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where is this photo from? saw it posted on a blog, no source! here

where is this photo from? saw it posted on a blog, no source! here

— 1 week ago with 1 note
this-is-not-jewish:

lodubimvloyaar:

docloudscomeinpurple:

Oh look this tokenizing bullshit again. 

Look, to everyone who posts these photos with the notion that you’re proving something about the illegitimacy of Israel and Zionism:
I’m not going to go over the reasons NK are not representative of religious Jews. Not tonight. I’m focusing on something else this evening.
These men, these ludicrous fundamentalist men who belong to a tiny sect within Judaism that was founded in 1938. These men who travel to be palsy with Mahmoud Ahmedinejad. These men who stand out on the pavement with signs denouncing Zionism, who are so eagerly photographed and blogged and reblogged by Gentiles who also denounce Zionism. These men in their streimels and their black hats and their coats and their beards and their payess: do you have any idea how disrespectful you are toward them?
You know nothing about their beliefs, their history, or their way of life, and frankly, you don’t care. You don’t understand why they oppose Israel’s existence. (Hint, human rights have nothing at all to do with it.) You don’t know the roles they play within the larger Jewish world, the alliances and rivalries and conflicts, the court cases. You don’t understand where they came from. You don’t give a damn what they do on yontiff, or how they spend their days when they’re not protesting. You don’t know where their women and children are, or indeed if they have any, and what those women and children’s lives are like, and you don’t care.
You see them in a completely decontextualized and exploitative way: Old-Country-looking Jews who dress like the cast of “Fiddler on the Roof” in European black and funny hats, look authentic as all hell to your uneducated eyes, and  conveniently uphold your hatred of Israel. Look, look, we found some real Jews, and they agree with us!
Everything they stand for besides the destruction of Israel would offend you. You don’t respect them. You have no intention of being allies to them in any way. They’re a conveniently exploitable camera shot to you, just as marginalized ethnic groups in their quaint tribal costumes have been ever since there have been cameras.
And as little as I like Neturei Karta, as a Jew, as a social justice activist, and even as a Zionist, I have to say, that sucks. You suck. Stop sucking so much.

this-is-not-jewish:

lodubimvloyaar:

docloudscomeinpurple:

Oh look this tokenizing bullshit again. 

Look, to everyone who posts these photos with the notion that you’re proving something about the illegitimacy of Israel and Zionism:

I’m not going to go over the reasons NK are not representative of religious Jews. Not tonight. I’m focusing on something else this evening.

These men, these ludicrous fundamentalist men who belong to a tiny sect within Judaism that was founded in 1938. These men who travel to be palsy with Mahmoud Ahmedinejad. These men who stand out on the pavement with signs denouncing Zionism, who are so eagerly photographed and blogged and reblogged by Gentiles who also denounce Zionism. These men in their streimels and their black hats and their coats and their beards and their payess: do you have any idea how disrespectful you are toward them?

You know nothing about their beliefs, their history, or their way of life, and frankly, you don’t care. You don’t understand why they oppose Israel’s existence. (Hint, human rights have nothing at all to do with it.) You don’t know the roles they play within the larger Jewish world, the alliances and rivalries and conflicts, the court cases. You don’t understand where they came from. You don’t give a damn what they do on yontiff, or how they spend their days when they’re not protesting. You don’t know where their women and children are, or indeed if they have any, and what those women and children’s lives are like, and you don’t care.

You see them in a completely decontextualized and exploitative way: Old-Country-looking Jews who dress like the cast of “Fiddler on the Roof” in European black and funny hats, look authentic as all hell to your uneducated eyes, and  conveniently uphold your hatred of Israel. Look, look, we found some real Jews, and they agree with us!

Everything they stand for besides the destruction of Israel would offend you. You don’t respect them. You have no intention of being allies to them in any way. They’re a conveniently exploitable camera shot to you, just as marginalized ethnic groups in their quaint tribal costumes have been ever since there have been cameras.

And as little as I like Neturei Karta, as a Jew, as a social justice activist, and even as a Zionist, I have to say, that sucks. You suck. Stop sucking so much.

