Kim. 20, Cis Female, Canadian-born, Multi-racial (Malaysian Chinese, English and Scottish), Queer, Student.

Cooking, reading, tea and music > everything.

I'm also into politics and feminism. I'm currently trying to find out more about East and Southeast Asian history in a futile attempt to both recover from 12 ish years of Eurocentric schooling and learn more about my ~culture's~ history.

Well that's me in a nutshell, hope you enjoy your stay :)
Jul 2014

koreamjournal:

March Issue: Actor Christopher Larkin Co-Stars in New CW Series ‘The 100′
by RUTH KIM

Korean American actor Christopher Larkin makes no secret of his distaste for roles that perpetuate Asian American stereotypes. But he’s also the first to admit that, when you’re hungry for work, it isn’t always so easy to avoid those jobs.

“It’s a catch-22 of sorts. Sometimes those are the only roles available,” says the 26-year-old. “It takes strength. You know, I was waiting tables and working as a doorman in Times Square, and you would do anything to get out of those jobs. It takes a lot of willpower and not forgetting the power to say no, which is the only power you have, especially with your representatives trying to look out for you and progress your career. And at the same time, while you’re trying to progress your personal career, you’re progressing the image of Asian Americans. So, it’s a battle between that.”

This article can be found on this month’s issue of KoreAm Journal! Subscribe to iamkoream.com for constant updates on the latest stories and events happening! 

Jul 2014

"We need to switch the way that we talk about women. That’s what I think needs to change. I think sometimes they don’t even know that they’re doing it and that’s the problem. You say the word "feminist" and already, like, you can feel the eye rolls in the room. Like, fuck off, man. Fuck off. It has this crazy negative connotation that I never understood."

Jul 2014

donutguts:

チキンラーメンCM 「かまたまの歌 篇」 30秒 / 新垣結衣 (by 日清食品グループ公式チャンネル)
Jul 2014

un-feuilly-de-papier:

un-feuilly-de-papier:

What do french people call a really bad thursday?

a trajeudi

Jul 2014

Mulan Teaches Us to “Be a Man” … Until You Have to be a Woman

shortazn97:

gunpowder-tea:

feminspire:

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And the more I think about it, the more real it becomes. Mulan spends virtually the whole movie concealing her sex, but projecting her physical and mental prowess all while having to listen to locker-room talk that depicts women as subservient and passive (most prevalent in all the musical numbers) – and for the audience, this is a great source of humor and dramatic irony. What resolves this irony in the end is that Mulan leads the effort that defeats the Huns and saves the emperor and China; therefore, she overcomes gender stereotypes and proves the worth of women in a society that demeans their existence to nothing more than child-bearing and domestic servitude.

Or rather, this might resolve the irony if she accepted the importance and validity of her actions. But instead, Mulan declines the emperor’s offer for her to live in the palace and consult with him in making significant military decisions; she opts to return to her domestic lifestyle because she’s “been away from home long enough.” She’s had her fill of adventure and showing her capabilities, now it’s time to go home where she can return to normalcy and forget her vocational hiatus. When Mulan sees her father at home, he lovingly welcomes her back into the family; she gives him the only tokens she has of her deeds as if to say, “Here, daddy, take my sword and medal – I don’t need them anymore considering the fact that I’m done playing dress-up and am ready to take my rightful place in society. And, after all, you’re the patriarch; it’s only right that I hand over my symbols of dominance to you!”

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“When Mulan sees her father at home, he lovingly welcomes her back into the family; she gives him the only tokens she has of her deeds as if to say, “
Here, daddy, take my sword and medal – I don’t need them anymore considering the fact that I’m done playing dress-up and am ready to take my rightful place in society. And, after all, you’re the patriarch; it’s only right that I hand over my symbols of dominance to you!””

Aaaand this is what you get when you view asian myths and characters from a western perspective. Filial piety and respect becomes submission and deference. Throwing us under the bus and saying we’re weak because they don’t understand our culture. Smh.

Don’t make our stories about something they’re not. Mulan was never meant to be your girl power, stickin’ it to the world, white feminist hero and I don’t appreciate such liberties being taken with her.

#hah remember when white feminists were all over mako mori because they didn’t get the concept of filial piety?#yeah

Jul 2014

mentalalchemy:

charlietimms:

Zheng Chunhui, a famous Chinese wood carver spent 4 years engineering this master piece from a single tree. Based on a famous Chinese painting “Along the River During the Quingming Festival” the carving echoes the daily life of the 12th century Chinese local. The level of detail is stunning!

Geez

Jul 2014

Choice feminism is motivated by a fear of politics. It arises in response to three common criticisms of feminism: that feminism is too radical, too exclusionary, and too judgmental. In response, choice feminism offers a worldview that does not challenge the status quo, that promises to include all women regardless of their choices, and that abstains from judgment altogether. Moreover, it enables feminists to sidestep the difficulties of making the personal political: making judgments and demanding change of friends, family, and lovers. Yet, judgment, exclusion, and calls for change are unavoidable parts of politics. If feminists are not to withdraw from political life altogether, we have to acknowledge the difficulty of engaging in politics. Political claims are partial; we will inevitably exclude, offend, or alienate some of those whom we should wish to have as allies.-Taming the Shrew? Choice Feminism and the Fear of Politics, written by Michaele L. Ferguson (via ausform)

Jul 2014
Don't Save Me (Cyril Hahn Remix)
by HAIM
3,017 plays

themusiclibrary:

Don’t Save Me (Cyril Hahn Remix) | HAIM

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whatthefuckisfootball:

Gerrard, who is 33, is a throwback to older, simpler times, too: a one-club, home-club player who belongs to a diminishing breed of footballer disinclined to communicate his injuries, world views and the merit of his commercial sponsors through Twitter. He is a national leader now – captain of the England team which competes in Brazil in six weeks’ time – yet remains an introspective, sometimes tortured soul who wears a deeply furrowed brow and could never bring himself to leave his club and his home city. - Ian Herbert (x)

Legend.

Apr 2014
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