Text 15 Apr break time

probably staying off tumblr through the end of pesach, send me an ask if you need to get in touch with me.

Text 14 Apr 16 notes

pipistrellus:

if only the US could be more like europe we would shoot our jews less

wait, hang on

Photo 14 Apr 6,109 notes toysfortrots:

fegeleh:

baruchobramowitz:

makhshayfe:

fuck u cnn

CNN can eat shit

NEVER FORGET WHAT THEY ALLOW TO HAPPEN TO US

For those unaware, this is in reference to a shooting that recently happened at a Passover service in which the shooter was heard to be yelling “heil Hitler”
Motive unclear, my ass.

toysfortrots:

fegeleh:

baruchobramowitz:

makhshayfe:

fuck u cnn

CNN can eat shit

NEVER FORGET WHAT THEY ALLOW TO HAPPEN TO US

For those unaware, this is in reference to a shooting that recently happened at a Passover service in which the shooter was heard to be yelling “heil Hitler”

Motive unclear, my ass.

Link 14 Apr 7,127 notes Three dead in Kansas Jewish center shootings»

ashkenazi-autie:

Three people were reported dead on Sunday in a possible anti-Semitic shooting attack at two buildings serving the Jewish community near Kansas City.

A gunman opened fired in the parking lot of the Overland Park Jewish Community Center and the nearby Village Shalom retirement home, both in the Kansas City suburb.

"At around 1 p.m. today, Overland Park police received multiple calls regarding a shooting on the campus of the Jewish Community Center, 5801 W. 115th Street. Additional calls were received by police of another shooting at the Village Shalom Retirement Community, 5500 W. 123rd," according to the Overland Park Police Department.

“Three victims are confirmed deceased. A person of interest has been taken into custody at this time,” the police spokesman said.

CNN reported that the deceased included a teenager and an elderly woman.

During the initial developing story, a spokeswoman for Overland Park Regional Medical Center said the hospital was treating a 14-year-old male who suffered a gunshot wound and who was in critical condition.

The gunman fired toward a total of five people, three of whom were confirmed dead, authorities investigating the incident said at a press briefing.

Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass said it was too early to label the attacks as anything other than “vicious acts of violence.”

He stated that two males were killed outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas and one female at the nearby Shalom Village retirement home.

He confirmed that police had a white male in his 70s in custody for questioning. He added that the man was unknown to police until today.
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City said on Facebook that no shooting had occurred inside its campus, and it had released home all the participants of its programming.
Overland Park, the second biggest city in Kansas, is a short drive away from the state’s main Jewish concentration in Kansas City.

According to Kansas’s KSHB 41 Action News, police were holding one suspect in custody, who was reported as yelling “heil Hitler” as he was being detained.

The entire JCC campus was locked down.

One witness was quoted by KSHB 41 Action News as saying that a man, presumably the shooter, had aimed a gun at him before shooting the windows of his vehicle.

US Federal Bureau of Investigation officials were helping local authorities investigate the two shootings, CNN cited FBI spokesman Joel Sealer as saying.

The JCC of Greater Kansas City announced that it would be closed on Monday.

“We will post more information following a debriefing at the Overland Park Police Command Center and a 5:00 pm press conference, which will be carried live,” the JCC said on Facebook.

The Jerusalem Post was unable to reach the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City for further comment.

The shooting comes only weeks after the Anti-Defamation League released a report describing an increase in physical assaults against Jews despite an overall 19 percent decrease of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States.

In its Annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, the ADL reported that there 751 incidents in 41 states and Washington, DC — among the lowest number since 1979, when the ADL began collecting data. The number of incidents has been steadily declining for the past decade.
I am asking for my followers, Jewish and non-Jewish, to spread this like wildfire. Antisemitism isn’t often discussed in social justice circles, but I need y’all to know that hate crimes are committed against us. So far, I have only been seeing this circulate among Jews on Tumblr, but I want it to go farther than that.
I want this to lead to a larger discussion about antisemitism. I don’t want it to be derailed merely as a discussion about gun control. I don’t want people asking if the shooter had mental illness. I want people to acknowledge that the shooter is a blatant antisemite. I want people to know why we often have cop cars parked outside our synagogues. I want people to know why we are still afraid.
Photo 14 Apr 213 notes marxism-leninism-utenaism:

pizoxuat:

The first picture I saw of the PAX Diversity Lounge.  ’bout what I expected.

ahaha

marxism-leninism-utenaism:

pizoxuat:

The first picture I saw of the PAX Diversity Lounge.  ’bout what I expected.

ahaha

(Source: instagram.com)

Text 13 Apr 17 notes

kytri:

incandescentquill:

kytri:

Semi random religion question: I thought I was pretty well versed on these things for someone who gives zero fucks, but I guess not.

