List of Responses to Mona Eltahawy’s piece “Why Do...
muslimwomeninhistory: In case you are not sure why Mona Eltahawy has been regularly subject to criticism, here is a good introductory article. Most of the articles I found via sharquaouia’s tumblr. Al Jazeera’s Roundup of praise and criticism Samia Errazzouki, “Dear Mona Eltahawy, You Do Not Represent “Us” Mehreen Kasana (Quote from her Tumblr) The Frustrated Arab, “Us and Them: On Helpless...
voicesofearth: sinidentidades: Read More DO THIS NOW. I get paid tomorrow and this is my first stop. I expect to see you all following suit. I get paid on the first. Donate if you can.
I hate this.
pieceinthepuzzlehumanity: violentopinions: amouthygirl: phoenixsingerpdx: vickythetramp: sinidentidades: Read More Signal boost. Kique needs our help! Signal boost because I have an insane amount of love for Kique and he needs help. Anyone who can help, should. Signal boost. I’ve got mad love for this man. Help anyway you can. Seriously, he’s one of the best bloggers in...
In a fear society, where some facts are crimes →
Tel Aviv University was built on the ruins of the Palestinian village of Sheikh Muwannis. The university’s faculty lounge is the village mukhtar’s former home. At the corner of Arlosoroff and Ibn Gvirol streets, where the Century Tower skyscraper stands, a Palestinian village named Sommeil used to exist. When activists from the Israeli group Zochrot set out into the heart of Tel...
Christians of the Holy Land: Despite claims by... →
A recent report by CBS show 60 Minutes on “Christians of the Holy Land” has received a lot of attention, not least for the embarrassing contribution by Israeli Ambassador to the US Michael Oren. It is interesting that Israel (and its advocates) have been so concerned about the impact of a short segment regarding the challenges faced by Christian Palestinians under Israeli military...
leftist-linguaphile replied to your post: leftist-linguaphile replied to your post:… I’ve decided that if the Spanish lesson gets enough notes, I don’t have to post one for a while. Last one got almost 400, so I don’t have to post one for a while. Maybe that’s how you should run your blog, too. I had this like 5 day stretch when everything I was posting was getting like 100 notes. Then...
leftist-linguaphile replied to your post: leftist-linguaphile replied to your post: The… OH, “Your Daily Spanish Lesson” has now turned into “Your Maybe Once a Week (if I don’t have too much hw) Spanish Lesson”. I am horrible and don’t deserve followers. That’s basically the title of my blog if you replace Spanish lesson with “Any posts at all”
"Gangbang Interviews" and "Bikini Shots": Silicon... →
At the South by Southwest Interactive festival in March, I attended a talk titled “Adding Value as a Non-Technical No Talent Ass-Clown.” It was given by Matt Van Horn, a 28-year-old executive at the social-media company Path. Path had generated a lot of buzz at the tech and media confab; it was recently valued at $250 million. A crowd of about 100 was packed into the conference...
leftist-linguaphile replied to your post: The quality of this blog has been shit recently. I… GPOY Where’s my daily Spanish lesson???? I had an idea for a daily Arabic lesson and I couldn’t even get that done once.
phredology replied to your post: The quality of this blog has been shit recently. I… quality is for suckas When I hit 1000 followers I’m just going to post affiliate links all day.
The quality of this blog has been shit recently. I apologize for that. When this semester is over, I’ll work on it sucking less.
Africans shocked by uncivilized antics of European... →
Africans say they have little hope that Europe will ever become civilized, after a week in which Spain’s King Carlos went on an elephant-killing spree and the Swedish Culture Minister was entertained by a racially offensive cake. “You can take the European out of the jungle, but you can’t take the jungle out of the European,” sighed one resident of Kinshasa. August Mwanasa, of Libreville in...
When someone says “the means of production is man’s mind,” you are dealing with an Objectivist. I used to be one, I recognize the vocab.
If a group of people comes to you and says, “This thing that you are doing is...– A Complete Guide to ‘Hipster Racism’ just don’t read the comments, whatever you do. (via darling80m) File under: Stuff Tumblr desperately needs to take note of. (via mohandasgandhi)
Every time I read conservative news sources or watch interviews with conservatives, I just get so angry. Combining messianic exceptionalism with historical amnesia produces the modern day GOP.
Evelyn sent me this debate featuring Julian... →
I made it through 3 minutes and started to cry. Why does David Horowitz exist?
arielnietzsche: Shalom Salaam: Arab-Israeli Conflict: An Introduction shalom-salaam: Where to begin? Arabs & Israel: For Beginners by Ron David - I believe this is the best book to start with for anyone. It is extremely concise and easy to read. Arab-Israeli Conflict by David Lesch - Lesch’s book is much more comprehensive at almost 500 pages and unbiased. It is the first book I read on...
Aamna :( →
machistado: interruptions: machistado: bbthity: I’m tired of the fucking bros overrunning every platform and medium of communication while all the amazing people get fed up and leave. Also, “BUT WHO CARES IT’S JUST A WEBSITE,” is the most reactionary thing you can say - so don’t. I’ve had a number of discussions with several of the male professors on this website about misogyny and...
