jenniplease:

It’s funny realizing how politically minded people think I am but actually my main belief in life is that farts are hilarious and the McDonalds tastes so good it’s evil. Also that when things are unfair or hurtful for others I can’t fully enjoy myself.
I haven’t gone to school for any of the things I talk about, I can’t tell you the last time I finished a book (not even a Guardian article), and I also roll my eyes when I think someone is politically correct just for the sake of being right or looking smarter, not because they actually feel something.
On that note… As of today all my main music things are fronted by women and/or queers and my first show of this new era is a celebration of the first woman elected to the Alberta Legislature. It just worked out that way.
Come to the Legislature at noon to see Jessica Jalbert (I’m on first bass).
Also Jessica opens tonight for Baby Eagle. Dude is from the Constantines.
Xoxoxo jenni(from my Facebook)further comments:me: Also, I think it’s important that when we celebrate the Famous Five for accomplishments in women’s rights that we also acknowledge how they pushed some deeply racist, anti-POC-immigrant and pro-eugenics issues to make room for white women only. I’m not saying that they should be discredited. But in these days of Reconciliation for residential school survivors, I want to see white politicians acknowledging the complexities of white heroes. That would be good.I’m in a discussion with myself here, I know, but I would also like to acknowledge the “but no one is critiquing male heroes like this” camp. That is true. That should also be happening.But that doesn’t mean that anyone gets a pass to be hateful because they are not a straight white man. Like, Dan Savage. That guy is an asshole. He only cares about gay white men and is actively hateful on other areas of oppression.[somebody else]: 
I agree completely! We need to acknowledge the shortcomings of our heroes and activists and we can’t give them a pass just because of common ideas or morality at the time like Emily Murphy and Gandhi.
me: Intersectionality is tricky. I don’t think it’s coincidence that I know about the short comings of Emily Murphy and Ghandi but not the scads of white male heroes.somebody: Yep, as those were the only two examples that sprang to my mind.

jenniplease:

It’s funny realizing how politically minded people think I am but actually my main belief in life is that farts are hilarious and the McDonalds tastes so good it’s evil. Also that when things are unfair or hurtful for others I can’t fully enjoy myself.

I haven’t gone to school for any of the things I talk about, I can’t tell you the last time I finished a book (not even a Guardian article), and I also roll my eyes when I think someone is politically correct just for the sake of being right or looking smarter, not because they actually feel something.

On that note… As of today all my main music things are fronted by women and/or queers and my first show of this new era is a celebration of the first woman elected to the Alberta Legislature. It just worked out that way.

Come to the Legislature at noon to see Jessica Jalbert (I’m on first bass).

Also Jessica opens tonight for Baby Eagle. Dude is from the Constantines.

Xoxoxo jenni

(from my Facebook)

further comments:

me: Also, I think it’s important that when we celebrate the Famous Five for accomplishments in women’s rights that we also acknowledge how they pushed some deeply racist, anti-POC-immigrant and pro-eugenics issues to make room for white women only. 

I’m n
ot saying that they should be discredited. But in these days of Reconciliation for residential school survivors, I want to see white politicians acknowledging the complexities of white heroes. That would be good.

I’m in a discussion with myself here, I know, but I would also like to acknowledge the “but no one is critiquing male heroes like this” camp. That is true. That should also be happening.

But that doesn’t mean that anyone gets a pass to be hateful because they are not a straight white man. Like, Dan Savage. That guy is an asshole. He only cares about gay white men and is actively hateful on other areas of oppression.

[somebody else]: 

I agree completely! We need to acknowledge the shortcomings of our heroes and activists and we can’t give them a pass just because of common ideas or morality at the time like Emily Murphy and Gandhi.

me: Intersectionality is tricky. I don’t think it’s coincidence that I know about the short comings of Emily Murphy and Ghandi but not the scads of white male heroes.

somebody: 
Yep, as those were the only two examples that sprang to my mind.

(Source: tawdrysquid)

Via

brownglucose:

enigmaticmrsweat:

docutube:

The 16-Year-Old Killer: Cyntoia’s Story (2012) 57min.

