Alison Gold - Chinese Food.
THERE ARE SO MANY FUCKING THINGS WRONG WITH THIS.
YOU ARE 12, YOU DON’T GO CLUBBING.
PRETTY SURE KIMONO IS FROM JAPAN???????????????
IS THE GUY AT THE BEGINNING EVEN TALKING CHINESE?
IM SO CONFUSED.
FUCK THIS GENERATION.
he actually is speaking chinese
doesn’t make this song any less ridiculous. also the chinese subtitles are hilarious.
Some of my friends and school mates were asked to speak about their experiences growing up in the Middle East, and I’m still feeling conflicted about the blatant tokenization of our classmates based on where they come from. Yes, it’s interesting to put people from Iraq, Palestine, Israel, Egypt/India, and Pakistan up on a platform to speak, but they were all given questions beforehand and formulated predictable answers that the school wants to hear. I know this, because my friend showed me her notes and responses on our four-hour bus ride.
Their first question was ‘what surprised you about UWC Atlantic College?’ - of course, their answers were ‘openness, friendly people, big rooms’, etc. As my friend aptly put it, ‘what could they have said? The drinking culture? The apathy amongst some of the students here?’ one of my good friends has been effectively thrusted into the spotlight as a champion for girls’ education in Pakistan, and indeed she’s remarkable. However, unlike her friend Malala, she and her friend have been innocent bystanders until the Taliban shot them too. I felt discomfort at the way our school is putting our students in the spotlight and using them as a vehicle of saying, ‘look at how diverse we are! They all receive full scholarships! We are funding the future!’ and indeed, they are. They proudly claim that 60% of our students receive some form of scholarship, which means that 40% of our population of 350 can afford to dish out £50 000 ($80 000), top college tuition, for two years of glorified high school.
As for the forum itself, we got there at around 1:00 p.m. and were ushered into a big fancy boardroom in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, where we received a presentation by UWC alumni who work for this establishment, promoting the bank and the ‘good work’ they do in developing countries. Then, we got delicious sandwiches for lunch and got to the auditorium, where we listened to the CEO of Standard Chartered Bank talk about economic development. The audience was mostly UWC alumni and associates, plus the students from our school (many of whom are socialists). Inevitably, at the end of the CEO’s talk, my friend stood up and asked him about his opinion on how the endless pursuit of growth is fundamentally unsustainable. The CEO, Peter Sands, callously said ‘that’s a classic hashtag firstworldproblem question - whoever thinks they don’t need growth is quite privileged.’ I’m pretty sure it was a deliberate misrepresentation of the actual question, which made me raise both eyebrows. We then moved onto a panel about migration in the 21st century, and frankly, I’ve been in so many debates about immigration that it’s underwhelming to hear big names and experts (Oxford professors, presidents of NGOs, Rhode Scholars) rehash the same points - somewhat more eloquently - as I’ve done in regional debate tournaments. One person was more radical than others, and asserted that migrants have so little effect on the country’s economy that whether they move or not doesn’t have an impact. Another said that people should be able to move around whenever they want - because it’s ‘networking’. At the end of that panel, I asked them whether they believed governments in developing countries have an obligation to encourage their citizens to remain in their own countries to make it a better environment, since they have asserted that people migrate to find a better life and Yvonne Cass said that there is a lack of doctors in South Africa because the educated elite have moved elsewhere. One person said that governments can collaborate with their diasporas to further their own development, while another rambled on about…well, nothing. I suppose I shouldn’t have expected them to propose a solution, but it’s worrying when people are too reluctant to admit that they don’t have an answer.
Some people in the audience approached me afterwards and told me it was a great question and that they didn’t answer me sufficiently, which was also my feeling. After that panel, we had another panel about the model of education in the 21st century and whether it will be appropriate. Lubna, a journalist from Saudi Arabia, was invited to talk about women’s education in the middle east, but since the rest of the panelists were focusing on education in the west, her points seemed disconnected - which is a shame, because she seemed like an incredibly interesting person. She talked about how many women in Saudi Arabia are content - even defensive - of the traditional gender roles and restrictions, and that King Abdullah has been supportive of developing women’s education. The rest of the panelists pointed out that education isn’t good at developing character traits, while another mentioned that education isn’t meeting the consumer’s needs and that they need personalization. Many of the panelists at the conference didn’t have much of a connection with UWC, which kind of raises the question of why they were there in the first place, but their answers to questions have been on the large part unsatisfactory as well.