One wonders: what part of Islam requires fucking your dead wife?– Andrew Sullivan, commenting on the news that Egypt’s lawmakers recently passed legislation that will allow husbands to have sex with their wife’s corpse up to six hours after death. I don’t really have anything to say about this. It kind of speaks for itself. (via letterstomycountry) Given that...
Searching for the "Confederacy of Dunces"...
fsgbooks: I had nearly given up on the question of the original manuscript until a year ago when I interviewed Lynda Martin, the sister of Toole’s best friend in high school. “The manuscript?” she said in a soft southern accent. “Yes, well I have it in my closet here at home.” An excellent tale of literary sleuthing from Cory Maclauchlin in The Millions.
Governor Malloy on Signing Bill to Repeal Capital... →
kohenari: This afternoon, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed legislation that replaces the death penalty with life imprisonment without the possibility of parole; here’s a portion of his statement upon signing: My position on the appropriateness of the death penalty in our criminal justice system evolved over a long period of time. As a young man, I was a death penalty supporter....
leftist-linguaphile replied to your post: If you ever want to hate everything, go read… STFU AND GO READ SOME BOOKS. Wait. All the undergrads checked them out lolololol I’m doing research right now on Orientalism and the right. I totally just made that up, but there is probably an article in there somewhere.
If you ever want to hate everything, go read What’s So Great About America by Dinesh D’Souza. It’s the most pro-colonial thing I’ve read that wasn’t written in the 19th century.
paxamericana: When I arrived, I was the only one voting at my polling place. When I finished voting, one of the poll workers said something, and that’s when I said, “I just voted for the only politician I have ever cared about.” Then I almost burst into tears. I was fighting hard not to cry while we discussed Ron Paul. I can’t believe how emotional I got. Love for Ron and Love for Country will...
countingxstars replied to your post: kileyrae replied to your post: I’m looking forward… what books do you need? Too many to list. Basically all of the books on masculinity, popular culture, and cultural history are checked out right now by undergrads.
kileyrae replied to your post: I’m looking forward because all of the undergrads… That sounds deep. Yeah, and the worst part is that I know they won’t even read the goddamn books until the night before. I HAVE SERIOUS RESEARCH TO BE DOING!
I’m looking forward because all of the undergrads will go home and I can finally get all of the books out of the library I’ve been wanting to read but that they have been using for their awful 5 page papers about how “comic books make them feel culturally relevant.”
On the other side, there is often nostalgia for the cultures that colonial...– Derek Gregory
I just realized the perfect opening for a paper I turned in last week would have been the Marx quote Said uses for Orientalism. Crap. Instead, I blathered on for half a page about what I was trying to say when a short little quote would have done it all.
Instead of reading and working on papers, I’m finding images of books I’m reading so that I can make a currently reading thing for tumblr. Then I realized how much I am procrastinating.
Partha Chatterjee just blew my mind.
This is the conservative modus operandi on questions of sensitivity. Other...– Tommy Christopher summarizes the modern GOP pretty well
Vast Mexico Bribery Case Hushed Up by Wal-Mart... →
In September 2005, a senior Wal-Mart lawyer received an alarming e-mail from a former executive at the company’s largest foreign subsidiary, Wal-Mart de Mexico. In the e-mail and follow-up conversations, the former executive described how Wal-Mart de Mexico had orchestrated a campaign of bribery to win market dominance. In its rush to build stores, he said, the company had paid bribes to obtain...
fearandwar: fearandwar: Random question, but does anyone know of people who are on tumblr and write about Cherokee language? I am positive I have seen a few bloggers post in Cherokee but I can’t find it right now. Reblogging again.
This is just about waving a tar baby in the air and saying that something else...– Michele Bachmann managing to insert racism into a statement on Obama’s oil policy Seriously, WTF?
fearandwar: Random question, but does anyone know of people who are on tumblr and write about Cherokee language? I am positive I have seen a few bloggers post in Cherokee but I can’t find it right now. Reblogging again.
Random question, but does anyone know of people who are on tumblr and write about Cherokee language? I am positive I have seen a few bloggers post in Cherokee but I can’t find it right now.
I should just become a cultural historian. It’s where my interest lay (lie? hold themselves in perpetuity?) and I like some of the stuff I’ve read in the field.
I’m still trying to determine if the blurb “the most relevant book by a geographer in years” is a compliment or insult. Anyways, the book is good.
At Israel’s behest, woman removed from Air France... →
Air France demanded to know the religion of a passenger on a flight from Nice to Tel Aviv and removed her because she is not a Jew. The 15 April incident, confirmed by an Air France official, may violate international and European law by subjecting prospective passengers to illegal religious discrimination. Over the past few days, Israeli authorities have reacted to an effort by hundreds of...
Since Lewis’s apologia and attack in The New York Review of Books borrows...– Edward Said, “Orientalism: An Exchange” Said destroying Lewis is the best thing to read after a long day. That last line is amazing.
And I believe it is extremely important to understand the fact that the reason...– Edward Said, “Orientalism: An Exchange”
reallyfoxnews asked: I really like the graphic you just posted, but male/female are not genders, they are sexes in this context. It should be "by race and sex." I don't know if it is your graphic, but this is a problematic representation.