micdotcom:

Woman live tweets IBM execs discussing why they don’t hire women, tries not to throw up

Toronto-based editor Lyndsay Kirkham has started a firestorm this week after overhearing what was apparently an incredibly sexist conversation between IBM executives at lunch — and live-tweeting it.

Unaware that they were transmitting sexist nonsense to cyberspace, the IBM executives openly discussed “why they don’t hire women.” If you take Kirkham’s account at its word, it actually gets way worse.

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We fight against all forms of racism and support the right of self-determination against national/racial oppression. The United States was built on a history of genocide, slavery, land theft, and the exploitation and scapegoating of immigrants. Because of the historical and structural connections between capitalism and white supremacy, the social disease of racism cannot be eradicated under capitalism, and overcoming white supremacy and national oppression is a central task of a revolutionary socialist movement. As members and allies of nationally and racially oppressed communities, we support and participate in fights against police brutality, voter ID laws, deportation and detention of immigrants, the school-to-prison pipeline, and the prison industrial complex, as well as fights for ethnic studies, environmental justice, immigrant rights, and native sovereignty. We support the right of people of color to self-organize within our organization, as well as within unions and social movements. We seek to become more multiracial and to ally with people of color and revolutionary nationalist organizations.
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“Because sending a letter is the next best thing to showing up personally at someone’s door. Ink from your pen touches the stationary, your fingers touch the paper, your saliva seals the envelope, your scent graces the paper. Something tangible from your world travels through machines and hands, and deposits itself in another’s mailbox; their world. Your letter is then carried inside as an invited guest. The paper that was sitting on your desk, now sits on another’s. The recipient handles the paper that you handled. Letters create a connection that modern and impersonal forms of communication will never replace.”

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“Because sending a letter is the next best thing to showing up personally at someone’s door. Ink from your pen touches the stationary, your fingers touch the paper, your saliva seals the envelope, your scent graces the paper. Something tangible from your world travels through machines and hands, and deposits itself in another’s mailbox; their world. Your letter is then carried inside as an invited guest. The paper that was sitting on your desk, now sits on another’s. The recipient handles the paper that you handled. Letters create a connection that modern and impersonal forms of communication will never replace.”

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What seems to be interesting with regard to the mystic poems is that the phenomenological experience of the listener can direct him/her to a kind of empathy not only with the human elements or representatives who have directly participated in the scenario of the poem, but also with poet him/herself. The conclusion is that if the listener gets to find out a sort of honesty and sincerity behind the words of the poet, he/she will then feel like appreciating more and more the very beauty of his/her virtues, and will consequently get the same sense to regard him/her equally as meaningful being that can bring sense of Being to the others. That is where claim of therapy can remarkably come into existence.
Kambiz Badie & Maryam Tayefeh Mahmoudi, Nature-Inspired Expression & Empathy-Directed Impression in Persian Mystic Poems: A Phenomenological Perspective for Transforming Mental Modes and Therapeutic Purposes (via modernshxmxn)

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Amid the ongoing Israeli assault on Gaza, the West Bank has risen.

Tens of thousands of Palestinians marched with President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah movement from the West Bank city of Ramallah toward Jerusalem to protest Israel’s war on Hamas in Gaza, which has claimed the lives of nearly 800 Palestinians, many of them civilians.

The protest appears to be the largest mass demonstration since the 1980s. The uprising promises to be different from previous intifadas, partly because it comes in the wake of the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street and other mass protest movements around the globe. But the way in which the world engages with protest has also evolved, due to the advent of Twitter and cell phone video, which can focus attention on raw conflict in a way that bypasses the mainstream media. Today’s march is being live tweeted at the hashtag #48kMarch.

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I won’t trade humanity for patriotism.
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Pro-Israel goon in Boston threatened a Palestinian woman with rape at Tuesday’s protest. Make sure to ID this guy, and please stay safe everyone. The irony of Zionists: Wearing a shirt that says peace while you threaten to rape someone.


Please reblog. We can do this.

EVERYONE KNOW THE FACE OF THIS PIECE OF SHIT. People who threaten rape deserve no privacy. 
Clearly, this man did not attend the rally to support peace but to voice his racism in a publicly sanctioned forum, one where he could masquerade behind politics. This is the very intersection of Orientalism and misogyny: a white man disagreeing with an Arab woman because he is both a misogynist and bigoted against Arabs, and then immediately defaulting to sexual violence (or threats thereof — this is where his mind instantly goes) because she is a woman. He feels gendered power over her as a man, and racial power over her as a white person. He views her as doubly inferior, and this combination fills him with so much rage and so much hate that he vocally expresses an intention to rape her. And he does so OUT LOUD, IN A PUBLIC SPACE FILLED WITH PEOPLE, IN THE MIDDLE OF BROAD DAYLIGHT, because rape culture permits him to do so without consequence. 
Please reblog. I want everyone on Tumblr to know what this piece of shit looks like. Bostonians, be careful of this violent bigot.

jprincess582:

standwithpalestine:

Pro-Israel goon in Boston threatened a Palestinian woman with rape at Tuesday’s protest. Make sure to ID this guy, and please stay safe everyone. The irony of Zionists: Wearing a shirt that says peace while you threaten to rape someone.

