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“if you consider a woman
less pure after you’ve touched her
maybe you should take a look at your hands”
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Poverty tourism is only the most recent form of the evolution of the particular fascination (stand well back, but let us peer at you, curiously) that the upper classes have with the lower. The current mutation of poverty tourism includes a well meaning, upper/middle class, first world people, who are for whatever reason turned onto going to Africa (and it’s always Africa, isn’t it) to learn about how the starving children that show up on their TVs and their destitute parents live.
From Kennedy Odede, a Kenyan university student:
“Slum tourism has its advocates, who say it promotes social awareness. And it’s good money, which helps the local economy. 
 But it’s not worth it. Slum tourism turns poverty into entertainment, something that can be momentarily experienced and then escaped from. People think they’ve really “seen” something — and then go back to their lives and leave me, my family and my community right where we were before”

Poverty tourism is only the most recent form of the evolution of the particular fascination (stand well back, but let us peer at you, curiously) that the upper classes have with the lower. The current mutation of poverty tourism includes a well meaning, upper/middle class, first world people, who are for whatever reason turned onto going to Africa (and it’s always Africa, isn’t it) to learn about how the starving children that show up on their TVs and their destitute parents live.

From Kennedy Odede, a Kenyan university student:

“Slum tourism has its advocates, who say it promotes social awareness. And it’s good money, which helps the local economy.

But it’s not worth it. Slum tourism turns poverty into entertainment, something that can be momentarily experienced and then escaped from. People think they’ve really “seen” something — and then go back to their lives and leave me, my family and my community right where we were before”

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notactuallysherlock said: What are your thoughts on Laverne Cox not making the time 100, despite her getting like the fifth most votes in the polls?

fishingboatproceeds:

Laverne Cox is the most visible trans person of color in the world and she has helped millions of people to learn about trans people and the discrimination they face. I think Laverne Cox is one of the most important and influential people in the world and should’ve been included in the TIME 100.

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thepinupcreature:

Please consider emailing Time magazine at feedback@time.com to get them to reconsider not putting Laverne Cox on their list. She overwhelmingly got voted in at 91.5%, but was not put on there. Meanwhile, Carrie Underwood had 25% of the vote and was put on there.
The erasure of trans*women, and women of color needs to stop. Ms. Cox does nothing but good work.

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firemen:

You also have to remember that “influence” is used perhaps differently at Time magazine - after all, this is the magazine that awarded Hitler their Man of the Year

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“One reason that southern Africa has higher HIV rates than other poor regions is that it is shaped by a unique system of rotating migration. During the colonial era, European capitalists needed a steady supply of cheap black workers for their mines, plantations and factories. To get it, they restricted Africans’ access to arable land and imposed taxes to force them onto the labour market. But Europeans didn’t want African workers to settle permanently in urban areas. Instead, they ferried workers in on a temporary basis and then sent them back to the “native reserves” when they were used up.

The rotating migration system allowed Europeans to rake in huge profits. Companies could pay migrant workers much less than what permanent urbanites required to support their families, since the difference was covered by unpaid subsistence activities in the reserves. This system continues to this day: for instance, unskilled workers in South Africa come from as far as Malawi and return home as infrequently as once a year.

When HIV hit the continent in the early 1980s it spread rapidly through these migration networks. It was an epidemic waiting to happen. In South Africa, HIV prevalence is nearly three times higher among migrant workers than among non-migrants. Migration increases high-risk sexual behaviour among men who are away for long periods of time, and this increases HIV prevalence among their female partners tenfold.

These high prevalence rates have to do with the conditions that characterize migrant destinations, like mines and plantations. These are zones of hyper-exploitation: high injury rates, depression and loneliness among workers mixed with the steady supply of alcohol and prostitutes that managers dish out to suppress dissent encourages unsafe sex. Poor healthcare services in these zones means that even easily curable STIs go untreated, which makes HIV transmission up to 400 percent more likely. This is why the highest prevalence rates in the world are found at migrant workplaces, sometimes reaching as high as 70 percent.

If people know about these risks, then why migrate in the first place? The short answer is that they usually have no choice. Remittances sent home by migrants are critical to household survival, and many households have no other source of income; they cannot afford to forfeit such staple earnings in favour of geographical solidarity. When families are forcibly strung across the subcontinent, “abstinence” and “fidelity” – the values promoted by HIV prevention campaigns – become impossible ideals for both men and women.”
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Yo everyone should email TIME and express their feelings about Laverne Cox being left off the Time 100 list

nothing-rhymes-with-grantaire:

here’s the email for time: feedback@time.com

or they have a facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/time?rf=109123032439316

and twitter: https://twitter.com/time

and tumblr: http://timemagazine.tumblr.com/

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pe-radio:

Look, today is my last show on CFMU.

It starts in four and a half hours, midnight sharp EST.

Where do you listen? http://cfmu.mcmaster.ca/

I’m bringing something special this week. There’s going to be three people in studio making something as weird as we can manage.

I hope you can be there to join us.

http://cfmu.mcmaster.ca/

12AM EST

Be there

So paranormal echoes is one of my favourite radio shows ever and has some sick tunes. I’m so sad to see it go, it’s been a great year of listening and I’m so stoked that I randomly discovered it on a midnight drive. Go listen and support cmfu ok

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pe-radio:

Look, today is my last show on CFMU.

It starts in four and a half hours, midnight sharp EST.

Where do you listen? http://cfmu.mcmaster.ca/

I’m bringing something special this week. There’s going to be three people in studio making something as weird as we can manage.

I hope you can be there to join us.

http://cfmu.mcmaster.ca/

12AM EST

Be there

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discriminateagainstnerds:

fishingboatproceeds:

shreksforthememories:

and then they didnt put her on the final list

Disappointing.

your pasty ass was included on the list instead of someone who’s actually making a difference and all u got to say is “disappointing”

discriminateagainstnerds:

fishingboatproceeds:

shreksforthememories:

and then they didnt put her on the final list

Disappointing.

your pasty ass was included on the list instead of someone who’s actually making a difference and all u got to say is “disappointing”

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thepinupcreature:

Please consider emailing Time magazine at feedback@time.com to get them to reconsider not putting Laverne Cox on their list. She overwhelmingly got voted in at 91.5%, but was not put on there. Meanwhile, Carrie Underwood had 25% of the vote and was put on there.
The erasure of trans women, and women of color needs to stop. Ms. Cox does nothing but good work.

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Shiki No Uta [remix]
Sha-Leik

nelum:

virusexe:

Sha-Leik - Shiki No Uta [remix]

I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR THIS MIX FOR 5 HOURS NOW

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professionaldaydreamer2:

Coping strategy for when you are trapped in conversations with obnoxious people:
1. Pick a spot nearby, around eye level, preferably a small object. That is now the camera.
2. When they say something you just cannot stand, look directly into the camera like you’re on The Office
3. Repeat as often as needed

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