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not all jews are white NOT ALL JEWS ARE WHITE

THE PHENOMENON OF JEWS “BECOMING WHITE” IN AMERICA IS REALLY WEIRD AND COMPLEX AND SURPRISE THERE ARE ACTUALLY MANY, MANY JEWS THAT AREN’T WHITE

LATINO JEWS

ASIAN JEWS

AFRICAN JEWS

JEWS FROM ALL OVER THE NON WESTERN WORLD YES WOW YES AMAZING !!!

SO LET’S GET SOME NONWHITE JEWISH REPRESENTATION UP IN HERE OKAY THANK :3

people who trash sansa for being weak genuinely upset me a shit ton like sansa. oh sansa.

sansa, who saw her wolf tried and killed by the boy she was courting. who begged for mercy when her father later met the same fate, and at the same hands; who was still forced to watch her father beheaded and mocked and stuck up on a spike. sansa, who thought she was in love with a king, who was already in love with the idea of being a queen, who turned out to be given a place in the court as little more than a disrespected figurehead with a horrible, insane, abusive husband. sansa, the eldest sister, whose accompanying eldest brother was brutally murdered along with their mother, whose sister is missing, whose family is lost, disbanded, and disregarded, who can never be sure if the news she gets of them is true or false.

sansa, who starts the story out at age eleven, who is not even thirteen when she finds herself trapped at joffrey’s side, held hostage, forced to continually denounce her own family, her past, her identity. sansa who has to watch the boy she thought she loved take another for a wife; to wonder fearfully if she still has a home at all, even if it is the worst one she’s ever had, because she has nowhere else to go. sansa who gets handed off to her horrible husband’s brother like nothing more than an object to be had, who is treated like her body isn’t hers and she doesn’t have a mind at all.

sansa, who tries desperately to save others from meeting the same fate her father had. sansa, who searches for hope where she can find it and compassion when she can give it.

sansa, who does not have the opportunity to be a king, the physical strength to be a knight, the world experience to make her wise, the political connections to keep her safe. sansa, a small, inexperienced, scared, abused young girl, who has been told in every possible way that her emotions mean nothing, her wits don’t exist, her body is someone else’s property to be used and discarded as they please. sansa, who fights so damn hard just to make it through the day, to keep on living, to have a place to live, an enemy to fight, and others to care for as well.

people who trash sansa for being weak make me so upset not only because of how i feel about sansa as a character but because of how it reflects the way that women, especially women who have experienced abuse, are so often viewed and treated in real life. weak? fucking weak? a fucking weak, spoiled bitch?

sansa’s strength boggles me when i try to quantify it. the strength it must take to know when to not openly fight back, to swallow the guilt, the self-hatred and self-blame, the anger at others. the strength to both act on incredible self-preservation but to still be kind towards others, and beyond that to go out of ones way to protect them. the strength to resist total apathy, to resist giving up, which are both completely natural and understandable responses. the strength to admit that there is only so much that can be done, and in certain ways– the strength to understand weakness in one area, but not to falsely conflate it with all the other parts that make up a valuable, worthwhile, powerful person.

so what if she has pretty clothes, if she lives in a court, if she is called a queen? all that can so easily mean nothing next to the abuse one faces with it. so what if she makes cutting comments, inappropriate insults, if she displays misdirected bursts of anger or rudeness– of course that behavior is not okay, but does that make her rotten at her core? is her entire situation, all the pressure of the burdens she bears, to be completely ignored just for the sake of calling her– what, spoiled? overemotional? hysterical? a “bitch”?

how is it that sansa is never admired for her cunning, her slyness, her ambition, her aggression, her kindness? how is it that she is so often classified as a bad person, as opposed to being a good person in a bad situation? how is it that people expect sansa to act like a “normal” grown woman, when she’s barely even a teenager, when she hasn’t known anything even remotely close to normal for years?

all these questions make me wonder… if sansa was a boy, would she still be called weak?

I’m studying abroad!

Which means that I’ll be using a wee little tablet for a month instead of a computer and home internet. My personal blog is already queued for the whole time, but I’m not sure how often I’ll be able to update this blog meanwhile. Hopefully a bunch!

Farewell, my wonderful merfolk! Until I next find a stable WiFi service.

woke up sad, then got a text from the most tsundere ex-roommate you’ll ever meet.

“are you ever thinking of moving in again? i was just wondering. it would be nice to have you around sorta miss you”

I KNEW IT!!!!

orangeonslaught said: I’M SO EXCITED YOU’RE BACK. I MISSED YOU!!! TELL US EVERYTHING. <3333

i missed you too!!! i’ve been getting this question a lot and idk how much there is to tell honestly if you’re looking for some real adventure stories xD

friend-wise it was meh, three of my roommates were dangerous as heck so i just stayed out of their way (i do have a few stories about their adventures though lol), many italian men seemed to think it was okay to hit on me because i have pink hair, and i have completely lost faith in other tourist’s ability to take photos of me.. at the trevi fountain, i was standing in front of it, and this one person somehow cropped out the fountain entirely! ??? xD

i did make friends with two serbian tour guides who took me out to see a ton of shit for free, which was SWEET

but i actually really really enjoyed being on my own for a bit- i was getting a bit suffocated back home- and so for most of the time i was in italy i took an art history class and spent literally the entire month geeking out hardcore over old christian, romanesque and gothic architecture and what felt like tens of thousands of pissed-off-looking byzantine jesuses. i learned SO MUCH and it was AMAZING seeing all these works i’ve loved for years in person- botticelli’s venus was far less impressive than i thought it would be, and michelangelo’s david was WAY more handsome than i’d imagined!

i also bought my first real leather jacket…. it’s beautiful and it makes me feel like i’m a badass motorcycle chick!

LOK SPOILERS DON'T READ

wOW okay i have so many questions like a) WHY DID THEY TELL KORRA AANG WANTED HER TO GROW UP ESSENTIALLY IN ISOLATION THAT IS LIKE THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT AANG PREACHED so a.2) why did they even decide that was okay what

b) did they just take camels from the north pole to the south

c) why didnt katara go on vacation with the fam

d) isnt bolin cold since the twins just pierced giant holes in his jacket

e) why did tonraq attack the forest i don’t get it who are the barbarians??? was it REALLY necessary to catch them after driving them out like why drive them out if youre going to capture them 

f) why havent either of the water tribes tried to fix things earlier

g) idk I’LL HAVE MORE SOON

i went to class but it turned out there was no school today so i sat in my classroom and came up with an ereri comic omg~ i really hope i have time to get it done soon but if any artists wanna collab thatd be super rad since i’ve already storyboarded it and stuff~

hehe anyways here’s the tiny drabble that prompted it under the cut

warning for violence and aaangsttt

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