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Angry Asian Girls United: Growing Up Brown: Desexualized and Hyper-sexualized

I’m always surprised by the way I look. Sometimes I look down and notice that my thighs are taking up much more space than I would like. Or sometimes I glance at myself in the mirror and realize that my arms are fuller and rounder than I expected. I don’t expect to look like myself. I expect to…

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// 30 Day Anime Challenge: Day 17 (Version H)//

Ok I know I’m like 4 days behind schedule, but I’m most likely going to do all the rest on the last day. Procrastination doesn’t end with school my friends (as for Kali I think she officially lost the challenge)

Anyways

Day 17: Who do you ship?

Well I’m not really a hard core (or soft core for that matter) shipper. I mainly watch anime for the plot (if you catch my drift) but I’ll tell you Kali is a HARDCORE shipper and those are mostly guys with guys…..

But anyways if I had to choose one……………..

Honestly after 500 some chapters I don’t know why Tite Kubo doesn’t make Rukiichi canon. I mean, forget about Ichigo and Orihime, Rukia and Ichigo are definitely legit, and I bet you its going to work out sooner or later…

Also……………………….

Hiro Mashima better make NaLu work…..there’s just no way I don’t see this happening (especially after a couple chapters ago). But yeah, I don’t really think Natsu’s gonna get with Lisanna, I have a feeling Lisanna’s that type of person to be happy for Natsu and Lucy :)

OH AND ONE LAST THING

Just to piss Kali off :P

~Hanu

tarrubarru:

pharaoh-doll:

windona:

bananasliketoparty:

the-doctor-to-my-tardis:

deathcomes4u:

recreationalcannibalism:

wtfhistory:

daivialesley:

hatewizard:

laprus:

im setting myself on fire goodbye 


I made you a sandwich put it in your mouth

TELL THAT TO MOTHERFUCKING QUEEN VICTORIA AND HER HUGE ASS EMPIRE BITCH

I’m sorry.

I couldn’t hear you.

Over all the voices of amazing women.

Throughout history.

Who could have

kicked

your

ignorant

ass.

Reblogging this for the gender studies we’re doing in my history course.

No important discoveries of course because discovering what the sun is made of isn’t important at all OH NO.
Whaaat a douchetit fucknugget. I’d love to practice my crotch kicking skills on this dude.

my favorite part is at the end. obviously your completely truthful when you say “i am not sexist, anti-feminine, or whetever but this is brilliant”

just somethings that women invented:
stove
dishwashers
globes
life rafts
fire escape
car heaters 
medical syringes 
windshield wipers
fridge
water heater
chocolate chip cookies
disposable cell phones 
Bulletproof vests

We wouldn’t know what we do about radiation without Marie Curie. Oh and what about Roseline Franklin, who figured out what DNA looked like?
And guess who took on the empty jobs when all the men were in the army in WW2?
Arg, posts like this.

Also Re: “never forced to die in a war”, Libya, Benin, Chad, Malaysia, Tunisia, Cuba, Eritrea, Taiwan, and Israel’s mandatory military services would like to have a word with you.

