Hi

Feb. 27th, 2014 03:42 pm
yukinoomoni: (Woman and Wolf)
Some updates:

-I'm on Twitter like a fiend, but will still update here when I can and have something long to say.
-Health is kinda bleh. Tapering my pain meds, so ouch.
-Almost everyone in my friends/family circle are doing well.
-Worried about those who aren't doing well.
-Trying to make an actual difference instead of posing like someone who does.
-I wrote two fanfics this month and plan on writing more. Original fiction is also doing rather well, oddly.
-Reading tons of books. Still feel stupid though =D

Nothing else that I can think of. Did I leave something out?
yukinoomoni: Rage enrages me. (NOOOOOO)
I'm a white Canadian. I make no secrets about this. I am well aware of how lucky I scored on racial-roulette, even country-roulette. Despite one or two glaring things (being female and mentally ill), I am still so fucking lucky.

Which is why I feel so much pain and sorrow for the real Canadians, the aboriginal Canadians, whom I bet my asshole white ancestors were racist to at some point in history. I am able to somewhat distance myself from my murky roots and remember deeply the disgusting genocide done on this so-called land of the free. I can't change the past. But we can change NOW.

Which is why I find the modern-day treatment of aboriginals here in Canada so abhorrent and wretched. Between the pipelines, the land-steals, the uncaring that the white government has about the glaring truth that native women, in the thousands, go missing and are being raped and murdered by whites who only get slaps on theirs wrists because, hey, they were just Indians, right?

NO. Fuck you. NOT right.

First of all, let's address that word: Indian. Last I checked, it meant someone from INDIA. The idiot and racist Columbus sets foot on a land he wasn't welcome on, sees non-whites, and labels them Indian. We can somewhat excuse his idiocy once it was discovered he wasn't in India. Fine.

But it's centuries later, and whites are still calling aboriginals by this name. They even do it legally, under the "Indian Act of Canada", a disgusting document in itself, maybe hence why it retains its ignorant name.

But (again) it's not ignorance anymore. These people were here first, and had and have names for themselves. "Aboriginal" is an umbrella term I am using to include all tribes and bands affected right now. But people - usually those white fatcat rich 1%-ers in Parliament - still like to use the name Indian, never kindly, and never, ever, in the right way.

I recently watched a documentary filmed in the 80s called "Dancing Around the Table." It enraged me. I was screaming at Trudeau's image, a man I had admired once. (You could probable find this video on YouTube, but if not, let me know and I will edit this entry with a link.)

I've started to hate my own skin, its privileges, its history on this land I really love and consider my home. And yet I am an immigrant, no matter what, and people who are immigrants like me with the same skin tone tell others to "go back to their countries", when the soil they claim is theirs is stolen land.

Second, there was a controversy in the last few weeks about an aboriginal teenager wearing a hoodie to school (Got Land? Thank An Indian). It caused a backlash, alright - the wrong one, which I deeply regret and wish people weren't so fucking stupid so that they would actually understand the message she was obviously saying, and begin to discuss it and MAYBE JUST MAYBE THINKING ABOUT WHAT THAT MESSAGE WAS INSTEAD OF PUNISHING HER.

As a teenaged aboriginal, (her, not me) I cannot imagine how this poor girl must feel. I know there is a group of awesome people also supporting her and the cause (which would have been me also but because I'm white I'm actually genuinely not sure I have a right to wear that shirt, even if I agreed with the message), but I hear more about the bitchy whities from the hill about how the shirt is offensive. To whom? You? Because you have to own up to the fact that nearly 200 years later, nothing has changed for the people your ancestors stole land from?

Fucking idiots, would you fucking wake up?

Third: There is a sort of small group growing on Twitter (yes I went back, long story) that wants to celebrate 150 years of "Canada" as a nation. I proposed that hey, maybe just maybe, instead of celebrating 150 years of white domination, maybe use this celebration to actually repair the damage you (we, they, whites) caused them? Surprisingly, the tweet was met with support. At least there is that.

This rant went on long, so, long story short: Hey white people, stop fucking oppressing the only peoples who have a right to say "I'm purely Canadian", because YOU? You don't! Stop raping their women and children, experimenting on their students, murdering their women and not punishing the whites who do most of the above, and also, hey, FUCKING GIVE ABORIGINALS ACTUAL RIGHTS.

