golems are from jewish folklore. dont treat them like a generic fantasy creature, thats appropriative
kabbalah is a specifically jewish religious tradition. dont practice it if youre not jewish and dont use kabbalah symbolism as generic occult stuff, thats appropriative
for the record if it has hebrew on it and it doesnt have anything to do with judaism its probably appropriative
dont wear a magen david if youre not jewish, its used as a symbol for judaism so wearing it if youre a gentile is appropriative
while im at it heres a rundown of some terms you should know
goy: hebrew and yiddish for non-jewish person, it literally translates as “nation.” the plural form is goyim. goy is not a slur.
gentile: english for non-jewish person
anti-semitism: you probably know what this means but i just want to point out that the word anti-semitism was NOT coined by jews but by a german anti-semite who wanted a more scientific-sounding alternative to “judenhass,” which literally translates to “jew-hatred” so please shut up about how arabs are also semites. we know.
if you’re not jewish you should also avoid using the word “jew” since many jewish people are uncomfortable with it (though i personally am fine with it). use “jewish person” instead if youre a gentile
please reblog this if you’re not jewish, i almost never see gentiles acknowledging cultural appropriation of judaism and anti-semitism on tumblr, even among people who otherwise pay close attention to such issues
as a general rule, if youre in anyfandom where the majority of people participating in it are young people and minors, especially young girls, and you are an adult, do whatever is in your power to keep those kids safe and away from predatory adults and content that is harmful and unhealthy. act responsibly. the internet is a great thing, but i know in my own experience it can really fuck you up and cause some terrible shit to happen to you and to others. keep kids safe.
My childhood was largely great but some really /really/ shitty things happened to my sisters and I that I don’t talk about on here but just let me say that whenever an adult does NOT take care of a child in the way they’re supposed to, whenever a child is scared and alone and adults don’t step up, whenever a child is suddenly and too early made aware of the fact that the world is dangerous and people want to hurt them and the people they love, it literally damages that child
Never ever EVER do any of those things on purpose. If you do, or you endorse or laugh at people who do, you are literally the scum of the earth.
“Being raised in an unstable household makes you understand that the world doesn’t exist to accommodate you, which… is something a lot of people struggle to understand well into their adulthood. It makes you realize how quickly a situation can shift, how danger really is everywhere. But crises when they occur, do not catch you off guard; you have never believed you lived under a shelter of some essential benevolence. And an unstable childhood makes you appreciate calmness and not crave excitement.”—Curtis Sittenfeld (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
Like…kids are loud and annoying about things they want because they can’t get it for themselves. They are literally incapable of doing most of the things that you take for granted. Children cry and yell because they are 100% dependent on other people to take care of their wants and needs
Should parents find constructive ways to teach their children how to communicate in ways that are as respectful as they are capable of/can understand? Absolutely.
Should you take it upon yourself to punish a fucking stranger’s child because you don’t like how they’re behaving in public then leave so you don’t have to deal with the aftermath? No. You shouldn’t. Fuck you