In the past decade or so, Korean entertainment—particularly Korean dramas and pop music—has thrived beyond South Korea’s physical boundaries, drawing…
Update as of August 28, 2014: I just received an email from an associate of Change.org Korea who has offered to translate the petition in Korean to send it to users in Korea! It’ll link to the original petition so that way the number of signatures are totaled! :D
Please continue sharing in the meantime!
If you have it, please support the Black Lives Matter Ride from Detroit to Ferguson! Riders are coming from Detroit and elsewhere in Michigan (MSU represented!) to support protestors in St. Louis/Ferguson.
Every little bit helps. A $1 helps. #msu #annarbor #lansing #grandrapids #eastlansing #detroit
If you’d like to go—head to the FB page and sign up. Or let me know and I can help guide you to who you need to talk to.
And if you’re able to help in other ways, LET ME KNOW or post in the FB page!!!! I can pass that info on to the organizers. We want all skills and resources you can offer. We can find a way for you to help!!!
My email is a riot. Best way to get me directly is via Twitter @jmjafrx or FB facebook.com/jmjohnsophd and message me.
The Detroit Chapter is so close to its goal! Please consider donating (IF AND ONLY IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT). As members of the Detroit chapter, Vio and JMJ will be joining. We are only a few hundred dollars away under 24 hours.
If you are unable to support financially, please continue to hold the Ferguson community in your thoughts, prayers, chants, healing circles, etc.
Some have reported trouble with a hyperlink, so I’m including the direct url: http://www.gofundme.com/dgc6uc
enough about sex positions has anyone discovered a reading position which doesn’t get uncomfortable after 5 minutes
Anita Sarkeesian, whose excellent Tropes vs Women in Video Games series is an important contribution to the discussion of gender and games, has been driven from her home by enraged male gamers whose stalking, and explicit, credible threats of sexual violence against her and her family convinced her to go into hiding.
In so doing, these men have ably demonstrated the point Sarkeesian sought to make all along: that gaming is riddled with misogynistic violence, and that this violence reflects a real-world misogyny rampant within the gaming world.
Trolls drive Anita Sarkeesian out of her house to prove misogyny doesn’t exist [Adi Robertson/The Verge]
- Mike Brown’s mom laid flowers where he was shot and police let a dog pee on the memorial site
- “Stand Up Against Racism" demonstration outside US Embassy in London
- Police claim to have no records of arrests of journalists
- Illinois school bans discussions of Mike Brown’s death
- Gov. Nixon introduces new Public Safety Director
- Push for police to wear body cameras continues
- Jon Stewart on Ferguson
"hate breeds hate" = "i am attempting to absolve my guilt as a privileged person by shifting the blame to you, the marginalized person, for your own oppression, and thereby invalidating your anger at having your life controlled by a system that privileged people put in place to disadvantage you in several areas"
love and support and celebrate fat girls who don’t have a booty or like in general fat girls with the fat in places that never get celebrated p l e a s e for the love of everything that is good in this world
like let’s not pretend curvy is a synonym for fat curvy is literally just this one specific socially acceptable way to be fat and I am getting increasingly frustrated about it
"Your too fat."
"I didn’t know [insert character] was black!"
"Why don’t you do more black cosplays?"
"Cosplay to your size!"
"I don’t think that looks right on you, why don’t you cosplay [insert character] instead?"
"Why is [insert character] black? They’re not black in the show."
"You shouldn’t cross-play, it looks weird on you."
"Your boobs are too big for [insert character]."
To everyone who as ever posted a comment or question like this, my answer:
I am a black plus size female cosplayer, if you don’t like it… well honestly I don’t care. The more you comment like an idiot, the more it feeds my will power to prove I’m an amazing cosplayer, not matter what you say. I may have days, or even weeks when I feel down about myself, but that will never stop me from doing what I love. I may have large boobs, chubby stomach, double chin, hair on my face, dark spots around my face and body, and a flat butt, but I rock any cosplay I put on. So grow up, and get out of my face. <3
Philadelphia Newspaper Calls Asians “Chinky Winky” and “Dinky Doo”
Publisher Jimmy Tayoun says it’s a “proofreading error.”
In the August 21st print edition of the Philadelphia Public Record, the free weekly tabloid published by former Philadelphia City Councilman turned federal inmate Jimmy Tayoun Sr., current Philadelphia City Councilman Mark Squilla is pictured at an event in Chinatown with, among others, “Chinky Winky,” “Me Too,” and “Dinky Doo.”
- “It was a proofreading error,” Tayoun told Philadelphia magazine on Friday afternoon. According to Tayoun, the editor who used those names did so because he didn’t have the actual names. When we pointed out to Tayoun that there were actually more names than there were people, he reiterated, “It was a proofreading error.” And when we asked why the editor didn’t use a generic placeholder instead of an ethnic slur, he insisted that there’s no prejudice or bigotry involved here.
"That editor is a Britisher," Tayoun explained, puzzlingly. "He didn’t mean anything by it. The Public Record is the most inclusive publication in Philadelphia.”
"It was a proofreading error." Yes, you just keep repeating that. I guess he means it’s like a spelling or grammar error, but the editor forgot catch all the racist shit before it went to print. Don’t you hate it when that happens?
Feel free to contact Jimmy Tayoun, publisher of the Philadelphia Public Record, with your thoughts:
PHILADELPHIA PUBLIC RECORD
1323 S. BROAD ST.
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19147
Tel: 215-755-2000 Fax: 215-689-4099