Race is a social construct - so no. Not in the case of American Jews who look like me - though, there are Jews who are people of color. I’d also hesitate to say “Askenazim are white” because there are mixed Jews who may have on Askenazim parent and another who isn’t.
But - I think in the last fifty or so years, Jews with skin like mine have successfully assimilated into whiteness. I know some people refer to this as “white passing” but - I’m white. I have the privileges of being white.
Jewishness still is an ethnic Other and perhaps Jewish people who are white are a white Other but we are still white.
(This being said: there are a few significant people who might refer to themselves as race realists, white supremacists, or having “white pride’ who almost certainly don’t consider Jews ever white. However these are not the majority of people even though there are a lot more than you’d think!)
You are really, really kind. Thank you.
I am really fucking terrified and suspicious of doctors (specifically psych docs) and the power they wield over me
like, I am convinced they’re all trying to catch me out and trick me into saying something that ‘reveals’ me as Not Really Ill
and I simultaneously know this is irrational, and utterly utterly cannot believe that it isn’t in some way true
everything is a fucking lie I am a fucking lie why won’t anybody tell me what the truth is?
hey, here’s an idea: let’s shut the fuck up about whether or not makeup is empowering and start discussing actually relevant and important feminist issues. you know, instead of fucking bickering about cosmetics, we could even discuss the roots of the issue rather than yelling “MAKEUP WON’T SMASH PATRIARCHY!!!!” no, it won’t, we get it. we have all beaten a stable full of dead horses on this one. let’s move the fuck on
People are still having this conversation? Geez.
Yeah… it’s not really so much a conversation as obnoxious sniping.
if you’re following me on the grounds that we are both queer but you don’t consider prisoner support (and prison abolition) work as an important intersection to queer struggles we are decidedly Not On the Same Team
What the fuck is this and why is it in my inbox and how did you find me
I don’t need this “you aren’t defined by your disability” bullshit because guess what, my disability is absolutely a part of who I am. That treads really close to shit like “I don’t see you as disabled” or “you’re so much more than your disability” and I’m just sitting here thinking: fuck off, stop trying to divorce myself from my disability.
This smacks of “I would prefer to pretend that you’re not disabled as that makes things more comfortable for me. Paying attention to your disability frightens me, as I generally have difficulty associating disability with personhood or with anything other than embarrassment and shame. The idea that you yourself identify as disabled never occurred to me, the idea that you might yourself feel defined by your disability as part of your whole never occurred to me, the thought of your disability being a part of your personhood and not a detractor to it never occurred to me.”