I’m going to go point by point here:
Joan of Arc led an army 600 YEARS AGO what do you mean women have never fought in wars?  COUNTLESS women have been killed in battle.  HOW DARE YOU disregard their courage and their sacrifice.  And let’s not forget all the women who contributed to war efforts before they were allowed to fight by working in factories, nursing, spying, and making sure the industries back home didn’t die completely.
“Women have never lead a nation”?  Yeah, everyone from Margaret Thatcher to Ruth Dreifuss would like to have a word with you about that.  The Chancellor of Germany (generally considered one of the most powerful people in Europe and in the world) is a woman.  The Presidents of Liberia, Argentina, Lithuania, Costa Rica, Brazil, Kosovo, Malawi, and South Korea are women, as are the Prime Ministers of Bangladesh, Iceland, Trinidad and Tobago, Australia, Slovakia, Thailand, Denmark, and Jamaica.  The US Secretary of State, the President of the Indian National Congress Party, the General Secretary of the Burmese National League for Democracy, and the monarchs of England and Jordan are women. 
Facebook’s COO, the CEOs of Pepsi, Kraft, Xerox, IBM, Yahoo, WellPoint, Avon, the President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and the co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment are women, just to name a few.  There are now a million more female college graduates in America than there are male college grads.  So no, I would not say that women are incapable of succeeding at their jobs.  I think we can all agree that idiots like you are the reason women get paid less than their male counterparts.
RE the voting thing and the thing about women not being able to make difficult decisions: The ghosts of Susan B. Anthony, Amelia Bloomer, Emily Davison, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Mary Richardson, Emmeline Pankhurst,  Frances Ellen Watkins, Maria W. Stewart, Christabel Pankhurst, Lucy Stone, and all the other suffragettes and abolitionists who fought for their rights despite how radical and dangerous it was are coming to haunt you.
The things about wimpy support groups and physical beauty make so little sense that I don’t even know what to say in response
A further list of things invented by women:
Toilet paper holder
Submarine lamp and telescope
Ironing board
Home solar heating system
Gas heating furnace
Foldaway bed
Disposable diaper
Cobol (first computer language)
Circular saw
Rolling pin
Kevlar
Electric hot water heater
Elevated railway
Engine muffler
You conveniently forgot to mention literature, but let me just remind everyone that the 5th, 6th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 17th, 18th, and 21st best-selling books of all time were written by women.  The 1st, 2nd and 6th best-selling authors of 2012 are women, while the 3rd best-selling book of 2011 was written by a woman…do I really need to continue?
Women have not contributed to science or mathematics or the building blocks of modern society?  Tell that to the 43 female Nobel Prize winners.  Tell that to Emilie du Chatelet, Caroline Herschel, Mary Anning, Mary Somerville, Maria Mitchell, Lise Meitner, Irène Curie-Joliot, Barbara McClintock, Dorothy Hodgkin, Marie Curie, Rosalind Franklin, any of the people mentioned in the previous comments, or any of the other women who made significant scientific or mathematical advances despite being oppressed by people like you.  Oh, and RE the philosophy, here’s a list of people who prove you wrong: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_female_philosophers.
And women did all that in a society ruled by thinking like yours.  While bearing your children and wearing corsets.
I never claimed we were superior, but don’t you dare tell me we are not EQUAL.  

tarrubarru:

pharaoh-doll:

windona:

bananasliketoparty:

the-doctor-to-my-tardis:

deathcomes4u:

recreationalcannibalism:

wtfhistory:

daivialesley:

hatewizard:

laprus:

im setting myself on fire goodbye 

image

I made you a sandwich put it in your mouth

TELL THAT TO MOTHERFUCKING QUEEN VICTORIA AND HER HUGE ASS EMPIRE BITCH

I’m sorry.

image

I couldn’t hear you.

image

Over all the voices of amazing women.

image

Throughout history.

image

Who could have

image

kicked

image

your

image

ignorant

image

ass.

Reblogging this for the gender studies we’re doing in my history course.

No important discoveries of course because discovering what the sun is made of isn’t important at all OH NO.

Whaaat a douchetit fucknugget. I’d love to practice my crotch kicking skills on this dude.

my favorite part is at the end. obviously your completely truthful when you say “i am not sexist, anti-feminine, or whetever but this is brilliant”

just somethings that women invented:

  • stove
  • dishwashers
  • globes
  • life rafts
  • fire escape
  • car heaters 
  • medical syringes 
  • windshield wipers
  • fridge
  • water heater
  • chocolate chip cookies
  • disposable cell phones 
  • Bulletproof vests

We wouldn’t know what we do about radiation without Marie Curie. Oh and what about Roseline Franklin, who figured out what DNA looked like?

And guess who took on the empty jobs when all the men were in the army in WW2?

Arg, posts like this.

