A blog advocating female empowerment in the Iowa City community. Stay tuned to read some current news related to this topic!
Please read to catch conversations with Asian University of Iowa Students about how their parents talked to them about sex, sexual violence, etc,
You will also find news articles, some comics, and an excerpt of a short story by Paul Lee, another Asian-american student at the University of Iowa.
We particularly enjoy posting original content, so if anyone out there has a story, comic, essay, or anything having to do with sexual violence issues or Asian-american/Asian immigrants issues, or about your experiences as an Asian-american or Asian immigrant, or female seeking empowerment, please leave a comment on this post or message my Tumblr account!
Rapunzel cut all her hair off and everyone was totally into it but one unexpected consequence was that she kept getting hit on by women.
After like the tenth time it happened she wanted to say to the girl, “Is this still a thing, that only lesbians have short hair? Can’t pretty much anyone have short hair now?” But then she was like, Eh, yolo, and they made out.
White people, you will fuck up. Not some of you. Not just “the stupid ones.” All of you either have already or will fuck up. Repeatedly. And in a big way.
You’ll either get too comfortable and start thinking you’re anything more than an ally, or you’ll hear…
I appreciate this heads up not just because its a heads up but because the way its framed makes me feel like its not the end of the world if I say something wrong as long as I can deal with the consequences, and that I shouldn’t refuse to say anything risky (unless its obviously not okay) because hopefully if people call me out and enlighten me as to why what I said was not okay, I will learn a lot more than if I keep my mouth shut.
Yesterday my mom posted a picture on Facebook of my 5 year old brother Sam wearing a pair of shoes he picked out for his first day of preschool.
She explained to him in the store that they were really made for girls. Sam then told her that he didn’t care and that “ninjas can wear pink shoes too.”
Sam went to preschool and got several compliments on his new shoes. Not one kid said anything negative toward him about it.
However, my mom received about 20 comments on the photo from various family members saying how “wrong” it is and how “things like this will affect him socially” and, put most eloquently by my great aunt, “that shit will turn him gay.”
My mom then deleted the photo and told Sam that he can wear whatever he wants to preschool, that it’s his decision. If he wants to wear pink shoes, he can wear pink shoes.
Sam then explained to her that he didn’t like them because they were pink, he liked them because they were “made out of zebras” and zebras are his favorite animal :)
Fireflies on the Water by Yayoi Kusama
An installation in which explores ideas of the infinite. Constructed out of 150 lights, mirrors, and a pool of water, which creates a space in which individual viewers are invited to transcend their sense of self.
And this is why J. August Richards is cooler than you. Because he KEPT that hubcap axe!
Audrey, just…can we??
Fuck yes we can.
I agree with this girl 100%!!!! I’m so sick of being blamed for being white. Just shut up and STOP trying to censor us. We are becoming the new minority.
I am somewhere between LAWL and FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU