Bar-Ilan University cancels lecture by outspoken American vegan after a series of altercations mar his visit to Israel.
So, Gary Yourofsky not only has suggested that rape be used as a tactic to stop people from wearing fur, he has now told a journalist in Israel that he hopes someone rapes his children. This came only one week after he said that he doesn’t concern himself with what happens to Palestinians in an embarrassing interview that made animal liberationists seem akin to the far right.
So, here is the thing, Gary has been a humiliation to this movement for a very long time. Much of what he says about himself is not true. For example: He never opened any cages on a mink farm, he was the lookout and not only did everyone get caught on his watch, but Gary brought along the two snitches that night. One was his meat eating uncle who wanted the adventure, the other was an 18 year old girl that Gary was trying to impress. When he started his brief, Canadian prison time he claimed that he would hunger strike for it’s entirety and caused a minor media spectacle by organizing a rotating, international solidarity strike. A few dozen people signed up and when Gary entered prison they all stopped eating. Problem was, Gary only made it two days without food, meaning that the whole thing was yet another humiliation for the movement. And I’m not even touching on his pro-rape-lyric heavy “rap career.”
Point is, I don’t want someone has who advocated sexual violence as a form of activism in any movement I am a part of. I don’t want to be associated with someone who can look the other way when genocide and apartheid is being committed in Israel. I don’t want to be associated with someone who repeatedly and unapologetically makes decisions that reflect poorly on our philosophy and organizations. I don’t want anything to do with Gary Yourofsky, and I think from here on out we ought to do what we can to get him cancelled wherever he goes.
this is very important!!!
woa I had no idea
whattttt the fuck
Petition for David Cameron to be eaten by a shark.
this & the fact that cameron is a hypocritical bell end
Mention veganism at work? Get mocked.
Bring in enormous plate of vegan cookies? All gone in ten minutes.
People are so predictable.
These are so good.
"And they’re vegan too."
Oh, yeah, I thought I tasted something weird.
omg this was LIFE at my old job. my veganism for the most part was only acceptable when it involved the sharing of my baked goods.
hard is hard.
yh reality bites
so much laundry
i’ve never felt more at home in a place than i do in glasgow and i’ve been here less than 3 months. i’ve only been to a handful of bars since i’ve been here and the clutha was one of them. the bar maid thought i was 27 and didn’t bother to ID me and was then terribly embarrassed when i told her I was 20 and kept apologising for the rest of the night and telling other random punters in the pub about it. i wonder if she was there last night?
that place had such a good feel, i had one of the best nights in there.
thinking of everyone involved now and their families.
shit, you get one life you’ve really got to live it.
can’t believe I ever lived a life without crossfit in it. i love my box.
also can’t wait to get my weight lifting shoes at christmas, maybe I won’t lean forwards so much in my back squat (as I am clearly doing here)