i have compiled a list of all the things the israel/palestine conflict has to do with ichiruki/ichihime shipping
*shrug* I realize it doesn’t
Ichihime fans - Please don’t take this as me thinking that you guys have a ‘responsibility’ to do something about this -because you don’t, but if you support Palestine and actually understand the conflict in Israel, can you maybe show your support for the Palestinian unjust (and of course…
I support pugthrottles IH and RR rants, BUT behaving like that is not okay. She has a point about the war not being one-sided, but telling that Palestinians deserve the shit they are going through now is disgusting. As a Gaza supporter for the time being I don’t like the way she responded. But the discussion was just stupid anyways. I think I reacted more to the person who accused all “orgs” for being anti-Gaza.
From what I understand, akatsukireunites is Palestinian and seeing pug (who once had a very big leg in the ichihime fandom which I don’t think she has anymore) was just reacting strongly to her words, obviously I don’t agree with that sentiment. Akatsukireunites did retract her statement though. Honestly, when people in the IR fandom have come out with really nasty ‘Real Life’ views, I stop supporting them. I remember a while back there was a really racist IR shipper, and when someone comes out with terrible views on the world I stop supporting them because I can’t continue to accommodate them even though we ship the same ship, I guess it’s because I tend to get more passionate about Civil Rights and my moral values than I do Ichiruki and/or shipping.
At this point it is a one-sided conflict, in a sense that Palestine has little to no power when it comes to the situation, which makes it one-sided. There aren’t perfect people on either side, but when a strip of land is occupied, when genocide is occurring, both from illegally occupying Palestinian land and the killing of thousands of people who already have no power - that’s a one-sided conflict. I think making it seem like it’s a two-sided conflict takes away from the fact that one side has 0 power to change the situation.
Ichihime fans - Please don’t take this as me thinking that you guys have a ‘responsibility’ to do something about this -because you don’t, but if you support Palestine and actually understand the conflict in Israel, can you maybe show your support for the Palestinian unjust (and of course supporting PEACE) by responding to http://pugthrottle.tumblr.com/? Has just gone off on disgusting rants blaming Palestinians for the 1,000+ deaths that have occurred recently.
This goes beyond shipping. But it’s still connected because we are all heavily involved same fandom. At this point it’s mostly Ichiruki fans (I think?) who are responding to pugthrottle disgusting posts - but I think it would be amazing if some pro-palestine Ichihime fans stepped in? The reason I ask is because prugthrottle recently posted this -
"SHE will do anything to pin down IchiHime fans for being the most terrible people who don’t care for other people’s feelings because you know…. HER mind is already made up about IchiHime pairing fans and about the Gaza incident."
In response to an Ichiruki fan striking back on her views of the Palestine-Israel conflict. As an Arab who knows many palestinian people (I just got back irl talking to a very racist individual about the conflict that left me in tears) this is a very personal issue to me. Obviously, I support peace but anyone who can justify civilian deaths in such a way needs to be shut down.
I obviously don’t think that shipping preferences and your political/personal beliefs are one in the same, I would just love to see an ignorant digusting person torn down. I’m selfish like that. In her own words -
"No offense but numbers do not lie. These people, Palestinians deserved what is coming to them."
"But I was changing now, and that meant not turning up on my dad’s doorstep. It meant, finally writing him a letter that said, "It was nice to meet you and see you around," because the truth was, that I already had a dad.”