I bet you didn’t think you needed a photo of Ming-Na Wen wearing a Mulan bathing suit?
But you did.
You really did.
That’s it, I’m dead.
Pirates of the Caribbean/Skyrim Mashup by flipboit4midles.
(Bask in the awesomeness of this.)
i literally threw my computer across the loveseat when i heard this. its so epicly beautiful.
Am I next?
That’s the question aboriginal women are asking Prime Minister Stephen Harper in a new online campaign to renew pressure on his government to call a national inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women.
Coming on the heels of Harper’s "sociological phenomenon" blunder, the campaign is the brainchild of Holly Jarrett. She’s the cousin of Loretta Saunders, a 26-year-old Inuit student at Saint Mary’s University who was murdered earlier this year. At the time of her death, Saunders was working on her thesis on murdered and missing aboriginal women.
"She had come through a lot of the same kind of struggles that a lot women affected by colonialism and residential school stuff," Jarrett told PressProgress Friday, a day after launching the Am I Next campaign.
"We wanted to move it forward for her. She was really passionate about telling her story, to stand up and tell the brutal truth," said Jarrett, an Inuit from the Labrador coast who’s now based in Hamilton, Ont.
After organizing one of the largest petitions at change.org calling on the government to launch a public inquiry into hundreds of missing and murdered aboriginal women, Jarrett decided to launch the Am I Next campaign.
It’s inspired by the Inuktitut word ain, a term of endearment for someone you love in her native language.
Here are some of the faces of the viral campaign:
This is what comes to mind when people try to tell me there is no (or less) racism in Canada. Hundreds of aboriginal and First Nations women are missing, abused, and murdered, and our country and GOVERNMENT doesn’t care. It doesn’t. Indigenous women don’t matter to our government and it’s horrifying. Please click some of the above mentioned links and learn about these women and this campaign.
This article was posted on CBC last year. This is my hometown & local community. There are 2 serial rapists on the loose, raping & beating Aboriginal women as the men declare they don’t deserve their rights. The police are doing nothing and these men are still at large.
This is a local politician’s ad for the 2014 election in my city- disgusting. The amount of people who voted for her based on the ‘gravy train’ platform is disgusting. That our local paper agreed to run it is disgusting.
Working addictions I have seen the aftermath of the horrors Aboriginal women are forced to deal with on a daily basis, especially those who are part of the urban homeless population. These men & ladies usually end up on the streets, through no fault of their own, because of the systematic racism present in Canadian society. Being a young Métis women I have experienced (on a lesser severity) racism first hand myself, much of it from the non-Aboriginal side of my family.
I love Canada but this is not a perfect country by any means. Many, many Aboriginal issues remain ignored and swept under the rug by out government. Please share this. Read & educate yourself. Please add any relevant links to get the talks going about what is happening to our Brothers & Sisters.
Read about the Highway of Tears
Read about Idle No More
Read about the Residential School System
Read about Inuit & Fly In Reserve Food Prices
Read about Aboriginal Social Justice & the Legacy of Oppression
Read about Grassy Narrows Reservation
"No matter how bad you fuck up at work, you didn’t fucked up this bad"
I feel better about my own mistakes now O.O
THAT ESCALATED QUICKLY O.O;
Oh my god, I would NOT want to be the one to clean that up.
Bully messes with karate champ. [video]
The source video is very, very worth watching. A few things to point out:
The young woman in the dark coat is continually trying to escape from the man. She has spoken to him, she’s pulled away, she’s even tried to walk away before he dragged her back. She hit him as a last resort but it didn’t do anything, he just got more aggressive.
The girl in the white jacket was walking by, recognized that a bad situation was happening, stopped, and intervened. At 0:28 she calls the man out, and continues to call him out until he breaks off attacking the young woman in the dark coat and turns his aggression on her. At which point she defends herself—and then she escorts the young woman in the dark coat safely away.
This is a hero.
Bringing this back.
I’M SO SORRY FOR 14 YEAR OLD ME WHO HATED YOU YOU ARE AN ADORABLE PRINCESS AND I’M SORRY
forever sorry to her that i let internalized misogyny, a poorly written character, and bad media turn me against her once. she is amazing
In love w/u