Slurs and Who Defines Them (Hate Speech Retrospective)

I carry on with taking my hate speech videos from last year and seeing how my ideas might have changed or grown. This is the one I think I wanted to edit and amend the most…which I guess makes it the most important of them.

I question my approach at the time and honestly I think I still don’t really know the best way to discuss these issues.

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skrikene:

standwithpalestine:


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?

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skrikene:

standwithpalestine:

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?

…..

(Source: standwithpalestine, via the-attic-to-the-left)

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orlajonotdead asked:

Who are your favourite feminist YouTubers?

Orla-Jo's Not Dead Answer:

singingrebelsongs:

orlajonotdead:

marinashutup:

Off the top of my head, Claudia Boleyn, Tyrannosauruslex, Missxrojas, justmargaret, Kassie King, Chescaleigh, Hayley G. Hoover, Smoothiefreak, Kayleecommons, and probs a bunch more that I’m forgetting.

Thought I’d share this if anyone, like me was looking for a few new ladies to subscribe to (already subscribed to most of them). 

I would like to also put myself forward as feminist YouTuber apprentice class.

Seconded! You should make so many more feminism videos!

I’m guess I’m just waiting for something different to contribute. :P

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hylianears:

micdotcom:

Canadian music festival takes huge step against Native appropriation

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From their announcement:

For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.

We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.

Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.

(via lexcanroar)

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Can I create a sub-species of the angry feminist? I declare myself a heavily fatigued feminist.

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orlajonotdead asked:

Who are your favourite feminist YouTubers?

Orla-Jo's Not Dead Answer:

marinashutup:

Off the top of my head, Claudia Boleyn, Tyrannosauruslex, Missxrojas, justmargaret, Kassie King, Chescaleigh, Hayley G. Hoover, Smoothiefreak, Kayleecommons, and probs a bunch more that I’m forgetting.

Thought I’d share this if anyone, like me was looking for a few new ladies to subscribe to (already subscribed to most of them). 

I would like to also put myself forward as feminist YouTuber apprentice class.

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kervinshope asked:

Are you a feminist? or , do you support these people?

Orla-Jo's Not Dead Answer:

misogynisticyoutubecomments:

princelesscomic:

If, by “these people”, you mean feminists then I absolutely do.  I support the feminist mission of equal rights and equal treatment of men and women.  Absolutely.

Am I a feminist?  In so far as a man can be a feminist, I would say I am. However, I believe that when it comes to the feminist movement it is my job as an ally to women to support women who identify as feminists and do what a can to foster a society in which women are treated equally.  I do not believe it is my job to claim feminism of force my way into being a part of a women’s movement. 

In short, I support feminism and women in feminist movements but do not feel comfortable identifying myself as a feminist as I do not believe it is my job to decide what is and is not feminist - up to and including myself.  Does that make sense?

Princeless is such a great comic btw

Such a great response. 

This is how not to need everything to be about you. 

This is what I wish my responses were times I was asked about anti-racism or supporting trans people. 

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