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From an old anti-suffragist pamphlet that’s been circulating on Facebook:
“Vote NO on Woman Suffrage…Because it is unwise to risk the good we already have for the evil which may occur.”
There are always going to be dopes and cowards against progress. Let’s make sure those people stay the minority and end up on the wrong side of history.
CAAAV has been working tirelessly to help Chinatown residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. If you are in New York, they could sure use donations of food, water, batteries, flashlights, and blankets. If you’re not in New York but would like to help, consider an online donation. [CAAAV.org, @caaav]
BuzzFeed outed twitter user @ComfortablySmug, who tweeted false and scary information about conditions in New York City during Hurricane Sandy, as Shashank Tripathi, a former banker and current campaign manager for Republican congressional candidate from New York Christopher R. Wright. [BuzzFeed]
If you’re in New York City and without power or water due to the hurricane, stop by any New York Sports Club location. They are open and free to anyone who needs to take a shower, charge their cell phone, or just get in some stress-busting exercise. [well+good]
Open City discusses the impact of Hurricane Sandy on New York City’s Asian immigrants. [Open City]
A picture of New Jersey governor Chris Christie and President Barack Obama comforting a woman devastated by the aftermath of of Hurricane Sandy has gone viral on Twitter after journalist Jeff Yang captioned it with “If enough people see it, this is the photo that singlehandedly re-elects @BarackObama.” [Twitter]
Anti-China sentiment has been so pervasive in this election cycle that the Ohio Republican Party used images of Chinese food containers and chopsticks in their mailers. [Huffington Post]
The New York Times takes a look at affirmative action and its impact on Asian Americans… [New York Times]
… and the importance of admissions tests to elite New York City high schools for Asian immigrant students. [New York Times]
I was down with the wenqing, or Chinese hipsters, before they were cool. [The Atlantic]
Honda made a car FOR THE LADIES, y’all! It’s called the “SHE’S”, it’s pink (obvs), and it’s the official car of DISGRASIAN™ interns. [BuzzFeed]
A man won $120,000 in damages when he successfully sued his wife for giving birth to what he considered an ugly baby. It seems that before they were wed, the mother had undergone extensive cosmetic surgery to change her facial appearance. [Irish Examiner]
In honor of LGBT History Month, which just ended, The Huffington Post put together a slideshow of their most influential Asian LGBT icons. [The Huffington Post]
Taipei’s tenth annual gay pride event was colorful and awesome and looked like a lot of fun. [The Huffington Post]
If you speak Korean, there is a Korean-speaking elephant who’d like to talk to you. [New Scientist]
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Tuesday, November 6 is Election Day!
- Depending on what state you call home, you may still be able to vote early! [National Association of State Secretaries]
- President Barack Obama has a page dedicated to AAPI voters and issues [BarackObama.com]
- So does Mitt Romney [MittRomney.com]
- 18 Million Rising wants to see more Asian Americans voting [18MR]
- If you’re voting in New Hampshire, Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) made a video to help with any questions you may have [BarackObama.com]
Filed under: #gotv, 18 Million Rising, 18MR, @comfortablysmug, admissions tests, Affirmative Action, Asian immigrants, Barack Obama, CAAAV, Chinese hipsters, Chris Christie, early voting, Election 2012, Honda, Hurricane Sandy, Intern Jasmine's Links of the Daysian, Jeff Yang, John Cho, Kal Penn, Korean-speaking elephant, LGBT Asian Icons, Mitt Romney, New Jersey, New York Sports Club, Ohio GOP, Open City, Shashank Tripathi, SHE'S, Taipei, Taipei gay pride, ugly baby, wenqing
There’s been a lot of talk about rape lately from the Republican party, specifically from Republican men, whether it’s the discussion of what defines rape or whether rape can actually cause pregnancy or how the official GOP platform on abortion will not include an exemption for victims of rape (or incest or mothers whose lives are in danger.)
Lack of common sense aside, there’s more than a little political positioning going on here, some fuckery on the extreme right that then allows Mitt, the party’s presidential candidate, to swoop in looking like a moderate-seeming Rape Savior by contrast–never mind that his sidekick Paul Ryan seems to have a rape problem, too–who can then say, I’m not as crazy as these dicks! Therefore, I’m pro-women!
