Self-Sustaining Gender Rigidities?

“Men have a stake in believing that we are not really like that. Women have a stake in believing that men really don’t see them that way. For each party, facing the truth often feels as if it is too much to bear. So we turn away and pretend.”

Robert Jensen in Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity.

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On Immigration:

“In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American. . . . There can be no divided allegiance here.”

~President Theodore Roosevelt

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Fuck You Fridays!

Achewood

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My Rep Keeps It Real

In an interview with Tikkun, a California-based Jewish magazine, Moran said the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is “the most powerful lobby and has pushed [the Iraq] war from the beginning. I don’t think they represent the mainstream of American Jewish thinking at all, but because they are so well organized, and their members are extraordinarily powerful — most of them are quite wealthy — they have been able to exert power.” […]

“The problem with addressing the groups who have argued strongly in favor of a long-term American military presence in the Middle East is that they raise arguments that are not related to the point,” Moran said. “I would like to have a reasonable, objective discussion about AIPAC’s foreign policy agenda. But it’s difficult to do that because any time you question their motives, you are accused of being anti-Semitic.”

Jim Moran, Democratic representative from Virginia

And of course, don’t forget the response: anti-semite! Jew hater! Holocaust denier! Nazi!

Because of course, when you disagree with Israel or it’s agents in Washington, you’re an anti-semite.

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Drugs are bad mmm’kay

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