COSPLAY. YOU’RE DOING IT RIGHT.
“I am so excited to be living one of my dreams – to be here on Sesame Street. I’m here because I am teaching everybody on Sesame Street the importance and the power of ‘yet.’ Never, ever, ever give up because there’s so much power in ‘yet.’” - JMonáe
Sesame Street: Janelle Monáe - Power of Yet [x]
I’ve started playing Atelier Meruru again. It’s funny, I saw a review online complain that the storyline lacked dramatic tension. Granted, the style is pretty fluffy, but the plot boils down to “Coddled but industrious princess discovers the hard way that her country is a backwater dragon-infested craphole.”
nothing pisses me off more than the fact that 90% of women’s jeans have non-functioning pockets but baby clothes have proper pockets? what are babies carrying around that i’m not? baby wallets? fuck off
I had this exact thought while shopping for baby boy clothes a few days back. I get offered transparent leggings while baby boy gets tiny sandpaper-like cargo jeans.
This is the full-body equivalent of the clip-on tie. You can’t loosen a clip-on tie and you can’t take off a sewn-on onesie jacket. I shudder for the poor schlubs who would actually try wearing this in a business setting…
Am I next?
That’s the question aboriginal women are asking Prime Minister Stephen Harper in a new online campaign to renew pressure on his government to call a national inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women.
Coming on the heels of Harper’s "sociological phenomenon" blunder, the campaign is the brainchild of Holly Jarrett. She’s the cousin of Loretta Saunders, a 26-year-old Inuit student at Saint Mary’s University who was murdered earlier this year. At the time of her death, Saunders was working on her thesis on murdered and missing aboriginal women.
"She had come through a lot of the same kind of struggles that a lot women affected by colonialism and residential school stuff," Jarrett told PressProgress Friday, a day after launching the Am I Next campaign.
"We wanted to move it forward for her. She was really passionate about telling her story, to stand up and tell the brutal truth," said Jarrett, an Inuit from the Labrador coast who’s now based in Hamilton, Ont.
After organizing one of the largest petitions at change.org calling on the government to launch a public inquiry into hundreds of missing and murdered aboriginal women, Jarrett decided to launch the Am I Next campaign.
It’s inspired by the Inuktitut word ain, a term of endearment for someone you love in her native language.
Here are some of the faces of the viral campaign:
This is what comes to mind when people try to tell me there is no (or less) racism in Canada. Hundreds of aboriginal and First Nations women are missing, abused, and murdered, and our country and GOVERNMENT doesn’t care. It doesn’t. Indigenous women don’t matter to our government and it’s horrifying. Please click some of the above mentioned links and learn about these women and this campaign.