Founding Father Pin-Ups, 2nd Ed.: Tread on Me
From Children in Iraq
Absolutely love and adore this. Iraqi children showing kindness and humanity for people who never even give them a second thought. Last night I watched an interview of an Iraqi man and he said “We understand what just happened in the streets of America all too well. This is the reality here, we are deeply sorry that now you have to feel the same pain that we do. It shouldn’t be your pain or ours. You’re in our prayers.”
I love the people of my country. Such beautiful compassionate souls.
i want to cry because i don’t know if these children realise or not that a very very large majority of people in the united states do not care about them, and even wish death on their people.
They know it, and boy do they know it. They know that their lives does not account for what American life does, and they know that Americans will continue to live their lives as they hear of Iraqis being bombed and killed by these attacks. But that’s what makes this image so more beautiful, knowing what they do, they continue to push for solidarity (even with people who don’t want it). Knowing that these people are the same people who pushed for the military occupation of Iraq, they will still show love and send prayers.
That’s what makes these children so wonderfully amazing, because a hundred Americans could not make up for an inch of compassion that they have, but they will still show American civilian death the same courtesy and respect they wish they received.
These children are beautiful examples of the best humanity has to offer.
Sad White Babies With Mean Feminist Mommies
The Atlantic is reviving the tired feminist-baiting question “can women have it all.” Le sigh. In celebration of this backlashtastic event, I’ve compiled some of my favorite images that are often the art in these kinds of articles: The mean/frazzled/distracted working white mom (because WOC don’t exist in this narrative) who has been fooled into thinking she can have it all by feminism. Good times.
Note: I haven’t read the piece (it’s not out yet) and for all I know is a scorchingly awesome piece of feminist writing. But the headline/art/cover is just too awful and (knowingly) plays into the anti-feminist cliche the search for work/life balance is greedily trying to have “it all.”
Come with me on an adventure, folks: into the amazing world of Conservative Teen, where the white people don’t get any whiter.
Where musical theater turns kids to the Devil…
…and sex threatens to wipe out entire civilizations with its wanton vaginal gushing.
Where doggy style is…