In the over thee weeks of its military operation, Israel has demolished 3,175 homes, at least a dozen with families inside; destroyed five hospitals and six clinics; partially damaged sixty-four mosques and two churches; partially to completely destroyed eight government ministries; injured 4,620; and killed over 700 Palestinians. At plain sight, these numbers indicate Israel’s egregious violations of humanitarian law, ones that amount to war crimes.
Beyond the body count and reference to law, which is a product of power, the question to ask is, What is Israel’s end goal? What if Hamas and Islamic Jihad dug tunnels beneath the entirety of the Gaza Strip—they clearly did not, but let us assume they did for the sake of argument. According to Israel’s logic, all of Gaza’s 1.8 million Palestinians are therefore human shields for being born Palestinian in Gaza. The solution is to destroy the 360-kilometer square strip of land and to expect a watching world to accept this catastrophic loss as incidental. This is possible only by framing and accepting the dehumanization of Palestinian life. Despite the absurdity of this proposal, it is precisely what Israeli society is urging its military leadership to do. Israel cannot bomb Palestinians into submission, and it certainly cannot bomb them into peace.
— Noura Erekat, Five Israeli Talking Points on Gaza — Debunked (via somepalestiniankid)
11:16 pm • 28 July 2014 • 144 notes
that “kill all men” and “end masculinity” bullshit needs to be addressed as the white garbage it is.
yes bc masculinity totes doesn’t perpetuate harmful ideas of aggression and violence in boys from a very young age
it totally doesn’t put ideas of domination and control into the heads of boys and force them to act in ways they may not feel comfortable with
ur so right wow that white garbage man gotta put an end to it asap!!!!
10:31 pm • 28 July 2014 • 78 notes
when it comes to gender oppression issues, the focus has to be on how society perceives someone, rather than how someone perceives themselves. this is the difference between a materialist analysis and the quicksand pit of postmodernist individualism
7:57 pm • 25 July 2014 • 1,130 notes
Commemoration to the fallen Trayvon Martin
"How does it feel to be a problem?" - W.E.B. DuBios
Bethlehem, Palestine. April, 2014.
via Amira (palestiniennepriestess)
6:02 pm • 25 July 2014 • 110 notes
“I will never get those weeks that I spent reading this trash back…I was in the prime of life…”
2:00 am • 25 July 2014 • 145 notes
I’m so sick of postmodern gender theory lmao.
1:52 am • 25 July 2014
“I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’”
— Toni Morrison (via ethiopienne)
(Source: thisislove, via hellborndaughter)
1:49 am • 25 July 2014 • 4,594 notes
female privilege is feeling unsafe literally everywhere you go and men getting personally offended by you feeling unsafe
1:45 am • 25 July 2014 • 69,371 notes
48,000 PALESTINIANS IN RAMALLAH NOW MARCHING TO JERUSALEM!
The only flag waving is the Palestinian flag. Every party, every group, all of them raising only the Palestinian flag and chanting old Palestinian revolutionary songs.
We have not seen this big an action since the second intifada.
Gaza will never stand alone.
(Source: palestinianpapi, via pomeranianprivilege)
7:19 pm • 24 July 2014 • 1,936 notes