THE POWER OF TWO
One’s not half of two;
two are halves of one.
- e.e. cummings
SIGNAL BOOST THIS NEWS! Seriously, how come this isn’t all over tumblr? Angelina Jolie presided over the largest ever global anti-rape summit. She is using her celebrity for good. She is addressing rape in wartime and in conflict zones, which is where it is perpetuated on the most massive scale and in which context always has been used as a weapon.
Feminists of tumblr should get behind this woman. Let’s stop the perpetual erasure and trivialization of women in the media through their sexualization and start looking at the work that they do. Her acts here are easily in danger of being eclipsed by her image in the tabloids which is more concerned with her relationship to Brad Pitt and the fact that she is a sex symbol than the important feminist work that she is performing RIGHT NOW.
I am such a fan of this lady… and she does not deserve to be trivialized for being a woman, a sex symbol, and a celebrity. Here, she is working for social justice for women all over the world. She’s doing what’s right.
Protest in Afghanistan against the Taliban and the recent massacre of Hazaras in ghor
On July 25, 2014, Taliban militants executed 15 civilians who were travelling in two vehicles. The militants made the vehicles pull over and ordered everyone out, after which they lined the passengers up on the side of the road and shot them one by one. One passenger managed to flee, but the rest were found dead with bullets in their heads and chests. Eleven men, a child and three women were killed.
All of the victims were ethnic Hazaras, a minority group long persecuted by the Taliban. According to the Ghor Police Chief, the victims were killed by Taliban militants who had been freed from prison in Ghor. And according to Muhammad Nader Ehsani, a religious scholar participating in the Ghor demonstration on Saturday, every victim had over 100, 70 or 60 bullets rammed into their bodies.