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angryasiangirlsunited:

Hello wonderful Tumblr family!

As some of you may have noticed, AAGU has slowed in content lately. Many of the current mods are super busy with work, school, life, etc and simply can’t keep up with the business of this blog.

So here’s an AWESOME opportunity for you to join the AAGU family! If you’re a self-identified Asian or Pacific Islander WOC, love fighting misogyny, talking smack to anonymous haters, and boosting our stories through our voices, we’re looking for you!

Send us an ask if you’re interested! 

-Juliet

intersectionalfeminism:

Bringing these back because it’s that time of year again. 

Sources: S*T*A*R*S and golden-zephyr

newredskinslogo:

A New Logo for the Washington Redskins by Hari Kondabolu & Upworthy.

If the NFL’s Washington Football team won’t change their name, then perhaps they would change their logo… to a severely sunburned white person?

If you’d like to submit your own new Redskins Logo, you can 
1) Tweet it to the Redskins (@redskins) with the hashtag #NewRedskinsLogo. And tweet it at us (@newredskinslogo), too!
2) Put it on your tumblr, tag it “new redskins logo,” let us know and we’ll re-blog it.
3) E-mail us at newredskinslogo@gmail.com
4) Submit through our Tumblr site by clicking here.

ALL THE YES.

I did go to school for Marine Biology, but the cool thing is… the greatest thing for me is that Polynesians, our gods, Kahoali, Maui, all these water gods, so it’s really cool and a honor to be playing a [water] character. And there’s not too many brown superheroes, so I’m really looking forward to representing the Polynesians, the natives.

My family are some of the greatest water men on earth. I’m not, but I’m going to go train with them. But it’s really an honor just being a Polynesian. And water is the most important thing in this world and we all know it. It’s cool be a part of DC’s universe.

- Jason Momoa on getting to play Aquaman (via racialicious)

(Source: fyeahlilbit3point0)

Human trafficking, whether for sex or labor, is the number one issue facing women in the world. We think there is a central moral challenge of our time: It’s the brutality that so many people face in our time because of their gender.

- Sheryl WuDunn, the first Asian American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize, during a speech at UW - Eau Claire (via 18mr)

duckindolans:

Anna Akana and Daniel Radcliffe who is fucking cute as hell she’s cute as hell THEY’RE BOTH CUTE AS HELL GOD I LOVE THEM SO MUCH 

robinha:

I’ll be bringing my Banchan in 2 pages mini comic to Baltimore comic con this weekend. It’s fresh off the press, 24 pgs of full color yummy recipes!

Baltimore comic con is this Friday through Sunday sept 5- 7, at Baltimore convention center on 1 west Pratt st, Baltimore MD.

For more info
http://baltimorecomiccon.com

Find me at table A263!

pag-asaharibon:

1981 Manila Film Center Tragedy

The Manila Film Center has long been believed to be the Philippines’ largest tomb, haunted by the ghosts of an unknown number of workers believed to be buried underneath.Inspired by Greece’s Parthenon, the edifice was built to support the growth of Filipino cinema and as manifestation of the Philippines’ illusion of wealth, created by then First Couple Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos. It was developed to house the 1st Manila International Film Festival in January 1982.However, at the height of its construction on Nov. 17, 1981, tragedy struck. A scaffolding of an upper floor collapsed and fell over an unknown number of construction workers. Since those were Martial Law years, the largely censored media failed to immediately see the tragedy’s extent.A video shot by GMA cameraman Boy Sonza shows how bodies turned up while digging continued. He specifically focused on one unnamed worker who was buried in cement from the waist down for more than ten hours. When the rescuers finally hauled his body out, the man was already dead.In search for the truth of what transpired on that fateful night, Howie Severino tries to recover official accounts and reports of the incidents. Unfortunately, no such report exists neither with the Pasay police, who responded to the scene, nor with the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Newspaper articles tackle mostly about ghosts supposedly lurking in the area. Only a few actually printed articles on the tragedy itself.There are different claims as to whether or not some bodies were left buried underneath the building. One of the survivors, Eddie, claims all bodies have been dug up from the area. Another however, claims there are more people buried there than what most people know because there were barracks inside the construction area, and when the scaffolding collapsed, several male workers including their families were buried. He says not all bodies were retrieved because the construction had to be rushed in time for the film festival.I-Witness tried to get Imelda Marcos’ account but the former First Lady refused. However, the project’s contractor Eliodoro Ponio did agree to be interviewed. He claims what happened was no accident, but sabotage. Thirteen vertical supports were diagonally sewed, causing an entire floor to collapse. Asked about what happened to the workers who died during the incident, Ponio replies, “Kahit na kuko walang nakabaon doon, maniwala ka. Kung ako may kamag-anak dyan kahit na kakilala lang siguro, I would never allow that to happen, kukunin at kukunin ko yun. Dedemanda ko yung people who are responsible. Can you imagine ililibing mo dun ang tao? (Believe me, not even a fingernail was left there. If I knew someone buried there, I would not stop until I got the body out. I would sue whoever’s responsible. Can you imagine being buried there?) That’s why I saw to it that all workers who died were buried honorably.” During the documentary’s making, I-Witness did not find any family who claims they have a relative who was left buried underneath the Manila Film Center nor did they find anyone who is still looking for someone missing since that tragedy. The team also did not encounter the ghosts believed to be haunting the building until now.