I have full, unabridged notes from the conference somewhere, which I may type up one of these days. After the conference we got pizza and great petit d’oeuvres - they had these delicious juicy grilled scallops with a spicy sauce that were SO FUCKING GOOD. I also talked to a few alumni who were friendly and interesting, which was nice. All in all, though, this forum was interesting but at the same time showed me that people in successful, prestigious positions are just people who are not very different from everyone else. The entire forum was very discussion-based as opposed to reform-based, aside from this one person who proposed several policy changes to empower migrants during the first panel. I don’t know how much I liked that focus, but I digress.
Ultimately, I’m glad I went. I guess I really did get something out of it.
#avfm #feminism #yeg #yegdt
so this happened.
is this even legal?
they’re using my face on their posters
Is pulling fire alarms for shits and gigs even legal?
I dunno. Luckily I don’t have to worry about that because I DIDN’T PULL THE FIRE ALARM. Nice try though.
Naw, but you thought that was a-ok in spite of it being against the law.
but ok guys real talk in all seriousness this poster is disgusting and we shouldn’t be allowing it
i have to agree. the woman is an idiotic bigot but this poster isn’t doing avfm any favours. they shouldnt have to resort to using an image of her to push their agenda. she’s already made an idiot of herself, you don’t have to do it for her.
I’m not sure this is their poster. It’s the wrong style. I think someone just used their and MRE’s logo.
In addition to a different style (something I can’t talk much about), the theme is very different as well from most other posters I’ve seen. It’s mostly calling feminism names but the only thing to back it up on the poster is one feminist saying “SHUT THE %*#? UP!”. Normally I would expect some kind of statistics or something more substantial which makes feminism look bad, if it is directly against feminism, without needing to tell people how bad it is.
If it is from AVFM it’s one of their worst posters for several reasons. I would like more information on this. Anybody could have done it and if somebody just took their logos they could have done a lot of damage to both AVFM and MRE.
Many people in Edmonton know about MRE and hate them because of the ‘Don’t Be That Girl’ campaign, mainly because the woman in charge of the Gender Studies department was one of the people who came up with ‘Don’t Be That Guy’. Most newspaper reports of their campaign have been negative. I won’t be surprised if it’s someone who is out to smear the MRE’s name, but I visited their site today and I was genuinely shocked. Their entire theme has changed, and they became much more controversial, to the point where I genuinely wonder if people have hacked into their website…
#avfm #feminism #yeg #yegdt
so this happened.
is this even legal?
they’re using my face on their posters
You know 4chan has a site banner on their rotation with your picture? It says “check your privilege” on it too.
I recognize the very building this pole is front of, and I’ve visited mensrightsedmonton.com several months ago, after reading about them in the newspaper. They started a parody of ‘Don’t Be That Guy’ campaign, which was ‘Don’t be That Girl’ (i.e. one that falsely reports rape). Their website, back then, seemed to echo a genuine desire to fight for men’s rights. Today, when I checked back, their website has completely changed into what they call a ‘parody’ of what feminists think MRAs are like. While I fully supported Men’s Rights Edmonton a few months ago, their new posts have been rather ridiculous. Their posts are a mixture of genuinely good videos and insights interspersed with disillusioned vitrol and rudeness.
Honestly, I’m disappointed. I feel like they’re doing more harm than good by being actively controversial, such as showing up to SlutWalk and taking pictures of women who ripped down their posters and publicizing them. Their approach is a problem. I would have less trouble if they were a personal blog and didn’t claim to represent the movement in a specific region.
wow, now i’m mad i fell for this one….
No way you thought it was real! As soon as I saw it I could tell it was fake, and I’m old and blind! lol So many real couples out there and some idiot does this, pathetic.
Omg tumblr, do something, the fake pic post has over 64,000 notes, those blogs should rectify by posting this one too.
Isn’t the one on the left a Faberry manip for Glee fandom purposes?
(Source: bambi-bambino, via girlfromthegymclass)
did u just shut down parts of ur government
That means focusing on male victims, female victims, and LGBTQ victims. We’ll be talking about Project Unbreakable too. I pushed for this workshop to include LGBTQ and male victims, but I need to make it engaging and interesting for the people who are attending.
If any of my dear followers have ideas about making a good presentation, access to good stats, and articles and stories they’re comfortable sharing, can you please send them my way? Thank you uWu