White people get so angry at the phrase, “You cannot be racist towards white people.”

I will never understand why.

Why are you so angry that you are being treated as actual human beings? You are not reduced to caricatures, but portrayed as characters. You are treated fairly, judged not by your skin tone, but by the ways that you carry yourselves, by your actions.

Why do you want to experience racism so badly? It is not fun to be mocked, dehumanized, attacked, killed, incarcerated simply for daring to exist. It is not fun to know nothing of your history or family because it was torn apart, whether through distance or death. It is not fun to hear, at every turn, comments reminding you of your lesser status as humans.

Do you really want to turn on the tv, open a magazine, watch a movie, play a video game, and not see yourself? Or, even better, to only see yourself as a criminal, as a drunk, a mocking stereotype, or as someone to be killed off? Or would you rather see fleshed out, well-written characters with lives and personalities and feelings? I know which I’d rather pick.

If I were a white person, the phrase, “You cannot be racist towards white people,” would be the best thing I could ever hear.

i finally put some thoughts into words // thedeathcats  (via slayrs)

remikanazi:

If what happens to Palestinians on any given day happened to Israelis in a month, the US media would act as if the sky is falling.

graffquotes:

”Here only butterflies and birds are free”.
Aida Refugee Camp, Palestine.

graffquotes:

”Here only butterflies and birds are free”.

Aida Refugee Camp, Palestine.

takeastepinsidemybrain:

Such an inhumane act, this is disgusting. Mohammed Abu Khdeir, may your soul rest in peace.

تسميتنا نحن أبناء الشعب الفلسطيني المناضل في الداخل بـ(عرب إسرائيل) لا يستخدمها فقط الاحتلال وإعلامه، إنما تستمر بعض وسائل الإعلام العربية أيضًا في استخدام هذا المصطلح. والرفض له يتلخص بسؤال سألته مرة إحدى النساء الفلسطينيات:« هو مين إجا على الثاني؟ إحنا ولّا إسرائيل؟».
رشا حلوة- المصطلحات اليومية: سياسةٌ يجب أن تُقرأ وتُقاوم (via mawada-ir)
seveli13:

النكبة مش يوم النكبة كل يوم 

seveli13:

النكبة مش يوم النكبة كل يوم 

momo33me:

Day 53: Solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners on hunger strike. This is the longest collective hunger strike of political prisoners in Palestinian history.

momo33me:

Day 53: Solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners on hunger strike. This is the longest collective hunger strike of political prisoners in Palestinian history.

arabandproudofit:

This picture made me cry… No matter who you support, No matter what.

All they want is our attention to them like our attention to the current world cup.

arabandproudofit:

This picture made me cry… No matter who you support, No matter what.

All they want is our attention to them like our attention to the current world cup.

thebowspring:

As the mainstream media continues giving the 3 missing Israelis unrivalled coverage, seven-year-old Palestinian Ali al-Awour passed away last night after succumbing to injuries sustained by an Israeli airstrike on Wednesday in Beit Lahiya, Gaza. The boy was out with his uncle to get food for dinner when the attack took place, killing his uncle instantly.

(Photos: Mohammed Salem / Reuters, June 14, 2014)

Society often blurs the lines between drag queens and trans women. This is highly problematic, because many people believe that, like drag queens, trans women go home, take off their wigs and chest plates, and walk around as men. Trans womanhood is not a performance or costume.
Janet Mock, Redefining Realness (via myserendipitousmoment)
pervocracy:

postwhitesociety:

hm

I think the “women are mysterious” thing can also come from:
1) Women actually being quite clear, but not telling men what they want to hear.  ”She said she doesn’t want to talk to me?  So many mixed messages and confusing signals!”
2) Women not having cheat codes.  ”I tried being nice, and she didn’t have sex with me.  I tried being an asshole, and she didn’t have sex with me.  Come on, there’s got to be some kind of solution to this puzzle!”
3) Women not being a hive mind.  ”First a woman told me that she likes guys with big muscles.  Then the very next day a woman told me she thinks muscles aren’t attractive at all.  Make up your mind, women!”
4) An individual woman doing something confusing, and instead of asking “why is she doing this now?” men ask “why do women always do this?”

pervocracy:

postwhitesociety:

hm

I think the “women are mysterious” thing can also come from:

1) Women actually being quite clear, but not telling men what they want to hear.  ”She said she doesn’t want to talk to me?  So many mixed messages and confusing signals!”

2) Women not having cheat codes.  ”I tried being nice, and she didn’t have sex with me.  I tried being an asshole, and she didn’t have sex with me.  Come on, there’s got to be some kind of solution to this puzzle!”

3) Women not being a hive mind.  ”First a woman told me that she likes guys with big muscles.  Then the very next day a woman told me she thinks muscles aren’t attractive at all.  Make up your mind, women!”

4) An individual woman doing something confusing, and instead of asking “why is she doing this now?” men ask “why do women always do this?”

“Tell me what happens the first time you see a woman naked.”

“The first time you see a woman naked will not be like you imagined. There will be no love, no trust, no intimacy. You won’t even be in the same room as her.

You won’t get to smile as she undresses you and you undress her. You won’t get to calm her nerves with nerves of your own. You won’t get to kiss her, feeling her lips and the edge of her tongue. You won’t get to brush your fingers over the lace of her bra or count her ribs or feel her heartbeat.

The first time you see a woman naked you will be sitting in front of a computer screen watching someone play at intimacy and perform at sex. She will contort her body to please everyone in the room but her. You will watch this woman who is not a woman, pixelated and filtered and customized. She will come ready-made, like an order at a restaurant. The man on the screen will be bigger than you, rougher than you. He will teach you how to talk to her. He will teach you where to put your hands and he will teach you what you’re supposed to like. He will teach you to take what is yours.

You must unlearn this. You must unlearn this twisted sense of love. You must unlearn the definition of pleasure and intimacy you are being taught. Kill this idea of love, this idea of entitlement, this way of scarring one another.”

(via typewriterdaily)
Men often react to women’s words – speaking and writing – as if they were acts of violence; sometimes men react to women’s words with violence. So we lower our voices. Women whisper, Women apologize. Women shut up. Women trivialize what we know. Women shrink. Women pull back. Most women have experienced enough dominance from men – control, violence, insult, contempt – that no threat seems empty.
Andrea Dworkin, Intercourse (via liesofthepatriarchy)