hello, friends. i'm molly and i'm kind of a nervous wreck.
walk into the club like "be not afraid for behold i bring glad tidings of great joy."
i want to do a semester in jerusalem but my parents are like “no, we don’t want you to die”
T-FFED Team members encourage you to join our Visibility Project for trans and gender non-conforming/non-binary folx struggling with ED issues!
The ED treatment funding org Project Heal recently sponsored a photo exhibit entitled ‘The Many Faces of Eating Disorders,’ featuring the same archetype of mostly white, young, female, cis, able-bodied folx: http://www.refinery29.com/2014/06/70126/eating-disorder-recovery-photos#slide We want to situate EDs firmly in a social justice context; demonstrating what eating disorders REALLY look like and who suffers (often in silence) when we look at the folx most likely to struggle and least likely to be able to afford/access culturally competent and relevant treatment.
Let’s interrupt the total lack of marginalized community representation in ED media portrayal and draw attention to the epidemic of EDs in our trans and gender-variant communities, esp. low-income communities of color who cannot afford boutique recovery programs. Lack of representative research and access to affordable, gender-literate treatment does NOT eclipse the fact that we struggle disproportionately! Come join us in increasing visibility of EDs in our communities and in mainstream ED spheres! Find out more information and learn about how we’re working to transform the face of eating disorder recovery at www.transfolxfightingeds.org!
U know what would have changed my world growing up? A depiction of a gay character in children’s media as a fully fleshed out person and a positive role model
U know what is and has always been perfectly useless? “Queer representation” in the form of throwaway gay jokes aimed at adult audiences. If you think that’s good enough for our youth then fuck you
okay so first read my post on the first inquisition and how in the 12th-13th centuries, the church figured out that it could most powerfully crush heresy if heresy was somehow against the interests of secular power (probably because kings and lords had the armies to make that shit happen.) Not that the church hadn’t been working to ally itself with secular power since the beginning—look at Clovis, or the other Germanic kings they converted—but in the first Inquisition they really cemented their relationship with the growing power of the nation-states.
(It’s not by accident that it’s around this period that the papal tiara picks up the second and third circlet, symbolizing temporal power and power over kings.)
But the thing about that alliance is that it worked in two directions. Just as the papacy could use its supremacy over all of Europe to call secular power to its side, secular power could also use the resources and mighty psychological weight of the church to further its own ends. And as the middle ages wears on, the distinction gets even blurrier, as powerful nobility maneuvers its way into powerful positions within the church.
(This is what we call “the Renaissance”.)
You’ve also got all these fucking monks and nuns running around Europe, the Franciscans and Dominicans being the most important orders. Now, while they nominally answered to the pope, that…didn’t always work out. While this is amazing in the kind of shit it let women get away with in a patriarchal age—medieval nuns are so awesome, you can’t even fathom it—it also meant that monks (cough Torquemada cough) away with a lot of stuff because the papacy or the head of the order hadn’t explicitly forbidden it.
But our story really begins in 1478 in Spain. It’s been over two hundred years since the first tribunal of the Inquisition was created; Columbus is a mere twenty-year old sailor, with no idea that he’ll soon be cutting a bloody, diseased swathe through the New World. In one short year, Ferdinand and Isabella will win the war of succession, and turn their sights (and the newly united force of Castile and Aragon) on Granada, the last Iberian Muslim stronghold.
Antisemitism runs rampant through Spain, often inflamed by local Church authorities—calls of “Christ-killer” flare into widespread pogroms in the wake of every earthquake (Toledo) or wave social instability (Seville). Not granted the same legal status as their Christian neighbors and heavily taxed, many Jews converted (or were forcibly converted) in the 13th and 14th centuries. This gave birth to the conversos, the “new Christians.”
But now—now as Isabella is trying to unify her new country and drive out the Muslim Almohads—she is receiving reports that among the conversos are Crypto-Jews, individuals professing Christianity in public but secretly still practicing Judaism. Panicked about the threat to their still-shaky rule, Ferdinand asks the pope to lend his support to an Inquisition in Castile. Well, “asked” is a nice way of phrasing it—actually, he threatened to withdraw his troops and leave Rome exposed to the Turks.
So the year is 1478, and a Papal bull is issued, giving monarchs exclusive authority to name inquisitors for their kingdoms.
Three years later, the first auto-de-fe is held in Castile. Six people suspected of being Jews are burned alive.
[stills from bill and ted’s excellent adventure
bill: now what?
ted: philosophize with him!
bill, to socrates: all we are is dust in the wind, dude.]
One of the problems with the idea that America needs a “Conversation On Race” is that it presumes that “America” has something intelligent to say about race. All you need do is look at how American history is taught in this country to realize that that is basically impossible.
I have had conversations with very well-educated people who, with a straight face, have told me that there are Black Confederates. If you ask a very well educated person how the GI Bill exacerbated the wealth gap, or how New Deal housing policy helped create the ghetto they very likely will not know. And they do not know, not because they are ignorant, stupid, or immoral, they do not know because they are part of country that has decided that “not knowing” is in its interest. There’s no room for any sort of serious conversation when the basic facts of history are not accessible. It would be like me demanding a conversation on Vichy France—en Français.
Director: Spike Jonze
Cinematographer: Hoyte Van Hoytema
"The heart’s not like a box that gets filled up. It expands in size the more you love."
If you mean Abrahamic, then say Abrahamic. If you mean Christian, say Christian.
The term pretty much just exists to so that Christians can exclude Muslims while pretending that they care about Jews while also pretending that Judaism is just a quirky version of Christianity. I don’t think I’ve ever heard another Jew use the term “Judeo-Christian” in my entire life.