just a heads up, if i ever weird you out on any level, too friendly, too flirty, anything at all, i encourage you to be very vocal towards me about it to make sure i dont continue to make you uncomfortable. i dont want anyone feeling like im not someone they can trust and be comfortable around.
Walter Johnson, Soul by soul: life inside the antebellum slave market
This is the type of violence—from microaggressions to epistemic violence to emotional/physical violence to enslavement/genocide—that gets justified by asserting that the oppressor is “objective” and “logical” and thereby “credible.” As if there is objectivity in choosing to oppress. As if the emotions of entitlement, indifference, greed or hatred aren’t involved.
Gentiles without Jewish Heritage: *use the term “white Jews” to refer to Jews who were not regarded as white and who were the victims of genocide perpetrated by people adhering to a white supremacist ideology.*
Gentiles without Jewish Heritage: It is such an outrage white actors will be portraying the Hebrew characters in the new Exodus film!
Look at your stories - don’t just count who gets to be the hero and the villain (what kind of hero? what kind of villain?); count who gets the redemption arcs. (via notsosilentsister)
#the backlash against the female antiheroes is the profoundest kind of disingenuous bullshit #’why do we want our women to be cruel to be selfish to be ungentle? why do we want to VALORIZE that?’ #we don’t #we want truth we want humanity in all its facets #women allowed the moral spectrum we don’t even evaluate when looking at male characters because we so entirely take it for granted #so many women and such different women that we stop ranking them by their virtues #and how comfortable/uncomfortable they make us #different women IN THE SAME STORIES even #imagine. (hotelsongs)
i am fully aware that any comments i make about antisemitism i see online will not be taken seriously because they come from someone who is unapologetically and openly jewish. claims of antisemitism are only given space to be heard and internalized online when they are made by non-jews, and that is why it is very important that non-jews take it upon themselves to call out antisemitism and to listen when their jewish friends are bothered and scared and offended by certain things.