Anti-Semitism is acceptable.
That’s what I see every day, here, offline, at school. Anti-Semitism is acceptable.
It comes out in every day comments. It comes out in politics. In a snide remark at the counter, at the post office, in class.
“Oh, I’m not anti-Semitic”, they protest, “I don’t hate Jews!”
“I just think they didn’t learn their lesson from the Holocaust.”
“I just think that maybe if they’re being treated so bad for so long, there’s a reason for it, ya know? Obviously not every Jew, but…”
“Well there’s definitely something messed up in their society, this one time this Jew he said this to me and —”
This is the casual stuff. Forget the white supremacist bullshit, or the Christian theology. Forget the obvious markers, the Heil Hitlers. Forget that.
These are everyday, normal people, who genuinely think that they aren’t prejudiced against Jews at all. And they engage in such damaging behavior. Whether it’s appropriation of the Holocaust, implying Jews deserved the Holocaust, equating the Holocaust to whatever their pet issue is (all of which is offensive to the other victims of the Holocaust, like the Rroma, whom everyone seems to conveniently forget!). Whether it’s subtle indications that they think our whole ethnic polity-religion-culture is sick, and those who “act normal” are “the good ones,” even if they don’t say it in so many words. When they think we are to blame for our own oppression. When they think it’s “not that bad” and “you’re just playing that card again.” When they think we have undue influence over media, politics, banks. When the word Zionism, even when irrelevant.
It’s everywhere. It’s most obvious in the anti-Zionist movement, which has got a NASTY anti-Semitic streak (of which you can see only just one of the more recent brilliant take-downs here.)
But it’s really everywhere and it’s just considered okay. People pay lip service to the notion of equality and social justice, while actively continuing to engage in oppression of the Jewish people. Any protests fall on deaf ears.
I’m tired. I’m tired of fighting this.
yelling “the lannisters send their regards” before flushing while someone’s in the shower
so! last week my parents went over to have dinner with our old host family
my mom actually asked them how they could go about finding me a jewish husband so that i could give them grandchildren
Every time I’m asked to make feminism more palatable to men, it’s this giant reminder that my humanity is dependent on how much men like me, not something people think I deserve inherently.
- Reactionism: I'm not a Nazi. Just a fascist antisemite.
I am 100% run on spite, it is the most renewable resource
I have to get up at 4am nearly every day next week.
why god, why
my mind is telling me no
and my budget
my budget is also telling me no
Jenny Schecter (via slutevah)
I was literally JUST talking about this.
Reading all of the men’s rights movement/activist shit I’ve read today, this quotation is so relevant right now.
Also relevant to works of fiction with women in refrigerators, getting hurt and killed so that men can evolve as people, just what the fuck