On the 3rd of March, a week ago today, Saji Darwish posted this photo up on his facebook of the funeral of Mou’taz Wasshe, killed by the Israeli army, with this caption:
قولو لإمي بالله لا تبكيني ….قولولا دمعات عيونها بتكويني رحمك الله #معتز_وشحة
‘Tell my mother not to cry for me… Because her tears will burn me. RIP Mou’taz Wasshe’
Today, Saji Darwish, aged 18, was shot and killed by the Israeli army.
This was the second Palestinian killed by Israel today, as 38 year old Palestinian judge Ra’ed Alaa Addin Zuaiter was killed by an Israeli soldier at the Allenby crossing. The excuse of “he tried to snatch a soldier’s weapon” was given, but that’s a lie that’s been used before.
A group of feminists were attacked in Malmo last night as they returned from a Reclaim the Night demonstration that was held in celebration of International Women’s Day.
The attack took place at half past one in the morning as the group were going through the Möllan area of Malmo, a long-time working class and anti-fascist area, where it is believed the attackers were waiting for them to pass by.
It still remains unknown how many were involved in the attack or how the attack started, but 6 people were later taken to hospital with stabbing injuries. Of those, one of them was in a critical condition until this morning but has now been reported as “stable”. The police originally arrested 3 people, 2 of those remain in custody and are being investigated for attempted murder. It is also believed that 2 of the injured were attackers, whilst the other 4 were feminists due to posts in feminist groups on Facebook describing them as “our side”.
The police spokesperson Calle Persson has been hesitant to state that the attackers were Nazis or even that it was a planned attack, yet groups involved in the demonstration have stated that the attackers were Nazis and that it was clearly a “planned attack”. Left-wing facebook group Ta tillbaka välfärden(Take back the welfare) has also published a post identifying one of the attackers as Andreas Karlsson, a known member of the Nazi political party svenskarnas parti (The Swede’s party).
Libcom bolsters the story that these attacks were pre-meditated too.
A gay elite has hijacked queer struggle, and positioned their desires as everyone’s needs — the dominant signs of straight conformity have become the ultimate signs of gay success. — Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, “Sweatshop-Produced Rainbow Flags and Participatory Patriarchy: Why the Gay Rights Movement Is a Sham” (via sinidentidades)
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The way straight men talk when they don’t think anyone else is around is fucking terrifying.
#so many trans women FUCKING DESPISE men #like #really really hate men #this is why
see, this is what I shoulda said in the original post. She made it better.
I’m gonna delete the original now cause all those notes are annoying me.
Seriously. Absolutely fucked up. I never thought about this, but wow, cis women don’t even know. This makes a lot more sense now about why cis women are sometimes genuinely surprised to hear my serious criticism of a man for the way he acts around me (or what I easily can tell from his social behavior.) “Really?” Because this experience has been part of my life pretty much since I started grade school, I never consciously realized that others didn’t know what men are like.
I’m also now realizing that my aversion to men that I had so much trouble explaining and weird feelings around expressing now make total sense.
right? like there’d be these guys and cis women would be like ‘oh, he’s so sweet’ and i’d be like…. what?? that guy??
i mean, ive got a whole lot more reasons to hate men than this, but this is a huge part of it. most women really don’t realize, like, how much collective solidarity men have in not judging each other for this shit and keeping it secret and everything. and hell, there’s been a few times where i’ve specifically tried to warn cis women about certain guys and of course they didn’t believe me.
but, no, seriously, cis women: guys are way more awful than you think. that sweet, friendly guy? you don’t even want to know what he says about you when you’re not around.
So much this.
Like, cis woman think that when we say stuff like “when you are a trans woman, you get to see how cruel men really are” that we are only talking about when they are enacting transmisogyny on us.
And while that would give insight, by then we already know how horrible they are. When we are closeted and parsed as other men, they are completely open about how fucking disgusting they are.
Another reason why trans women being male-socialized is such bullshit. Being around men like this doesn’t force us to internalize positive messages about men, we internalize the negative we hear about women and we are scared.
My father and someone who has helped me a lot in AA happen to be ones I get these messages from regularly.
agreeing with this so much.
Repeating for emphasis: “Being around men like this doesn’t force us to internalize positive messages about men, we internalize the negative we hear about women and we are scared.”
Anonymous asked: Hey! Saw your Jared Leto post. I just wanted to say that yes, I agree that ideally a transgendered person should have played that role, but in hollywood right now, there aren't any top name trans people. (Which is a problem, there should be!) So what I'm saying is that they wanted a star studded cast, so they picked a star. So maybe we shouldn't hate Jared Leto for playing the role or hate the directors for picking him, but rather push the fact that there should be more trans actors?
…nope. There are few trans people in Hollywood because few people cast trans actors in Hollywood. The way to “push the fact that there should be more trans actors” is to cast more trans actors.
If I’d been offered the role for an iconic black person, I wouldn’t take it. He was offered the role of an iconic trans woman - he shouldn’t have taken it.