I just had a woman come into my work and order a sandwich. When I ask if she’d like white or wheat bread she’s like:

"Wheat I guess. This’ll be my last bread for a long time. Passover is coming up."

And I was all nodding but actually very confused. And, uh, sorry if this is dumb but I thought Passover was a holiday where people did eat things, not one where they didn’t eat things?

Maybe I should have asked her but she came in 15 minutes to close and I didn’t want to needlessly prolong her stay when I have a store to clean.

Anyway can someone explain for the curious? Do people give up things for Passover? Or can nobody eat bread?  Also I thought Passover lasted a few days? Is it longer?

Edit: Is it something to do with unleavened bread? Isn’t that still bread?

I am going to talk about this at length, but first some background.  

There’s been a shooting in Kansas at two Jewish centers that I just heard about, so if I am having a stronger-than-usual reaction to “hi I have had very little contact with Jewishness how does it work?” that’s probably why. Also I was born on the first night of Passover and it’s probably my favorite holiday and I have a lot of feelings. 

The answer to this question is basically fractal: the small piece is very much shaped like the larger whole.  

Within the set “Jews with whom I’ve played board games in the last month,” there are people whose answers to “What am I not allowed to eat on Passover?” range from “nothing, whatever” to “basically all carbohydrates, plus normal Coca-Cola.”  

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Ah, sorry. I didn’t mean to upset anybody or imply that all Jewish people believe or practice the same things.

I was mostly just wondering since the way the woman in my store mentioned not being able to eat bread made it sound like it was something common, or that she at least expected me to know about, but I’d never heard it before.

You didn’t upset me, I’m just…more intense than usual this evening.  Also, most people who I’ve met who don’t know very much about Judaism think of it as way more unified than it actually is.  :]

Text 13 Apr 17 notes

kytri:

Semi random religion question: I thought I was pretty well versed on these things for someone who gives zero fucks, but I guess not.

I just had a woman come into my work and order a sandwich. When I ask if she’d like white or wheat bread she’s like:

"Wheat I guess. This’ll be my last bread for a long time. Passover is coming up."

And I was all nodding but actually very confused. And, uh, sorry if this is dumb but I thought Passover was a holiday where people did eat things, not one where they didn’t eat things?

Maybe I should have asked her but she came in 15 minutes to close and I didn’t want to needlessly prolong her stay when I have a store to clean.

Anyway can someone explain for the curious? Do people give up things for Passover? Or can nobody eat bread?  Also I thought Passover lasted a few days? Is it longer?

Edit: Is it something to do with unleavened bread? Isn’t that still bread?

I am going to talk about this at length, but first some background.  

There’s been a shooting in Kansas at two Jewish centers that I just heard about, so if I am having a stronger-than-usual reaction to “hi I have had very little contact with Jewishness how does it work?” that’s probably why. Also I was born on the first night of Passover and it’s probably my favorite holiday and I have a lot of feelings. 

The answer to this question is basically fractal: the small piece is very much shaped like the larger whole.  

Within the set “Jews with whom I’ve played board games in the last month,” there are people whose answers to “What am I not allowed to eat on Passover?” range from “nothing, whatever” to “basically all carbohydrates, plus normal Coca-Cola.”  

Read More

Text 10 Apr 5 notes gender at intercon, one last time

this started out about gender and intercon.  this is not the argument where I make polite suggestions about nerf guns and public speaking and the unique privileging of gender in the website design, but the one where I flip a table.  if you want the former, it’s this google drive doc here.

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Text 10 Apr 2 notes romanov / darrow

or: never over Masks, part one million in an ongoing series, and furthermore, never ever over the MCU.  

Some context for you, my friends.  I’m vague enough about the larp Masks: Superheroes Have It Damned Tough here that you could still play, if you wanted to, after reading this post.  Also, I was in that game in Fall 2010, a long fucking time ago.  This is extremely spoilery for Captain America: the Winter Soldier, tho.  Content warning for misogyny.  

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