Latina. Palestina. Americana. Complicada. Stuff I like. My thoughts. My words. For me. Nothing special to see here.
An absolutely amazing piece. She goes on to say:
Al Nakba, therefore, is not an event that occurred on a specific date, but is an ongoing catastrophe, that has taken a new form through Jewish settlements, administrative detention, and control over Palestinian women’s fertility and reproduction. Israel’s “deeply gendered character of punishment both reflects and further entrenches the gendered structure(s) of the larger society.”
Despite the ongoing systematic subjugation of Palestinians, Palestinians refuse to give up. It is vital that Palestinians are not perceived as damaged subjects, but rather, as a people who have resisted the threat of colonialism long before Israel was ever formally pronounced as a state. Furthermore, the lack of analysis around Palestinian women and their participation within the global resistance movement reinforces Orientalist images of Arab women as docile and passive. Such depictions ignore the social, political and economic contributions that Palestinian women have made to their communities and to the larger Palestinian anti-colonial movement. Palestinian women have participated in various realms of the Palestinian freedom movement, including armed struggle, non-violent demonstrations against the apartheid wall, and art and literature. As importantly, Palestinian self-determination is connected to gender equality, and therefore, Palestinian liberation is contingent on their liberation as women. It is vital that Palestinian women are not constructed as oppressed, but rather, as strong women who have been critical to the political struggle for self-determination. Shifting the Palestinian collective memory to include this narrative will force us to reexamine structures of patriarchy, occupation, and gender to move towards more comprehensive visions of freedom.
Navin E (via wordswritteninsilence)
Okay I’m not even a Star Trek fan but that’s beautiful.
THIS IS SO DARLING I LOVE IT TREK NERD PERFECTION
I am a Star Trek fan (and one who knows little smidgens of Klingon), and yes. This is delightful.
The international language of love.(via blue-author)
Courtney Love (via fuckedonxanax)
SOOOO I’ve been writing a novel for fun and I edit it at work often
i accidentally saved it
to a public folder
and a coworker read it
no one was ever supposed to see it.