Also Re: “never forced to die in a war”, Libya, Benin, Chad, Malaysia, Tunisia, Cuba, Eritrea, Taiwan, and Israel’s mandatory military services would like to have a word with you.

I’m going to go point by point here:

Joan of Arc led an army 600 YEARS AGO what do you mean women have never fought in wars?  COUNTLESS women have been killed in battle.  HOW DARE YOU disregard their courage and their sacrifice.  And let’s not forget all the women who contributed to war efforts before they were allowed to fight by working in factories, nursing, spying, and making sure the industries back home didn’t die completely.

“Women have never lead a nation”?  Yeah, everyone from Margaret Thatcher to Ruth Dreifuss would like to have a word with you about that.  The Chancellor of Germany (generally considered one of the most powerful people in Europe and in the world) is a woman.  The Presidents of Liberia, Argentina, Lithuania, Costa Rica, Brazil, Kosovo, Malawi, and South Korea are women, as are the Prime Ministers of Bangladesh, Iceland, Trinidad and Tobago, Australia, Slovakia, Thailand, Denmark, and Jamaica.  The US Secretary of State, the President of the Indian National Congress Party, the General Secretary of the Burmese National League for Democracy, and the monarchs of England and Jordan are women. 

Facebook’s COO, the CEOs of Pepsi, Kraft, Xerox, IBM, Yahoo, WellPoint, Avon, the President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and the co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment are women, just to name a few.  There are now a million more female college graduates in America than there are male college grads.  So no, I would not say that women are incapable of succeeding at their jobs.  I think we can all agree that idiots like you are the reason women get paid less than their male counterparts.

RE the voting thing and the thing about women not being able to make difficult decisions: The ghosts of Susan B. Anthony, Amelia Bloomer, Emily Davison, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Mary Richardson, Emmeline Pankhurst,  Frances Ellen Watkins, Maria W. Stewart, Christabel Pankhurst, Lucy Stone, and all the other suffragettes and abolitionists who fought for their rights despite how radical and dangerous it was are coming to haunt you.

The things about wimpy support groups and physical beauty make so little sense that I don’t even know what to say in response

A further list of things invented by women:

Toilet paper holder

Submarine lamp and telescope

Ironing board

Home solar heating system

Gas heating furnace

Foldaway bed

Disposable diaper

Cobol (first computer language)

Circular saw

Rolling pin

Kevlar

Electric hot water heater

Elevated railway

Engine muffler

You conveniently forgot to mention literature, but let me just remind everyone that the 5th, 6th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 17th, 18th, and 21st best-selling books of all time were written by women.  The 1st, 2nd and 6th best-selling authors of 2012 are women, while the 3rd best-selling book of 2011 was written by a woman…do I really need to continue?

Women have not contributed to science or mathematics or the building blocks of modern society?  Tell that to the 43 female Nobel Prize winners.  Tell that to Emilie du Chatelet, Caroline Herschel, Mary Anning, Mary Somerville, Maria Mitchell, Lise Meitner, Irène Curie-Joliot, Barbara McClintock, Dorothy Hodgkin, Marie Curie, Rosalind Franklin, any of the people mentioned in the previous comments, or any of the other women who made significant scientific or mathematical advances despite being oppressed by people like you.  Oh, and RE the philosophy, here’s a list of people who prove you wrong: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_female_philosophers.

And women did all that in a society ruled by thinking like yours.  While bearing your children and wearing corsets.

I never claimed we were superior, but don’t you dare tell me we are not EQUAL.  

