Wednesday, December 10, 2014

McDonalds Stops Service to the Overweight?

Woh! On January 1st, McDonalds is going to refuse service to overweight customers in hopes of shaking off the fast food image, but wouldn't this action imply that McDonalds acknowledges its fast food as unhealthy?

Original article here.


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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Bless Us and Splash Us, Precious! A Feminist Year!

We haven't seen a major Feminist movement since 1990's, but now, in our glorious era of 2010s, the internet innovation helped move Feminism into the mainstream.

And while I might not enjoy mainstream consumerism, I definitely enjoy mainstream Feminism.

Here's a highlight of Identities.Mic's Feminist year article! Bless us and splash us, precious! (Original article here!)

The 39 Most Iconic Feminist Moments of 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Malala Yousafzai and her Advocacy for Equal Educational Opportunities, End to Domestic Violence, and Freedom of Choice.

I first heard about the grim inequalities in other nations in documentary that focused on world population booms. And while its focus was not necessarily towards gender inequality, it did inform me about the oppressive customs in India: women do not have a say in having children, women are severely limited in educational opportunities, women are domestically abused by the millions when they are unable to give birth to sons, women, women, women. What's up with that, India? Shocking!

Malala's joint Nobel Peace Prize with Kailash Satyarthi (a journalist who helped publicize the movement) is iconic in the advancement of Feminism. It's the world's acknowledgement of Feminism and its rewarding progressivism with support and pride. Her work is a major step in equality in India!

MOST MEMORABLE: Emma Watson's "HeforShe" UN Speech.

From childhood celebrity crush to revered idol, Emma Watson is absolutely my favorite celebrity in world. Her UN speech helped bring Feminism into the political spotlight as she urged the need for equal economic, social, and educational rights for women. The HeforShe campaign is to galvanize men and boys to help with ending oppression in place of moral fairness and respect, and has already enlisted popular figures like Harry Styles and Joseph Gordon-Levitt!

PERSONAL FAVORITE:  At the Front Lines of Ferguson, Missouri: Women.

Following Michael Brown's shooting and death, the huge Ferguson riot seemed more like a white-black relations fight than anything. But looking more closely at the fray, we notice women making their voice heard among the dissent (despite reports of male activists silencing or interrupting them). From Ebony's Jamilah Lemieux fearlessly reporting to protester Thenjiwe McHarris call about "background women to the forefront", the Ferguson riot is a statement about unity against a greater evil. It was about race, but just as equally important, gender equality.


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Just the Sound of Celebration!

Birthday cards!


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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Another Day of Visual Planning

It's 2:40 AM, and I'm stuck working on superlative shots. The scheduling is a little difficult, but if you have a Mac with the Stickies program, you can turn everything into a visual organizer!


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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Feminists Read Mean Tweets

You may not be aware of how severely feminists are harassed. Despite efforts by abuse victims to explain it to others, plenty of people still deny that the issue is serious.

Have some light.

May it clarify your darkness, deniers!

On an end note, I do love the comment about "lemons into lemonade, comedy from misogyny". The absolute amount of hate these women endure and still shine through is incredible!


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