Because mensplaining and womensplaining are old hat — sexism, like racism and other type of bigotry, is apparently mainstream again — I figured I’d introduce the new concepts that I think are (unfortunately!) going to be all the rage in 2017: politisplaining, alt-rightsplaining and mediasplaining.
All posts tagged violence
Posted by Jo on December 2, 2016
I refuse to pick sides in any violent conflict, other than to denounce any and all violence, and all I get is hate in return. It’s crazy! Criticise what Israel does, get called an anti-semite. Criticise Hamas’s role, get called islamophobe or zionist.
If media cover what Israel does, they are accused of pro-Palestine bias. If media cover what Hamas does, they are labelled Zionist. They can’t win either.
Tit for tat for tit for tat. “They started it!” “No, they started it!” “We’ll stop if they’ll stop! “We didn’t stop because they didn’t stop”. So, hey, here’s an idea: stop the bickering. Stop excusing anyone’s violence or retaliation or whatever. Most of all, stop killing each other’s children.
I don’t care whose side you claim to be on, just STOP THE HATE. No conditions, just stop it. And stop defending others’ hate, or you’re just as much part of the problem. Not the media. YOU. With your placards against whatever whomever wherever. And your sick collections of images of dead children from other wars that you sickly misappropriate to suit your agenda. Stop keeping scorecards on who does worse to the other. It’s not fucking football, real human lives are getting destroyed.
Try non-violence. Try peace. Unconditionally. If you can’t get that through your thick skulls clearly you have so much in common in your equally warped hateful mindsets you deserve each other and none of my attention, nor any media attention as far as I’m concerned.
Posted by Jo on July 15, 2014