omg I’ve messed up this post so many times but aoz0ra it’s finally done! Sorry for the wait OTL I’m just going to reply to you in a new post because I couldn’t figure out how to reblog your response without all the read mores becoming confusing (sighs tumblr needs to work on their reblogging formats)
(warning: utena spoilers)
- Who is in charge?
- #BeyondFerguson (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
- I could have been Mike Brown, before Mike Brown
- Ferguson Mayor James Knowles faces heat
- Outside chiefs called to help Ferguson Police “make better decisions”
- School supplies for Ferguson or (X)
- Senators Maria Chappelle-Nadal and Jamilah Nasheed help organize a march on Ferguson for Aug. 30
Asian Americans individually suffer from victimization similar to other races by both the majority and minority races. The most significant case for this community is the death of Vincent Chen. This case illustrates the “systematic devaluating” of Asian Americans to a “real” American” (Asian Nation, 2012). In June of 1982, Chen was brutally murdered with a baseball bat by two white men outside a bar the night before his wedding day (Kang, 1993; Wu, 2010). The most compelling part about this case is how his identity was mistaken twice for being Asian and assumed to have been Japanese even though he was of Chinese descent (Kang, 1993; Wu, 2010). Also, the legal action taken against these two suspects, Ronald Ebens and Michael Nitz, were relatively minor for this racially motivated crime. The prosecutors for this case did not show up in court to defend the unjustifiable death of Chen and each offender received $3,000 fine and three years of probation (Kang, 1993; Wu, 2010). There are several other cases in the following years revealing the degree of crimes motivated against Asians, especially in circumstances where a perpetrator justifies their actions based on the assumption that “you [Asians] all look alike” (Wu, 2010, p. 20).
There are recent cases that have illustrated the victimization of Asian Americans throughout the United States. In New York, three black teenagers were charged with the robbery of Jin Ton Yuan in an elevator with a pistol at his head in May 2009 (Chen, 2009). Later in June, two of the same teenagers, Cory Azore and Chris Levy, sought out an Asian to steal money. They dragged, choked, and beat to death David Kao in the backseat of his car and dumped his body (Ibid.). In both cases police confirmed they were targeted for their race, but the prosecutor did not want to charge them for a hate crime (Ibid.). In California, the anti-Asian sentiments are still present in the bay area. San Francisco has been having problems with violent offenses in particularly with elderly Asian immigrants (Yu, 2010). In 2010, two young adult black males brutally beat 59-year old Yu and his 27 year-old son while shopping in Oakland. The older Yu died from the beating and the 27 year-old suffered severe injuries. In this case, the prosecutor declined to file hate crime charges against them (KTVU, 2010; Yu, 2010). Asian American adults are not the only ones facing harassment and assault; their children are suffering too. In the Philadelphia school system, Asian American students are subject to name-calling and verbal threats. It is so common that the “culture of violence against Asian immigrants” (Yu, 2010, p. 1) is an acceptable “part of life.”
This act changed the reporting methods of crimes by defining the difference between hate crimes and other crimes. According to National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), there were approximately 12,135,210 Asians and Pacific Islanders that are twelve years old and older in 2010 (Truman, 2011). The 2010 Uniform Crime Report states Asian and Pacific Islanders comprised of 5.1% of all known racial biased hate crimes committed (U.S. Department of Justice, 2011b). However, they are most likely to underreport crimes compared to other races (Chen, 2009; Kang, 1993). Christina Chen claimed the reasons why these crimes are underrepresented are because victims are not comfortable with reporting their experiences with officers who are not bilingual, they fear problems with their immigration status, mistrust with local police, and the disregard of hate crimes and civil rights protections (2009). The crime rate is also affected by how law enforcement officials measure them. They fail to record hate crimes by misidentifying the crime or not identifying it as a racially motivated crime (2009). A prime example is the classification of Asian women rape victims.
Asian women are subject to victimization because of their Asian descent. Their reputation as an Asian woman to be a sexual object of desire becomes a burden when they are purposely sought out for sex because of their race. Jaemin Kim, a female Korean American journalist, reported “… Asian women in particular remain vulnerable” (Kim, 2009). They are more prone to rape victims based on their race, but reporting it as a hate crime is difficult because police officials fail to recognize that it can be racially motivated. A secretary from an L.A. police department said, “rapes were ‘not a hate crime’” (Ibid, p. 3). This situation in itself should be considered a hate motivated sex crime because the serial rapist specifically sought out for Korean women, but police authorities ignored the possibility (Ibid.).