(Source: acerebral, via frikyu)

thepeoplesrecord:

Philadelphia adopting ‘doomsday’ school-slashing plan despite $400 million prison projectJune 6, 2013
Days after Philadelphia officials pushed the city one step closer to a so-called “doomsday” education plan that would see two dozen schools close, construction began on a $400-million prison said to be the second-most expensive state project ever.
Pennsylvania’s School Reform Commission voted on June 1 to approve a $2.4 billion budget, ignoring hours of pleas from students, parents, educators and community members who warned the budget would cripple city schools. 
The plan would close 23 public schools, roughly 10 per cent of the city’s total. Commissioners rejected a proposal that would have only closed four of the 27 schools that were on the block for closure. 
Without the means to cover a $304 million debt, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, students can expect to go back to school in September without new books, paper, counselors, clubs, librarians, assistant principals or secretaries. All athletics, art and music programs would be eliminated and as many as 3,000 people could lose their jobs. 
Only one of five state commissioners voted against the proposal, warning that Republican Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s administration had not looked hard enough elsewhere for proper funds. 
That $304 million windfall is unlikely to be filled because the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania House of Representatives recently passed a tax break for corporations that will cost Pennsylvania residents an estimated $600 million to $800 million annually.
Newly unemployed teachers might consider submitting their resumes to the Department of Corrections, though, with the news that the supposedly cash-strapped government is digging deep to spend $400 million for the construction of State Correctional Institutions Phoenix I and II. 
The penitentiary, which is technically two facilities, will supplement at least two existing jails, the Western Penitentiary at Pittsburgh and Fayette County Jail. Pittsburgh’s Western Penitentiary was built in 2003 with the original intention of replacing Fayette County Jail, but the prison has struggled with lawsuits claiming widespread physical and sexual abuse of prisoners. 
Scheduled to be completed in 2015, the new prison’s cell blocks and classroom will be capable of housing almost 5,000 inmates. Officials said there will be buildings for female inmates, the mentally ill and a death row population. 

Journalist Rhania Khalek noted that the racial disparities in the education system and prison complex, where 60 per cent of all people are of color, have created a literal “school-to-prison-pipeline.” 


“In Philadelphia, black students comprise 81 per cent of those who will be impacted by the closings despite accounting for just 58 per cent of the overall student population,” she wrote. “In stark contrast, just 4 per cent of those affected are white kids who make up 14 per cent of Philly students. And though they make up 81 per cent of Philadelphia students, 93 per cent of kids affected by the closings are low-income.”
SourcePhoto: Decarcerate PA marching through Harrisburg on the way to protest school closures at the Capitol.

thepeoplesrecord:

Philadelphia adopting ‘doomsday’ school-slashing plan despite $400 million prison project
June 6, 2013

Days after Philadelphia officials pushed the city one step closer to a so-called “doomsday” education plan that would see two dozen schools close, construction began on a $400-million prison said to be the second-most expensive state project ever.

Pennsylvania’s School Reform Commission voted on June 1 to approve a $2.4 billion budget, ignoring hours of pleas from students, parents, educators and community members who warned the budget would cripple city schools. 

The plan would close 23 public schools, roughly 10 per cent of the city’s total. Commissioners rejected a proposal that would have only closed four of the 27 schools that were on the block for closure. 

Without the means to cover a $304 million debt, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, students can expect to go back to school in September without new books, paper, counselors, clubs, librarians, assistant principals or secretaries. All athletics, art and music programs would be eliminated and as many as 3,000 people could lose their jobs. 

Only one of five state commissioners voted against the proposal, warning that Republican Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s administration had not looked hard enough elsewhere for proper funds. 

That $304 million windfall is unlikely to be filled because the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania House of Representatives recently passed a tax break for corporations that will cost Pennsylvania residents an estimated $600 million to $800 million annually.

Newly unemployed teachers might consider submitting their resumes to the Department of Corrections, though, with the news that the supposedly cash-strapped government is digging deep to spend $400 million for the construction of State Correctional Institutions Phoenix I and II. 

The penitentiary, which is technically two facilities, will supplement at least two existing jails, the Western Penitentiary at Pittsburgh and Fayette County Jail. Pittsburgh’s Western Penitentiary was built in 2003 with the original intention of replacing Fayette County Jail, but the prison has struggled with lawsuits claiming widespread physical and sexual abuse of prisoners. 

Scheduled to be completed in 2015, the new prison’s cell blocks and classroom will be capable of housing almost 5,000 inmates. Officials said there will be buildings for female inmates, the mentally ill and a death row population. 