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— 2 weeks ago with 322 notes

garconniere:

aloofshahbanou:

Ana Mendieta 

I just read Who is Ana Mendieta? after reading about the protests that took place this spring and can’t believe I had never heard about her before.

also quite surprised i’ve never heard of her at all. 

— 2 weeks ago with 1148 notes
conflict.

there is massive conflict in me. perhaps that is my “word.” not justice, not freedom, not cream, but conflict. 

inchou keretsi iren, inch gardzetsi vor bidi eser yerp barz pan me share eri ir héde, hargav pan me bidi eser. hargav shad tchi bidi eser. 

conflict about what to do about my father.

conflict about what to do about my mother.

conflict, conflict, CONFLICT about what to do with my life, about my life. 

translation? law? vineyards? california? italy? mexico, guatemala? school? work? money?

j’fais quoi?

— 2 weeks ago with 1 note
medievalpoc:

gryblogs:

quietlyloud-intersex:

treeofcolor:

eurotrottest:

admiral-yousmator:

You know what really gets to me, and I’m sure many know this, is the blatant abuse and betrayal that white photogs display in POC countries. Every time a photo has gotten famous like this photo did in history, the actual focus of the photo is left behind in the dust while the white photog is hailed as a hero for displaying the ills of that country. He didn’t even fucking ask her name. He didn’t ask for 17 years. The world knew nothing about her life and her story. He captured one moment that made him famous and she got nothing.
Every time I see this photo, I seethe.

interesting perspective

whats her name though

^^^

HER NAME IS SHARBAT GULA

When I speak about forms of colonialist violence and how it shapes the way we communicate, I hope that seeing this photograph with the above commentary included helps people understand what I mean.
This is how a person becomes reduced to an idea, an image, an accomplishment for someone else. She becomes “Afghan Girl”: a two-dimensional example meant to represent something over which she has no control. Was she ever paid for this photograph, or the second one above? 

No.
Why does Steve McCurry speak for her? Why does he control the conversation, why does he control what we can know about her? Where is her voice?
Who is Sharbat Gula?

medievalpoc:

gryblogs:

quietlyloud-intersex:

treeofcolor:

eurotrottest:

admiral-yousmator:

You know what really gets to me, and I’m sure many know this, is the blatant abuse and betrayal that white photogs display in POC countries. Every time a photo has gotten famous like this photo did in history, the actual focus of the photo is left behind in the dust while the white photog is hailed as a hero for displaying the ills of that country. He didn’t even fucking ask her name. He didn’t ask for 17 years. The world knew nothing about her life and her story. He captured one moment that made him famous and she got nothing.

Every time I see this photo, I seethe.

interesting perspective

whats her name though

^^^

HER NAME IS SHARBAT GULA

When I speak about forms of colonialist violence and how it shapes the way we communicate, I hope that seeing this photograph with the above commentary included helps people understand what I mean.

This is how a person becomes reduced to an idea, an image, an accomplishment for someone else. She becomes “Afghan Girl”: a two-dimensional example meant to represent something over which she has no control. Was she ever paid for this photograph, or the second one above?

image

No.

Why does Steve McCurry speak for her? Why does he control the conversation, why does he control what we can know about her? Where is her voice?

Who is Sharbat Gula?

(Source: madfuture)

— 1 month ago with 68858 notes
i fucking love brody dalle


What has been your strangest celebrity encounter?
Gene Simmons always touches my face every time I see him and I just can’t take it anymore.

source

— 1 month ago with 1 note
newsofthetimes:

let them laugh! Illustration by Jean Jullien, read the related article here.

newsofthetimes:

let them laugh! Illustration by Jean Jullien, read the related article here.

(via sosisamandjian)

— 1 month ago with 68 notes

crocobaby:

Do you think every president goes through a awkward first few weeks in office when they’re not sure when’s the right time to ask if aliens are real or not?

(Source: star-loser, via gaminperdu)

— 1 month ago with 269857 notes