i will do a lot of things but admitting im cold to my mum who told me to bring a jacket isn’t one of them
An Israeli academic has claimed that raping wives and mothers of Palestinian Hamas militants is the only thing that could deter further terrorist attacks.
The remarks by renowned Middle East scholar Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University were made three weeks ago after the grim discovery of the bodies of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers, but the recording was published online (in Hebrew) on Monday.
"The only thing that could deter a suicide bomber is knowing that if caught, his sister or his mother would be raped," said Kedar on Israel Radio Bet.
"It sounds very bad, but that’s the Middle East," he continued. "You have to understand the culture in which we live. The only thing that deters [Hamas leaders] is a threat to the connection between their heads and their shoulders."
To the shocked radio presenter who said that “we cannot take such steps, of course”, Kedar replied:
"I’m not talking about what we should or shouldn’t do. I’m talking about the facts. The only thing that deters a suicide bomber is the knowledge that if he pulls the trigger or blows himself up, his sister will be raped. That’s all. That’s the only thing that will bring him back home, in order to preserve his sister’s honor."
Kedar served for 25 years in the military intelligence, where he specialised in Islamic groups. He is currently a researcher at the right-wing Begin-Sadat Centre for Strategic Studies of Bar Ilan but previously worked for a shadowy organisation, the Israel Academia Monitor, which fights left-leaning academic professors.
(Full article at International Business Times.)
At which point do you say ‘enough is enough’ and speak out against your hard earned tax dollars being sent to/your leaders supporting this country?
Ethnic cleansing, targeting civilians, ambulances, hospitals, harvesting organs of dead Palestinians without consent, forced sterilisation of Ethiopians, land grab, apartheid wall, illegal settlements, and now incitement to rape - is it time to wake up, world?
As this conflict slowly breaks down into an ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians, we start to see a trademark of genocide in sexual violence against women. This is yet another recent example of incitements to attack Palestinian women because they’re seen as accessories to (not full members of) the targeted group’s society. The idea isn’t even aimed at Palestinian women as individuals so much as it just discards them as necessary casualties of war. This professor doesn’t suggest raping Palestinian women specifically to attack Palestinian women; he suggests raping Palestinian women so that they can attack Palestinian men by proxy. The women are just the proxy through which to attack the men. It’s despicable on so many levels. Not only does he support mass killings of indigenous Arabs and call for systematic, state-sanctioned violence against women, he doesn’t even view women as people.
"You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body."
You are my sweetest downfall
I loved you first, I loved you first
Beneath the stars came fallin’ on our heads
But they’re just old light, they’re just old light
Your hair was long when we first met
(Source: terribletriplefeatures, via sophiaphile)
"'He's swallowed a radio'"
“LOOK INTO MY EYES AND GET OUT OF MY LAND!" (via Johayna جهينة خالدية)
A Palestinian woman facing off against a piece-of-shit IDF soldier. Western feminists need to STOP heralding female IDF soldiers as “feminists” or “modern day Amazons”, because these women are carrying out Israel’s neocolonialist, racist, ethnocidal agenda against the Palestinian people and African immigrants. I don’t a give a shit that they “must serve” according to Israeli Law. Nothing justifies committing war-crimes and genocide. This is not “feminist” and these women are not “feminists”. They’re war-criminals. It’s not just male IDF soldiers slaughtering Palestinian people.
FUCKING TELL HER, SISTER.
FUCKING TELL THAT PIECE OF SHIT WHAT’S WHAT.
"Power feminism is just another scam in which women get to play patriarchs and pretend that the power we seek and gain liberates us."
Let’s talk about this quote for a second.
I remember I attended a college lecture about what feminism means in America and how imperial politics and economic gaps between the West and East render what women want and consider pivotal to their feminism as conflicting and even antagonistic to each other.
My feminism, first and foremost, will always be anti-imperialism.
Imperial politics are dangerous and the very essence of narcissism. Imperial politics demonstrated within a feminist frame usually goes as follows: the most privileged women, ie. those who have access to technology, representation, occupy a particular media-friendly image or ideology and have access to those in higher slots in society are allotted platforms to speak about their experiences as women and without question, this gets presumptuously labelled “women’s experiences”. Being that women who are globally bestowed the highest tier are usually allowed such room to speak, their minimal struggles are then homogenized as the quintessential female experience and misogyny is wholeheartedly announced a tangible issue that can be easily eradicated out of modern Western society.
Its no accident that women of color, women in occupied regions and those who face mass political or economic repression and their words which don’t satisfy neoliberal, imperialist gaze are deemed anti-progressive, race baiters, backwards, terrorist apologists, etc. Our complex, multi-faceted struggles within a white supremacist empire tap into too many accepted status quos for the average American moderate. It forces those who legitimize the war on terror and view racism as an entity of the past to confront their own unsightly prejudices and the systematic brutality their nations enacts on various global societies, as well as within its borders. Its easier to find (and fabricate) any reason to demonize the likes of Trayvon Martin and his family for his own tragic demise or deem young Yemeni children necessary collateral damage for “the greater good” than to examine what other oppressions beyond misogyny exist that unquestionably burden the lives of otherized communities, including and especially the women in said communities.
Power feminism expects women to unanimously rejoice in the presidential election of Hillary Clinton, while her administration carries out the same murderous policies as her predecessors. Power feminism labels any legitimate criticism of influential women as inherent egregious misogyny. Power feminism devalues the loss of women’s lives abroad, while infantizling their independent resistance and stripping their agency by shamelessly declaring intervention as saving them. Power feminism within an imperialistic frame needs the hyper-demonization of otherized communities to justify its occupation. Power feminism can be even more dangerous than ruthless misogyny because of its insidious nature and lack of culpability.
THIS POST IS GOLDEN (via wocinsolidarity)
"I will carry 17 grocery bags or die trying before making two trips."