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alyharania:

Okay Tumblr. Anti-semitism doesn’t exist anymore?

A Jewish primary school in Denmark was broken into, vandalized, and graffitied August 21st.  As a safety precaution, other schools have suggested children stop wearing kippahs around school property so they can avoid being easily identified as Jewish and avoid violent attacks.

A Paris synagogue was fire-bombed in July. At a demonstration earlier that month against the violence in Israel, the protesters, instead of calling for an end to violence or justice for the dead, called for “death to the Jews." (Link contains video) 

Anti-semitic attacks have been increasing in frequency in Britain, including the vandalism of graves and the defacing of synagogues.

Swastikas and the word “Hamas” were spray-painted in red on the side of a synagogue in Miami, Florida. The article also includes examples of vandalism done to peoples homes and cars.

A woman in Geneva tried to force her way into a synagogue holding a sign that said “Every synagogue is an Israeli embassy” and a Palestinian flag. 

Temple University in Philadelphia has received formal complaints about minimizing the Holocaust in classrooms. The professor, Allessio Lerro, who is the subject of these complaints has been claiming that “Jews are exaggerating the extent of the Holocaust to obtain political advantages.” 

A survey done of over 53,000 people in over 100 countries by the Defamation League revealed high amounts of anti-semitism in North Africa and the Middle East (up to 74% of people in the areas interviewed believing it was “all right to have anti-semitic views,” as worded by the Miami Herald) and up to 34% in areas of South and Central America. (The lowest scoring broad region, Oceania, scored 14%, which is still uncomfortably high)

There have been serious concerns about how opposition to Israel can avoid anti-semitism. This article, which discusses this issue, also provides a good summary of incidents discussed above and other attacks, discrimination, and the greater feeling of feel Jewish feel across the globe. 

Finally, and quite tellingly, Newsweek’s cover article a few weeks ago was titled Exodus: Why Europe’s Jews are Leaving Once Again. It’s a chilling and upsetting read— Golden Dawn, which is a neo-Nazi party in Greece, won 10% of the national vote and thus got three members in the European parliament, for example— and I suggest you go on and do so. 

So, I’ll pose the question now, Tumblr. Does anti-semitism still exist?

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benepla:

  • is overweight. not “a little heavy” or “curvy in all the right places”, she is overweight and she owns it.
  • is gay, and from her first public exposure has been open about this
  • has bipolar disorder
  • is one of the coolest lyricists right now
  • has this song which is way more feel good than “all about the bass” or “shake it off” 
  • is super cute
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  • mary lambert

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thebetterworldfight:

thirliewhirl:

girls who were bullied most of their life and gain confidence at one point should be feared most because they dont take anyone’s shit no longer and they will destroy you if you think otherwise

:) 

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shwaas:

Parineeti Chopra frustrated at the male gender for being ignorant about periods[X]

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twooping:

You could’ve reblogged that from me

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kosmotis:

do not pity the dead, harry, pity the living, and above all those who think feminism means hating men.

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Federal judge rejects key part of Texas abortion law

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IBC Breast Cancer awareness

fuckyeahwomenprotesting:

fuckyeahwomenprotesting:

Hi guys! So not many of you know this but my aunt runs a charity to spread awareness and fund research on a rare form of breast cancer. This form of cancer does not present with a lump, targets younger women (late 20’s and early 30’s) and diagnoses often happens too late so research on this is so important.

It would mean a lot if you follow this link and donated to my page to help fund research. If you can’t donate please signal boost!

For more information on IBC (inflammatory breast cancer) follow these links. This is important even if you can’t donate or share this post so you know what to look for!

https://theibcnetwork.org/what-is-ibc/

https://www.firstgiving.com/huntforhope

Every dollar counts!

Hey guys this is super important! The more people that see it the more likely people are to see it and donate. This form of cancer has an incredibly low survival rate and research is important. It’s a very modest goal and every little bit counts. I know this isn’t a hot button issue right now, but any help even just reblogging to reach more people, is vital!

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shylax:

I’m glad there’s finally a term for this type of asshole.

shylax:

I’m glad there’s finally a term for this type of asshole.

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