[Trigger Warning: This video contains discussions on sexual slavery, abuse, rape, and violence]
COMFORT WOMEN WANTED, a very short documentary filmed by Chang-Jin Lee discussing the lives of Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, Indonesian, Filipino, and Dutch “Comfort Women” survivors, and a former Japanese soldier. Comfort Women comprised of 200,000 young women and girls, referred to as “Comfort Women,” who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army. The title, COMFORT WOMEN WANTED, is a reference to the actual text of advertisements which appeared in Asian newspapers during the war. When advertising failed, young women and girls from Korea, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Netherlands were kidnapped or deceived then forced into sexual slavery. These women and girls were raped and beaten by 50-100 soldiers a day at military rape camps, known as “Comfort Stations.” There are estimations that only 30% survived the ordeal. The “Comfort Women System” is considered the largest case of human trafficking in the 20th century. The remaining Comfort Women are now in their 80s/90s still waiting for a formal apology from the Japanese government, which has attempted to suppress, silence, and erase the issue to the extent of protesting the Comfort Woman statue. Just recently, the imbeciles at Gawking’s Valleywag published an article called “Start-up Flying Dateable Women to San Francisco Like It’s Imperial Japan” essentially trivializing and romanticizing the experiences of Comfort Women and stating it’s “inspiration” from the Comfort Women of World War Two. Many Asian and Asian American readers demanded the removal of the article and an apology. But the writer, Nitasha, wrote a lazy apology instead of constructing an in depth apology, and the article is STILL on their website. Despite the growing awareness of the issue, this aspect of history has been at most unacknowledged. In this documentary, Chang-Jin Lee attempts to bring light on the organized violence against Comfort Women, and to create a constructive dialogue for the future by acknowledging their place in history.
in which the actor who plays one of television’s least likable characters is actually super considerate and cool
Do you know the horrors that happened where you’re standing?
Life goes on, strange isn’t it?
these are horrifyingly powerful
More GrizandNorm tips. These are just amazing… simple, effective, to the point and instantly usable.
If you guys don’t know about GrizandNorm, you should definitely check them out.
Tuesday Tips — Painting a shiny object
the steps are:
1. matte base object
2. add ceiling reflection
yes, it is that simple. Throughout the years, I learn to edit. It’s unnecessary to paint or render every single grain of hair and detail. It’s about communicating the idea across. A lot of it is about believability. I find this technique works for me. And as always, it is a good idea to practice it on a simple basic primitives. (I know, I know, it’s not the most exciting thing). But you will be surprise on how fast you can paint when you master your basic shapes.
Attached are gif I made to show you my steps on a sphere, and one of my shoe illustration I painted using the same technique.
Lookbook is the Internets #1 Street Style resource. However, the website is separated by binary gender constructs. I want to bring gender variance to the attention of its users and the moderators, by being living proof that the gender variant community needs to be represented. Will you help me? If you are already a member of lookbook please fan and hype my outfits. If you are not a member please join and fan to keep up with new looks! The gender variant community goes far beyond the Tumblr universe, help me reach the others and bring them home, to House of Alaexzander. To the Houses 20k+ followers, it is time to reach beyond the limits of our dashboards and find the others! Xoxo
hi! I’m a queer, trans, autistic youth currently stuck in an abusive living situation. I have one year until I can legally leave my parents, but I want to start gathering my resources as soon as possible. I’ve been planning this for about half a year, and things aren’t looking much better, and I have every intention to leave as soon as I can. I already have plans to stay with two of my friends where I’m moving. I’m looking for a job where I live currently, but no luck so far.
My parents are bigoted and unaccepting, I’ve had my binder and other clothing thrown out, packages redirected, and most recently, the threat of taking me off my antidepressants if I don’t start “acting like a girl”. I’m called slurs and yelled at, I hate being at home. I don’t feel safe or comfortable here, and I think it’s important to leave as soon as I can.
If you donate, your money will go towards:
- Helping support myself until I can find a job near my new home
- Food, rent, bills, etc.
- Transition stuff, new clothing, name change, etc.
You can donate by:
- Sending money to the paypal address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Buying a gift card
- Buying any of the things I have for sale (There’s a lot of cool stuff)
- i can also make flower crowns for $15, ask if you want pictures
If you donate or buy anything, I’ll draw you a thank you sketch of your favorite character or your OC
If you can donate anything, it’ll mean so so much to me. You don’t have to donate much. If you can just spare a single dollar, I’d be so grateful. And please, please, spread this around.
Thanks in advance,
reblogging to say
- i now have pictures of an example flower crown!
- email me @ email@example.com if you’re interested in buying anything, since tumblr is kind of unreliable
- and please believe me when i say any amount counts, no matter how small it is- i’m extremely grateful for any amount you can spare
thank u for all the support so far!! <3
I’m sorry for reblogging this here but if you could help out or signal boost i’d really appreciate it!!
Check it out! They make the prettiest flower crowns.