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Japanese Artist Arrested for 3-D Printing Her Vagina Selfie

Japanese artist Rokudenashiko was arrested after turning her vagina selfie into a 3-D printed “pussy boat” and sending the scans to her supporters from a crowdfunding campaign. Police said that sending the scans (which could be used to 3-D print more vagina selfies) breaks Japan’s obscenity laws.

The Guardian reports that the artist, whose real name is Megumi Igarashi, could face up to two years in jail or a fine of about $24,500 if convicted. Rokudenashiko has denied the allegations and questioned why the scans are being called obscene. She explains her vagina-themed art this way: “I wanted to make pussy more casual and pop.”

In her crowdfunding campaign pitch, Rokudenashiko offered mock-ups of the boat and this explanation of why she needed a 3-D printer:

I wanted to make pussy more casual and pop. That’s how I came to make a pussy lampshade, a remote-controlled pussy car, a pussy accessary, a pussy smartphone case, and so on. … However, mold by hand has the limitation. … [It’s] not suitable for making large art pieces such as a pussy door, a pussy car, or a pussy boat. I was wondering how I can make it possible, and then I finally found that 3D scanner can make it happen easily!

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Rokudenashiko did make the boat, and she’s committed to continuing her art. “Pussy has been such a taboo in the Japanese society,” she writes. “Penis, on the other hand, has been used in illustrations and signed as a part of pop culture. But pussy has never been so cute.”

[Images via The Guardian, Rokudenashiko

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SYMPATHY PROTEST FOR GAZANS: Indian police detain activists protesting in front of the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi, India on Monday to denounce Israeli attacks on Gaza, which has killed at least 172 and wounded more than 1,270 Palestinians. (AP & AFP photos)
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Filipino artist Noel Cruz transforms mass-produced dolls to create stunningly realistic one-of-a-kind figures of celebrities.” 

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public service announcement regarding kpop [x]

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Actress Nobu McCarthy

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Actress Nobu McCarthy

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Published on Jun 17, 2014

You Are Here: Exploring Yoga and the Impacts of Cultural Appropriation

http://yogaappropriation.wordpress.com

Featuring nisha ahuja 

A Film by Toby Wiggins

You Are Here has grown out of many channels.
Most importantly through a channel of love.
This is an act of love.

This is an offering and gift to ask us to love deeper and grow our hearts and minds so our individual practices encompass our collective well-being.

When we ask ourselves to love more expansively, we can examine how we have been conditioned with patterns, for some patterns of entitlement and privilege, that harm others and ourselves.

Through love we can move our thoughts and actions to lessen harm on others and ourselves.


This not only applies to a Yogic practice but also how we move through the world that has a 500-year legacy of colonization that is perpetuated on Turtle Island/North America everyday.

nisha has been sharing her examination of Yoga & Cultural Appropriation for over a decade and notably through the national tour of her play Yoga Cannibal (Directed/Dramaturged by Yvette Nolan), a playful and cutting look at the consumption of cultural in the quest for spiritual fulfillment. There was a huge in-person and online response to nisha’s workshop “You Are Here: Examining Cultural Appropriation and Yoga” in January 2014, with many requests for the live streaming video to stay online. This video was created in response to that request. nisha shares this with gratitude to the many many many others who share a practice that is much more expansive than commonly sold the diluted versions of the Yogic path.

"Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public" - Cornel West

**PLEASE NOTE**
In the video nisha makes reference to Tannis Neilsons’ sharing about the stages of Colonization. These teachings come from POKA LAENUI who expounded on the teachings of VIRGILIO ENRIQUES. nisha acknowledges and apologizes for her error in misunderstanding the roots of these teachings and the erasure of these individuals and their collective knowledge from Turtle Island (aka North America) and the Philippines.

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Top 100 Badass Writers in History
#85: Iris Chang
The daughter of two Chinese university professors, Chang grew up in Illinois. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University Laboratory High School of Urbana, Illinois in 1989, which provided her with the opportunity to temporarily work as a New York Times stringer.The experience that she gained writing for the paper pushed her to work towards her MA at John Hopkins University and earn positions at both the Associated Press and the Chicago Tribune.
From a young age, Chang was interested in recording the experiences of Asian and Chinese immigrants in the US. Her first book followed the life of Tsien Hsue-shen, a Chinese professor, during the Red Scare. ”Thread of the Silkworm” described his experiences as one of the founders of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and work with the US military in debriefing Nazi scientists, as well as his sudden accusation of being a spy and house arrest from 1950 to 1955. Chang used Tsien Hsue-shen’s experiences to examine the inherent racism in US politics and the evolving status of Asian Americans.
Her most significant book was entitled “The Rape of Nanking:The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II,” published in 1997. Her writing details the many atrocities that were committed against the Chinese by the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Partially motivated by her grandparents’ stories about their escape from the massacre, Chang gathered an unprecedented amount of information by interviewing elderly survivors and searching thousands of rare documents in four different languages. This was the first English non-fiction account of the Rape of Nanking.
In August 2004, Chang suffered from a nervous breakdown. She was briefly hospitalized and released with a diagnosis of reactive psychosis and depression. On November 9th she was found dead in her car, having shot herself through the mouth. Her suicide note stated:

When you believe you have a future, you think in terms of generations and years. When you do not, you live not just by the day — but by the minute. It is far better that you remember me as I was — in my heyday as a best-selling author — than the wild-eyed wreck who returned from Louisville… Each breath is becoming difficult for me to take — the anxiety can be compared to drowning in an open sea. I know that my actions will transfer some of this pain to others, indeed those who love me the most. Please forgive me. Forgive me because I cannot forgive myself.