In 2004, Cyntoia Brown was arrested for the murder of a 43-year-old man. Cyntoia was a prostitute and he was her client. Film-maker Daniel Birman was granted unique access to Cyntoia from the week of her arrest, throughout her trial and over a period of six years. His documentary explores the tragic events in her life that led up to the murder, and Cyntoia’s biological mother meets he daughter for the first time since giving her up for adoption 14 years earlier. The film explores the history of abuse, violence, drugs and prostitution back through three generations. As Cyntoia faces a lifetime in prison, the programme asks difficult questions about her treatment by the American justice system.

A-m-e-r-i-c-a what’s that spell? INJUSTICE!!!

This really hurts my heart.

Via Found.

(Source: memorysong)

note-a-bear:

lookatthisfuckingoppressor:

"This music black people created is pretty cool but does any of it actively hate on black people because if not, count me out."

omg

note-a-bear:

lookatthisfuckingoppressor:

"This music black people created is pretty cool but does any of it actively hate on black people because if not, count me out."

omg

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jenniplease:

#findlouyeg

Please follow the hashtag, Please reblog and share the missing poster.

jenniplease:

#findlouyeg

Please follow the hashtag, Please reblog and share the missing poster.

jenniplease:

our municipal psyche sends thoughts of care and safety for you Lou. #findlouyeg

Please follow the hashtag, Please reblog and share the missing poster.

jenniplease:

our municipal psyche sends thoughts of care and safety for you Lou. #findlouyeg

Please follow the hashtag, Please reblog and share the missing poster.

jenniplease:

UPDATE: Lou is still missing. She did not take her bike and she recently shaved her head. #findlouyeg Awaiting a media release from @edmontonpoliceservice

jenniplease:

UPDATE: Lou is still missing. She did not take her bike and she recently shaved her head. #findlouyeg
Awaiting a media release from @edmontonpoliceservice

sapphrikah:

ukeagent21:

White people today: WOOOO MEXICO! Tequila and margaritas!
White people the rest of the year: Could you, like, get out of my country please?

THIS. THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS.

sapphrikah:

ukeagent21:

White people today: WOOOO MEXICO! Tequila and margaritas!

White people the rest of the year: Could you, like, get out of my country please?

THIS. THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS.

Via
valhallaiamcumming:

is this what hell looks like


i can smell all that damp hide and I want to die now. ugghhhhh

valhallaiamcumming:

is this what hell looks like

i can smell all that damp hide and I want to die now. ugghhhhh

Dump the toxic people out of your life. Get them gone. Kick them to the curb. Stop maintaining relationships with people that make you feel guilty about things that you like, that make you feel shitty about yourself, that put you down, that don’t fucking support you, that are mean. You just get those people and shove them out of your life. Delete them off of Facebook, break it down easily. Just kind of fizzle out with the contact. Let it be like almost as if it might be growing apart. Just get rid of those people, because instead of just maintaining these “relationships” with people for the sake of just being polite or civil, you can be civil without having people that you can’t stand in your life and you’ll be so much happier. You need to stop maintaining relationships with toxic people because it’s just not good for you and it’s not worth any of your time.
— Rachel Whitehurst (via tiredestprincess)

(Source: feellng)

curate:

A comic book about the lives of Filipina migrant workers

Toronto-based artists, Althea Balmes and Jo SiMalaya Alcampo are creating a community comic book in collaboration with Filipina migrant workers in the Live-in Caregiver Program called, “Kwentong Bayan: Labour of Love”. In the Filipino language, “kwentong bayan” is the literal translation of “community stories”. The artists will present work-in-progress and caregivers will share real-life stories.

The Live-in Caregiver Program continues to be heavily contested and at the centre of many controversies. Many Canadians rely on this program to access affordable care for vulnerable members of their families.

Many Filipinas leave their own families and work abroad to cope with the unstable economy in the Philippines. 

Also check out Filipino Web Channel three-part videos on the project:

pag-asaharibon:

(Source: philippinereporter.com)

dangermooch said: Jenni, you are cool. I super respect your decision to distance yourself from straight cis white dudes. I'm tired of watching, hearing, going to shows that are all white dude bands. I wish there was a sweet grrl club with grrl bands and grrl bartenders and grrl owners/operators and we could dance in our bras or not if we don't wear them. And no dudes would creep and it would be amazing. If that place ever exists, lemme know and I will spend all my time there.

haha. but seriously, i appreciate what you said. thank you.
i will let you know. that notification is probably very far off in edmonton, but if there is an inkling, i will let you know.

xo