WHY IS THAT SO FUCKING HARD?!




Please feel free to comment on this, whoever reads is, in whatever way. Agree, disagree, whatever. I want to know what everyone things, if anyone cares, and why the fuck not?
yukinoomoni: (Asami & Korra (wtf?))
I mean, why do Americans always get so crazy about their government people having affairs? Yes, it really lacks integrity, and it really does make liars out of them, but... politicians lie about everything else! Why drag their bedrooms into the mix? I've never understood it, especially when it happened with Clinton, and they wanted to impeach him for getting blown in the office. Like that's never happened before, or since.

And then what was all of this about the scandal coming out in order to disgrace this CIA guy so that he wouldn't be able to take the stand in a case? Does anyone know anything more about that part of the story? And if it's true, why are Americans so prudish and let sex ruin everything?

Another thing I don't get is why Toronto puts up with the Ford brothers. They keep saying how they're trying to get rid of the "gravy" of politics, but all they do is just that! Using city transit for transporting a football team that one of them coaches? Stating that a trip to the States would not cost Torontonians a cent, then saying, "oops, sorry, yes it will"? And now this, the whole libel suit against him - who the hell do you think is going to pay for that?

I hate politics. I can write it real good, but I really do hate the whole political lying, and that there's no such thing as integrity in the government anymore. I know that Canada and Mississauga have their issues and their own brand of idiots, but these are the two cases that really have been chafing me lately.
yukinoomoni: (Default)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] ladyhadhafang at A Presidential Response
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] myrrhmade at A Presidential Response
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] mountain_hiker at A Presidential response
Remember when 10-year-old Sophia wrote a letter to President Obama about her two dads? Here's his response.



How cool was it for him to take a few minutes out of his busy campaign schedule to respond to her? I like this man.

Source




You guys know I don't usually boost signals like this, but I'm so scared about this election that I really hope it helps.

Lastly

Jan. 25th, 2012 12:07 pm
yukinoomoni: (Anger)
Hey, governments.

Fuck off.

The internet is a boiling pot of stupid.

Do you really feel the need to censor the entire cesspool that is the web?

Everyone takes everything with a grain of salt.

Everyone shares with everyone else.

And it shouldn't be the fault of the entire Internet.

So fuck off. Stop being a bunch of controlling assholes who are afraid of free speech.

If you don't quit this, you will hear from me. And you don't want that, do you?

Incredibly sincerely but no less pissed off,

Omoni

Wikipedia

Jan. 17th, 2012 10:30 am
yukinoomoni: (Rawr!)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] mountain_hiker at Wikipeda
Please share and reshare all over the social networks! Encourage Wikipedia to go dark next week!

Wikipedia Blackout: Urge Wikipedia To Protest Censorship
Quick request: Wikipedia is considering going dark to protest SOPA and PIPA, the Internet censorship bills.

It'd be huge news, jar rank-and-file Internet users out of complacency, and serve as a turning point in the effort to beat these bills.

Several sites are considering going dark next week -- Reddit's already pledged to do so, but to have the impact it'll take to kill SOPA and PIPA, we need much broader support. A blackout by Wikipedia could be what finally kills these bills.

Will sign you on at right to urge Wikipedia to go on strike to protest censorship? (You'll also generate an email to your lawmakers, with the language at right.)
PETITION TO WIKIPEDIA: We encourage Wikipedia to "go dark" to proest the Internet censorship bills pending before Congress. Millions of Americans would take notice, and it could be what finally turns the corner in the fight against SOPA and PIPA.
Please sign at right to urge Wikipedia to go dark, and to generate an anti-SOPA/PIPA letter to your lawmakers.


yukinoomoni: (Anger)
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Why do you hate the poor, women, and anyone who doesn't fit into your narrow-minded view of normal so much?

or

Why do you make it so hard for anyone to live without debt in this country?
yukinoomoni: (Anger)
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Why do you hate the poor, women, and anyone who doesn't fit into your narrow-minded view of normal so much?

or

Why do you make it so hard for anyone to live without debt in this country?
yukinoomoni: (Warrior girl)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] the_flowergirl at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] jade_mushroom at Mississippi Personhood Amendment


Okay, so I don't usually do this, but this is an issue near and dear to me and this is getting very little no attention in the mainstream media.

Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.

Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.

Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.

What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.

The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.

So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.

If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.

What to do?

- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.

- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.

- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.

- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.



Omoni's Note: Abortion is a sticky issue no matter what the deal is, but this, to me, stinks of misogyny. This is just another method of taking away women's rights, and the fact that they would criminalise a woman who had a miscarriage is just ... mind-boggling. I strongly urge any or all of you to do what you can, because if this passes in Mississippi, the likelihood of other States (and soon provinces here in Canada) following suit goes up a great deal. I don't want that to happen. Ever. And neither should any of you.
yukinoomoni: (Warrior girl)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] the_flowergirl at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] jade_mushroom at Mississippi Personhood Amendment


Okay, so I don't usually do this, but this is an issue near and dear to me and this is getting very little no attention in the mainstream media.

Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.

Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.

Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.

What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.

The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.

So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.

If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.

What to do?

- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.

- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.

- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.

- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.



Omoni's Note: Abortion is a sticky issue no matter what the deal is, but this, to me, stinks of misogyny. This is just another method of taking away women's rights, and the fact that they would criminalise a woman who had a miscarriage is just ... mind-boggling. I strongly urge any or all of you to do what you can, because if this passes in Mississippi, the likelihood of other States (and soon provinces here in Canada) following suit goes up a great deal. I don't want that to happen. Ever. And neither should any of you.

Aw, man

Aug. 22nd, 2011 12:41 pm
yukinoomoni: (Sadness)
Jack Layton has passed away. He lost his fight with cancer. You have no idea how much this saddens me. It's so sudden - there was no warning. He only said he was fighting the cancer, not how badly it had spread. I mean, the last videos we saw of him show him looking really really sick, so I guess I should have seen it coming, but seriously. I would have liked to see him as PM at least once before I died. I never thought he would beat me to it...

Aw, man

Aug. 22nd, 2011 12:41 pm
yukinoomoni: (Sadness)
Jack Layton has passed away. He lost his fight with cancer. You have no idea how much this saddens me. It's so sudden - there was no warning. He only said he was fighting the cancer, not how badly it had spread. I mean, the last videos we saw of him show him looking really really sick, so I guess I should have seen it coming, but seriously. I would have liked to see him as PM at least once before I died. I never thought he would beat me to it...
yukinoomoni: (Anger)
So, deviantArt has decided that there are only two genders than people are allowed to define themselves as. Source here.

What do I think about this? Oddly, I can see both sides, but in various degrees.

In the tiniest, smallest degree, I can see what they're doing: they're using the "scientific" argument to state that human beings can physically be only one or the other, and they would like all and any uses to define themselves as such.

But, the biggest, angriest, most frustrated and disgusted part is simply shrieking out, WHY?? Why does everyone need to do it? Why do they need people to be so finite? Why do they have to put every single person into a gender-specific box? By removing the third option, they're insulting and slapping every single person who identifies themselves as that "Other" - some of them probably years-long and loyal members. Why would they not only do this, but also be so obstreperous about it? As if they had done no wrong?

Now, while writing this, [livejournal.com profile] yamiloo informed me that she received word from another source that they are working to correct it. But while that's nice, I still don't understand why any of this - and all of this - was done in the first place. It's something, I think, all of the deviantArt users should think about.
yukinoomoni: (Anger)
So, deviantArt has decided that there are only two genders than people are allowed to define themselves as. Source here.

What do I think about this? Oddly, I can see both sides, but in various degrees.

In the tiniest, smallest degree, I can see what they're doing: they're using the "scientific" argument to state that human beings can physically be only one or the other, and they would like all and any uses to define themselves as such.

But, the biggest, angriest, most frustrated and disgusted part is simply shrieking out, WHY?? Why does everyone need to do it? Why do they need people to be so finite? Why do they have to put every single person into a gender-specific box? By removing the third option, they're insulting and slapping every single person who identifies themselves as that "Other" - some of them probably years-long and loyal members. Why would they not only do this, but also be so obstreperous about it? As if they had done no wrong?

Now, while writing this, [livejournal.com profile] yamiloo informed me that she received word from another source that they are working to correct it. But while that's nice, I still don't understand why any of this - and all of this - was done in the first place. It's something, I think, all of the deviantArt users should think about.
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