pag-asaharibon:

1981 Manila Film Center Tragedy

The Manila Film Center has long been believed to be the Philippines’ largest tomb, haunted by the ghosts of an unknown number of workers believed to be buried underneath.

Inspired by Greece’s Parthenon, the edifice was built to support the growth of Filipino cinema and as manifestation of the Philippines’ illusion of wealth, created by then First Couple Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos. It was developed to house the 1st Manila International Film Festival in January 1982.

However, at the height of its construction on Nov. 17, 1981, tragedy struck. A scaffolding of an upper floor collapsed and fell over an unknown number of construction workers. Since those were Martial Law years, the largely censored media failed to immediately see the tragedy’s extent.

A video shot by GMA cameraman Boy Sonza shows how bodies turned up while digging continued. He specifically focused on one unnamed worker who was buried in cement from the waist down for more than ten hours. When the rescuers finally hauled his body out, the man was already dead.

In search for the truth of what transpired on that fateful night, Howie Severino tries to recover official accounts and reports of the incidents. Unfortunately, no such report exists neither with the Pasay police, who responded to the scene, nor with the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Newspaper articles tackle mostly about ghosts supposedly lurking in the area. Only a few actually printed articles on the tragedy itself.

There are different claims as to whether or not some bodies were left buried underneath the building. One of the survivors, Eddie, claims all bodies have been dug up from the area. Another however, claims there are more people buried there than what most people know because there were barracks inside the construction area, and when the scaffolding collapsed, several male workers including their families were buried. He says not all bodies were retrieved because the construction had to be rushed in time for the film festival.

I-Witness tried to get Imelda Marcos’ account but the former First Lady refused. However, the project’s contractor Eliodoro Ponio did agree to be interviewed. He claims what happened was no accident, but sabotage. Thirteen vertical supports were diagonally sewed, causing an entire floor to collapse. 

Asked about what happened to the workers who died during the incident, Ponio replies, “Kahit na kuko walang nakabaon doon, maniwala ka. Kung ako may kamag-anak dyan kahit na kakilala lang siguro, I would never allow that to happen, kukunin at kukunin ko yun. Dedemanda ko yung people who are responsible. Can you imagine ililibing mo dun ang tao? (Believe me, not even a fingernail was left there. If I knew someone buried there, I would not stop until I got the body out. I would sue whoever’s responsible. Can you imagine being buried there?) That’s why I saw to it that all workers who died were buried honorably.” 

During the documentary’s making, I-Witness did not find any family who claims they have a relative who was left buried underneath the Manila Film Center nor did they find anyone who is still looking for someone missing since that tragedy. The team also did not encounter the ghosts believed to be haunting the building until now.

The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do.

- Robert J. C. Young, Postcolonialism, A Very Short Introduction   (via gayperson)

(Source: literature-and-cats)

seanmiura:

Hi all,
Just a reminder on this Indigenous People’s Day that the US military continues to occupy land on Okinawa, a kingdom that was colonized by Japan and subsequently used as a battle site by both Japan and the US until the US eventually started using it as a major base in the Asia-Pacific region.
Beyond horrific incidents such as military exercises gone awry that have led to deaths, US servicemen continue to commit crimes such as theft and sexual violence. There have also been talks of further base construction that would lead to filling in a chunk of the ocean ecosystem Okinawa is known for.
Okinawans are a native group with a unique language and culture (separate from Japan), and have faced waves and waves of colonialism and oppression.
There is much work to be done.

seanmiura:

Hi all,

Just a reminder on this Indigenous People’s Day that the US military continues to occupy land on Okinawa, a kingdom that was colonized by Japan and subsequently used as a battle site by both Japan and the US until the US eventually started using it as a major base in the Asia-Pacific region.

Beyond horrific incidents such as military exercises gone awry that have led to deaths, US servicemen continue to commit crimes such as theft and sexual violence. There have also been talks of further base construction that would lead to filling in a chunk of the ocean ecosystem Okinawa is known for.

Okinawans are a native group with a unique language and culture (separate from Japan), and have faced waves and waves of colonialism and oppression.

There is much work to be done.