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"The sort of feminism you see celebrated in the media is very one-way - it’s hetero, white, middle-class feminism. But we can make our own media" - Beth Siveyer

What a fascinating blog… I think the author has been brow-beaten one too many times by a radical third wave feminist and has missed the initial foundation of feminism being about equality.  The author accuses feminists of man hating shrews who manipulate perception of men as mouthpieces of  female hate - is the author not doing the same to feminists?  

On a lighter note - 
If burkas were sparkly…. would people see them as fun accessories?

On a lighter note - 

If burkas were sparkly…. would people see them as fun accessories?

The injured boy cried in pain as the journalists cleaned and dressed the wound, wrapping a field dressing around his chest. He winced in pain, clearly embarrassed too as a colleague checked his shorts to look for unseen femoral bleeding. A waiter grabbed a table cloth to use as a stretcher, but a photographer took the boy in his arms to carry him to the ambulance.

Witness to a shelling: first-hand account of deadly strike on Gaza port by Peter Beaumont in Gaza (via guardian)

So how clear cut can anyone make this?  Hmm let’s try without the political theory claptrap : 

Hamas sending rockets into Israel is like a small child throwing rocks at a tree house - some rocks hit the tree house, some might even hit a child up in the tree, but ultimately the tree house and anyone around the treehouse are, on the whole, protected….  yet when the tree house inhabitants decide to throw rocks down at the small child beneath - they hit pretty much everyone down there, regardless of who is involved in the dispute… the injuries are greater…. the impact is felt more…. but as I said… it’s ‘children’ throwing rocks (you threw the first rock so I’ll throw the second rock but it’ll be bigger… escalation)

Because this is not a fair fight, because it’s not about ‘evil zionists’ or ‘extreme anti-semitism’, it’s not black and white, is it?  I don’t see how you can be a staunch Palestine or Israel supporter… but to be honest if you are a staunch Israel supporter you’re a fucking idiot and I hope to you never get the opportunity to contribute to the gene pool… 

Isn’t this about certain states thinking it was a great idea to alleviate their guilt by handing over a well documented portion of land (that was already the subject claim by more than one religion/group of people) to one ethnic group after WWII without considering the long term consequences…. and now scrambling to take sides, to proclaim the moral high ground, to muddy the water with political rhetoric and protect market interests?