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pax-arabica:

Who is really using human shields? The IDF of course.

I think the most ironic thing about this whole “Hamas uses human shields” allegation, is that the IDF is notorious for using Palestinians as human shields.

This is far from unusual:

B’Tselem: IDF uses Palestinians as human shield.

B’Tselem: IDF used Palestinian girl as human shield in Nablus.

Two IDF soldiers charged with using 9 year old human shield in Gaza.

Video showing IDF using Palestinians as human shields in Gaza.

Israel has constantly used this allegation not only against civilians in Gaza, but also when it bombed civilian populations in Lebanon during the 2006 war. Witness accounts and international rights organizations have stated time and time again that no evidence to this has been found either in Lebanon or in Gaza.

But somehow, the word of Israel, a country that needs to hire people to spread its propaganda online, still has a shred of credibility.

(via creepingfeminism)

sweetheartpleasestay:

theblackcreative:

nowyoukno:

Source for more facts follow NowYouKno

teach the babies

While I’m glad that this is getting a bit of coverage, the study went deeper than that and also addressed how racial socialization better improved young Black mens’ self-esteem than it did their young women counterparts. There have been other studies which show that it’s easier for Black men to “assimilate” into their school environments than young Black women, and from what it seems like, that’s because you can teach girls they aren’t worth much because of their skin, while treasuring Black men for the same reason.
Very tricky subject, but it’s definitely something that needs to be discussed and covered more.

sweetheartpleasestay:

theblackcreative:

nowyoukno:

Source for more facts follow NowYouKno

teach the babies

While I’m glad that this is getting a bit of coverage, the study went deeper than that and also addressed how racial socialization better improved young Black mens’ self-esteem than it did their young women counterparts. There have been other studies which show that it’s easier for Black men to “assimilate” into their school environments than young Black women, and from what it seems like, that’s because you can teach girls they aren’t worth much because of their skin, while treasuring Black men for the same reason.

Very tricky subject, but it’s definitely something that needs to be discussed and covered more.

(via feminismandhappiness)