"Where is my Edward Cullen?"
"Where is my Damon Salvatore?"
"Where is my Christian Grey?"
For your sake, jail I hope.
La Secretaría de Gobernación inició un proceso administrativo para sancionar a la cantante pop Miley Cyrus, quien durante su show de este martes 16 de septiembre, en la Arena Monterrey, se inclinó para que uno de sus bailarines le golpeara los glúteos con una bandera nacional-
Lo curioso es que es el PAN quién pide la sanción siendo que ellos junto a los otros partidos se limpian el culo diario con ella y la pinche constitución.
i hope they charge her
Basically Miley Cyrus is in trouble with the Mexican government for rubbing a Mexican flag all over her fake butt that she was wearing. She could face a fine, like that matters, seeing as how she has plenty of money. Personally I don’t think it should be illegal to deface a flag, that falls under someone’s right to freedom of speech. But Miley is being extremely disrespectful by doing this in Mexico, and this isn’t the first time she’s accessorized black culture or disrespected people’s culture/national symbols in general.
Mexico’s laws regarding the national flag differ from those in the United States. You can’t use the Mexican flag on shirts, or merchandise, let alone burn it or express your opinion destructively using it. I’m guessing it has a little to do with the nature of the flag’s design; the story of Tenochtitlán, founded by heeding a Mexica oracle, indigenous pride in all of that, and the history of colonization (which, ironically, provided impetus for that flag). Given Mexico’s past of occupation & revolution, laws are strict on certain political expressions—especially when it comes to outsiders.
Miley Cyrus would know nothing or care nothing for understanding any of this. She is of the vampire clan, puro appropriation, whitewash, & disrespect to raise her own profits. I heard she got fined 200K for this, I hope it’s true.
She also did this on Mexican independence day, which adds another layer of disrespect and a lack of understanding for our history and our culture. Also “freedom of speech” means different things in different countries. Just because she has an American sense of entitlement doesn’t give her the right to ignore local laws and customs due to ignorance.
My name is Anna and I am a Nordic smartgirl in my twenties. The reason I am contacting you is that for the past one and half year, I along with three of my friends, have worked on producing an independent documentary. Our documentary focuses on introducing 5 types of different outdoor sports that involve Icelandic nature. The documentary features interviews with six Icelandic teenagers who all in have in common that they are involved in various outdoor sports such as skiing, horseback riding, sea swimming, being a volunteer with a search and rescue squad and boat sailing.
The aim with our documentary is to introduce sports that are not often discussed in media, to present a positive view of our country and its nature and to show what role Icelandic nature plays in those sports and how it affects and shapes them. My friends and I were lucky enough to receive financial support from the European Union through the initiative “European Youth in Action”, which enabled us to be able to produce our documentary.
What makes our documentary unique in my opinion is the fact that it was fully written, produced and filmed by four young women.I am happy to say I am very proud of our effort to produce our very own full-length documentary and I am quite pleased with the results. And, considering how the male-dominated the film industry is, it remains very important to us to show that women are fully capable of being active participants in the film industry.
I know that the slogan of Smart Girls is “Change the world by being yourself” and I hope that me and my friends have changed the world by being ourselves, going against the norm and challenging the old-fashioned notion that the film industry belongs to men only. The director of our film has always wanted to be a part of the film industry and she did film studies at university but throughout the years she’s been told time and again that that film studies are useless and that she’ll never find a job and the general consensus seems to be that if you are a woman, you just cannot make in in the film industry. Needless to say, this attitude has frustrated us all and a part of the reason why we did this documentary was precisely to challenge this attitude.
I want other smartgirls to know that you should not accept such senseless ideas and just accept the status quo. It is up to us to challenge those ideas and prove them wrong. Women have the capability of making it in any field they want to, be it in films, sciences or sports. We should not let old ideas and attitudes hold us back from doing what we truly want.
I hope that our documentary will inspire other smartgirls that want to get involved in the film industry to go after their dream. I hope it will show them that it is possible, that things can be challenged and that women can do it.
This is a link to our documentary on Youtube - it ca be watched with subtitles in English by using the CC button.
I wanted to thank you, the wonderful thing that is Smartgirls, for giving girls the courage to go after their dreams and being themselves and for providing personal inspiration for me, both in my personal life and when it came to my work on the film. Your initiative is both wonderful and important and I know it’s changing lives around the world.
Burlesque dancers Naomi Jackson and Mario Rio in Flirt Magazine, 1953
not all women have been raped
but of all of them who have, the vast majority have been raped by men
nearly all of them, i’d say, if not all
(mostly because lesbians generally understand what absolute shit it is to get raped and, like, know better)
maybe not all men
but when i’m walking by myself at night, i still end up analyzing my options for protecting myself when i see men walking the opposite way
maybe not all men
but i still have to take more precautions than my male coworkers when i’m opening the store i work at
maybe not all men
but enough of them
enough of them that i will never feel fully secure in a room full of men, especially men who are in any way impaired, enough of them that as a standard form of “rape prevention”, i’m told to carry pepper spray and a knife on my keys instead of boys being taught that it’s a shitty move to rape someone, enough of them that i have friends who literally have to fight back vomit every time their boyfriend touches them because they get triggered by a single wrong move
the thing is
rape culture isn’t about you, or about your aversion to the term, or about your ideological disagreement with the idea that, hey, there are systemic ideas that go unnoticed in our culture that make it so when a girl comes forward with a story about how so-and-so raped her, the first question that is asked isn’t “where is he so we can send him to jail” but instead “well what were you wearing”….
see it’s about that girl.
and it’s about the system that tears her, and others like her, down before they have a chance to get the justice they deserve.