Journalist Rhania Khalek noted that the racial disparities in the education system and prison complex, where 60 per cent of all people are of color, have created a literal “school-to-prison-pipeline.” 

“In Philadelphia, black students comprise 81 per cent of those who will be impacted by the closings despite accounting for just 58 per cent of the overall student population,” she wrote. “In stark contrast, just 4 per cent of those affected are white kids who make up 14 per cent of Philly students. And though they make up 81 per cent of Philadelphia students, 93 per cent of kids affected by the closings are low-income.”

Source
Photo: Decarcerate PA marching through Harrisburg on the way to protest school closures at the Capitol.

(Source: thepeoplesrecord, via fyeahcracker)

// 30 Day Anime Challenge: Day 16 (Version H)//

Okay, so we actually changed the actual thing for today…the challenge was originally “Who’s your favorite anime couple” and instead of saying “Inuyasha and Kagome….” again we decided to change things up.

Day 16: Favorite female anime character

Hands down one of the most bad ass if not THE most bad ass female character of all time. Hell, she’s more badass than 99% of the male anime characters. Revy from Black Lagoon is freakin cool as shit: she’s one of the main members of a mercenary gang called the Lagoon Company, and she’s the fire power of the group. Nasty personality, smoking, dual pistols…you do not want to mess with this chick. The only reason I wouldn’t date her is because she’d probably kill me XD. Well enough of me talking, if you dont believe me, check out this scene for yourself:

Pretty scary huh? :P
I think I win out on Kali for this one (I think I have a pretty good idea who she’s gonna pick, but I doubt Revy would be upstaged)

~Hanu

leffetfeministe:

Advertising is based on one thing: happiness. And do you know what happiness is? Happiness is the smell of a new car. It’s freedom from fear. It’s the billboard on the side of a road that screams with reassurance that whatever you’re doing is okay. You are okay. -- Donald Draper, Mad Men

I’ve put together this collection of recent sexist advertisements from different companies. To be honest, it was difficult to pick the ones I wanted because there were so many of them. It was truly abhorrent. 

Donald Draper explains to us what advertising is. Its a stroking of the ego. Sexism and patriarchy are rampant within society (advertising also touches on things like race, body size, and social class but for the purposes of this post I am focusing on those two), and thus advertising capitalizes on that, makes money on it, and perpetuates it. We’re surrounded by this kind of advertising. We can’t escape it, we’re trapped. 

So when shopping or flipping through a magazine, or even driving down the high way and reading billboards, let’s all remember to put our critical thinking hats on and to identify and call out the sexism. Advertising is a significant contributor to the continued social injustices. But remember: those problems come to an end with us. If we stop responding to these advertisements the way the companies want us to, then some real reform can begin. 

(via fyeahcracker)

// 30 Day Anime Challenge: Day 15 (Version H)//

I’m pretty excited about this one and after careful consideration I finally picked one scene over the other. In case you were wondering, Goku turning Super Saiyan for the first time was the runner up. Never ceases to captivate me…..just took so many episodes to get there (although they take long to happen, the fight scenes in DBZ are definitely epic and will keep you on your feet.) But there is another anime scene that was absolutely shocking to me and even though I should’ve seen it coming, I was stricken.

*********************SPOILER WARNING BTW**********************************

Day 15: Most Epic/Shocking Anime Scene





Lol jk, this was pretty epic though


Ok this is the real scene that made my heart stop as well. Death Note is an incredible anime, full of suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat while watchig. In fact it appears as though every incredible scene builds up to this part and suddenly everything, like L’s heart, just stops. Even though the events in this episode made me weary (like when L was acting weirder than normal, hearing church bells and shit), I never expected L to die so suddenly. I thought it was one of his plans at first, I was in disbelief….I was all like: “Wait does this mean Light wins???? Is the show over?!?!?!” 

