I keep thinking about this, but someone actually said Jews should stop using the word antisemitism and start using alternatives like “Judeophobia” or “anti-Jewish”. The thing is, those words only refer to a religious hatred.

Antisemitism is never just a religious hatred, it is also an ethnic hatred. An ethnoreligious hatred. The word antisemitism captures that ethnoreligious hatred. That’s what it was created for — to persecute Jews on a level deeper than religion.

I can’t think of another word that would cover both a religious and ethnic hatred. And even if I could, I’m not going to use it just because non-Jewish Arabs want to co-opt our oppression.

There is only one word that describes our oppression and that is antisemitism. It’s not changing. I’m sorry you feel left out, but you can’t just redefine a word because you feel like it.

Antisemitism referring to Jews doesn’t erase Arab identity or the fact that Arabs are Semitic. What would really be erased is the history of our oppression.

Tattoo Stories with Dillon Francis – On the deer coming out of a woman’s face on his right arm: “I didn’t want to actually get this one tattooed on me. I wanted to get it on my leg or not at all. Because I told him about this idea. I was like, ‘I’ve seen this tattoo artist. His name’s Pietro something. He’s from Italy. And he does a lot of faces where, it’s guys in suits but then their faces aren’t anything it’s just like the Twilight Zone in it. And I was like, 'what if we do a girl’s face, she’s a porcelain doll, taking her face … Or no, just with a deer … Or no, I said a jackalope. I wanted it to be like a bunny mixed with a deer, mixed with a tiger as well. So it was a funny tiger-deer thing. And then he made it so that she was holding her face.”