The entire Asian American community is affected. Erika Harrell claimed in her NCVS report that most anti-Asian crimes are done by strangers (Harrell, 2009). Interestingly, the offenders are predominantly African American in San Francisco. Similar to the non-Asian population, Asian males and youths between the ages of twelve through nineteen were more prone to victimization than females and those who are older (Yu, 2009). Also, Asian American children are more likely to be victimized by children from a different race than the older generation (Lawson & Henderson, 2009).
TT-TT ahhh aoz0ra I wrote this really long response to your response and then my tumblr quit and I have to rewrite it… you’ll have to wait a little longer sorry OTL
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张悬 - 玫瑰色的你
Sang this song at karaoke today, which reminded me how musically interesting a melody it has, and beautiful lyrics to come with it.
這一刻你是一個最快樂的人 In this moment, you are the happiest person in the world
你看見你想看見的，你將它發生 You see what you want to see, you make it happen
因你，我像戴上玫瑰色的眼鏡 Because of you, it is like I’m wearing rose-colored glasses
看見尋常不會有的奇異與歡愉 I see the most unusual, happy things
你美而不能思議 You’re so beautiful it’s difficult to understand
這一刻你是一個最天真的人 In this moment, you are the most innocent person in the world
你手裡沒有魔笛，只有一支破舊的大旗 You have no magic flute, just a old tattered flag
你像丑兒揮舞它，你不怕髒地玩遊戲 You wave it like a clown, not afraid of getting dirty while you play
你看起來累壞了但你沒有停 You look dead beat but you wont stop
我是那樣愛你 I love you so
不肯改的你，玫瑰色的你 This you who refuses to change, the rose-colored you
這一刻你是一個最憂愁的人 In this moment, you are the most unhappy person
你有著多少溫柔，才能從不輕言傷心 How much heart must you have, to keep all your sadness within
而你告別所有對幸福的定義 While you say goodbye to all that happiness represents
投身萬物中，神的愛恨與空虛 And throw yourself into the world, into the embrace of God and the emptiness of nirvana
和你一起，只與你一起 Being with you, only you
玫瑰色的你 The rose-colored you
你是我生命中最壯麗的記憶 You are the most epic memory in my life
我會記得這年代裡你做的事情 I’ll remember the things you did in this generation
你在曾經不僅是你自己 You were once not just yourself
你栽出千萬花的一生，四季中逕自盛放也凋零 You brought to life thousands of flowers, that bloom and wilt in the cycle of seasons
你走出千萬人群獨行，往柳暗花明山窮水盡去 You emerge from the crowd to walk alone, towards the light at the end of the dark tunnel
玫瑰色的你 The rose-colored you
讓我日夜地唱吧 ; 我深愛著你 Let me sing day and night; that I love you so
玫瑰色的你 The rose-colored you
Neo 1984，Cover for “Dark Fairytales” by TinHong
I am so happy I got to work on my first Chinese book cover with Hong Kong/Taiwan/Mainland China best-seller TinHong.
TinHong’s latest book, “Dark Fairytales” (Non orthodox translation of 黑童話集), is a compilation of 16 novelettes set in a fictional metropolitan called “H town”. The stories are based on real stories in Hong Kong, structured after Chinese and Western classics such as “1984” by George Orwell, “The Last Class” by Alphonse Daudet, A Poor Man’s Tale of a Patent’ by Charles Dickens, ‘差不多先生傳“by胡適.etc. These parodies poke fun and reflect on the society’s current maladies, corruptions and injustice in a sarcastic and darkly-humorous way.
For the cover, TinHong asked me to freely follow my inspiration. This was awesome and quite rare for book cover jobs. So I decided to make a piece about “H-Town” in a neo”1984”way.
Big thanks to TinHong for being an A+ author, art director, publisher and the ultra-delicious care-package!
I love love love you so much for this and love for this story and just… I am just so glad to have come across this as a child and I’m looking forward to going at it again as an adult. This story is just boundless in quality.
Thank you, that means a lot to me! I too feel very lucky that I was able to watch such an amazing show and will undoubtedly watch it again as I try to see what other messages and meanings I can absorb from it. What a wonderful story, what wonderful characters, what wonderful stylistic choices for the music and the animation, I honestly can not
Title: Let me burn!!
