Jamie Lee Hamilton
24 minutes ago · Edited ·
There has been a longstanding gay rights oganization n Vancouver called the Dogwood Monarchist Society (DMS). It is primarily a LGBTQ fraternal organization which brought together citizens in our City. As a fundraising charity it also has raised in the millions of dollars. These funds have assisted different causes and assisted many people in need. The Royal Court as it is affectionately known was initiated by longtime community member ted northe and others. In 1971 plans were set forth to elect an Empress who would be the titular head of the organization. By the constitutional will and freedom granted by the government of Canada, Vancouver community members elected its first monarch Charity Regina in 1972. Charity became known officially as Empress Charity Regina 1. Charity was the first ever elected monarch in Canada and later other cities in Canada began electing their own Empresses and Emperors. In recognition of ted northe’s role in establishing the Royal Court he was self-proclaimed the Empress of Canada, a lifetime title. He was never elected by the people as was every other Monarch in Canada. He though held a special place. ted northe (he prefers his name to be spelled in lower case) legacy is the birth of the Court. However, in recent years, ted wanted to have another Empress of Canada succeed him. I guess he overlooked that Vancouver’s first elected Monarch Charity Regina 1 did in fact succeed him. ted started an organization called the Empress of Canada foundation and he brought together a Board of 22 members who were vested with the purpose in some private conclave of appointing his hand picked successor. This action has created much conflict especially for the Vancouver Monarchs who followed ted. These Monarchs known as the College of Monarchs all elected in city wide elections have denounced this action by ted and I’m glad that they have. The reason I feel strongly about this is that my friend and mentor Charity Regina 1, much beloved as Canada’s first ever elected Monarch has her important role diminished. The action by ted to create another Empress in Canada, in my opinion, he is disrespecting the democratic rights of the people who since 1972 have elected every single Monarch in Canada. It is a slap in the face of democratic principles of fair elections of which our first Empress rose and which every other subsequent Monarch in Canada has followed. In the past few days since the Dean of the Vancouver College Steve Lobsinger put out a bulletin clarifying the College of Monarch’s position on this matter, this has brought much attention and discussion both pro and con regarding the College of Monarch’s position. My own position is in support of fair elections and democratic principles. This position places me squarely in support of every elected Monarch in Canada who was chosen in a fair and democratic process.
Rival Canadian empresses. This story has everything…except an outlet willing to pay me to write it up.
A look at this week’s cover, “Jury of His Peers,” by Barry Blitt: http://nyr.kr/M4fIai
"So there’s a lot of silence about it, there’s a lot of tip-toeing, but we need to point out how these artists are really middle-men, that the big winners here are the industry. That they’re making money off of the deeply, destructive representations of black people, especially black women that is unprecedented. If Puffy’s got 400 million we know that the industry at large is making hundreds of millions of dollars off of these representations."
I’m real tired of seeing skinny white kids painted as THE AVERAGE QUEER. Like please show me a curvy Indian agender kid from Brooklyn, a hispanic lesbian and her black girlfriend. A trans demisexual dude from Korea. GIVE ME SOMETHING OTHER THAN LANKY PALE PEOPLE WITH COLORFUL HAIR PLEASE GOD.
I will never stop linking to this article: Black People Make Up Largest Share of LGBT Community
Let’s stop pretending otherwise, OK Media?
b) is agender actually queer?
Yesterday somebody on Facebook told me that feminism elevates women at the expense of men, that its agenda to validate women emasculates us guys.
He was right.
For men, the rise of feminism has relegated us to second-class status. Inequality and discrimination have become part of our everyday lives.
Because of feminism, men can no longer walk down the street without fear of being catcalled, harassed, or even sexually assaulted by women. When he is assaulted, the man is blamed – the way he dressed he was “asking for it”.
Because of feminism, there are no major Christian conferences about how to act like men, where thousands of men can celebrate their manliness and Jesus (and perhaps poke fun at female stereotypes).
Because of feminism, church stages and spotlights are often dominated by women. Men are encouraged to just serve in the nursery or kitchen. Sometimes men are even told to stay silent in church.
Because of feminism, women make more money than man in the same jobs.
Because of feminism, it’s hard to find a movie with a heroic male lead anymore. Most blockbusters feature a brave woman who saves the world and gets a token man as a trophy for her accomplishments.
Because of feminism, women’s professional sports are a massively profitable enterprise where women are globally idolized. Men only appear briefly, before commercial breaks, when they’re objectified for their bodies.
Because of feminism, all birth control is covered for women without question or debate, while men have to fight to get insurance companies to pay for their Viagra prescriptions. When men do speak up about this, leaders of the “family friendly” right wing labels them “sluts” and “whores”.
Because of feminism, the male body is constantly under public scrutiny. If a man appears topless on TV, it’s a national scandal resulting in huge fines and boycotts. Bloggers regularly write about how we need to be more mindful of the ways our clothing choices tempt women to sin. Satirists insist that shorts “aren’t really pants” and then men should cover up because “nobody wants to see that”.
Because of feminism, men are not represented in the White House, and women hold over 80% of the seats in Congress. When a man runs for office, his physical appearance and clothing choices are discussed almost as much as his policies and ideas.
Because of feminism, men must fight for a voice in the public sphere. In issues of theology, politics, science, and philosophy, the female perspective is often considered default, normal, and unbiased. Male perspectives are dismissed for being too subjective or too emotional. When we speak up, we are often dismissed as angry, rebellious, subversive, or dangerous.
But stay strong, bros.
One day we’ll all be equal.
Pima County, Arizona, is the only county in the United States that tracks migrant deaths. Here’s every one since 2001.
Lisa Kudrow's epic Scandal speech about sexism [x]
Watch John Stewart lose his shit. Lose it, John. Lose it. Go, Malala, go.
Welcome to: If Male Superhero Costumes were Designed Like Female Superhero Costumes!
Aaaaa I dunno. I got tired of guys having no idea why girls find female superhero’s costumes kinda sexist, so I, um, made this?
My main goals were: 1) Make it so the first thing you think of when you look at them is sex, whether you want to or not. 2) make it so that any male human who looks at this feels really uncomfortable. 3) make it funny, because, well, it’s kinda hilarious really.
Not trying to start a war here, just wanted to poke a bit of fun.
So, here you go menfolk, welcome to being a girl who likes comics.
But the Batman one is kinda hot.
Claire Contreras, Darkness Before Dawn
If you want to know why gender stereotypes exist, take a good look at the difference between Girl’s Life and Boy’s Life Magazines. While Boy’s Life pushes boys to get outside and explore nature, Girl’s Life tells girls they should be worrying about fashion. While Boy’s Life offers stories of Scouts they can model themselves after, Girl’s Life asks if Facebook is ruining their love life. And, my personal favorite, while Boy’s Life gives it’s readers jokes so they can be the center of attention Girl’s Life posits, “Do You Know When to Shut Up?”
This is the message we’re giving our children.
this is why we need feminism
When I was in Girl Guides I was a very competitive child. I got my hands on a Boy Scout Handbook and compared the badge requirements. I was incensed to find that the standards for boy’s badges were higher, even in the HOUSEKEEPING area. It taught me a great deal about the way boys’ and girls’ competencies are decided by the prejudices of those who set the parameters of their worlds.
After that, I wouldn’t even try out for a badge unless I could pass the equivalent boy’s test too.
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