Happening Now (10.13.14): Thousands of students from SLU join Ferguson and Shaw protesters, in solidarity with their fight for justice for victims of police brutality. This is a movement in action. #staywoke #fergusonoctoberI’m literally ugly sobbing right now. Had to pull over just to put this post together. More to come when I get back to Florida.SUPPORT INDEPENDENT MEDIA!!!
- Helped overthrow horrendous neo-Colonialist dictator
- Sought freedom for the people of the world
- Helped to bring freedom and socialism to the people of Cuba
- Removed Cuba from the US sphere of influence
The East Asian women + colored hair trope
(An extension of extraextraex’s post.)
Looking at the pictures above, it’s pretty easy to find the similarities. East Asian women with dyed purple/blue/red hair, usually in a streak. No matter how you look at this, this is an uncomfortably specific trend in media. Yeah, it looks cute, but after seeing this over and over again, it becomes a boring, racist trope. This originated from a variety of possibilities: the creators trying to “Americanize” the East Asian character, make them more “exotic”, or to show how unique this character is. She’s not a giggling schoolgirl or a delicate lotus flower, she’s different! See, she has a streak of purple hair (god forbid she dyes it any other color), look how radical that is, look at our modern Dragon Lady!
And yes, Knives dyed her hair to look like Ramona, and yes, Sonmi-451’s hair is like that to mark her as a clone, but these characters do not exist in a vacuum. You can justify why a character has a specific appearance, but in the end, this character was created, and contributes to stereotypes no matter the intent.
So the moral of this story is that your Asian character with a strip of purple hair isn’t original. It isn’t unique. No matter how innocent this appears to be, it can be detrimental to East Asian girls, since the characters that look like them have the same exact traits. It’s time to explore different ways of designing East Asian characters, instead of just slapping on some purple and calling it a day.
to think we used to get videogames so wrong.
Holy shit the notes on this one, this comic flew to right over these peoples heads. The sjws in the bottom panel are just as wrong about video games as the people in the first panel. We outlasted them, and we will outlast you too.
Ah yes, because what feminist and racial critique of video games and gaming culture aims for is the ban of videogames. Good job buddy, you cracked the code.
"left-leaning libertarian" Ah yes, those good ol’ Communist Fascists
the american flag is historically a rallying cry for imperialism, genocide, the international suppression of democracy, and the violent reproduction of capitalism. elevating patriotic symbolism and allegiance to national identity above human liberation is actual fascism. unconditional faith to the ideology of national heritage and national pride is fascism. p sure burning the american flag is a historical necessity.
do you have any morel inks about what's happening in mexico? im part of a club at my school where we focus on international affairs and problems and id like to present something about it but i feel like i dont know enough yet
Incisive Redneck Answer:
What is happening in Mexico?
- How it began
On September 26, students our age (~19-22) were attacked by the local police and gangs in Iguala, Guerrero in Mexico. They were studying to become teachers at Escuela Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa. I have read many articles about how the students were in the town to ask for money to help pay tuition, to protest discrimination of rural school teachers, to travel to commemorate another student massacre of 1986, etc., so I am unsure of what is what here. But the students were on the buses and police blocked their way to get the students out. When they did, they opened fire on the students at once. Some students threw rocks back in self-defense, but the students were unarmed. Six people died and 17 were injured. Three students died, a taxi driver, a woman in a taxi, and a football player that was just 15 years old (x). The injured were taken away by an ambulance, local journalists came, etc but it was not over as more men came in plain clothes and rifles (x). These men are apart of Guerreros Unidos and work for the Beltran Leyva cartel. The students were forced into police vans and have since disappeared. 43 students are missing.
Some of the students escaped by hiding in nearby houses. One terrified student tried running away, but he was found later yet with his eyes gouged out and his face completely sliced away to the bone. A YOUNG MAN only 19 years old suffered through this. (As a warning, be aware that there are photos online and that while searching deep through articles and tags, they are present.) A survivor of the attack says this is “symbol of the cartel assassins” (x).
- The Mass Graves
~ More than a week later, on Saturday, authorities found mass graves nearby that has 28 burned remains with the tips (x). We fear that this may be some of the students. We won’t have DNA analysis to confirm anything for another two weeks, if not longer.
MORE mass graves were found yesterday, but it is still unknown about how many remains these graves have (x).
Keep in mind that the CITY MAYOR AND HIS WIFE are on the RUN. No one knows where they are.
