France’s politicians and community leaders have criticised the “intolerable” violence against Paris’ Jewish community, after a pro-Palestinian rally led to the vandalizing and looting of Jewish businesses and the burning of cars. It is t…
I happened upon this article Phillip P. Keene shared on his FB. So really, people, read it well, because this is not about something that’s happened in 1938, it’s happening today in 2014.
This is Kristallnacht all over again, and just like in ‘38, no one says a word.
What is wrong with this world? Do we really need to get to the point where people are gassed again before someone thinks this is wrong? Really?
“Every day I look at my tumblr and see all the great selfies of other trans women and I just can’t stop marveling at how beautiful they all are. Trans women are beautiful, no exceptions.”—(via betsumei)
Despite that Facebook post in South Africa by an ANC social media manager, of a picture of Hitler with the caption: “I could have killed all the Jews, but I left some of them to let you know why I was killing them.”
Everyone knows that anti-Zionism has nothing to do with anti-Semitism.
These are isolated incidents. It’s only a small minority. It’s not like this happened on the streets of major Western capitals every Western city. It’s not like this activity peaks every time Israel is at war happens literally all the time. It’s not like all of this happened in the last week alone in one day. It’s not like one per cent of all French Jews are moving to Israel this year, preferring to take their chances with the rockets than the mobs on the streets.
Give me a break. We may be sneaky, evil, vengeful, conniving, child-killing, baby-eating genocidal Hitler wannabes – but we’re not stupid.
I will continue to affirm that antizionism is not necessarily antisemitic.
I will also continue to call it out when it is. This is not a case of “just a small minority,” this is a case of a disturbing and growing trend.
This may be a pet peeve revulsion, but something that I’ve found very disgusting about academic histrionics and victim complexes in these past few months is the following: Most of the articles I can think of written by academics do that whole “Yes I am sympathetic to trauma…
traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.
it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.”
lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english.
she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english.
just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries.
let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.
this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day.
if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?
i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay.
i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media.
as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world.
feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality.
I’m the girl who got headbutted. You might recall this incident from a few years back with either a feeling of support and the urge to high-five me, or an intense dislike because I’m mad feminist, hell-bent on making up stories to demonise men. If you are…
I’ve been seeing that awful post “debunking” her original post going around again so here’s the actual story. Take five seconds and google her if you’re skeptical instead of reblogging a post full of misogynist tropes about how women lie about assaults etc because the poster nitpicked the colour of her black eye and “”“proved”“” it was makeup or something.