let’s talk about microagressions, shall we? and while we’re at it, let’s talk about antisemitism.
so whenever homosexuality + the judeochristian bible comes up, there’s always a particular set of comments:
bible thumper: “but leviticus 18:22 and 20:13!”
"liberal" christian: "but the new testament! we don’t follow that old archaic set of rules anymore! they’re violent and outdated and the new testament is all about peaceeeeee”
except you know who does follow the old testament
jews follow it
that’s pretty widely known, actually. so by saying that you think the old testament is violent and wrong in order to defend your new testament, you are deflecting criticism onto my religion for the sake of proving your point
- i don’t need my culture and belief system to be the scapegoat so you can feel better about your religion, stop
- that was a mistranslation of the original bible passage, which still could be interpreted that way, but is vague enough that it might not be about that at all. and it’s widely acknowledged to be an ambiguous passage with multiple meanings (in the original hebrew version, anyway)
- not all religious jews are homophobes. in fact there are many widespread movements across all stripes of the judaism rainbow (see what i did there) that exist to promote tolerance and equality for all sexual orientations and gender identities. also judaism has textual discussions of this as an issue in a number of our holy books, many of them even, because it is acknowledged that not only is this something worthy of discussion but it is a legitimate human rights issue that needs to be examined. the conversation about homosexuality in judaism has been going on for thousands of years. could we do better? yes. so could everyone. but i’m so done with the idea that to validate your holy book you gotta trash mine.
(i’m not denying that judaism has its fair share of homophobes- just like every other type of human there are inevitably bigots in the group. and yeah, ours yell about leviticus too.)
people act like antisemitism isn’t even a thing anymore. like, the holocaust ended. no one is forced to work on saturdays anymore. obviously antisemitism has been solved, get over it (gee why does this sound familiar). well let me tell you something, friend. antisemitism is alive and well, and not just as microagressions. i have dealt with it my whole life. so if you could please stop contributing to it i’d be really grateful thanks.
I’ve been at ECCC for the past few days so I am basically dead right now but I roughed up a Samara redesign to unwind. Mainly I just wanted to get rid of the boob window.
A+ relationship: Playing video games together, rough sex, pizza and awful humor that only you two can laugh at.
Slytherins who are fiercely protective of their friends regardless of House or blood status
Slytherins who are reckless when it comes to the people they love
Slytherins who are extremely possessive of their significant others, slinging an arm around their neck and staring down anyone who so much as does a double-take at their partner
SLYTHERIN HUFFLEPUFF RELATIONSHIPS ARE REALLY IMPORTANT TO ME. BECAUSE THEY’RE BOTH REALLY LOYAL HOUSES. LIKE, HUFFLEPUFF’S WHOLE THING IS LOYALTY, BUT SLYTHERINS WILL PUT THE PEOPLE THEY LOVE BEFORE ANYTHING. HUFFLEPUFFS AND SLYTHERINS BEING FRIENDS. HUFFLEPUFFS FIGHTING TO THE DEATH FOR SLYTHERINS. SLYTHERINS DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO PRESERVE THEMSELVES AND THEIR LOVED ONES. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.
Do you still need more proof of rape culture?
As Noam Chomsky once pointed out for Z Magazine, old media types from the institutional bodies like American Enterprise Institute tend to regurgitate the same ideas with a reliability that is equally impressive and infuriating. While assuring the public that rape is a terrible crime, writers like Caroline Kitchens and Heather McDonald of right-wing think tank The Manhattan Institute try to claim that feminists have blown this whole rape culture thing way out of proportion.
Apparently, many women disagree. On Tuesday there were more than 1 million responses on the #RapeCultureIsWhen hashtag started by a frustrated Zerlina Maxwell in response to these right-wing narratives.
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mass effect squad fancast - the ladies
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Bela and the Tome of Koslun. So many issues, but I don’t hate it. ^^
Completed while listening to The Cult’s Edie (Ciao Baby) on a loop like a headcase.
I WISH THIS WAS REAL
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picture of me trying to write
"You of all people should know what i’m about Ash" ⊗
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