Cowboys And Indians Descend on Washington To Protest Pipeline
The National Mall in Washington, D.C., will look like a scene out of an Old Western this week, as the Cowboy and QQQ1Indian Alliance holds a multi-day protest against the Keystone XL pipeline complete with teepees, horses and religious ceremonies.
Badass Trans Women You Should Know: Cecilia Chung.
Cecilia Chung is a senior advisor to the Transgender Law Center, a San Francisco City Health Commissioner, and a member of the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. She was honored last night by the California State Assembly as one of its Women of the Year for her tireless advocacy for trans women’s health access.
Speaking of movies, this is basically Inuit Beowulf.
It was written, produced, directed, and acted entirely by Inuit people. I think a lot of people might be interested in Medieval Inuit art and literature, and this is a pretty great example.
You can watch and download the entire trilogy here for free (but donate if you can!!!); Atanarjuat is the first film and takes place around 1000 A.D.-ish. It also won a LOT of awards. Keep in mind: it’s entirely in Inuktitut, with English subtitles.
it’s a stunning movie
I’ve now finished watching the entire trilogy, and I have to say that all three films are mind-blowingly amazing.
Make sure you have a box of tissues, though because they will leave you pretty weepy.
I’ve watched it saturday und it is absolutely fascinating to see ancient inuits through the eyes of modern inuits !
Oh, absolutely! I love how they created the script, with double-checking on the action and the dialogue, and different elders pointing out small inconsistencies like, “Oh, no, they wouldn’t have spoken to each other at that point, it was illegal back then.” I love that they tried to make it as historically accurate as possible.
Video Interviews with the cast are available too.
Additional cool thing: the company that created this trilogy, Isuma, has since transformed their website into an indigenous people’s web TV channel. So what sites like ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, ScrewAttack, and the Escapist are for geeky pursuits, IsumaTV attempting to be for indigenous creators.
Liyah and Kidada.
I’m so done with this planet
she saved two lives and all they care about is her nipple.
this is sexism, my friends.
This is just fucking ridiculous! I’m sure the last thing she gave a shit about was her nipple coming out while she was SAVING HER CHILD AND THEIR NANNY!
You know the WORST thing about this?
She’s run into the surf to save them, and these fuckers are standing on the beach just watching and taking pictures.
Like, shit man, I’d go give her a hand!
And who cares if the goddamn thing (bikini top) slingshots off her chest and does a lap around the moon…?
Two lives were in the balance here, and yet all we focus on is her nipple?
Not that lives were in danger. Not that she was pretty much Aquawoman and saved people. Not that a bunch or people stood on the beach and watched it unfold, doing nothing but taking pics for tabloids.
Just the nipple.
They are shitting all over an event in her life that was probably quite worrying and/or traumatising, but also her most heroic moment.
Fuck the media. It’s all bullshit anyway.
Heidi’s a Hero.
In which Snoop Dogg doesn’t give a fuck about your gender policing, and 50 Cent continues to be way too concerned about the sexuality of other male rappers.
50 Cent is so extra for someone who is merely a footnote in rap culture these days