Dad and I were talking while I played Saints Row and he heard Viola and said “Where have I heard that voice?” So I told him it was Sasha Grey. A look of understanding came upon him, followed by horror. In that terrible moment, he knew that I knew who Sasha Grey was, and I knew that he’d seen some of her work.
To this day, we refuse to acknowledge the exchange.
Chooch, I feel I'm horribly uneducated on the Israel/Palestine situation. :( I mean, I understand the basic conflict, but I know there's much more to the issue and I have no idea where to start looking. Are there any links/articles/videos on the topic that you've found particularly accurate or informative? Zayn's tweet definitely makes me want to learn more on this issue.
Here is one of the biggest benefits to having zayn tweet this; uninformed people decide to figure out what’s going on. Unfortunately, I’m not the best person to talk to about this, but I’ll try my best. I also know that twerk-it-larry is pretty informed on the situation and has faced it first hand.
So, Zayn Malik tweeted this today:
Until1946, Palestinians lived all over the country, some Jewish people did too, and they actually lived pretty peacefully.
After WW2, the British, finding that Jews felt unsafe in Europe, decided to establish Israel as their state. Over a million fled to Israel from 1948-1970.
Israeli forces killed more Palestinian civilians in the West Bank and demolished more Palestinian homes than in 2012. Israel continued to build settlements in the West Bank, violating international law. Palestinian security forces in both the West Bank and Gaza enjoyed virtual impunity from criminal prosecution despite credible allegations of torture. In Gaza, Israel and Egypt impeded rebuilding of the devastated economy by blocking virtually all exports. Israeli and Palestinian security services in the West Bank and Gaza arrested people arbitrarily and unlawfully restricted people from protesting.
I have general knowledge of what’s going on, so here are some more links to explore and stay updated:
the best example I've heard against losers who use "not all men": "When you go to the pool and the lifeguard tells everyone to stop running, if you weren't running in the first place, you can safely assume that they weren't talking to you anyway. It's not necessary to call attention to the fact that you weren't running."
My dad just said: at your age you’ll probably wanna try a lot of things. Boys, girls, being a girl, being a boy, being punk or goth or spunky. And im okay with that. As long as you don’t come home and tell me youre a republican
Slurs are not oppressive because they are offensive, they are oppressive because slurs by nature of being slurs draw upon certain power dynamics to remind their target of his/her/their vulnerability in a certain relation to power and as an extension of that, to threaten violence and exploitation of that vulnerability.
okay but hogwarts brought into the modern age though:
howarts with internet and students using the public computers in the library to play games like ‘hippogriff olympics’ and ‘nargle roll’ online, and swapping to essay research tabs whenever madam pince is anywhere near
students passing around notes in class with torrent links to download hogwarts: a history for free
inter-house competitions of world of warcraft and quidditch world cup 15
smartphones with apps for witch weekly and wizard’s digest
also apps for witches to keep track of their periods and includes an optional owl service, which, if selected, brings them an owl every month with sanitary towels and chocolate in discreet packaging
students who are dating students from other wizarding schools face-timing each other between classes
students who are dating muggles texting each other what they both learnt in school that day
wizarding social media and dating sites
parents bewitching their children’s technology so that, until they’ve finished their homework, all their phone does is sing ‘god save the queen’ in steadily increasing volumes, and the controllers for their games consoles get shy and hide in dark corners of the house until they’re coaxed out with gentle words
witches and wiZARDS EMBRACING TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES
emotional abuse is when someone does something to hurt you, and when you express your feelings, that you’re upset, they turn it around to be something you did to hurt them and they force you to apologize for it, and your feelings, like always, are rendered invalid and silenced, forever damaging the ability to trust others with your feelings because they always are used against you.
this is important because so many people don’t know this