This is Ian Foote. My husband and I met this man at one of my shows at the Rickshaw Theatre in East Vancouver last week and I added him on Facebook that same night because he and his girlfriend seemed nice enough.
WARNING TO WOMEN IN EAST VAN.
This man is potential rapist who openly admits to having to forcibly stop himself from raping on the daily.
Please spread this around, I want everyone in Vancouver to know to stay far away from this man.
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I was going through some old photographs and belongings of my grandmother’s in storage and I came across this. She saved the newspaper clipping from her internment.
Reading it made me feel so sad and disgusted I wanted to cry.
LTMC: Jingoistic journalism at its best.
Never forget. This actually happened. In America. The United States.
FDR decided people of a certain heritage didn’t have rights and damn near everyone rolled over and let him do it.
Do not forget this. Do not let it happen again.
Next time someone says “the government would never do that!” or “the American people would never let that happen!” remind them of this.
OHMYGOD FOR THE LAST TIME IT WASN’T FDR’S IDEA HE LITERALLY HAD NO CHOICE BECAUSE THE COUNTRY WAS PRACTICALLY IN SHAMBLES AND WAS NOW ON THE VERGE OF A MASSIVE PANIC ATTACK CAUSE JAPANESE!!!!! PEARL!!!!! HARBOR!!!!! SO HE REALLY DIDN’T HAVE A CHOICE MY SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER STRESSED THIS OK BYE
Your social studies teacher is a racism apologist.
Japanese-Americans on the West Coast got sent to the camps because their white neighbors wanted their homes, businesses and property. If it was really about fear, then Japanese-Americans in Hawaii would have been rounded up. They weren’t. Neither were Japanese-Americans on the East Coast.
The main reason for the camps was simple greed, facilitated by racism.
At first, plans had been drawn up in Washington for the wholesale internment of all 158,000 people of Japanese descent living in Hawaii,too – nearly 40 percent of the total population of the islands. But wealthy landowners in Hawaii opposed the plan; they depended on Japanese field workers to tend their sugar and pineapple plantations. And the presence of a massive American military force on the islands made the danger of an internal threat seem less and less plausible. In the end, Japanese Americans in Hawaii would be allowed to go about their lives more or less as they always had.
But their counterparts on the West Coast would find themselves the subject of an anti-Japanese frenzy that seemed immune to reason. While they represented a tiny portion of the population, Japanese Americans on the West Coast had long been special targets of white hostility. Laws and customs shut out Japanese Americans from full participation in economic and civic life for decades. Japanese immigrants – known as Issei – could not own land, eat in white restaurants, or become naturalized citizens. But the American-born descendants of Japanese immigrants – called Nisei – were citizens by birthright, and many had become successful in business and farming. Pearl Harbor gave whites a chance to renew their hostility toward their Japanese neighbors – it also offered white growers and business interests an opportunity to agitate anew for the elimination of unwanted competitors.
Behold, a 120+ year old rhododendron
They rarely grow into anything larger than a shrub, yet alone a tree!
Why does this not have more notes??
Because we’re scared
Incredible images of beautiful Madagascan women, c. 1898
(Every morsel of discovering your history changes your life for the better imho. The overwhelming beauty of these women is humbling and inspiring)
So, i read this awful article using bathroom “scare tactics,” which was claiming that trans women are potential rapists. “Men” who dress as women to gain access to women only spaces and force them self on women. This really upset me and i had a bit of a Twitter rant. They were read by others and i was urged to post them in other media also, so i am posting them here. (Edited together in easy reading format from top to bottom.)
This is the link in the first tweet about how there are no cases of a trans woman attacking a cis woman in public restrooms: Link 1.
This is the link in the second tweet about the cases where trans people are assaulted in the bathroom by cis people: Link 2.
if you’re cis and you follow me i’m gonna need you to reblog this
don’t care if you’re cis or trans, this is important.
A parents sacrifice.
This killed me
this actually made me tear up
Reblogging again because this is so real.
An Indian man carries a container of water on his head as he walks in a dry pond in a hot afternoon on the outskirts of eastern Bhubaneswar on April 28, 2014. (Asit Kumar/AFP)