Video Creator’s Channel Russell Brand
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about is actually about recognizing ourselves in each other. It is to try and locate the humanity in someone else not so much to find their humanity, but it’s actually in an attempt to hold on to my own Wow. You know and it’s any and that’s important and and I’ve said this many times and people kind of roll their eyes at this but you know it’s. I refuse as a woman of color as a you know the long laundry list of you know the things that I consider myself to be. I know what it feels like to be stereotyped.
I Know What It Feels Like To
be dehumanized and because of that because of that I refuse to do that to somebody else because if I am willing to dehumanize somebody else, then there’s no difference left Mhm. And and that’s what I’m kind of working against is this kind of simplification of people this kind of caricature of people for from my convenience it’s not supposed to be convenient. It’s supposed to just be messy and wonderful and complicated it’s supposed to just be human and that’s the battle isn’t it the you know the whole challenge. The whole thing is about recognizing that I can see myself in you and vice versa, and there’s something in that and once we can recognize that it becomes harder for me to harm you and to hurt you or to exercise violence against you and this is why on a bigger level, why our politicians encourage us to dehumanize each other is so that violence becomes possible. It is so that we can strip each other of our rights.
It Is So That We Can
become reduced just to. a consumer or just to a voter? You know we’re not just anything we’re not just a hijab. We’re not just a woman or just you know a famous guy who’s trying to do a pod car to you than that there’s more to me than that there’s more to the Nazis than that there’s more to the jihadis than that so the more we can get underneath all the noise and and the kind of static to the real heart to the real the heart beat of it. The closer we get to solutions and you know it’s we can’t afford we can’t afford to give up on each other is how I feel it’s it’s it’s we’re all in this together and I think if we give up any if we give up on each other. Then we’re also giving up on ourselves and I think then we’re.
Handing Over You Speak About Power Youre
about power You’re about power me too if we do that then we’re handing over our power and I refuse to do that. I spoke to I do a lot of work with women’s rights activists all around the world and in particular in in with women from Muslim majority countries and again people in the West would constantly like to cast us as victims and as poor pathetic women who are being abused and this that and the other but what I have found amongst a lot of these women who I consider to be my mentors who I considered to be my complete inspiration is even in the darkest darkest environments. They’re able to hold on to light. They’re able to hold on to resistance. They’re able to smile.
Theyre Able To Love Theyre Able To
laugh and they’re able to. Just do Politics Times 10 and I asked one of them. Hina Jilani is her name and I remember asking her. You know why why are you hopeful? You know why why are you such an optimist? And she said she said because we don’t have the luxury of pessimism and I think that’s true and to me if women like that in circumstances that seem impossible and odds that seems completely stacked against them are able to hold on to their humanity, and they’re constantly. Some of the women that I work with are working to bring their boys back from Isis and from various militias to try and and reintegrate them back into life and realize that jihad is not about spilling blood.
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hospital if women like this exist when they’ve got everything against them. Then because I asked you this why. Do you do the things that you do the reason I do it is. I was lucky enough to be born in a in a country like Norway and I’m lucky enough to live in a place like the UK for all of its and all of its stuff. I could have been born and I could have been born a girl in Afghanistan and I think with all the privilege that I have and all the advantages that I have here surely it’s part of my responsibility to do something useful with that otherwise what good is it if it’s just for me.
If Only I Get To Breathe
and I get to be free and I get to do what I want to do. What good is it. If the woman next to me is bleeding well good is it so privileged do you good rent English is. You see as a duty it’s a responsibility you have to do something about it.
Work is about “finding the humanity in someone else not so much to find their humanity, but it’s actually in an attempt to hold on to my own Wow.& The whole thing is about recognizing that I can see myself in you and vice versa, and there’s something in that . Once we can recognize that it becomes harder for me to harm you and to hurt you or to exercise violence against you . The closer we get to s closer to simplification of people, this kind of caricature of people for from my convenience it’s not supposed to be convenient.& It’s supposed to just be messy and wonderful and complicated it’s meant to be human and that’s the battle isn’t it the you know the whole challenge. The more we can get underneath all the noise and and the kind of static to the real heart to the the real the heart beat of it. It’s not just the . heart beating of it, it’s important to get underneath the noise, the more we…. Click here to read more and watch the full video