@ everyone; drawing swastikas all over the place and making Jews burning jokes isn’t “edgy” and no you’re excused my saying “it’s just a joke” and “you don’t even mean it”
sincerely, Jewish girl who just wants to go through the day without seeng this shit
you know, when Marvel did that shitty plotline about Cap being a Hydra agent (aka a Nazi) I wasn’t pleased, but I saw a ton of activity on my dash about it. People were angry. I think it was trending on Twitter.
personally, as a Jewish girl, I was a lot more hurt when the MCU had Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, two Jewish and Rroma children of Holocaust survivors, whitewashed and volunteer to join Hydra. And when that happened, I never saw a single post about it. No one cared, even though the thing with Cap was a gimmick, and the thing with the twins was outright ignorant anti-Semitism.
I understand that Steve Rogers is everyone’s favorite white guy. I understand. but if you care more about that than the Romanoffs, then I’m not sure you understand much of anything.
I see that the same writer who did Captain America is a Nazi has written Magneto is a Hydra Nazi too. and I see exactly one person on my dash posting about it.
now, maybe it’s my own fault for following the wrong blogs. maybe I expected too much of people, to care about things like this, things that affect Jews.
when I made a post about the Cap thing a few months back, I was yelled at by a Holocaust denier and whined at by a white German who was “tired of being blamed” for history, as though history is not our responsibility, as though history is not always right beside us.
so here is my post about the Magneto-Nazi-Hydra thing: the political climate has been harshly anti-Semitic lately. it’s been anti- a lot of things obviously. but my people’s cemeteries are being destroyed, my people’s places of worship and community are being threatened, I have seen more swastikas this year than I have in the past five, and Marvel just put their single most iconic Jewish character in line with their fictional Nazi order. and one fucking person on my dash is talking about that.
I expected better. I don’t know why I expected better. no one in this modern world seems to know how to treat Jews. are we people of color? are we a minority? are we white? are we all Zionists? what are we and where do we fit?
you don’t need to have all the answers. I know I don’t. it would just be nice to know that someone gives a shit, now of all times, about how my people get represented and treated in the media. there’s been so much anti-Semitism in the news lately, maybe you don’t know what to say. to say about the real news or this Marvel plotline or any of it.
so you know. if you even care at all about something that harms my community much more than everyone’s favorite white guy getting a stupid plotline, could you say something? anything? don’t just “like” a post, it’s useless. if you don’t know what to say, reblog this, reblog something else, I don’t care how you do it, just say something. anything.
please. please say something. we can’t drown out their voices on our own.
It’s easy to forget that the binary gender system was created, upheld, and globalized by Western Europeans. Gender roles are so ingrained in our society that they become naturalized. In reality, “male” and “female” only existed as a binary in a few Western European nations until the 18th century, when they spread around the world through colonization, imperialism, and war. Of course, there were sex roles before then, but they weren’t on a binary and didn’t influence the minutiae of everyday life as they do now. Even among Eastern European Jews, we had six “genders” spanning from what we might now label as intersex or nonbinary (androgynos/אַנְדְּרוֹגִינוֹס) to trans women (saris/סריס). These classifications are hundreds of years old and have been used for just as long. I draw attention to this to phenomenon not to deny complicity within the system of gender roles but instead to point out to how subjective, time-specific, and unnatural they are to our society.