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violent antisemite goes and shoots up a jewish community center full of kids and a jewish old folks home?  he missed and hit non-jews instead!  what is everyone so upset about: it wasn’t an actual hate crime!

masked men handing out threatening fliers to ukrainian jews in an environment of increasing civil unrest and violent antisemitism?  wasn’t actually official government summons, just people using antisemitism as a political tool!  why are people still worrying about this hoax: the jews in ukraine are safe and sound!

we jews sure do love to blow everything out of proportion!  sorry that a few of you were briefly inconvenienced by worrying about jewish welfare!

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readerwriterdancer:

icarly-official:

if you use the bible as an excuse towards being anti gay dont forget that:

  • shrimp
  • pork
  • obesity
  • torn clothes (like ripped jeans)
  • wearing clothing made from 2 different fabrics
  • cutting your hair
  • shaving
  • tattoos
  • and working on Sundays

are all listed as abominations in the bible as well

Can we note though there are so many people who are queer and follow the laws outlined in the bible? Observant Jews still don’t eat shrimp or pork, work on Saturdays (Shabbat), get tattoos, etc. In addition, a lot of these items are taken completely out of context and aren’t forbidden in the way this makes it seems (it’s not “two different fabrics”, there are specific rules about which fabrics…)

Queer Jews exist and by making posts like this, the queer community is erasing them, being antisemitic, and making it that much harder for queer jews to want to be a part of the queer community. 

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hckleinman:

anarkies:

usually i try to stay out of ~tumblr politics~, but something has become disturbingly apparent to me when it comes to the issues the community of “social justice” individuals actually cares about.

no one is talking about vandalized anne frank books in japan, ukranian jews fearing for their lives, the belgian train where people took over the p.a. and told jews to get off at auschwitz, or the newly captured nazis in england and the public outcry over trying them.

the last one is especially disturbing, given that the news source has taken no steps to address the blatant antisemitism and they approved the messages to be posted on the article.

so why is tumblr so tacit about this?

i think it points to a deeply ingrained societal antisemitism, or a general lack of knowledge when it comes to the trials that comes with being jewish. while racism on a whole has been on the decline, antisemitism has been on the rise in the last decade.

there is a message, here, too. the message tells us that we are not worth defending, we are not worth as much as other oppressed groups, or that we somehow deserve the nasty comments and violence that we endure every day.

tumblr is a community that tries to be accepting and bring social issues to life, unless you’re jewish. we should just ‘get over it’ or stop talking about it, right?

The silence here has felt especially deafening in light of what’s happened in Missouri and Ukraine.

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I feel like one of theses days the joker is gonna spray Gotham with laugh gas and NOTHING will happen. The citizen of Gotham will have built an immunity from all the chemical shit that gets thrown at them.
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elfgrove:

osheamobile:

elfgrove:

osheamobile:

elfgrove:

I don’t think that’ll happen. Immunity to chemicals/poisons tends to be built up in matters of small exposures (I think, not my field) and the villains would have to be using the same basic chemicals every time, not likely. You’d also have to survive the prior exposures which seems not very Gotham~y. — Besides, it’s a fictional city and that wouldn’t make for a good story precedent to set, the citizens as immune to such a common plot point.

Now what I’d like to see is the people of Gotham building an immunity to widespread media panic about said Joker Gas.

It becomes like a pollen count on the weather. “And today’s expected Joker Toxin index is listed at 15.4, so make sure to put those breakable objects away on high shelves and put the kids to bed early, because this is going to be a bad one.”

And then the next panel shows an average family just matter-of-fact, getting the seatbelts (that they’ve installed by now) and strapping themselves in while green and/or purple clouds start filtering in through the window, so they’re safely secured when they start to have painful hysterical fits.

Every time the Joker breaks out, sporting goods stores have a BOGO sale on mouthguards.

Yes.

And like certain cities I know of down South where there’s a chemical depot, many citizens actually own gas masks and there’s sirens for leaks.

You wanna help out Bruce? Those gas masks that you and the Robins don to such good effect (until a villain knocks it off mid-fight), have Wayne Enterprises “develop” a cost-effective public version to sell since it’s such a regular issue. How to keep your giant ass company in business and make your night job easier. Hell, given how regularly it comes up, the government would pay for it. They do in real life.

I’d love to see little things about how there’s water filters commonly purchased advertised by being “Gotham-Grade” or how it was tested and proven to filter out chemicals just like was used in the Scarecrow’s last attack. Stuff like that.

Immunity isn’t likely, but companies capitalizing on the commonality of the threat, locals being desensitized to the repeated same threat situations — that’s stuff I’d buy.

I grew up in North Alabama. — We are not going in the safe room yet, that tornado cell isn’t close and it’s gonna be really boring sitting in a closet with the battery operated radio. Just leave the weather coverage running on the TV and come help fix dinner. — You learn to read how much of an immediate issue commonly occurring dangers are and you take reasonable action without flipping out. It’s part of the routine.

"Honey, get back here and finish your dinner. You heard the radio; Killer Croc is two blocks south of here and going the wrong direction. Your food’s getting cold."

This is exactly the kind of Gothamite I would expect.

"Channel 8 says the fight with Freeze is going on in Tribeca and headed towards the West Village, your school is not going to be closed tomorrow. Now go write your report. You’ll wish you had to deal with Batman if you bring home one more D in Mr. Jones class.”

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I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…

When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.

Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.

Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.

…My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.

So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson in response to a question posed by Lawrence Summers, former Treasury Security and Harvard University President

(via magnius159)