jfc they created an anti-rape nail polish. people out there profiting off women like they’ve always done, giving advice on how to “prevent” rape and don’t get me started with the ‘consent is sexy’ thing. how about they find a way to eliminate all rapists and potential rapists. men and high school assholes don’t even want to learn how to respect women because it’s a heavy burden on their fucking shoulders.
i can’t stand people with the whole “if i like the person then i’m gonna befriend them. i don’t care about their politics, their point of view concerning x, y, and z.” mentality.
here’s the thing: if your politics are shit then you’re simply a person i don’t wanna be associated with. i don’t wanna say hi to you, i don’t wanna see your face and i certainly don’t wanna be friends with you PERIOD. i’ve cut off ties with friends and even relatives for having scum political views. your politics say so much about what kind of person you are. plain and simple.
In 1979, Edward Said was invited by Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir to France for a conference on Middle East peace. It was in the wake of the Camp David Accords that ended the war between Egypt and Israel, that the author of “Orientalism” and ardent supporter of the Palestinian people, was invited to contribute with other prominent thinkers. Said offered effusive praise for Sartre when recounting his adventure, writing for the London Review of Books: “He was never condescending or evasive, even if he was given to error and overstatement. Nearly everything he wrote is interesting for its sheer audacity, its freedom (even its freedom to be verbose) and its generosity of spirit” But despite admiring Sartre and de Beauvoir, Said was disappointed after meeting his intellectual heroes. Upon arriving in France, Said received a mysterious note informing him that, for security reason, the proceedings were to be held in the home of Michel Foucault.
Hebrew is such a beautiful language. You don’t say “I love you” in Hebrew, you say הציונות היא חרא רקוב ”hatziyonut hi chara rakuv” which translates to “you are the light of my life” which I think is one of the most beautiful things to say to someone
listen, if i can learn your ugly english language then you can learn how to pronounce my 5-letter name correctly, especially after i corrected you more than a dozen times.
just weeding out some followers
Its one thing to be actively and perpetually cognizant of what Israel’s settler colonial end goal is, how that affects the conditions of Palestinians and what that means for this current ceasefire. I doubt that’s lost on anyone, especially not the people of Gaza who are celebrating the fact that missiles aren’t raining on their neighborhoods anymore. Which is why we have to continue honoring BDS guidelines, holding officials accountable for using our tax dollars to fund a genocidal project and lobbying/protesting in the streets. No one is arguing otherwise.
However, its a wholly different arena to be callous and spiteful. Its not a noble stance to undermine the legitimate reasons that Palestinians have to feel joyful that they don’t have to be at the receiving end of a heightened siege. Yes the occupation has not ended, yes apartheid and ethnosupremacy policies are still in full effect. And yes, we have to keep the momentum of the anger we felt during the siege that propelled so much action strong and intertwined in our current activism.
That can all done while recognizing that no matter how small a victory or progression, it is just that. A victory and progression. And if the people who faced the full brunt of such attacks can celebrate, you can honor the reasons they’re celebrating.
Antagonizing a profoundly oppressed population doesn’t make you enlightened or an intellect. It makes you a horrid and smug piece of shit.