i went to an indonesian muslim food bazaar today and tried some fermented rice, which tasted, i swear to God, like Manischewitz.
so, crunchy, sweet wine :(
Yiddishe Lebn; Wissenschaft des Judentums; Queens and sometimes queens; Zionismus des Geistes; Folk Music--even some shoutouts to my brothers and sisters and non-binary kin of all Jewish ethnicities, but usually this is Ashkie and Germanophone-centric.
the owner of the bodega i frequent, himself born elsewhere, kind of assumed i was foreign as well. probs ‘cause when onegirlrhumba and i are next to each other there’s no doubt that we’re jews lol. single jews might not set off any radar pings, but when we’re in a group it’s too apparent i guess.
Over the past five years, New Yorkers have already endured three transit fare hikesand the worst service cuts in a generation.
- In 2007, a 30-day unlimited MetroCard cost $76.
- In 2012, a 30-day unlimited MetroCard costs $104.
- In March 2013, according to the MTA, the cost is set to skyrocket once more.
Meanwhile, the state government has stolen $260 million in what was supposed to be dedicated transit funding — and the city hasn’t increased funding since 1992!
I don’t think Muslim women are oppressed for dressing modestly according to the standards set by their religion because honestly if a woman is capable of dressing herself in the morning then she’s capable of choosing if she should wear that headscarf too. This has been my opinion since I was like eight.
being pressured to make a decision between a stark dichotomy of “modesty” and “immodesty” is oppression, though. and it’s a decision men are rarely if ever faced with.
True but there are many different forms of hijab (i.e. relativism encouraged by some Islamic scholars) and really my problem with this all is more linked to the fact that people automatically assume woman are incapable of making their own decisions or embracing certain aspects of their religion, which is sexist in the extreme.
Indeed. Oppression isn’t really the incapability to make decisions (thinking so is actually misogyny, liberals!), but limiting those decisions and having disproportionate consequences. I said this in another thread, but Muslim women have a lot more leeway than Jewish ones (though I hate those comparisons). I see everything from full body coverings, niqabs and whatnot, to teenagers who dress way better and more fashionable than me, but just have a simple headscarf. No orthodox Jewish girls wear skinny jeans. At least not ones I know. Even a lot of the conservative Jewish women wear dresses all the time.
they don’t have those in Israel
The lack of bagels in Israel BOGGLED MY MIND
until I realized that we have the worst falafel
pfft speak for yourself. i live in Queens, muhfukka, with all the Arabs.
“Ed and I have had many a conversation about the rapport between Jews and Chinese during the holidays when Chinese joints tend to be the only thing open. Still, I would extend that feeling of being left out of the party to the diverse range of people living in any country in which the predominant religion asserts a kind of cultural hegemony.” (Emphasis mine).
Though cutlurally resistant, and in my neighborhood, I was unable to go because it was fairly expensive. We stuck with the traditional routine, opting for some Dong Bei in Flushing’s Fu Run.