Captain Nieves Fernandez, the only known Filipino female guerilla leader and formerly a school teacher, shows U.S. Army Pvt. Andrew Lupiba how she used her long knife to silently kill Japanese soldiers during the Japanese occupation of Leyte Island. Pvt. Lupiba was a bellhop at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California before entering service. Mabuhay Las Piñas, Leyte Island, Philippines. 7 November 1944. Image taken by Stanley Troutman.
Four books by Frantz Fanon - Downloadable
- The Wretched of the Earth. New York: Grove, 2004. Here it is.
- Black Skin, White Masks. London: Pluto, 2008. Here it is.
- A Dying Colonialism. New York, NY: Grove, 2007. Here it is.
- Toward the African Revolution. New York, NY: Grove, 1994. Here it is.
If you haven’t read Fanon, now is the time. The zip file password is: archive.
In 1968, during the administration of US President Lyndon B. Johnson, Eartha Kitt encountered a substantial professional setback after she made anti-war statements during a White House luncheon. Kitt was invited to the White House luncheon and was asked by Lady Bird Johnson about the Vietnam War. She replied: “You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kids rebel and take pot.”
During a question and answer session, Kitt stated:
The children of America are not rebelling for no reason. They are not hippies for no reason at all. We don’t have what we have on Sunset Blvd. for no reason. They are rebelling against something. There are so many things burning the people of this country, particularly mothers. They feel they are going to raise sons — and I know what it’s like, and you have children of your own, Mrs. Johnson — we raise children and send them to war.
Her remarks reportedly caused Mrs. Johnson to burst into tears and led to a derailment in Kitt’s career
New article in response to the lates reveal by Paul Dini on why marketing execs don’t want girls in their audiences for super hero shows.
Sounds horrible right? People are shocked! Yeah, well, it’s worse then you think.
I explore the reasoning, that drive execs and marketers to pro-actively exclude women from their audiences and to pro-actively encourage a culture in which women do not feel welcome.
This is why we can’t have nice things… or can we?
Read more here: link
Potentially the best article Anjin has written yet - breaks down really well how it’s not sex, but sexISM that sells.
The cis-het male pandering in geek culture is pretty much just disgusting at this point - and it’s great to finally read something that tells me WHY!
(Also, if you find the candy bar example silly - IT’S TRUE. It was called the Yorkie bar, and the tagline was “It’s not for girls”. Advertising portrayed women as unworthy of eating it, and foolish for trying)
*googlesyorkiebar… …WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK, NESTLE?