tiril stenhammer

Norwegian wanderluster that is currently studying
Entertainment Business Management in Melbourne.
I'm a notorious tv-series watcher, with a love for live music.

True gender equality is actually perceived as inequality. A group that is made up of 50% women is perceived as being mostly women. A situation that is perfectly equal between men and women is perceived as being biased in favor of women.

And if you don’t believe me, you’ve never been a married woman who kept her family name. I have had students hold that up as proof of my “sexism.”

My own brother told me that he could never marry a woman who kept her name because “everyone would know who ruled that relationship.” Perfect equality – my husband keeps his name and I keep mine – is held as a statement of superiority on my part.

My new bedroom till I can move out.

My new bedroom till I can move out.

down with apartheid israel

—what my true love will whisper in my ear before we both fall asleep after a long day of drinking the tears of zionists (via redplebeian)

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descentintotyranny:

MSNBC Contributor Slams Network For Pro-Israel Coverage: ‘We Are Ridiculous!’
July 21 2014

An MSNBC contributor used her appearance on the cable news channel Monday to sharply criticize its coverage of the Israel-Hamas conflict.


During an interview on “Ronan Farrow Daily,” Palestinian journalist Rula Jebreal unloaded on Western media outlets, including MSNBC, arguing that influence from pro-Israel forces makes the news coverage more favorable to the likes of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
"Because of AIPAC, and because of the money behind it, and because of Sheldon Adelson, and because of all of us in the media. We are ridiculous. We are disgustingly biased when it comes to this issue," Jebreal said.
"Look at how many airtime Netanyahu and his folks have on air on a daily basis. Andrea Mitchell and others," she continued, referring to the MSNBC stalwart whose show airs right before Farrow’s afternoon program. "I never see one Palestinian being interviewed on theses same issues."
When Farrow pushed back gently and pointed out that Palestinian guests have been interviewed, Jebreal continued her criticism.
"Maybe 30 seconds! And then you have 25 minutes for Bibi Netanyahu, and then half an hour for Naftali Bennett and many others," Jebreal said.
Jebreal wasn’t done. She went on to call out NBC News for the recent kerfuffle surrounding Ayman Mohyeldin, the foreign correspondent who was abruptly pulled off the network’s coverage of the Israel-Hamas conflict last week.
Mohyeldin was eventually sent back to Gaza this weekend after his removal from the region — which NBC said was due to security concerns — sparked a fierce public backlash.
Jebreal, it turns out, is among the critics who believes Mohyeldin was taken off the story for political reasons.
"Listen, the Ayman Mohyeldin story, let’s talk about this. We are home and we can discuss this. Ayman Mohyeldin is covering the Palestinian side and we get upset," she said. "It’s too pro-Palestinian. We don’t like it. We push him back and thanks for social media that brought him in."
The criticism clearly made Farrow uncomfortable, and he could only respond to Jebreal’s points with a vague counter.
"Point taken, but doesn’t it reveal equally our thinking that we now have Ayman Mohyeldin on air and I think there’s been very fair and balanced coverage?" he said.
"Yes, thanks to social media, and thanks for the pushback from the public opinion," Jebreal responded. "And I’m not saying that everybody is like this, but it’s one-tenth is given to the Palestinian voice and 99 percent of the Israelis voice. And that’s why the public opinion is pro-Israeli, which is the opposite in the rest of the world."

descentintotyranny:

MSNBC Contributor Slams Network For Pro-Israel Coverage: ‘We Are Ridiculous!’

July 21 2014

During an interview on “Ronan Farrow Daily,” Palestinian journalist Rula Jebreal unloaded on Western media outlets, including MSNBC, arguing that influence from pro-Israel forces makes the news coverage more favorable to the likes of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

"Because of AIPAC, and because of the money behind it, and because of Sheldon Adelson, and because of all of us in the media. We are ridiculous. We are disgustingly biased when it comes to this issue," Jebreal said.

"Look at how many airtime Netanyahu and his folks have on air on a daily basis. Andrea Mitchell and others," she continued, referring to the MSNBC stalwart whose show airs right before Farrow’s afternoon program. "I never see one Palestinian being interviewed on theses same issues."

When Farrow pushed back gently and pointed out that Palestinian guests have been interviewed, Jebreal continued her criticism.

"Maybe 30 seconds! And then you have 25 minutes for Bibi Netanyahu, and then half an hour for Naftali Bennett and many others," Jebreal said.

Jebreal wasn’t done. She went on to call out NBC News for the recent kerfuffle surrounding Ayman Mohyeldin, the foreign correspondent who was abruptly pulled off the network’s coverage of the Israel-Hamas conflict last week.

Mohyeldin was eventually sent back to Gaza this weekend after his removal from the region — which NBC said was due to security concerns — sparked a fierce public backlash.

