- An Open Letter to Non-Natives in Headdresses
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- My Identity Is Not A Costume for You To Wear!
- On Why Prancing Around in a Headdress and War Paint Isn’t ~Appreciating~ “Native Culture”
- Redface!- The History of Racist American Indian Stereotypes
- The Native Object - Or Do Not Reduce Us to False Symbols of Your Environmental Movement
- The Fighting Sioux are Back: My Passionate Plea Against Indian mascots
- Halloween: Time to Wear Your Indian Costumes
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|—||Miko Peled (via momo33me)|
September 16, 1982: First day of the three-day massacre of Sabra and Shatila that resulted in the slaughter of somewhat between 700 and 3,500 Palestinian refugees at the hands of an extreme Lebanese armed group and the Israeli militia. The reasons why the range is disturbingly wide is because of (1) how self-contradictory the UN [very late] reporting on the numbers was, (2) the slaughter resulting in the dismembering of many victims which prevented accurate account, (3) many were kidnapped and killed elsewhere, and (4) the fact that there’s always [intended] tampering with our statistics— to undermine our narratives and devalue our bodies. Today stands as a reminder of what we have lost and of how those who did these crimes fled persecution, including their head commander Ariel Sharon whose recent death was commemorated and “honored” by many world leaders— without the least bit of shame. FB.com/Israelwc
Back to school in Gaza: As hundreds of thousands of Palestinian children returned to school in Gaza on Sunday, Azhar recited a poem eulogising her father, killed by Israeli shelling in the enclave’s recent conflict.
"Daddy, what can I tell you, if I say I love you it’s not enough," the nine-year-old, who was beginning the fourth grade, read to a classroom of teary children."Today is the first day of school, so even though my dad was martyred in the war — I’m happy," she told AFP with a smile.
Azhar’s father Tamer Jundiyeh was killed in an air strike on the Shejaiya neighbourhood, orphaning her and her five younger siblings.
"I’m scared the war will start again," she told AFP, recalling the missiles from Israeli aircraft that hit her house and killed her father.
Azhar’s classmate Isra shook as she spoke of the Israeli raid that killed her grandfather and aunt.
"The martyrs and wounded were lying in front of us, we were very scared," the nine-year-old told AFP. "My grandfather and auntie Layla were killed, I saw them in our house."
Another classmate, Doa, had lost her school uniform after her house was destroyed, and came to class wearing regular clothes.
Hey, so remember how Israel always falls over itself reminding us how much it cares about the well-being of the LGBTQ community? How it’s the “only safe haven for queer people in the middle east”? How it benevolently cares for injured Palestinians even though we’re all…
that calling women of color exotic is
- fucking racist
- and not a fucking compliment
Choosing not to be affectionate with family who have abused or mistreated you doesn’t make you a bad person. It isn’t selfish or disrespectful. It’s a form of self-care. It’s about you honoring your feelings and holding people accountable for their abuse. It’s about you standing up for yourself and your needs. It’s about you making your mental health a priority. So if getting distance from certain family members is what you need right now, or permanently, then you have every right to withhold your love and leave. You don’t have to sacrifice yourself for the sake of maintaining a relationship. And you don’t ever have to apologize for creating a safer space for yourself.
|—||Daniell Koepke (via internal-acceptance-movement)|
It’s my body & It is MY business.
my feminist goal is not to convince men that girls are of value, my feminist goal is to achieve a future where the judgement of our value isn’t in the hands of men.
and this goes for, especially goes for, trans girls, girls of colour, disabled girls and LGBTQA+ girls.
girls, all girls, and if you believe otherwise don’t reblog this.
"I think the act of carrying something that is normally found in our bedroom out into the light is supposed to mirror the way I’ve talked to the media and talked to different news channels, etc," Emma continues in the full video which you can watch here.
Then introduce a deadly disease to their family
One day, you’re going to
stop leaving the door open
for people who only know how
to keep leaving.
|—||Yasmin Z, We’re All Still Learning (via larmoyante)|