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Antisemitism is not dead

shiraglassman:

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violeten:



There has been a lot of buzz (Especially after the JCC shooting) about antisemitism being dead. That incidents of it are overstated. That Jewish people just like to play the victim. However in the US alone where Jewish people are just 2.6% of the population we experience 62.4% of the hate crimes that are being committed. Therefore I propose a social media protest. Tuesday April 22nd. On the last day of Passover, the holiday that is supposed to remind Jewish people everywhere of our freedom.

Please post your personal accounts of antisemitism on social media sites like Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook. Use #Antisemitismisnotdead or on tumblr tag your posts.

Show the media that we as a people are still not free from antisemitism.

I think it is important to note, as others have, that the cited percentage is concerned only with those hate crimes that are committed on the basis of religion. Even so, this is an alarming statistic. Count me in as a participant in this important project.

I am thinking about participating in this even though I’m understandably emotionally fragile about this. Because it’s important.


Goddammit there isn’t enough frozen mango in the world to make me feel better about this stuff right now *eats faster anyway*

I can’t believe shit like this is still happening. I’m so sorry. *hugs* My own (minority) religious group deals with quite a bit of discrimination too, though of a completely different kind, but I can’t imagine what it’s like to read about things like this shooting happening because of something like that.

Random personal anecdote: I didn’t notice hard-core antisemitism in my community until I went away to college in a bigger city. (I dunno if that was because we had basically no Jewish population in my hometown, or if I was just completely oblivious. Probably both.) But then at school, I was in a sociology class (of all places), and this student leans over to her friend and made a comment so antisemitic and vulgar, I was stunned into silence. I haven’t heard anything as awful since, but now I notice plenty of people around me making grotesquely stereotyped comments and jokes about Jewish people, including my own family. It makes my skin crawl.

rosalarian:

I really am trying to diversify my own stories. It’s hard, and I fuck up a lot, but I keep trying. Webcomics can be a really tricky medium to bring up big real issues in, since the pacing is so slow. I’ve introduced several threads and conflicts into my stories that deal with this stuff, that won’t be resolved for years, and it leaves things up in the air, unsettled, for a long and uncomfortable time. I’m constantly examining how I’m portraying my characters. I’m acutely aware that if I write a group I’m not a part of, I have a serious responsibility to not add any grief to them. And despite that pressure, and despite fucking up, I would never avoid writing more diverse characters because it’s something that needs to be done, and as I was talking about earlier, readers are hungry for it.

Every single time one of you writes to me with a story about how you related to one of my characters in a way you weren’t getting from elsewhere, I feel a sort of weight on me, but I don’t dislike the feeling of that weight. It keeps me focused, keeps me working hard. All I can do it be better than I was before. I appreciate when you guys give me feedback, tell me when I’m doing good or doing things that could be better. You guys don’t have to be patient, and yet you are. That’s so cool.

I really hope I can keep expanding my characters in a way you find exciting.

^^^THIS^^^ (emphasis mine)

Also, artists/writers like Megan are what inspired me to be more diverse in my own stories. There are characters from 4 distinct ethnicities in my novel, including the impact character, because reading stories like hers made me more aware of the diversity surrounding me in real life, and more aware of the need for that representation.

I’ve mentioned this before, but my Moira was white when I originally created her. But then I took a step back, looked at the broader scope of the story, and thought, Goddamn, that is a lot of white people in there; now she is Hispanic and I can’t imagine her any other way. It was a conscious effort to diversify, and I think conscious efforts like that are necessary in order to tell realistic stories, the kinds that modern readers identify with.

antiswearing:

i had ‘once upon a december’ on repeat while i did this
just kidding; still do.

antiswearing:

i had ‘once upon a december’ on repeat while i did this

just kidding; still do.

jakathine:

loudest-subtext-in-television:

lokis-green-and-golden-queen:

The scene removed from A Study In Pink that I FUCKING WISH WAS STILL IN IT OMG

MOFFAT HOW COULD YOU WRITE THIS AND NOT INCLUDE IT OH GOD

Every now and again, I get asks from people who’ve read the S&S entries for ASiP and TBB and don’t believe that we’re supposed to suspect Sherlock is suicidal. (Or John, for that matter.) Here’s another piece of evidence.

The first episode is about suicide for a reason. There are suicidal shot compositions and visual metaphors for both John and Sherlock in that same episode for a reason. It’s because they’re both depressed and clinging to reasons to keep living.

Might I just say a big “up yours” to bloggers who, a few months ago, decided my and others’ opinion of Sherlock being suicidal was foolish, stupid, and ridiculous.


art for Chapter-5   of   “Darkling, I Listen"    

art for Chapter-5   of   “Darkling, I Listen"    

(Source: wolf-charm)

monobeartheater:

dimpleforyourthoughts:

i just want a boy who touches me distractedly

like sitting watching a movie and he just kinds of drags his fingers over your skin while watching and he doesn’t have a motive he’s not trying to tickle you or be sexual with you he’s just touching your skin and feeling the shape of your bones under that skin like it’s physically comforting for him to know that you’re there right under his fingertips

oh fuck i didnt know girls liked when i did this

taikova:

For the winner of the 1st place of my 10k follower giveaway, Cant-find-the-word. Hope you like it!

taikova:

For the winner of the 1st place of my 10k follower giveaway, Cant-find-the-word. Hope you like it!

xshinolovebugx:

my imagination says yes, but my drawing skills say no

(Source: kath-kwon)

justmysillydoodles:

ivorylungs:

sherlock saying that very soft and subtle thank you he did while he was drunk and john said he was funny but this time he’s thanking john for loving him and john tearing up over it and holding him so hard and not saying anything and sherlock is so confused over john crying and john is so very sad for sherlock and doesn’t want to let go of him ever again

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I’ll just leave this here…