use it in some spoken word at church.
Jesus said slap that hoe back.
g*psy is a racial slur just fyi not a white girl lifestyle
is the absolute need people have to refer to complete strangers in a gendered context?
The other day, I was in line to buy some oils for my face, and the cashier guy makes direct eye contact with me and says “Sir, you’re next.”
Like, come on. I’m wearing red lipstick and eyeliner and nail polish. I am dressed neutral. I’m using a high voice. Which of these parts indicate I want to be referred to as a sir at all?
And then he keeps referring to me this way. Like, honestly, this is the experience I have with retail people EVERYWHERE I GO.
Do you HAVE to call me sir or ma’am? Do you really? Is the ground underneath your feet going to crumble if you call me that? Is it so hard to just say “Next, please” or “I’m ready for you now.”
We need some mandatory trans* sensitivity training.