Feminism, Pop-Culture | Posted by Talia on 11/7/2011
What Does Jewish Look Like To You?
Procrastinating is always loads of fun, and thanks to the Internet, it’s really easy to do. One such time that I was putting off doing something important, I noticed this picture (embedded in this post).
Yeah, ha ha, very funny. It even reminds me of the “Death to All Juice” protest sign. Hilarious.
However, it occurred to me: generally offensive caricature aside, why are these Jews portrayed as male?
When you Google Image “Jew” and skim the results, almost all of the pictures are of white Ashkenazi-looking Hasidic males. The few pictures that aren’t are mostly anti-Semitic or anti-Israel; women and non-Hasids make up a small minority. When you Google Image “Orthodox Jews,” it’s the same (except for the much-loved Tefillin Barbie).
I suppose these results just …
Feminism | Posted by Danielle B on 07/12/2011
A Teen Feminist Calls the Westboro Baptist Church
The Westboro Baptist Church is America’s most infamous hate-mongers, using the bible and Christianity (at least, their brand of Christianity) to justify savage and hateful messages targeted at almost every group imaginable: homosexuals, abortionists, Muslims, Jews, Roman Catholics, even the United States military.
There’s a 99.999% chance that WBC hates you, too.
Free speech is one of many things that makes our nation — well, to be quite frank — pretty damn awesome, but this insane, hate-filled cult abuses that right to personally attack the aforementioned groups and their families. When they’re not stomping the American flag with soccer cleats or posting hateful parodies of popular songs on their website (the homophobic buggers even had the nerve to parody an Elton John song), they travel thousands of miles from their …