FEMM (Far East Mention Mannequins) - Girls Night Out
When life imitates art
what the fuck
Hey, if you are not Asian, this isn’t your place to talk about these things and if you are Asian please educate yourself. We are not ‘more accepted in this country’. The model minority myth is not something positive though it may seem like that at first glance.
"But the model minority myth means that Asian-Americans are smart!! What’s wrong with that??"
Guess what?? A lot of us are IMMIGRANTS. And we were not first class immigrants most of us were poor as shit coming to America. Asian-Americans are portrayed as middle class, relatively wealthy, with caring and heavy handed parents but hey guess what!!! That’s not true! And you know what!! A lot of resources that Asian-Americans need, maybe young Asian-Americans who are struggling to stay in school because they have to support their family, are poor as hell, with negligent parents don’t get the resources they need!! But hey Asians are so smart!! They don’t need the help!! Who cares if you can’t put food on the table!! Think yourself a solution!
And that is just the model minority myth. How about the perpetual foreigner myth?
"Where are you from?"
“No, where are you REALLY from?”
We are never, ever seen as TRULY American but we and our struggles are used by white people to make America seem like a “melting pot”. We built your fucking railroads! There are a lot of us who have been here longer than most white people!!
And don’t you DARE forget about Vincent Chin or how other young Asian-American men are violently killed just for being Asian. Or how our women are targeted, raped, and killed because their vaginas are somehow more mysterious and ‘exotic’ than other vaginas??
And don’t you see how your own definition of Asian (Japanese, Chinese, and Korean) is problematic within itself? Do you realize how many countries we have?? Do you realize how many ethnic groups are within those countries?? Do you realize how many Asians are not Japanese, Chinese, or Korean??
Honestly, what the FUCK is this supposed to be anyway? An oppression contest? White people WANT us to divide among PoC ethnic groups so we’re easier to control and conquer. If you are PoC, you have got to get your solidarity game together. If you are white, why the hell do you think it’s even okay to open your damn mouth.
"Asian Privilege" is definitely bs, but don’t forget, white supremacy places black people at the bottom and treats you accordingly to your phenotype and how much further it’s perceived from whiteness.
The events in Ferguson will one day make a great movie for white people to feel guilty about and give an academy award to
and the story will revolve around a white journalist who ultimately realizes that wow, we’re all human
ES collection street wear Spring Summer 2014
I still surprise myself with how fast I can actually color the covers for Future Reunion, considering how much I usually hate coloring. XD;; As you can probably guess, the Sailor Quartet will be featured on the covers for the next few chapters, though I dare say I’ll probably go beyond 6 chapters with how much I have planned for Future Reunion. I drew the flutter of petals for Ceres as she was known as the Flower Magician in her Dead Moon days, and so her attribute seem to be flowers, but I don’t know if I’ll actually have a chance for her to show off her power in the doujinshi. :\
I’m planning to release a hard copy of Act 3 like I’ve done for Acts 1 and 2, but it may be a while before I can get that ready. I have to format the doujinshi and I start my new job on Tuesday, so things may take a while. But I’m pretty certain it’ll be ready before Christmas. :)
New Agency Garten model: Nam Yoonsoo (1997)
straight friend: aw I don’t understand why you’re still single
me: because approximately 8% of the us population identifies under the lgbtq community where 1.1% identifies as lesbian female, 3.5% as bisexual female, 1.7% as gay male, 1.1% as bisexual male, .3% as trans, and .3% as something else, then there’s finding someone who I’m compatible with emotionally, physically, and romantically from less than 8% of the population, and may or may not live near me
Personal discrimination against white people exists. But racism is systemic and white supremacy makes for a skewed power imbalance in which white people do not face institutionalized oppression based on their race.
Whenever I see a question like this on the Internet, I tend to see the “racism is systemic” explanation go over people’s heads. I would like to offer an extension of this explanation. I, like many people, was taught in school that racism is either believing your own race to be superior or hating individuals of other races. Using these definitions and not considering historical (or present) context, one can certainly argue that racism goes both ways.
However, context is everything, so let’s consider it. It is true that more and more people have friendships or otherwise positive relationships with people of different races. For this reason, I think that, when many white people hear someone accuse their actions as being racist, they think, “That’s ridiculous, how can I hate my friends?” Further, compared to earlier times, it is becoming rarer for people to publicly announce that they hate someone of a particular race or that they think their own race is superior. If you were to consider this and only this, you might come to the conclusion that there’s no more racism or that it’s on its way out.
But if there’s no racism, why are people with whose names imply that they are white (e.g. Steve Jones) more likely to be called back for job interviews than people whose names imply that they are POC (e.g. Tahani Tompkins), even when they have similar credentials? x x
Why are white people less likely to see films where the majority of the cast consists of black people or other POC? x
Why are all-white juries more likely to convict black defendants to jail time than to convict white defendants, even when they’ve committed similar crimes? x
Why are black people twice as likely as white people to be born prematurely or with a low birthrate, even when controlling for education and socioeconomic class? x
Why are any of the phenomena described in these charts taking place? x
These are just a few examples of modern-day racism. If racism against white people existed, that would mean that people of color would have sufficient control of institutions like the media, the school and university systems, the medical systems, and the government to oppress white people. We do not have that power. White people do. Even if they truly don’t hate or see themselves as superior to POCs, white people as a group have benefits that POCs as a group do not have.