Indigenous Canadian Women Are Suffering a Murder Epidemic
Last week’s discovery of the body of Loretta Saunders, an Inuit student who disappeared while working on a thesis about missing and murdered Native Canadian women, sparked calls across the country for action. NGOs say violence against Aboriginal women and girls is reaching epidemic levels — and around half of the murder cases remain unsolved.
Saunders was the third young Aboriginal woman killed this year, according to the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC). Five others were found last fall.
On February 13, NWAC delivered a petition to the House of Commons, signed by over 23,000 Canadians in support of the call for a national inquiry.
Next time you want to say “Canada’s such a nice place! Nothing bad happens in Canada!” please give a thought to this.
8:17 am • 9 Março 2014 • 6.045 notas
I’m kind of over Azealia but I also still really want her to delete her Twitter, put out an album and prosper.
6:58 am • 9 Março 2014 • 9 notas
Anônimo perguntou: Hey, I know you didn't mean any harm but that quote about South Asians kind of erases Pakistani experience. No one thinks of us as a reassuring minority presence.
Yeahhh I thought of that after I posted it. I think a lot of Indians in diaspora (myself included, I’ve totally been guilty of this) use ‘South Asian’ or ‘desi’ to frame our experiences when it’s not always appropriate. I’ll be more aware of that going forward :)
6:47 am • 9 Março 2014 • 3 notas
The media manipulates what people say in interviews for money and buzz, and lorde went to twitter to correct. Azealia, on the other hand, used her twitter to start so many pointless feuds, including rumours of asap rocky possibly beng gay and badgering him to come out (and calling perez hilton a faggot but…)
6:41 am • 9 Março 2014 • 109 notas
A house belongs to she who runs it. This house is only mine.
(Fonte: dhrupad, via whenlaifgivesyoupapayahs)
6:26 am • 9 Março 2014 • 64 notas
I don’t know that I’ll ever go back to England to live but every now and then, I do miss that rain-battered little island in the North Sea.
6:23 am • 9 Março 2014 • 6 notas
“At times I’ve wondered if this isn’t a psychic workaround: is brown safer than black?”
Every South Asian reader knew the answer. When even whiteness is freighted in liberal circles with maudlin guilt, no color is safer than South Asian brown. No minority presence in the US is more reassuring, or less likely to get angry or acknowledge your antiblack racism. The South Asian is sometimes the soft-spoken but intense professional— the alert-eyed and firm-jawed Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN. But just as often the television South Asian echoes the gestures of the standard fawning coolie of yore: palms clasped together, head shaking from side to side, mumbling “sahib” through an apologetic smile crowned with an anachronistic mustache. Or she is a cartoon auntie flinging her sari over her shoulder as she hovers over a pot of steaming aloo methi, yelling to her son in Rushdiean patois: “Eat-na, why you no eat! Food is spoiling-goiling,” et cetera. Nussbaum didn’t mention that the show that for a while came after The Office in the NBC Thursday night lineup was called Outsourced. The show followed the comic travails of whites stranded in an Indian call center, but was chiefly humiliating because its South Asian actors had lined up eagerly, in possession of free will, to portray racist stereotypes. South Asians have done this proudly for years, chiefly in film: from the many who played monkey brain eaters in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom to Kal Penn as the repressed nerd in the Van Wilder movies, Dev Patel tomming through The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and the guy who literally played a coolie in The Royal Tenenbaums. Such minstrel figures paved the way for and now coexist with the accentless, “American” desi nebbish who fills the minority quota on TV.
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Go read. It’s so good. No words.
6:05 am • 9 Março 2014 • 492 notas
I cried the first time I saw this, first she throws a fucking table,
Then she catches the chair someone threw at her with one hand…ONE HAND.
She is the Supreme.
Did she just casually catch a chair?… -___-
5:59 am • 9 Março 2014 • 486.664 notas
this shit was so aggressively white. i wasn’t ready.
Nobody was ready. Nobody will ever be ready for this vine lol
5:46 am • 9 Março 2014 • 116 notas