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espill님이 남긴 말: yeah several times my dad had to shove down the toilet documents which linked him to left-wing, pro-democracy organisations. Let me laugh at their complains about dictator Obama. Ha.
Even to this day my grandpa, when we write stuff on paper that’s against the government he tells us to burn it. He also gets a very scared look in his eyes. Don’t see that from anyone who argues that Obama is a dictator, haha.
black-sea-of-trees님이 남긴 말: same here. my parents sometimes tell me stuff about school in fancoist spain and it’s like whaaaaaat? frustrating :(
Yes! My dad told me, when Park Chung Hee (one of our dictators) died he thought the world would end because that’s what he had been taught all his life (fun fact: he was part of a group of students chosen to greet Park Geun Hye and so he doesn’t believe that she was just a ‘political tool’ that was used by her parents because he fucking saw her strutting around being very aware of her power) and it’s like…woah….
haegurlhae님이 남긴 말: RIGHT??? like my parents’ home country was under dictatorship when they grew up and they talk about food blockades and ethnic riots used for political purposes and terrible protests and i’m just like “how is obama’s presidency even comparable???”
It’s damn insulting, that’s what it is. My parents talk about how student protests were so normalized, like there’d be one or two every week and you had to go to school with the smell of tear gas everywhere and a few of my mom’s friends were jailed, one of my uncles on my dad’s side got caught and so there’d be a cop following my dad and his brothers every day to school, shit like that.
I got smacked in the face with this difference one day in college… my roommate, who was from Argentina, got a telemarketing phone call from the F.O.P. (Fraternal Order of Police) which is a very aggressive organization that always calls around to get donations for retired police officers. I’ve hung up the phone on the FOP many times in my life. But my roommate told me when they called him, he gave them $20. We were both absolutely dirt broke and I made fun of him for a while for getting pressured into a donation, but then he explained that the way he was raised, if the police asked you to do something you did it, because otherwise, your family could get pushed out of helicopters over the Atlantic Ocean.
I felt really bad about making fun of him.
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I’m so frustrated! My laptop (it’s an old Macbook-Not-Pro) has a screen that’s regularly dying. I think I can get it fixed for fairly cheaply since it’s probably a cable replacement issue, but it’s going to be out of service for a while. I didn’t get any writing at all done yesterday.
I caught up with three episodes of TWD last night. Spoilers ahead.
I’m signing off Tumblr for a few days! Need to get some major work done. Have a good one y’all!
Folks, I really need you to actually read through and research political shit before you just ignorantly reblog based on one person/group’s anti-[law/bill] agenda that is using hot button words for propaganda and ignoring how the same anti-bill movement actually shits on people they should be representing. Not to mention the anti-SCA5 shit uses THE SAME FUCKING FALSE AS FUCK RHETORIC AS WHITE FOLKS use about affirmative action which should be a huge red flag with its anti-Latino and anti-Black fearmongering as well.
Anti-SCA5 ignores the disparity between middle to upperclass East Asian Americans and underrepresented South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander Americans, and to a lesser extent poorer East Asians, which SCA5 actually would address and help those segments of the broader Asian and Asian American segment of applicants (assuming the bill actually is implemented by UCs and CSUs as written). Not to mention does not give a shit about other underrepresented marginalized groups and how they would benefit from SCA5 and it would not be at the expense of Asians/Asian Americans either.
Read through my previous reblog on this about the myths perpetuated by anti-SCA rhetoric.
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Oh—you wouldn’t date a girl who’s ever been a stripper?
In that case, I wouldn’t date a guy who’s ever been to a strip club.
Oh—you wouldn’t date a girl who’s ever done porn?
In that case, I wouldn’t date a guy who’s ever watched porn.
You’re the reason we exist.
You’re the demand to our supply.
If you disdain sex workers, don’t you dare consume our labor.
As they say in the industry, “People jack off with the left hand and point with the right.”
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Damn, I haven’t written more than a few sentences of my last round of posts. I may need to disappear from Tumblr for a few more days again.
I’m looking for young muslim women between the ages of 18 and 26 in London to participate in either a focus group (each consisting of 5 participants in total) or an individual interview with me, sometime between the end of March and April. This is for my dissertation, researching the attitudes of british-muslim women towards contested models of femininity.
I’m evaluating the contemporary discourses surrounding western feminism in relation to the often “contentious” issue with the agency of Muslim women and Islam.
If anyone who fits the criteria is interested in participating and wants further information or you know of anyone who is, then please contact me either via private message or by email (BushraFerjani@hotmail.com) to discuss it further.
I would appreciate this immensely!!!! and all participants will be offered refreshments during the study for their time :). Please note that participating is completely voluntary, all data collected will be anonymised, and you can change your mind at any time. A detailed information sheet on the background of my research along with a consent form will obviously be provided for those who get in touch and would like to participate.
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I hate that phrase “throwing under the bus.” It’s used for a situation where you benefit from co-opting then abandoning another person, but why would you throw people under a bus anyway?
Anyway, nitpicking aside, whatever people mean by throwing under the bus, I think it’s happening to Southeast Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders when it comes to the anti-SCA5 campaign… and I really, really, don’t like it.
If you’re AAPI in California, please read through this link very carefully. Reblog it from there if you agree, or post it on your own. Honestly, I’ve been reading Jenn Fang for a very long time, I think she’s smart as hell and I trust her on this issue. And some of the anti-SCA5 language is really disturbing me.
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