But it’s 2012. I’m not fighting for women’s rights only in the case of rape, incest, and life-threatening danger. I’m fighting for women’s rights, period. I should not have to be raped, made the victim of incest, or have some life-threatening condition in order to be allowed to make decisions about my own body.
[CNN: GOP prepares tough anti-abortion platform]
[NY Times: Senate Candidate Provokes Ire With ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comment]
[Boston Globe: Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan seek distance from ‘legitimate rape’ remark, but records show narrow support for abortion]
Filed under: 2012 Presidential Candidates, 2012 Presidential Election, Anti-Abortion Platform, Anti-Abortion Rape Exemption, Appealing to Women Voters, Forcible Rape, GOP, Legitimate Rape, Missouri, Mitt Romney, Official GOP Platform, Paul Ryan, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Pussy Riot, Rape, Rape and Pregnancy, Rep. Todd Akin, Republican Party, Right-Wing Extremism, Roe v. Wade, Smokescreens, The Dark Ages, This is Bullshit, Todd Akin, Turning Back the Clock, Women Voters, Women's Rights
Apparently these ladies are:
Filed under: 2012 election, 2012 Presidential Candidates, 2012 Presidential Election, Asian American Republicans, Asian Americans and Politics, Asian-American Voters, Asians for Romney, Funny Pics, Mitt Romney, Political Campaigns, Republicans
I am a masochist.
For one, I work in television, and a little too much lately at that (hence the recent lack of blogging), which is an industry clearly suffering from a dearth of powerful Asians. In the Golden People’s absence, idiots reign supreme, and proliferate (Remember the idiot assistant of that other ignoramus that couldn’t coordinate your last conference call? He’s now your executive) like zombies.
I also watched last night’s CNN/Tea Party
Debacle Debate, when I clearly should have been watching Miss Philippines get robbed of the Miss Universe crown instead. What can I say? I love watching that she-devil Michele Bachmann’s hair shimmer in the light.
After all, Bachmann certainly made her mark, making sure to answer as few direct questions as possible and assuring that audiences got a real sense of how Rick Perry has violated hordes of little Texan girls with a “dangerous” HPV vaccine. You’ve gotta hand it to Rick “Lovya Dubya” Perry–he may not know his foot from his head, but he sure knows how to get people scratching their heads… which could, amazingly, get him elected.
Fact is, the show was more a display of theatrics than politics, from the gaudy CNN set to Wolf Blitzer’s ridiculous face, to the candidates’ introductions, to the Perry dogpile, to the overuse of “Obamacare” (like one of Pee-Wee’s secret words), to the sports championship tone of the whole bonanza. I found myself watching the mess as a witness, as if all the loons on the stage were talking about some theoretical country instead of the one I live in, dismissing the needs of this country and cheering for the deaths of uninsured sick people as if such people didn’t exist.
Filed under: Brutalizing the National Anthem, CNN, CNN Tea Party Debate, CNN's Desperation Makes Me Sad, Election 2012, Godfather's Pizza, Goobers, Herman Cain, HPV Vaccine, I Love Pizza, Jon Huntsman, Lunatics, Michele Bachmann, Miss Philippines, Miss Universe, Mitt Romney, National Anthem, Newt Gingrich, Obamacare, Politics, Presidential Election 2012, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Right Wing Nutjobs, Ron Paul, Theatrics, Wolf Blitzer
One of my gay BFFs emailed me last night and wrote about The Amazing Race‘s brother-sister, Harvard lawyer team Victor and Tammy Jih:
“I love the asian brother (gaysian?) and sister on the amazing race. Like totally hot asians! As ja-mae [from the delightful Summer Heights High--ed.] would say.”
I had wondered the same thing myself, and there have been a few online discussions about Victor’s orientasian. So I did some digging, and discovered…
Victor’s a big ol’ flaming…REPUBLICAN. He gave $2,300 (the max) to Mitt Romney during the primaries. I guess this doesn’t come as a total surprise since he is a partner at a massive corporate law firm in L.A., the kind that would get our Hardass Asian Parents wet, but it’s way less exciting than I had imagined.
Sometimes ignorance is bliss.