Jebreal, it turns out, is among the critics who believes Mohyeldin was taken off the story for political reasons.

"Listen, the Ayman Mohyeldin story, let’s talk about this. We are home and we can discuss this. Ayman Mohyeldin is covering the Palestinian side and we get upset," she said. "It’s too pro-Palestinian. We don’t like it. We push him back and thanks for social media that brought him in."

The criticism clearly made Farrow uncomfortable, and he could only respond to Jebreal’s points with a vague counter.

"Point taken, but doesn’t it reveal equally our thinking that we now have Ayman Mohyeldin on air and I think there’s been very fair and balanced coverage?" he said.

"Yes, thanks to social media, and thanks for the pushback from the public opinion," Jebreal responded. "And I’m not saying that everybody is like this, but it’s one-tenth is given to the Palestinian voice and 99 percent of the Israelis voice. And that’s why the public opinion is pro-Israeli, which is the opposite in the rest of the world."

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Anonymous asked: "I’ve always known pro Israelis are deluded and ahistorical, but this post takes the cake." Dounyazed - Just out of principal I don't see how you could be so inclined to have such a hatred towards pro-Israelis just for being pro-Israelis. Surely you know better, and the current situation is vastly more complicated than you or I could possibly fathom. It's not as black as white as "The Palestinians are being oppressed by the Israelis, murdering children and stealing their land", just as it's not

pax-arabica:

as simple to say “Israel are 100% in the right and will always be in the right”, otherwise the world would have taken action long, long ago. Please don’t lie to us or yourself. Please answer this and if you actually say something thats unbiased then ill be on your side.

“Just out of principal.”

You don’t know what you’re talking about.

As a Palestinian, living currently under ISRAELI OCCUPATION, having lost friends and literally my entire childhood to Israel, you’re asking me why I then hate people who directly support my oppressors? Do you think everyone has your privilege of being far and detached and unaffected?

"The Palestinians are being oppressed by the Israelis, murdering children and stealing their land" is EXACTLY what is happening. Do you understand power dynamics and structures?

I’ll make things really simple for you: When the Palestinians do anything, it is in response to a brutal occupation and the ethnic cleansing we’ve been facing for the better part of a century now.

When the Israelis do something, it’s to uphold their military occupation. It’s to uphold the status quo and their ethnic supremacy at our expense.

There are worlds of difference between these two, and don’t you ever dare equate them.

It is not complicated in the slightest. It’ actually very simple, and the mystification of the “current situation” has been an Israeli tactic since day one. If you go back in history, a 5 year old could tell you that a bunch of fresh colonists establishing an ethnocracy at the expense of the indigenous population is point-blank wrong, by any standard.

You’re incredibly naïve if you think the world would ever take action based on “justice” and not interests. Is that really your standard for morality? Did the world take immediate action with regards to Apartheid South Africa? Algeria? No it took ages for them to move a finger, and it was the efforts of the indigenous population that resulted in victory, not a complacent, apathetic world.

Your problem is, that you seem to think that you’re so much more sophisticated and enlightened in taking this detached non-stance. Such positions only reinforce the status quo and the narrative of the side with all the power. I don’t need or want your condescending “support” on our side. We have history on our side, we have the solidarity of all decolonizing and marginalized peoples on our side, and the truth.

And a few dozen years down the line, when Israel is just a bad memory, remember this conversation. Remember that you stood and squabbled on the sidelines, like all “objective” middle grounders.

Just like the middle grounders on ending child labor, the middle grounders on women’s suffrage, and the middle grounders on the civil rights movement.

Anonymous asked: Do you support Hamas? You do realize they've been bombing and killing Israeli citizens for decades, don't you? And you do know that just the other day, Israel agreed to a ceasefire put forth by Egypt that Hamas outright declined.

anonymousmilitant:

Hamas was created in the 80’s and Israel has been killing, kidnapping, torturing and oppressing Palestinians since its very inception. Israel could only exist through the ethnic cleansing and displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians so don’t come to me with that bullshit. Hamas and all the other Palestinian resistance groups were formed to counter the terrorist racist state that is Israel.

Secondly, both Israel and Egypt never consulted with Hamas before they put that agreement on the table. That agreement was going to do nothing but continue the status quo which is the siege of Gaza. Israel would continue to block the strip by land, sea, and air with the help of the traitorous Egyptian government.

In response to that agreement, Hamas sent Egypt an improved proposal highlighting its demands which were very reasonable. Scroll down my blog and you will find the article I reblogged. What did Egypt and Israel do in response to these demands? Completely ignore them. That was their point. That agreement was a trap and the Palestinians would be the losers whether they agreed to it or not. Israel knew this, and it wanted to use it to claim legitimacy for the ongoing genocide. But we know better.