[interviewer: what made you come to Judaism?]
This is really a personal question. I once told a reporter the same thing: I said, “You don’t really expect me to undress before you?” I’m not trying to be offensive, but in asking such a question you are asking about something that is really intimate, far more so even than a person’s body. What is it that really makes a person inwardly change?
There was also something more intellectual. There is a theorem in mathematics. It is not very high mathematics, but there is something very interesting about it. It is a problem in plane geometry. It is a problem that seems very obvious, but it is possible to prove that you cannot solve it in plane geometry. The only way you can solve it is by creating a point in the third dimension. From there on, the problem is solved almost immediately. I would say that with my socialist upbringing and my awareness of the war, I came to a point where I knew that without having a point beyond the dimensions of our world, there is no solution to anything on earth.
If I never answer “why are you converting” ever again, it will be too soon.(via pointmerose)
In 15 seconds of dialogue Francis Wilkerson sums up what’s wrong with how women are criticized in our society and it’s great
I literally remember when this aired and something clicked in my head. He was putting to words what I kept seeing over and over in media without apology or explanation
Do not mistake my criticism of the left for disdain for the left. Broadly speaking I do not think the left stands for Jews, but I still think it has a great deal of value. The analytical and practical tools thinkers and activists from across the left have given us are useful, even if many of the people who use them do not see our value. I am critical of the left because it deserves criticism.
The right does not rise to criticism, it deserves only contempt.
An email sent to Utah State University officials threatens to terrorize the school with a deadly shooting over a talk to be delivered by feminist critic and Tropes vs. Women in Video Games creator Anita Sarkeesian, Polygon confirmed with the school’s Center for Women and Gender Studies.
What makes this even worse is the terrorist threat references the École Polytechnique Massacre in an aspirational way:
"If you do not cancel her talk, a Montreal Massacre style attack will be carried out against the attendees, as well as students and staff at the nearby Women’s Center," the message reads. "I have at my disposal a semi-automatic rifle, multiple pistols, and a collection of pipe bombs."
But what if this was an isolated ev-Let me stop you right there:
Game developer Brianna Wu, head of development at Boston-based Giant Spacekat, fled her home after receiving a series of specific, violent threats directed at her and her family on Twitter last night. Police confirmed they are actively investigating the threats.
Here’s the most tragic irony about all of this: jumping straight to threats of violence is simply a poor coping skill fostered by the toxic masculinity that feminists like Anita Sarkeesian have been criticizing all along.
Rayhaneh Jabbari is sentenced to hang for killing her rapist in self defense in Iran. She is now 26 years old and has been in Tehran’s dreaded Evin prison since 2007. The petition for her release can be found here: http://bit.ly/1h7EP4D
EVERYBODY SIGN THIS PETITION
It needs 100,000, and only has 8,000 as it stands.
SIGNAL BOOST THE FUCK OUT OF THIS GUYS
OMYGOD LETS HELP EACH OTHER OUT GUYS
"If I have not answered you it is because Nature refuses to answer such an incrimination made to a mother…"