September 2, 2014

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September 2, 2014

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September 2, 2014
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But women can never be careful enough, can we? If we take naked pictures of ourselves, we’re asking for it. If someone can manage to hack into our accounts, we’re asking for it. If we’re not wearing anti-rape nail polish, we’re asking for it. If we don’t take self-defence classes, we’re asking for it. If we get drunk, we’re asking for it. If our skirts are too short, we’re asking for it. If we pass out at a party, we’re asking for it. If we are not hyper-vigilant every single fucking second of every single fucking day, we are asking for it. Even when we are hyper-vigilant, we’re still asking for it. The fact that we exist is asking for it.

This is what rape culture looks like.

This is what misogyny looks like.

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September 2, 2014

Anonymous said: pls clarify

transschmuck:

lolz, about the Palestinian Jesus post I’m assuming? (I knew this was going to happen after I made that post saying you can ask me anything. But this is now proof).

Okay so the post is: Jesus was a homeless Palestinian anarchist who held protests at oppressive churches, advocated for universal health care and redistribution of wealth, before being arrested for terrorism, tortured and executed for crimes against the state, now go ahead and explain to me why he’d vote conservative. I’ll wait.

I don’t personally know enough about Jesus as a historical figure to confirm whether a lot of this is true — I don’t know if he advocated for universal health care, for instance. I’m assuming that idea comes from the New Testament where I think he’s described as healing the sick or something. Anyway. That’s not really the part I have a problem with.

What I do have a problem with is describing Jesus as a “Palestinian” who “held protests at oppressive churches” and was “arrested for terrorism, tortured, and executed for crimes against the state.” 

My overall problem with this wording is that it is trying to frame the history of Jesus in a very particular way, and it definitely attempts to invoke images of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the apartheid in Israel and then describing Jesus as if he exists within this modern day situation and as if he would be described as a Palestinian. While Jesus certainly did come from the area that is Palestine, Jesus was a Jew. And he lived in a Jewish community and had Jewish parents and had a Rabbi and read the Torah and had dreams about positive change in the Jewish community.

He was not a Palestinian, so it’s simply ridiculous to refer to him as one. But my real problem with describing Jesus as a Palestinian is that that description comes out of a desire to affirm the fact that Jesus was brown (which he certainly was, and he certainly was not a POC, framing Jesus in modern day US centric terms is absurd for many many reasons). But Jesus cannot be brown if he is a Jew, he can only be brown if he is Palestinian (and I say this sarcastically) because of the ways people *love* to frame Israeli Jews as white oppressors and Palestinians as POC. This framing is done to make the situation easier to understand, but the conflict/apartheid that exists in Israel/Palestine simply does not easily fit into the white/POC dichotomy that we love to use as a placeholder for all things bad that happen in the world.

Furthermore, the description that Jesus ”held protests at oppressive churches” is really grating to me because well 1. Churches? Really??? and 2. It’s an obvious use of the popular antisemitic ideology that the Jewish community and Judaism as whole is *super oppressive.*

As far as I know (which I admit, is not a lot — I am not a historian on Jesus), is that Jesus was not “protesting oppressive churches” (urgh), but he had issues with some of the practices in Judaism and was seeking to change them: He had no interest in *destroying the church* or dismantling the *oppressive structure that is Judaism*. (My dad often describes Jesus as the first Reform Jew)

And anyway, Jesus was not “arrested for terrorism.” Terrorism is a modern term, referring to specific sorts of actions in a modern day sense. It does not refer to any sort of action that Jesus took. Also the whole wording of the post makes it seem as though those *oppressive churches* were in control of the state and his protests of the church were also crimes against the state. And so this wording makes it seem as if the churches (read: Jewish institutions) were the same as the state and so we are of course invoking another antisemitic image — that the Jews killed Jesus. Of course.

TL;DR This post is attempting to use modern day situations to describe historical events, subtly describing modern day situations in a problematic and simplistic way, and using antisemitic imagery to describe why Jesus was so great.

So my response: Jesus was a poor brown Jewish boy who advocated for change in the Jewish community, before being arrested, tortured, and killed by foreign rulers who had already done the same to many members of his community, followed by his memory and life being appropriated by the same ruling group that had murdered him. Now go ahead and explain to me why you would ever try to describe him in any other way. I’ll wait.

September 1, 2014
dappledwithshadow:

Boaz Wakes Up and Sees Ruth at His Feet, Marc Chagall
1960

dappledwithshadow:

Boaz Wakes Up and Sees Ruth at His Feet, Marc Chagall

1960

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September 1, 2014

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September 1, 2014

spooki:

why are ppl circulating a list of ~problematic~ shit jlaw has said….ppl are literal fucking garbage, i don’t care how much u hate a celebrity if they have their privacy violated like this u don’t start out saying “oh she’s sooo problematic but….” like no this doesn’t have anything 2 do w/ the shit she’s said and u don’t need to even bring it up as if some women are more deserving of a horrible privacy breech than others

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September 1, 2014

How dare you be so fucking cute and also so far away?!

September 1, 2014

seriouslyamerica:

Eat what you want, when you’re hungry, and never apologize.

September 1, 2014

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