We still don’t understand the reason behind this violence. Why kidnap and kill these young men? There are several explanations online, but how do you explain something like this? One story is that the mayer’s wife was giving a speech that day and did not want to be disrupted by the students. Keep in mind that the wife is the head of the city’s family welfare department and also has family connections to cartels (x). There are other alternatives online, but I don’t know. I just don’t.
- You cannot be silent about what is happening in Mexico
You can’t. You just can’t. Social media has a big impact and this story has to spread. In the last 24 hours I have seen an incredible boost in coverage about Ayotzinapa.
On Wednesday, thousands protested the disappearance of the students in Mexico.
Amounting pressure is being put on the Mexican government to find the missing students. There is also added outrage and demand ‘to punish politicians linked to organized crime’. It is no shock when considering the police corruption and brutality in Mexico. As Mexico bleeds, we all bleed.
Americans cannot ignore the violence of drug cartels and place it as just a problem in Mexico. There is too much innocent bloodshed. And because BILLIONS AND BILLIONS of dollars are collected in the United States by Mexican drug cartels, it is a shared responsibility (x). CHILDREN ARE DYING. Do not skim over these articles, do not just read them and do nothing, you have to act and spread the information. Do not be silent. Please, please, please help and pay attention.
- Mexico missing students: Nationwide protests held | BBC
- Mexico relatives search for students in Guerrero | BBC
- Mexico missing students: New mass graves found in Iguala | BBC
- There’s little mystery to this mass grave: Mexico’s drug war is killing children | The Guardian
- Are missing students in mass graves found near Iguala, Mexico? | CNN
- Mexico Drug War Fast Facts | CNN
- Iguala, Guerrero, tiene un viernes violento con ataques y muertes | CNN (Español)
- Survivor of Mexico Student Massacre: ‘It Was Terrifying’ | NBC
- Anatomy of a Mexican Student Massacre | The Daily Beast
- The Apparent Massacre of Dozens of Students Exposes the Corruption at the Heart of Mexico | TIME
- 43 Missing Students, 1 Missing Mayor: Of Crime And Collusion In Mexico | NPR
TUMBLR TEXT POSTS (these have better information than I can explain)
- free-clementine | Nobody even cares what’s happening in Mexico.
- thinkmexican | Mexico Takes to the Streets for Students of Ayotzinapa
- animalsandtrees | In Mexico
- riseandshinecourage | Please, stop to read this.
- there are more and more if you just search
If there any corrections that need to be included, please just add them in.
me to westerners:
omg you take your husband’s name after marriage? that’s so oppressive. so you’re like his property? he can do anything he wants with you? *whispers* is it a religion thing?
you put your parents in senior homes? that’s so backwards and heartless. is it a…
-If it will endanger you directly, don’t feel obligated.
-If it will endanger you emotionally and mentally, don’t feel obligated.
-If it will create a toxic environment, don’t feel obligated.
-If you are just not ready, feel no shame. You’re not obligated.
Being “in the closet” is not shameful. If you want to argue with me on this, take it elsewhere; that toxicity will not be permitted here.
Another flag burns.#shawshooting
holy shit. no noo no no no i do NOT care the cause, i don’t CARE what the supreme court says you do NOT fucking burn the flag what the FUCK is your problem. disrespectful bags of shit oh my GOD
That thing where a certain group of people are more outraged over a piece of polysynthetic fiber than the horrific loss of Black life in this country.
^OH MY GOD. BOLDED.
If you are more upset about a flag than murder then you have a big damn problem. They have every right to hate this country.
Burning the flag is disrespectful? MURDERING BLACK PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY TEENS, IS MORE THAN DISRESPECTFUL. IT’S UNLAWFUL. IT’S DEHUMANIZING. IT’S FUCKED UP.
Want to know what ISN’T illegal? Burning the flag of a country that would rather KILL YOU (meaning Black people) than SUPPORT YOU. Seriously. You’re mad about a fucking flag rather than the REASON it’s burning? Go the fuck away.
RIP TRAYVON MARTIN
This should have Millions of Notes
TRAYVON MARTIN YOU WERE LOVED AND UNDERSTOOD BY MANY!
R.I.P Young King
"Job well done."
every time it’s on my dash , reblog
R.I.P to the homie Trayvon. Trust that you ain’t die in vain.
RIP Mike Brown. His momma said she didn’t want anymore pics of him laying dead on the street so she shared pics of him as she knew him. This is one…And I swear if it’s the last thing I do on this bloody website we are gunna make sure this doesn’t get forgotten. If we can’t get justice we’ll get change. The event in ferguson show that things have to fucking change