- me while cleaning up someone else's room: nice... i'm helping. good shit. good shit
- me while cleaning up my own room: what the fuck is this bullshit. i called the police on myself because i hate this
Please don’t tell girls “The boy who’s picking on you actually just likes you”
Even if it’s true, you shouldn’t teach girls to respect that sort of affection.
And you should definitely not teach boys that expressing their attraction to women through violence and disrespect is ok.
do you ever have second-hand obsessions
like one of your friends is super obsessed with a thing so whenever you see something about it you’re like “YES THIS THING” but you’re not the one obsessed with it. they are. you know very little about this thing and yet it still excites you because it excites your friend
Anonymous said: I am assuming that you're against Israel because of that post you just reblogged. Am I right? I'm trying to understand why everyone people only look to see the bad in Israeli's. I am Jewish and I don't condemn any kind of killing, but I don't remember seeing how the three Jewish boys who were kidnapped and murdered and then dumped in a ditch to be such a bad thing on here or the news or anywhere. There will always be horrific retaliation when one of the parties do something horrible...
I am not ‘against Israel’. I am against genocide. I am thus against Israeli genocide and policy that commits such atrocities. I am not against these things because of a singular post; I am against them because it is just to be against them.
Jewish =/= Israeli, nor a commitment to Israel. Your being Jewish nor the Israelis or Israeli victims being Jewish does not and should not taint the debate on Israeli policy. To assume the two are synonymous would be treading into antisemitism and I certainly wish to avoid that.
As for your claim that the horrendous killing of those 3 Israeli teens were not given vast coverage (I cannot claim anything for tumblr):
- The Guardian ran a liveblog on the Israeli teens, the manhunt, and the funeral
- The BBC had rolling coverage of their funerals
- ITV had rolling coverage of their funerals
- Sky News had rolling coverage of their funerals
- The BBC are currently running the story of the bombing campaign that has succeeded their deaths (A campaign, I am sure, those teens or their family would have condemned) strictly from a POV that paints Israel as the victim. It runs headlines passively, that’s to say, with Israel as the recipient at the end of every sentence. “Hamas attack Israel”, “New Gaza Rockets on Israel” etc etc
With the BBC, every. single. time., it has been about Israel ‘responding’. Does Palestine ever respond? Does it respond to occupation and military bombardment? Is it ever given the benefit of the ‘right to defend’ or certainly the UN right to resist occupation? The BBC wouldn’t think so.
- A recent study of the NY Times found that it’s coverage of Israeli deaths far outweighed that of Palestinian deaths, even though the latter is substantially more frequent.
Tell me; do any of those publications give the same airtime or print space when a Palestinian child dies every 3 days? Is there rolling coverage of Palestinian victims?
Yes, this is a cycle of retaliation in which both sides have blood on their hands. My point stands that the media paints the Palestinian hand redder than is true, while whitewashing the Israeli hand.