Please reblog. We can do this.

EVERYONE KNOW THE FACE OF THIS PIECE OF SHIT. People who threaten rape deserve no privacy. 

Clearly, this man did not attend the rally to support peace but to voice his racism in a publicly sanctioned forum, one where he could masquerade behind politics. This is the very intersection of Orientalism and misogyny: a white man disagreeing with an Arab woman because he is both a misogynist and bigoted against Arabs, and then immediately defaulting to sexual violence (or threats thereof — this is where his mind instantly goes) because she is a woman. He feels gendered power over her as a man, and racial power over her as a white person. He views her as doubly inferior, and this combination fills him with so much rage and so much hate that he vocally expresses an intention to rape her. And he does so OUT LOUD, IN A PUBLIC SPACE FILLED WITH PEOPLE, IN THE MIDDLE OF BROAD DAYLIGHT, because rape culture permits him to do so without consequence. 

Please reblog. I want everyone on Tumblr to know what this piece of shit looks like. Bostonians, be careful of this violent bigot.

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The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art.
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“Durga becomes angry, her face becoming dark as ink. Suddenly the goddess Kali springs from her forehead.” Kali is Durga’s rage, fury, and bloodlust unleashed onto the battlefield. “She roars loudly and leaps into battle where she tears demons apart with her hands and crushes them in her jaws.”

balsiek:

“Durga becomes angry, her face becoming dark as ink. Suddenly the goddess Kali springs from her forehead.” Kali is Durga’s rage, fury, and bloodlust unleashed onto the battlefield. “She roars loudly and leaps into battle where she tears demons apart with her hands and crushes them in her jaws.”

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Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda | The Independent
In a campaign to improve its image abroad, the Israeli government plans to provide scholarships to hundreds of students at its seven universities in exchange for their making pro-Israel Facebook posts and tweets to foreign audiences.



The students making the posts will not reveal online that they are funded by the Israeli government, according to correspondence about the plan revealed in the Haaretz newspaper.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office, which will oversee the programme, confirmed its launch and wrote that its aim was to “strengthen Israeli public diplomacy and make it fit the changes in the means of information consumption”.
The government’s hand is to be invisible to the foreign audiences. Daniel Seaman, the official who has been planning the effort, wrote in a letter on 5 August to a body authorising government projects that “the idea requires not making the role of the state stand out and therefore it is necessary to adhere to great involvement of the students themselves, without political linkage or affiliation”.
According to the plan, students are to be organised into units at each university, with a chief co-ordinator who receives a full scholarship, three desk co-ordinators for language, graphics and research who receive lesser scholarships and students termed “activists” who will receive a “minimal scholarship”.
Mr Netanyahu’s aides said the main topics the units would address related to political and security issues, combating calls to boycott Israel and combating efforts to question Israel’s legitimacy. The officials said the students would stress Israeli democratic values, freedom of religion and pluralism.
But Alon Liel, the doveish former director-general of the Israeli foreign ministry, criticised the plan as “quite disgusting”. “University students should be educated to think freely. When you buy the mind of a student, he becomes a puppet of the Israeli government grant,” he said. “You can give a grant to do social work or teach but not to do propaganda on controversial issues for the government.”
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Editor’s Note: This article was published August 2013.

america-wakiewakie:

Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda | The Independent

In a campaign to improve its image abroad, the Israeli government plans to provide scholarships to hundreds of students at its seven universities in exchange for their making pro-Israel Facebook posts and tweets to foreign audiences.

The students making the posts will not reveal online that they are funded by the Israeli government, according to correspondence about the plan revealed in the Haaretz newspaper.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office, which will oversee the programme, confirmed its launch and wrote that its aim was to “strengthen Israeli public diplomacy and make it fit the changes in the means of information consumption”.

The government’s hand is to be invisible to the foreign audiences. Daniel Seaman, the official who has been planning the effort, wrote in a letter on 5 August to a body authorising government projects that “the idea requires not making the role of the state stand out and therefore it is necessary to adhere to great involvement of the students themselves, without political linkage or affiliation”.

According to the plan, students are to be organised into units at each university, with a chief co-ordinator who receives a full scholarship, three desk co-ordinators for language, graphics and research who receive lesser scholarships and students termed “activists” who will receive a “minimal scholarship”.

Mr Netanyahu’s aides said the main topics the units would address related to political and security issues, combating calls to boycott Israel and combating efforts to question Israel’s legitimacy. The officials said the students would stress Israeli democratic values, freedom of religion and pluralism.

But Alon Liel, the doveish former director-general of the Israeli foreign ministry, criticised the plan as “quite disgusting”. “University students should be educated to think freely. When you buy the mind of a student, he becomes a puppet of the Israeli government grant,” he said. “You can give a grant to do social work or teach but not to do propaganda on controversial issues for the government.”

(Photo Credit: Daily Slave)

Editor’s Note: This article was published August 2013.

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