Sporadic Thoughts

Comfort Women have been the focal point of a festering controversy in intra-Asian relations for decades. Some of these women are still alive. Their fight to gain recognition has recently resulted in a memorial statue in Glendale that is currently being protested by the Japanese government and its apologists, both in Japan and Stateside. While American and colonized Asian history books are clear about the war crimes committed against Asian women during WWII, the Japanese have opted to completely omit this atrocity from their history books, exerting a concerted effort on all mainstream media platforms to suppress, deny, and erase the voices of these women.

Valleywag’s cynical, flippant clickbaiting only adds to this silencing; by reducing Comfort Women to a punchline, they erase the history and struggles of hundreds of thousands of women who have fought so long and hard to bring their painful realities to light and their abusers to justice. Valleywag’s joke, and Gawker’s refusal to apologize fully on behalf of its authors and editors and change their editorial policies, are salt in the wounds inflicted upon Comfort Women. Gawker and Valleywag are profiteers and collaborators; they convert suffering into gold in a cynical alchemy; they create revenue off the backs of the women whose physical and now digital bodies are continually abused and violated. They are a travesty.

plannedparenthoodla:

You can’t tell just by looking who has an STD. Many STDs cause no symptoms, so the only way to know your status for sure is to get tested. For example, 75 percent of women and 50 percent of men with chlamydia have no symptoms. And on average, people with HIV don’t develop symptoms for 10 years. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/PPSTDInfo

plannedparenthoodla:

You can’t tell just by looking who has an STD. Many STDs cause no symptoms, so the only way to know your status for sure is to get tested. For example, 75 percent of women and 50 percent of men with chlamydia have no symptoms. And on average, people with HIV don’t develop symptoms for 10 years. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/PPSTDInfo

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fuckyeahasiandykes:

Stand up. Stand in solidarity. Stand for what you live for.  This is not only a racist issue, but also a sexist issue. Please stand in solidarity with the many identities this society consists of.  On Wednesday, February 5, 2014, students were alerted of an anonymous document sent to the UCLA Asian American Studies Center containing what can only be described as a collage of sexist slurs and racial epithets. Referencing language and imagery from an incident during Fall Quarter 2012, where a sign stating “asian women R Honkie white-boy worshipping Whores” was posted outside the UCLA Vietnamese Student Union Office, the document makes a deliberate effort to induce hurt and to provoke a response. It would be foolish to assume otherwise. OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: http://apcla.org/wordpress/2014/02/06/official-response-to-the-flyer-mailed-to-the-asian-american-studies-center/

fuckyeahasiandykes:

Stand up. Stand in solidarity. Stand for what you live for.

This is not only a racist issue, but also a sexist issue. Please stand in solidarity with the many identities this society consists of.

On Wednesday, February 5, 2014, students were alerted of an anonymous document sent to the UCLA Asian American Studies Center containing what can only be described as a collage of sexist slurs and racial epithets. Referencing language and imagery from an incident during Fall Quarter 2012, where a sign stating “asian women R Honkie white-boy worshipping Whores” was posted outside the UCLA Vietnamese Student Union Office, the document makes a deliberate effort to induce hurt and to provoke a response. It would be foolish to assume otherwise.

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: http://apcla.org/
wordpress/2014/02/06/official-response-to-the-flyer-mailed-to-the-asian-american-studies-center/

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necessaryhealth:

INFOGRAPHIC: GLOBAL BURDEN OF DISEASE

Harvard University

Infographics

The past two decades have seen major progress in global health, according to the latest Global Burden of Disease study—an ambitious worldwide project involving Harvard School of Public Health faculty and many others. While life expectancy has risen, however, the burden of disease has shifted, as people are living longer and getting sicker more often. Our graphic with Harvard School of Public Health details where we’ve come and what still must be done.

necessaryhealth:

INFOGRAPHIC: GLOBAL BURDEN OF DISEASE

Harvard University

The past two decades have seen major progress in global health, according to the latest Global Burden of Disease study—an ambitious worldwide project involving Harvard School of Public Health faculty and many others. While life expectancy has risen, however, the burden of disease has shifted, as people are living longer and getting sicker more often. Our graphic with Harvard School of Public Health details where we’ve come and what still must be done.

(via pubhealth)

For more than 200 years we Owens women have been blamed by everything that’s ever gone wrong in this town.

(Source: glorianas, via austro-nesian)

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policymic:

Coachella is capitalizing on offensive Native American appropriation

Needless to say, many Natives are not fans of the trend. But that hasn’t stopped the festival from capitalizing on the “white kids playing Indian” motif and offering tipi rentals for the low weekend price of … $2,200? Paying rent in a New York City rat hole never sounded so good.

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"White kids playing Indian"

Disgusting

Coachella, AKA white girls appropriating Native and Indian culture conference.

Lol @ white chicks “apprecating Native American culture.” I bet any of these white chicks can’t tell you which Native American nations use headdresses (which are SACRED and EARNED) and which nations don’t use them.

but fuck around and mock the U.S. military and their ranks/statuses and watch ya ass end up on a terrorist watch list or worst.

(via kdbp)