The speaker of Israel’s parliament ordered a blood-collection crew to leave the legislature’s premises on Wednesday after it turned down an offer of a blood donation from an Ethiopian-born lawmaker.
Knesset member Pnina Tamano-Shata, 32, wanted to donate blood to a routine visit by an ambulance service but was told by a member of the crew that set criteria disqualified her because she emigrated to Israel from Ethiopia at age 3.
"Under health ministry directives, we are unable to accept blood from donors of Ethiopian Jewish origin," the health official was reported to have said as he spurned the donation.
Israeli Health Ministry criteria bar people born in most African countries since 1977 from donating blood due to a fear that there is an increased risk they may carry the HIV virus.
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Well what do you expect is gonna happen when you guys are fomenting racist fuckery against Africans, going so far as to build prisons and camps? And now what. You feel embarrassed? What, you thought it would stay contained?
***Flawless (feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
is there a master list yet
When I grow up, I want to be Beyonce
“We should all be feminists”
We teach girls to shrink themselves
To make themselves smaller
We say to girls
“You can have ambition
But not too much
You should aim to be successful
But not too successful
Otherwise you will threaten the man”
Because I am female
I am expected to aspire to marriage
I am expected to make my life choices
Always keeping in mind that
Marriage is the most important
Now marriage can be a source of
Joy and love and mutual support
But why do we teach to aspire to marriage
And we don’t teach boys the same?
We raise girls to each other as competitors
Not for jobs or for accomplishments
Which I think can be a good thing
But for the attention of men
We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings
In the way that boys are
Feminist: the person who believes in the social
Political, and economic equality of the sexes
***Flawless (feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche)
THIS IS SO IMPORTANT
the most important
|—||Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums (via persevverancea)|
"I CAN"T GET UP!"
Imágenes del Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe 2012 en México