Artist:Aomine Daiki (CV: Suwabe Junichi) ft. Kise Ryouta (CV: Kimura Ryouhei)
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Full ver. of Let me burn!!, Aomine’s duet with Kise!
RIGHT NOW IN SWEDEN
⚠️ I’m sorry if you’re really sensative⚠️
Today Nazis had a speech in Malmö, Sweden. There were about 1000 antinazi-protestors along fences making a verbal protest. No physical violence at all. Until the police suddenly stormed the group of antinazis with horses and RAN THEM OVER about 5 people were severily injured and the police troups just kept riding in full gallop back and forth. Also they ran over another civilian with a car.
After they caused all this injuries, they refused the ambulance access to the injured civilians who had been on the ground for several minutes.
And as the top of all this, they now block the entrance to the ER.
The nazis got personal police escort away from the location.
Welcome to sweden, were the police protect the nazis over everyone else.
He has a record of killing us an they hired him back and put him in a community that’s mainly black?!?!?! I CANNOT. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2732986/Darren-Wilson-s-policing-job-Missouri-police-department-shut-entire-force-replaced-amid-racism-corruption-allegations.html
His entire department at a previous town was shut down because of widespread corruption. they were literally so bad that people voted to close the police down.
Yet another reason why Darren Wilson needs to be hung from a chain to a dungeon ceiling by his dick and balls.
On August 14, Liu Ting, who’ve received titles like “China Moral Model,” “China Filial Piety Model” and “Pride of Zhejiang,” announced in a press conference that he has decided to become a woman. The news has made national headlines as if there is something about transgender that goes against being a “moral model” - exactly how Liu felt in the past 7 years.
Liu feels and acts like a female since early days of his childhood. “I’ve always felt that I’m a girl, and that I’d grow up into a woman.” Liu explained. But he was prohibited from doing anything girly, and was sometimes punished physically for staying true to his female heart.
He was confused about which restroom to go. He was afraid of going back to his all-male dorm. When he first expressed the will to do sex-change surgery, his mom said no: “In China, women are still by large seen as inferior to men. You shouldn’t give up your male identity so easily.” Sadly, Liu agreed: “Being a trans woman in China means discrimination.”
If homosexuals are considered a marginalized group in China, transgender people are practically invisible. Jin Xing, China’s most well-known transgender celebrity, once called China’s transgender groups a “tiny island.”
Liu’s mom was diagnosed with uremia when Liu was 13. Sex-change surgery was officially out of the question as medical expenses to treat his mom broke the family apart. After Liu’s dad disappeared, teenage Liu took on the responsibility of taking care of his mom at home.
Liu even took his mom with him to college, running between their rented apartment and classrooms. It is this action that earned him titles like “China Moral Model” and “China Filial Piety Model.” He started to receive invitations to interviews and talks. But fame only further locked him in the closet.“The honor leaves only one choice of gender for me….The public sees me as a model son. To meet public expectations of the title, I will have to live as a man. I feel depressed.”
Liu tried – cut hair short, socialized more with male friends, learnt to smoke – but failed. “I felt like I was skinned.” He described the days when he tried to be a man.
Seeing his son’s struggle, Liu’s mom made the final decision that it was time for Liu to get professional help: “If he is not national moral model, he is free to do sex-change surgery. But he is, so he struggled. I struggled, too. But I finally came to realization that being a transgender has nothing to do with morality.”
Liu’s decision to become a woman received overwhelming support from Chinese netizens who hailed his courage to be his true self. “Liu is not only a moral model of filial piety, but also a moral model of personal freedom.” One netizen commented.
But even with support from the online community, Liu may still face mountains of obstacles in real life since official recognition and government support of the LGBT population in China is still very limited. Homosexuality was only removed from the country’s list of mental diseases in 2001.
As the title of Liu’s new book goes: We will be all right.
Favourite Movies ~ Shaolin Soccer (2001)
"I’m not here to fight. I’m here to play soccer"
Hello Saotome-san! I’m happy to hear about your love for Utena and was wondering what was your take on the last episode? I just finished the series myself a month ago and am still thinking about some parts. I’ve never understood why Anthy stabbed Utena, what the point of Juri’s story is, and what the world revolution actually is. You write such nice analyses, so I was hoping you could share your interpretation
Hello anon! Aww you’re making me blush >////<. And wow the last episode… I could write a full on essay about the last episode, it’s just so jam-packed with stuff. Hmmm I’ll try to approach this chronologically