The Uterus completed. Next anatomy peace on it’s way. )
Why Guys Like Asian Girls - Anna Akana
Everyone needs to watch this video. Now.
100% on point especially about men thinking that having “yellow fever” is a compliment and we’re supposed to be flattered by it. It’s the #1 way to parade around your blatant racism.
I want to be friends with her!
Erotic Viet Poetry, yes.
Thân em như quả mít trên cây
Da nó xù xì, múi nó dầy
Quân tử có thương thì đóng cọc,
Xin đừng mân mó, nhựa ra tay.
This is an American story that has to be told. #NailedIt preserves and unfurls an indelible history, and gives voice to the Vietnamese women who are stalwarts of the nail salon. Although the wave of Vietnamese refugees coming to the US has slowed to a trickle, many Vietnamese have roots in the trade, and continue to use it to put themselves through school, and support their families in an unpredictable economy.
#NailedIt also explores social/environmental issues that Vietnamese Americans currently face in the nail industry, including racial discrimination by regulators, negative portrayals and stereotypes in mass media, workers rights issues, education and the development of “healthy” nail salons and products, which is met with resistance from customers accustomed to discount pricing, and salon owners who have built their business around providing high volume, low overhead service.
In other words, this is the definitive story of Vietnamese Americans and their impact on American culture and the & nail industry. Join us and make a difference!!
Continuing the trend of great music videos this week, here is John Legend’s new one for his song “You & I (Nobody in This World).”
I love this. It shows a hugely diverse group of women in the most amazing light, celebrating them all as beautiful. I may have teared up a little bit… A few of its best qualities:
- When I say the women are diverse, I mean it not just racially. There are women of different sizes, shapes, physical ability, sexual orientation, level of health, age, religion, occupation, etc. It represents the real range of women out there in the world who are so often shut out of mainstream media.
- Not all of the women are happy in their segments. We are so often told to smile, as if happiness must be our default setting. Women should not have to smile to please men, and I think that is just one of the things this video gets absolutely right.
- I usually get annoyed with songs like this, because they make it seems as if a man’s validation that “I think you are beautiful” is all a woman needs to live her life. But I felt like the video showed the story differently, as if everyone sees you as beautiful even if you don’t recognize it yourself when you look in a mirror.
What do you think?
No blurred lines here, just bold curvatures of beautiful human beings. All the feels.