I wonder what the relevant statistics would be for the U.S. … ?
In China, urban workplaces discriminate against people whose weight falls outside the expected norm—with the exception of overweight men, says a team led by Jay Pan of Sichuan University in China. For…
There might be ongoing discord in the Middle East, but the startup scene in this area of the world is much closer to solving the tech gender gap than the one in Silicon Valley.
Only 10% of all Internet entrepreneurs are women. However, experts estimate that the percentage of women internet entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa region is at 23% and in the Gulf it’s 35%.
As of 2012, 40 startups have been launched from Business and Technology Incubator, the first incubator in Gaza, a Palestinian city. Surprisingly, more than half of these companies are run by women.
The Guggenheim is building a location on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi but they are exploiting immigrant workers. The museum has tried to keep this EXTREMELY hush hush but more and more protests are popping up. This was a good read. pass it along.
look at this, fellow poc_creators. Let us consider the work that we do. Is it exploitative of someone? does it harm the potential of others even if indirectly? How can we work towards a fairer and juster world in which stuff like this doesn’t happen?
“‘Kids are kicked out of their homes just for being who they are,’ is how the saying goes, well let me offer another possibility that I’ve heard far too often: a parent learns that a son or daughter is claiming to be gay but an underage child still lives at home, so the now-heartbroken parent puts new restrictions on some of the activities like for instance, the teen is no longer going to be having sleepovers with that same-sex friend, or if the friend is a college student or has an apartment, visits over there will not be permitted.
"What does the teen do? It may become a fight where the teen storms out by choice and leaves voluntarily because the homosexual relationship is more important than that of his or her parents. And when that all-important relationship ends, the teen is too stubborn or already too-involved in alcohol or drugs or the premature independence of the homosexual life and he or she would rather drift than return home. It’s not always the case of course but personal decisions are at the heart of these issues."
DESTROY THIS WOMAN
We want to use A Different Mirror as an opportunity to start a conversation and collect stats and data on body image that is specific to Women of Colour in the UK.
Some of the things that shape our ideas of beauty can be different for different ethnic, cultural and racial groups, and we feel that it’s time to address that.
Did you know, for example, that 77% of Nigerians or around 60% of people on the South Asian subcontinent use skin bleaching products to make themselves fairer?
We want to hear what you have to say and how you feel about your body so we know what’s going on and most importantly what we can do next.
Complete our survey and don’t forget to fill in your email address at the end for a chance to win a prize.
whoa. if this is real life, this is awesome. like slow-clap, “I Am Spartacus,” awesome.
===In an expression of spontaneous protest against the deportation of a young Iranian man, passengers aboard a flight from Östersund, Sweden refused to fasten their seat belts, preventing the pilots from taking off.
The flight to Stockholm would have been the first step in refugee Ghader Ghalamere’s deportation to his native Iran.
Supporters of the man had gone to the local airport and handed out leaflets to passengers, asking them to stop the deportation.
Once everyone was on board, a person from the action group stood up and called for passengers not to fasten their seat belts, and many people listened.
The plane was standing on the airport tarmac for a long time until finally a representative from the Swedish Migration Board boarded the plane and spoke to the crew.
After the incident, Ghader Ghalamere sat with police and waited to be taken back to the Migration Board detention center – escaping deportation.
It was waayyy too early in the morning to read a post where self proclaimed “radical muslim men” are talking about how “feminazis” should be grateful for male allyship in feminist movements.
wayy too early
but then again i’m coming to find the radical muslim left isn’t as radical as one would think. yes, i’ve managed to find some likeminded soul sistahs and some non-black POC muslims who are willing to challenge anti-blackness in their own communities (but really i can count those folks on one hand).
yet by and large if i’m not barreling through anti-blackness its something else
and my frustration not only comes from the sheer microaggression of the experience, but being told my challenges to such things aren’t wrapped in rainbows for the appeasement of those who would sooner write off my words as being “rude”
well if i had a nickel for every time anti-blackness or royally unchecked misogyny reared its ugly head and the only word i could describe it as was “rude” then i’d be able to settle my outstanding debt of 100K to Hampshire, pay of B.U, and move to California without having to worry about gentrification and siliconites pricing me out of house and home.
in a nutshell, than G!d i have better verbiage to describe your bullshit!
aint nothing like a hot cup of tea after a passover seder!
so glad my first one ever was with Jewish Voices for Peace-Boston & amidst radical likeminded people