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I feel rather sick from these images and stories of horror coming out of Palestine right now… I wish there was something I could do… I just hope at least my fellow Americans wake up to this insanely inhumane atrocity that Israel is committing right now… about 300 palestinians were confirmed killed as of yesterday, but I’m sure that number is quickly approaching the thousand mark now that IDF is launching a ground invasion
"why dont you just give him a chance"
idk because im not physically or mentally attracted to him and ‘but he likes you’ or ‘but hes really nice’ isnt going to change the fact that im not interested
Damn, I don’t think women know how much that really hurts
you know what else hurts?????????? getting abused for being a ‘bad person’ because you didnt want to date somebody that you werent interested in
It continually infuriates me that that anyone, let alone a large number of people, still think this is any bit okay. The whole give X a chance thing is so bullshit in general, like ‘fuck off’ if someone doesn’t want to do something you are a terrible person for forcing that on them… and this isn’t like a new flavor of ice cream or something it’s deciding the only person they will be allowed to be with (in this monogamous society we live in) meaning they aren’t allowed to pursue any of their own interests or preferences on top of the fact that this behavior lays down a precedent for not having any say in life decisions in the future. How this is not clear to everybody is fucked up, and it is even more disturbing that complete strangers to both parties will defend this kind of blatantly misogynistic crap or worse make it somehow about themselves in order to justify their approval of the abuse of others.
So thanks to a recommendation by QueerVeganFeminist I had a spike in traffic recently and it got me thinking that I should return the favor and also pass along the love for some other people I follow who y’all might also enjoy:
I’m kind of disturbed by the west’s overwhelming and unquestioning support of Israel to seemingly any end… I understand the historical sensitivity of “blaming jews” for things (and obviously agree that that is bad), but this conflict now has nothing to do with being jewish and everything to do with the specific modern-day heavily militarized government of the state of Israel waging war on innocent people. There is no justice in carpet bombing children and families because Israel feels threatened by a vastly outgunned group they’ve labeled “terrorists” because they don’t support Israelis taking their land and quite frankly conducting genocidal public policies aimed at literally wiping out the palestinians. ZERO Israelis were injured in this weeks attack by hamas; Hundreds of Palestinians were injured or killed in retaliation, and now there is threats of a full-scale invasion. I obviously don’t condone Hamas’s actions either, but this is such a blatantly one-sided conflict and it’s so infuriating that no one is acknowledging this. Just because someone was oppressed in the past doesn’t mean they get a free pass to oppress other people in the future.