“ Gaza was bombarded with 273 airstrikes yesterday (8th July). That’s an average of 11 an hour. Gaza is about 25 miles long and 4 miles wide, with a population of 1.7 million crammed into that tiny space. It is under Israeli occupation and Israeli siege. Hospitals estimate they will run out of resources to treat the wounded in about two days. Electricity is intermittent. Gaza has no army, air force or navy. Israel is the fourth largest military power in the world. Resistance to occupation is allowed under international law. Israel’s occupation, siege and collective punishment of Gaza is not.
People who go “both countries are at fault”
What they think they sound like:
“I’m so rational. The truth is somewhere in the middle, they’re both wrong. I’m so nuanced and enlightened with my views.”
What they actually sound like:
“History and context are things that do not exist to me. In whatever dimension I exist in, I believe that there is an equivalence between an advanced occupying army that is notorious for war crimes, and an occupied brutalized population.”
“ You want poetry? I’ll give you motherfucking poetry. I’ll give you light and death and love and sinister and truth and false eyelashes and lips of gold and eyes of blue and a heart of infinite gravity and immeasurable depravity. You want motherfucking poetry!! I’ll give you Mao and Buddha and my mother and that fucking whore on the corner and hatred of violent hue and love of the moon and witchcraft and dancing till I die and you and me.
“ Night is purer than day; it is better for thinking and loving and dreaming. At night everything is more intense, more true. The echo of words that have been spoken during the day takes on a new and deeper meaning.
“ "The archetype of the witch is long overdue for celebration. Daughters, mothers, queens, virgins, wives, et al. derive meaning from their relation to another person. Witches, on the other hand, have power on their own terms. They have agency. They create. They praise. They commune with nature/ Spirit/God/dess/Choose-your-own-semantics, freely, and free of any mediator. But most importantly: they make things happen. The best definition of magic I’ve been able to come up with is "symbolic action with intent" — "action" being the operative word. Witches are midwives to metamorphosis. They are magical women, and they, quite literally, change the world." - from Pam Grossman’s "The Year of the Witch" on Huffington Post
Why Western culture seems to be under the collective impression that the female body is aesthetically superior to that of the male is beyond me.
Not only is it a paradigm that imposes unrealistic and stifling standards upon women- it also robs men of the chance to revel in their own beauty. And that’s just as unfair, I think.