that friend that always tries to please you
that friend that always tries to please you
She looks like Cleopatra or something brought into the future. Powerful stare like, “All the Ceasar’s be fallin’ for me.”
OMG that second gif makes me feel like she just declared war and we’re all gonna die and I’m totally ok with that
Day 19: Darren Wilson still has not been arrested for the murder of Mike Brown.
Sixteen-year-old Elif Bilgin of Turkey has developed a way to replace traditional petroleum-based plastic with banana peels.
The Turkish teen took home a US$50,000 prize for her project “Go Bananas!” Thursday after winning the second annual Scientific American Science in Action Award, associated with Google Science Fair.
“My project makes it possible to use banana peels, a waste material which is thrown away almost every day, in the electrical insulation of cables,” Bilgin said in a media statement.
“This is both an extremely nature-friendly and cheap process, which has the potential to decrease the amount of pollution created due to the use of plastics, which contain petroleum derivatives.”
Bilgin spent two years developing the bio-plastic, which does not decay. She said the process is so easy that it is possible to repeat at home, with special care taken for chemicals used in the production process.
In September, the teen will compete at Google’s California headquarters for the overall Google Science Fair prize for 15-to-16 year olds. She will also have access to a one-year mentorship.
Has anyone else noticed how many brilliant breakthroughs in science are coming from the minds of teenage girls the last few years? Between this story, the four girls in Nigeria who invented a generator that runs on urine, the California girl who invented a twenty-second cell phone charger… Who knows where we’d be today without the patriarchal interference of men, stealing or hiding the brilliance of women?
Our future is in the hands of teenage girls, and I for one feel really good about that.
To be honest I haven’t come across many books talking about colonialism in the Philippines that is written by a Filipin@ and not someone who is a white American.
There most likely are several but I haven’t heard of them. The only books I can think of at the top of my head is Brown Skin, White Minds: Filipino -/ American Postcolonial Psychology by E.J.R. David which has some chapters dedicated to talking about the Spanish and American colonization and colonial mentality in general, and The Forbidden Book: The Philippine-American War in Political Cartoons by Abe Ignacio, Enrique de la Cruz, Jorge Emmanuel.
If anyone else knows any good books to recommend feel free to comment.
Actually if anyone knows any good books in general about Filipin@ culture, history, & colonization, feel free to message me some suggestions. I plan to make a post as a reference with a list of books that fellow Filipin@’s in the diaspora can read up on as I know many are eager to read books written by and for Filipin@’s on those types of topics, not only as a source of decolonization but also on learning about ourselves as a people.
Here’s a few books that I mentioned in my Filipino literature tag.
One that I would highly recommend is E. San Juan Jr. (See: Carlos Bulosan, Filipino Writer-Activist: Between a Time of Terror and the Time of Revolution and his Academia.edu profile).
- History of the Philippines: From Indios Bravos to Filipinos by Luis Francia
- Philippine Society and Revolution by Amado Guerrero
- The Decolonized Eye: Filipino American Art and Performance by Sarita Echavez See
- Toward Filipino Self-Determination: Beyond Transnational Globalization by E. San Juan Jr.
- Suspended Apocalypse: White Supremacy, Genocide, and the Filipino Condition by Dylan Rodríguez
- Transpacific Femininities: The Making of the Modern Filipina by Denise Cruz
- Pin@y Educational Partnerships Volume I and Volume II by Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales
- Filipino American Psychology: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice by Kevin Nadal
- Pinay Power: Peminist Critical Theory by Melinda de Jesus [Note: Will be reprinted next year.]
- On Becoming Filipino: Selected Writings of Carlos Bulosan by E. San Juan Jr.
- Vestiges of War: The Philippine-American War and the Aftermath of An Imperial Dream 1899-1999 by Angel Velasco Shaw and Luis H. Francia
- Back from the Crocodile’s Belly: Philippine Babaylan Studies and the Struggle for Indigenous Memory by Lily Mendoza and Leny Mendoza Strobel
- Coming Full Circle: The Process of Decolonization Among Post-1965 Filipino Americans by Leny Mendoza Strobel
On pinoy-culture’s inquiry I would recommend checking out
Barbara Jane Reyes posts from her blog
some more off the top of my head:
- creating masculinity in los angeles’s little manila: working-class filipinos and popular culture in the united states by linda espana-maram
- the day the dancers stayed: performing in the filipino/american diaspora by theodore gonzalves
- american tropics: articulating filipino america by allan isaac
- beyond the nation: diasporic filipino literature and queer reading by martin joseph ponce
- white love and other events in filipino history by vicente rafael
- migrants for export: how the philippine state brokers labor to the world by robyn rodriguez
- fantasy-production: sexual economies and other philippine consequences for the new world order by neferti tadiar
- things fall away: philippine historical experience and the makings of globalization by neferti tadiar
- positively no filipinos allowed: building communities and discourse ed. by antonio tiongson, ricardo gutierrez, and edgardo gutierrez
- america’s experts: race and the fictions of sociology by cynthia tolentino
i would also direct you to the amazing digital project, centerforartandthought!
Oh this list is wonderful. For those of you interested in reading books written by fellow Filipin@s for fellow Filipin@s here is a good list for you to browse throug and add to your library.
I sometimes laugh because I picture Tatiana Maslany standing up with that fire behind her eyes, delivering a venemous line as she stares ferociously at a tennis ball.
This woman gets paid to talk to a tennis ball. On a stick.
So much anxiety waiting for my counselor to email me back about enrolling in a class.
Opposite of walking into a glass door.
i haVEe been laUAGHING AT thIS FOR 328 YeaRS
Breaking news: White fuckboys on twitter bitching how funny it is that Beyoncé is a feminist when she and her dancers were provocative and half naked. Despite feminism being about empowerment and a woman’s right to do whatever the hell she pleases with it, they just don’t seem to be able to grasp this concept.
In other news, men still don’t know what feminism is, still bitter that they aren’t Beyoncé and still making themselves look like asses on the internet.
And now the weather.
I bet 5 minutes later they slid up in some DM’s asking for nudes
you know these assholes had NO PROBLEM with anything in her show until that word popped up
it’s not nudity they have a problem with
it’s a woman who is empowered and in control of how when and why she dresses and dances how she wants
when their precious male gaze is questioned or dismissed, suddenly she’s a terrible feminist, and they try and shame her for the very thing that was turning them on seconds before
Incredible moment. ❤