Chang left behind her husband Douglas and their son Christopher. The news of her loss devastated many survivors of Nanjing, leading one community to dedicate a wing of the victims memorial hall in Nanjing to her in 2005. Her memory now lives on in the collection of documents, photos, and human remains from the massacre.

knerdy:

Top 100 Badass Writers in History

#85: Iris Chang


The daughter of two Chinese university professors, Chang grew up in Illinois. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University Laboratory High School of Urbana, Illinois in 1989, which provided her with the opportunity to temporarily work as a New York Times stringer.The experience that she gained writing for the paper pushed her to work towards her MA at John Hopkins University and earn positions at both the Associated Press and the Chicago Tribune.

From a young age, Chang was interested in recording the experiences of Asian and Chinese immigrants in the US. Her first book followed the life of Tsien Hsue-shen, a Chinese professor, during the Red Scare. ”Thread of the Silkworm” described his experiences as one of the founders of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and work with the US military in debriefing Nazi scientists, as well as his sudden accusation of being a spy and house arrest from 1950 to 1955. Chang used Tsien Hsue-shen’s experiences to examine the inherent racism in US politics and the evolving status of Asian Americans.

Her most significant book was entitled “The Rape of Nanking:The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II,” published in 1997. Her writing details the many atrocities that were committed against the Chinese by the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Partially motivated by her grandparents’ stories about their escape from the massacre, Chang gathered an unprecedented amount of information by interviewing elderly survivors and searching thousands of rare documents in four different languages. This was the first English non-fiction account of the Rape of Nanking.

In August 2004, Chang suffered from a nervous breakdown. She was briefly hospitalized and released with a diagnosis of reactive psychosis and depression. On November 9th she was found dead in her car, having shot herself through the mouth. Her suicide note stated:

When you believe you have a future, you think in terms of generations and years. When you do not, you live not just by the day — but by the minute. It is far better that you remember me as I was — in my heyday as a best-selling author — than the wild-eyed wreck who returned from Louisville… Each breath is becoming difficult for me to take — the anxiety can be compared to drowning in an open sea. I know that my actions will transfer some of this pain to others, indeed those who love me the most. Please forgive me. Forgive me because I cannot forgive myself.

Chang left behind her husband Douglas and their son Christopher. The news of her loss devastated many survivors of Nanjing, leading one community to dedicate a wing of the victims memorial hall in Nanjing to her in 2005. Her memory now lives on in the collection of documents, photos, and human remains from the massacre.

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Not just for those in Detroit, but anywhere where the right to water is being restricted or denied!

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Not just for those in Detroit, but anywhere where the right to water is being restricted or denied!

transsuccess:

Aya Kamikawa (born January 25th 1968) is the only openly trangender person to currently hold official office in Japan. She was elected as municipal official to Tokyo in 2003. When submitting her election application papers it is noted that she left a blank space for “sex.”
Despite the Japanese government announcing that they would continue to see her officially as male, Kamikawa stated she would work as a woman.
She was re-elected in 2007 for a second four-year-term seat.
She uses her official position to improve rights for women, children, the elderly, handicapped and LGBT people.

transsuccess:

Aya Kamikawa (born January 25th 1968) is the only openly trangender person to currently hold official office in Japan. She was elected as municipal official to Tokyo in 2003. When submitting her election application papers it is noted that she left a blank space for “sex.”

Despite the Japanese government announcing that they would continue to see her officially as male, Kamikawa stated she would work as a woman.

She was re-elected in 2007 for a second four-year-term seat.

She uses her official position to improve rights for women, children, the elderly, handicapped and LGBT people.

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MALAYALAM VERSION OF WAKA WAKA I’M DYING

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Abdur Rahman Chughtai was one of the earliest art icons of Pakistan, and became the first official national artist after the country gained independence in 1947. Chughtai, who descended from generations of craftsmen and decorators, had the uncommon opportunity to study at a British-founded art school in Lahore. As a result, his hallmark style was a composite of diverse influences, which included Mughal art, Islamic calligraphy, miniaturist painting, and Art Nouveau. His style was characterized by a reduction of forms into luminous planes of color, simple compositions, and delicate draftsmanship. His favorite subjects were portraits or illustrations modeled after heroes and heroines from Islamic history, legends, folktales, and Mughal royalty. Chughtai also wrote fiction and criticism, and designed stamps, coins, insignia, and book covers. [X]

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Anonymous said: How do you gather your resources for determining what is and what is not Japan? Like you aren't Japan. You are a human, I think. How many Japanese people must agree with you on what is and is not Japan? 5, 10, 100, 500, 1000000? How do you gather these opinions? Do you send out surveys, look another peoples surveys, or just assume? I really don't care for Japanese pop culture and I just want to make sure what I can joy without risking emulating Japan.

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Nope this is just their opinion because they are bigots. Dont worry most modern japanese dont share it with them. I noticed they tag everything that goes against them with “white person” its pretty sad how childish and naive it is actually. 

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