This essay seeks to deconstruct the image of Israel as the ‘gay haven’ of the Middle East, an image that is produced through a discourse of gay rights which aims to depict the conflict as a culture-clash between the West and the East, namely, the Israeli liberal-democratic-modern-(homosexual) vis-a-vis the Palestinian/Arab homophobic-misogynist-(heterosexual) culture (Hochberg 2010). 940 more words
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The group that attacked a GayTM earlier last week with pink paint to protest the pinkwashing of Pride and the queer community have done the same to an ANZ branch and a police station this morning, leaving behind statements explaining their aims – including a paragraph of support for Emmy, who is currently still in hospital after being assaulted by a Pride security guard on Saturday night. 48 more words
(A small sample of Israelis’ response to LGBT rights, screenshot taken 15/02/15. By no means representative of all of Israeli society, but still troubling)
If by some Kafkaesque twist of fate you found yourself gay and trapped in the Middle East, in all probability the first place you’d want to head for is Israel. 2,020 more words
« Elle a perdu sa bataille contre le cancer. »
Je lis souvent cette phrase aussi impitoyable que rébarbative.
Et je me sens toujours vaguement irritée- une légère gène, rien qui ne soit urgent à formuler. 461 more words