No doubt, this scene was like the climax of the first part of the series, until the plot rises up again towards the climax of the second part. Death Note is an incredible anime (I might even go as far as saying the best), and definitely give top recommendation to it. Just be wary of the internet…..full of spoilers. And believe me, you do NOT want this anime spoiled. Roller coaster of heart pounding suspense.

~Hanu

Karneval: avrablix: projectkarneval: Just watched the Avengers for the first...

avrablix:

avrablix:

projectkarneval:

Just watched the Avengers for the first time (don’t kill me!) and what I want more than anything is for a Young Justice live-action movie. Maybe I’ll work on a fancast over the summer… and write a script … and send it Warner Bros …

- Kali

There is a…

I was thinking the same. What would the background be for members other than Batman and Superman? Will they just stuff in their backgrounds in a few minutes?

I have a feeling they’ll just make a passing mention or something. :/ I’m still praying it’ll be good though.

(via sarcasmandlunacy)

// 30 Day Anime Challenge: Day 14 (Version H)//

Ok I know my whole schedule is shifted a day back , but I promise I’ll do a double one of these days…(hey, still better dedication than Kali).

Okey let’s do this

Day 14: Most hated anime character

Sakura’s pretty annoying and in the original Naruto series she basically did squat, and gave Naruto, the person who stood up for her the cold shoulder while chasing after Sasuke, the one who betrayed her. GAAAHHHH frustrating. But she did improve in part 2 so she technically isn’t that useless anymore (honestly the main reason I have her is to annoy Kali :P)

Anyways, I’m going to improvise on the meaning of the challenge again and put my personal favorite villain in anime.

*************************************SPOILER******************************************

Sosuke Aizen steals the spot because even though I had a couple of villains in mind, I feel that Aizen deserves this title. Not only did he deceive his comrades, he betrayed the whole lot of them, people he has gotten to know over many, many years. I mean if you don’t think that Aizen is a top notch villain, you should see the way he ruthlessly stabs Hinamori (well it’s a bit complicated but oh well). Man this guy is GOOD! Definition of how a villain should be: kickass and ruthless.

-Hanu

// 30 Day Anime Challenge: Days 12 & 13 & 14 & 15 (Version K)//

Omg. I have gotten so behind on this >.< Sorry guys, but I’ve just been really busy - I have two projects due soon and I haven’t even started them (I really should be president of the Procrastinator’s Society) and it’s almost the end of the year and I have been having mini melt downs all week because I’m going to be a rising senior in 7 days! Which means, I’m one year away from college and oh gosh.

Sorry. Panic attacks.

Anyway, down to business.

Day 12: Favorite Music in an Anime


Honestly? I haven’t watched any anime in a while, because I have been so busy but, I have to say, if we’re just talking openings and endings in an anime, I could listen to the Bleach soundtrack all day. 

My favorite song from any anime will always be Life is Like a Boat by Rie Fu.

Day 13: Favorite Seiyuu

This one, I admit, I had to google a bit. I’m not really big on seiyuu knowledge. But I have to say Nobuhiko Okamoto because he voices Rin (from Blue Exorcist) & Usui (from Maid-Sama) and I just think his voice is perfection. So yeah. 

Day 14: Anime Character You Hate

Ok. I don’t think I have ever really hated an anime character … I have stopped watching some anime if a certain character bugs me too much that I really can’t deal with them but … really, what I’m bothered by is more the fandoms behind certain characters that, saddly, make me cringe at the mere mention of said character. I’m not going to say any names, but yeah. I mostly hate the fandoms. :/

Day 15: Most Epic Scene Ever

Oh gosh. Are these things getting progressively harder? I think so. Most epic scene ever …

Can I just name every scene in Elfen Lied? No? Ok. The last fighting scene in the anime is pretty badass. Although, the scene that I still remember the most vividly is the scene where Lucy went on a massacre and killed everybody in her classroom. I can still picture the blood stained walls and her just standing in the middle of it all. It’s so awesome and gory and terrible at the same time, and definitely the most epic scene ever.

- Kali

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