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Don’t you think the biggest lie of our contemporary liberation movements is that who you fuck radicalizes you?

Interview with bell hooks about Night-Vision (via militant-tendency)

GLAD SOMEONE SAID IT

also read the rest of the interview! it’s cool!

(via not-yr-fucking-mother)

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Early Jewish settlers perceived Palestine as a “virgin territory,” essentially asking to be “fertilized” by a more racially pristine entity. The desire of Jewish settlers to possess Palestinian territory led them to imbue it with feminine characteristics. The land was either depicted “as the lover to be conquered and fertilized” or “the mother giving birth to a new ‘masculine’ people”. Jewish settlers constituted the “masculine” group, using sexual violence to reassert white supremacist norms of patriarchy. The metaphoric representation of a nation as a woman and the female reproducer of an “abject people” justified political control over Palestinian territory by framing it within the familiar rhetoric of masculine dominance over the female body and female sexuality. The invasion into national territory is equivalent to the invasion into women’s bodies.

Bayan Abusneineh - Gendering al-Nakba

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 reproductionIsrael’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.

(via musaafer)

If you must leave, do so before I lose myself so completely, I cannot find myself ever again. I may never bloom like I did in the summers we shared, but I do not want to wilt away.

Navin E (via wordswritteninsilence)

I met my wife at a Star Trek convention. She was study abroad from France and spoke little English, and I didn’t know a lick of French. So, for the first few months of our relationship, we communicated by speaking Klingon.

Hear more tales of nerdery in this week’s Pwn Up! (via dorkly)

Okay I’m not even a Star Trek fan but that’s beautiful.

(via tchy)

THIS IS SO DARLING I LOVE IT TREK NERD PERFECTION

(via jennifergearing)

I am a Star Trek fan (and one who knows little smidgens of Klingon), and yes. This is delightful.

(via kiriamaya)

The international language of love.

(via blue-author)

nothing-but-brass:

madly-in-smithereens:

pikanan:

florawrsaurus:

adamspong:

florawrsaurus:

science side of tumblr? explain?

levitate egg sackiatoo

yeah okay thanks hp fandom

the burning candle uses up all the oxygen in the bottle, which creates and a vacuum, and the resulting suction makes the egg go nyooom.

thank u science side of tumblr

Egg go nyooom

nothing-but-brass:

madly-in-smithereens:

pikanan:

florawrsaurus:

adamspong:

florawrsaurus:

science side of tumblr? explain?

levitate egg sackiatoo

yeah okay thanks hp fandom

the burning candle uses up all the oxygen in the bottle, which creates and a vacuum, and the resulting suction makes the egg go nyooom.

thank u science side of tumblr

Egg go nyooom

It took a special kind of guts to be a fuck up as a woman, I thought. To say to hell with being the nice girl, the responsible one, the one who makes sure the man takes care of himself and eats properly and doesn’t take too many drugs. To be just as nihilistic and self-destructive as a man, knowing all along that you’ll get crucified for it, because somehow, the world will make everything your fault. He’ll be a martyr, and you’ll be a succubus. He’ll be a genius and you’ll be a groupie, He’ll be a hero, and you’ll be an ugly fat crack whore who deserves to die.

Courtney Love (via fuckedonxanax)

SOOOO I’ve been writing a novel for fun and I edit it at work often
and like
i accidentally saved it
to a public folder
and a coworker read it

im mortified.
no one was ever supposed to see it.
:’(

tundras:

F/F Books with WOC Characters/Protagonists.

(in honour of Femslash February!)

(i’ve only read about half of these, but have been told that the other half is well worth checking out! definitely feel free to add your own recs. :) never enough books about QWOC!)

(Source: mautadite)