Grabbed this giant, rad Captain Marvel promo poster at work today. Was thinking that somebody might want it? (Sorry, has to be in the continental US since I’m giving it away & can’t really cover international shipping at the moment)
When comments are better than the article, Atlantic edition (“The Cheapest Generation: Why Millennials aren’t buying cars or houses, and what that means for the economy”)
The Atlantic also recently pondered why millennials aren’t having babies. Um… because kids are fucking expensive? Just a thought.
- You are not about to say all Jews are white, are you? They are not. Historically Jewish groups such as the Sephardim and Mizrahim are not white. According to all movements of Judaism every person a Jew gives birth to is 100% Jewish, regardless of the race of either parent.
- You are not about to suggest that Jews outside the United States are white, are you? Using only terms like “white” and “of color” to define racial boundaries is a US-specific phenomenon rooted in the unique way slavery manifested itself in the country. In Europe it was a white supremacist ideology that motivated the genocide of Jews.
- You are not about to refer to European Jews as “white Jews”, are you? “White Jews” is a term that European antisemites applied to gentiles who were sympathetic to Jews during the Holocaust. When people apply it to European Jews, they are racializing them and de-Judaizing them. (Note: If you doubt the points made after Question 2 above, ask yourself how anyone would have thought to refer to gentiles as white Jews if they considered Jews white.)
- You are not about to suggest that Ashkenazi Jews originated in Europe, are you? To do so would be to regurgitate a pseudo-scientific claim that some have used to deny Jews their heritage while appropriating it for themselves.
- You are not about to imply that US-based hate groups such as the Ku Klux Klan think of Jews as white, are you? They definitely do not.
- You are not about to deny the history of forced assimilation that has brought about the situation in which many Jews have light skin, are you?
- You are not about to try to make a distinction between people who are “religiously” Jewish and people who are “ethnically” Jewish, are you? Such a distinction has no basis in history, in anthropology, or in Jewish law.
- You are not about to suggest that to be Jewish is to have an invisible oppression, are you? Because many Jews share genes or share a culture, many Jews have characteristics that can be used to identify them as Jews.
- You are not about to minimize the oppression of Jews to make a point about a different oppression, are you? All oppression, including horizontal oppression, is deplorable. The only way to win the Oppression Olympics is not to play.
Code of the Comics Magazine Association of America (the Comics Code Authority, 1954)
THANKS, COMICS CODE AUTHORITY. Who knows what horrors we might have been subjected to if this rule hadn’t been in existence for the past 50 years!
My two new secondhand ghouls, Rochelle and Abbey. Complete and below retail courtesy of window-woman :) Now if I only had my looper…
Glad to see them off to a good home! Enjoy!
Woo Woo keeps walking around the house whispering “I know.” But he won’t tell us what he knows…
Correcting Internet DisInformation: The American Space Pen / The Russian Pencil
thank you for this.
im in one of those periods in my life where i cant focus on anything i cant finish an assignment i cant listen to one song for more than 5 seconds i cant sit through a tv show episode i cant finish a book i cant write a story
all i can do is stare blankly at the wall and wish i had something to do but everything i could do or want to do is just supremely unsatisfying