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Item the First.

Via Racialicious, addressing the issue of being Black in Israel (the comments indeed show the lack of quality information about this under-represented population and general misconceptions about Israel).

Being Black in Israel and putting it on film )

And Item the Second.

Honour killings have always been a way of marking Muslim populations as primitive, backward and generally speaking morally bankrupt.
I mean, when a man kills his girlfriend out of Passion, it's not "okay", but it's "understandable".
Right.

All that to put things in perspective.

Today I read a report about
Anti-gay attacks on rise in Iraq
.

I have some stuff to say about that )
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Ever since (in)famous(?) Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi threw his shoe at Former (hooray!) President Bush, there have been a number of copy cats.

A shoe was thrown at the Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao on Monday at his talk in Cambridge University. Unlike Mr. al-Zaidi, this protester did not manage to aim quite so squarely at Mr. Wen.

And just today a shoe and two books were thrown at Israel Ambassador Mr. Benny Dagan in Sweden.
The shoe and two books were thrown by two protesters at the University of Stockholm where Mr. Dagan was giving a talk about the upcoming elections.
I can only assume that the items were thrown in protest to the violence in Gaza.

Or Antisemitism.

Who can tell.

Although, it would appear that unlike the shoes thrown at Bush and Wen, these ones actually hit their target.

Here is a short video of the incident:


And on a more ludicrous note: books! They threw books?! Dude, shoes is one thing - it's dirty and out right disrespectful, but books! That's just disrespecting yourself.
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Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi threw his shoes at Prez Bush on December 14th.

Bush says: "So what if the guy threw a shoe at me?"


Indeed, so what?

Well, he's been arrested (which, ya know, okay, he did try to assault a head of state) and is being tortured (Dude! What the Fuckity-Fuck!?).

Justice.

*thumbs up*
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A weekend without Internet is less than ideal.
The phone cable decayed and Frida fritzed!
Poor Frida, at the lab with a hardware problem. I hope the my hard drive makes it out.
*hopes*

It did, however give me a chance to finish watching the entire fourth season on Doctor Who.

It was awesome!
And sad!
And oh no, what's going to happen now?!
And I want more Torchwood!
Ianto... I hope he doesn't die *whimper*

And by the way, out of the three women companions that The Doctor has traveled with over the past four seasons, Martha and Donna rule!
So much better than Rose.
Not really sure what The Doctor sees in her, except that she might make him feel young, but eh.
I'll write more about those.

So, yeah.

Hey, USaians! Your elections are catching. 't would appear that we're having our... what... fifth, sixth election in a decade.
There's stable government for you.
Took the entire Holiday season for Ms. Livni to figure out that the current Knesset wouldnot form a coalition with her.
Unless she gave certain factions more funds.
Yeah.
No, really. It's all here (there's an embedded video, so you'd better mute if you don't want to hear it).
Bit gross if you ask me.
Lucky for me you do.

And breaking News of the hour. Looks like the US Military attacked the Abu Kamal area in Syria just across the border with Iraq.
Dude.
Oh no they didn't!
It would appear... they did.
Eight deaths have been confirmed.

It's going to be an interesting News cycle, I'd say.
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When I first read about the murder of Dua Khalil (for there is no "honour" in the killing of a 17 year old girl for any reason), I didn't write about it because it's a known thing.
These gender based murders (and they are gender based, make no mistake) have nothing to do with "honour" and everything to do with control, or to be a little more brash Cuntrol.
In Israel, these murders have been reported more than once.

Then I read what Joss Wheodon had to say* about Dua Khalil and thought, how can people think that is something "special" when all it is a symptom of the same thing which is perpetrated throughout History:
Extreme measures of gender control.

*Basically agreeing with him other than the womb-envy thing... over simplification much, Joss?

In addition, the genocide in Darfur must be stopped.

וכמו כן, צריך לעצור את רצח העם בדרפור.
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Joss Whedon on the "honour" killing of Dua Khalil

For the story on the "honour" killing of Dua Kalil go here. There's a video of the attack, I haven't watched it.
I don't think I want to.

In addition, the genocide in Darfur must be stopped.

וכמו כן, צריך לעצור את רצח העם בדרפור.

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V and Justice

V: Ah, I was forgetting that we are not properly introduced. I do not have a name. You can call me V. Madam Justice...this is V. V... this is Madam Justice. hello, Madam Justice.

Justice: Good evening, V.

V: There. Now we know each other. Actually, I've been a fan of yours for quite some time. Oh, I know what you're thinking...

Justice: The poor boy has a crush on me...an adolescent fatuation.

V: I beg your pardon, Madam. It isn't like that at all. I've long admired you...albeit only from a distance. I used to stare at you from the streets below when I was a child. I'd say to my father, "Who is that lady?" And he'd say "That's Madam Justice." And I'd say "Isn't she pretty."

V: Please don't think it was merely physical. I know you're not that sort of girl. No, I loved you as a person. As an ideal.

Justice: What? V! For shame! You have betrayed me for some harlot, some vain and pouting hussy with painted lips and a knowing smile!

V: I, Madam? I beg to differ! It was your infidelity that drove me to her arms!

V: Ah-ha! That surprised you, didn't it? You thought I didn't know about your little fling. But I do. I know everything! Frankly, I wasn't surprised when I found out. You always did have an eye for a man in uniform.

Justice: Uniform? Why I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about. It was always you, V. You were the only one...

V: Liar! Slut! Whore! Deny that you let him have his way with you, him with his armbands and jackboots!

V: Well? Cat got your tongue? I though as much.

V: Very well. So you stand revealed at last. you are no longer my justice. You are his justice now. You have bedded another.

Justice: Sob! Choke! Wh-who is she, V? What is her name?

V: Her name is Anarchy. And she has taught me more as a mistress than you ever did! She has taught me that justice is meaningless without freedom. She is honest. She makes no promises and breaks none. Unlike you, Jezebel. I used to wonder why you could never look me in the eye. Now I know. So good bye, dear lady. I would be saddened by our parting even now, save that you are no longer the woman I once loved.

*KABOOM!*

-"V for Vendetta"

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