Give me the lover who yanks open the door
of his house and presses me to the wall
in the dim hallway, and keeps me there until I’m drenched
and shaking, whose kisses arrive by the boatload
and begin their delicious diaspora
through the cities and small towns of my body.
To hell with the saints, with the martyrs
of my childhood meant to instruct me
in the power of endurance and faith,
to hell with the next world and its pallid angels
swooning and sighing like Victorian girls.
I want this world. I want to walk into
the ocean and feel it trying to drag me along
like I’m nothing but a broken bit of scratched glass,
and I want to resist it.
Buycott helps you to organize your everyday consumer spending so that it reflects your principles. The app includes a barcode scanner which lets you know if you’re boycotting or supporting the product’s manufacturer and parent company.
To stop supporting Israeli occupation and the repeated genocidal massacres against the Palestinian people, there are two boycott campaigns you should join in the app:
Long Live Palestine - Boycott Israel (International brands which actively support the Israeli occupation and Israeli military)
Avoid Israeli Settlement Products (Products manufactured in Israeli settlements built on stolen Palestinian land. These settlements are considered illegal under international law, and they support Israeli military occupation)
I live under Israeli occupation and I am still able to buy from brands that don’t support it. So if you live elsewhere, you have no excuse.
The app includes many other campaigns including boycotting products by Nestle, Unilever and Coca Cola, which contribute to human rights violations around the world. You can choose whichever campaigns you wish to join or create your own campaign.
If you don’t want to use the app for some reason, then at least check the barcode number. Any number that starts with 729 is made in Israel. Although many Israeli products don’t start with 729. But you’ll be able to screen the majority of them.
I just want to point out that despite the subject matter, a woman director who doesn’t have the most extensive resume, practically an “unknown” conventionally, was given a high profile film. Regardless of how you feel about Fifty Shades of Grey and its antifeminism at times, hiring Sam Taylor-Johnson as the director of Fifty Shades of Grey is something to feel excited about.
also it’s so boring how these days so-called ‘feministis’ never miss an opportunity to bash another woman’s work. fifty shades isn’t exactly anti-feminist in my opinion, I honestly don’t see where it’s supposed to be so degrading to women. It’s not like twilight. the main character anastasia is in control of the situation and even makes grey change his weird behavior because she doesn’t accept everything he does, she isn’t treated as an object or a trophy or something, he genuinely falls in love with her and whenever he gets all control freak on her she points out that it’s not cool. so what exactly is everyone’s big problem? why do they hate on this book so much? just because they have kinky sex and it’s not a profound work of literature? or because a woman became rich and famous for writing fanfiction? maybe these wannabe-feminists should start writing their own fanfiction instead of being hateful towards another woman…would be a better use of the time tbh
“Real fierce and fearless women celebrate and compliment other women and we recognize and embrace the notion that their shine in no way diminishes our light and that it actually makes our light shine brighter.”—Gabrielle Union
“Oh rascal children of Gaza. You who constantly disturbed me with your screams under my window. You who filled every morning with rush and chaos. You who broke my vase and stole the lonely flower on my balcony. Come back, and scream as you want and break all the vases. Steal all the flowers. Come back.. Just come back..”—Khaled Juma, a Palestinian poet from Gaza. (via nowinexile)
More than 600 Palestinians are no longer with us in the space of 14 days, 25% of whom were children. May God bless the little darlings and may He grant their parents sabr. (via standwithpalestine)