Soy Latina

Celebrating Authentic Latinas (how ever they may come)

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bad-dominicana:

the90sfreak:

bad-dominicana:

google dora images and what do i find, but vicious racialized misogyny, on fanpop.com. 
a little girl pregnant and thus sexualized (the kind of child we offer little to no support in these cases), drinking, smoking, on welfare, coz shes a latina, right? thats just how we do. how we all end up, no? the little innocent heroine saving everybody in every episode is not safe from that destiny. they made sure to add tattoos and bamboo earrings so you know shes lower class and from the hood, too.
“bad mothers” but we good enough to raise your kids for pennies, tho.
so in summary lower class pregnant little latina girls are the butt of lots of jokes coz that shit cant be hard enough as it is. and theyd need welfare more than anyone but whites get most of it so?
you have to use them as the symbol of all thats terrible and wrong about latinas. even if those babies arent usually born of consensual sex. and theres little to no support for them before or after theyve bared children. 
and, ya know, what kinda little girl would be pregnant, drinking and smoking? one whos been neglected and had a really hard, horrible life, who deserves a whole lot of love and support, not really to be the butt of racialized misogynist jokes? 
if we can love those little girls i promise alot of the worlds ills will be gone then and there. 

this picture reminds me of this ad for the lyndon b. johnson presidential campaign:

white people have been hypersexualizing children of color, especially little girls, for ages.

why is whiteness so cotdamn predictable and repetitive? i cant.

bad-dominicana:

the90sfreak:

bad-dominicana:

google dora images and what do i find, but vicious racialized misogyny, on fanpop.com. 

a little girl pregnant and thus sexualized (the kind of child we offer little to no support in these cases), drinking, smoking, on welfare, coz shes a latina, right? thats just how we do. how we all end up, no? the little innocent heroine saving everybody in every episode is not safe from that destiny. they made sure to add tattoos and bamboo earrings so you know shes lower class and from the hood, too.

“bad mothers” but we good enough to raise your kids for pennies, tho.

so in summary lower class pregnant little latina girls are the butt of lots of jokes coz that shit cant be hard enough as it is. and theyd need welfare more than anyone but whites get most of it so?

you have to use them as the symbol of all thats terrible and wrong about latinas. even if those babies arent usually born of consensual sex. and theres little to no support for them before or after theyve bared children. 

and, ya know, what kinda little girl would be pregnant, drinking and smoking? one whos been neglected and had a really hard, horrible life, who deserves a whole lot of love and support, not really to be the butt of racialized misogynist jokes? 

if we can love those little girls i promise alot of the worlds ills will be gone then and there. 

this picture reminds me of this ad for the lyndon b. johnson presidential campaign:

white people have been hypersexualizing children of color, especially little girls, for ages.

why is whiteness so cotdamn predictable and repetitive? i cant.

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you look great! have you lost weight?

xtremecaffeine: broadist:

ATTN: “You look great! Have you lost weight?” is not a compliment. I know it has been the go-to praise-route towards many women since the inception of puberty, but I’d like to put an end to it. Why do I hear this like a broken record every holiday?

Some alternatives:

  • You look great! How are your new jobs going?
  • You look great! How is your blog doing?
  • You look great! Things seem to be going really well for you lately.
  • You look great! You’ve been smiling all weekend.
  • You look great! I love your dress/hair/shoes/demeanor.
  • You look great! You seem really happy.
  • You look great! (Period).

I don’t know who started the rumor that “Have you lost weight?” is just about the goddamn nicest thing you can say to a (fat) woman. Let me assure you: it’s not. I haven’t done anything right or wrong or good or bad for appearing to weigh less than the last time you saw me. Don’t congratulate me.

Use your head. Or, at the very least, be more creative with your compliments.

(via lyssamae)

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Self-loathing is not a fucking character-builder. It doesn’t make you stronger. It doesn’t make you better. It’s just an ever-deepening, creepy-ass trap; a trap that is a huge moneymaker for corporations that do not have and never will have good intentions. You’re not disgusting. You’re not freakish. You’re not ugly. And you’re never going to be perfect. And holy shit, that is so okay.
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thepeoplesrecord:

Chicago registers 500th homicide in 2012December 30, 2012
A Thursday evening shooting in the west side of Chicago marked a milestone for the Windy City: for the first time since 2008, the city can likely claim 500 homicides in a single year.
With still a few days to go until the new year, 40-year-old Nathaniel T. Jackson became the five-hundredth person killed in Chicago, Illinois since the start of 2012.
In 2011, the city saw only 435 homicides.
Superintendent Garry McCarthy confirmed to the Chicago Tribune late Thursday night that the passing of Mr. Jackson marked murder number 500 for the Windy City, and that no suspect had been identified by the police at that point. On Friday afternoon, though, the department issued a statement to the press reclassifying a death earlier in the week as being still under investigation. With that update, the slaying of Jackson makes him one murder shy of the 500 mark, but with a homicide rate of more than one per day, that milestone is expected to be met before 2012 comes to a close.
Discussing the grim news on Friday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said it was “an unfortunate and tragic milestone, which not only marks a needless loss of life but serves as a reminder of the damage that illegal guns and conflicts between gangs cause in our neighborhoods.”
Emanuel, a former Obama administration staffer known like the president for his staunch pro-gun control stance, condemned the National Rifle Association earlier this month after the NRA’s vice president asked for armed guards in every school across America.
“That is not the right answer for our society, our schools and most importantly our children,” Emanuel said.
Even as adamantly opposed to guns on the streets as Emanuel is, however, the mayor has a seemingly impossible task of turning around a surge in violent crimes as murders have skyrocketed under his administration. According to the police statistics provided to the Tribune, “homicides were up 17 percent over last year in Chicago, and shootings had increased by 11 percent.”
All the way back in June, Roseanna Ander of the University of Chicago Crime Lab warned The Daily that Chicago was already on the path to having a particularly bloody year.
“Violence has always been most pronounced on summer weekends in Chicago,” Ander said, adding, “One likely factor is the warmer-than-usual weather and the early spring. Over 80 percent of shootings occur outdoors and in public places.”
Ander’s prediction proved right, and as the summer months progressed matters were only made worse. In late August, 19 people were shot in a single evening in Chicago. It may have been a big number at the time, but was only a few shots beyond what the city saw months earlier.
“Over the Memorial Day weekend, in a 72-hour period, we had 12 people killed and another 45 people shot.” WBEZ Chicago Public Radio host Robert Wildeboer told National Public Radio during a July 10 interview.
“Thirteen people were shot in one 90-minute stretch, and so that’s really focusing public attention on this issue right now,” Wildeboer added. “You know, just last night, eight people were shot in the city of Chicago. But some of the numbers were just so shocking, A, that murder’s up 40 percent over last year. B, there have been a number of really violent weekends in Chicago where the numbers are just so striking, everybody’s just, like, what in the world?”
The last time Chicago saw this many deaths in a single year was 2008, when 512 people were killed. Meanwhile in New York, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says the murder rate in the Big Apple is down nearly 19 percent in 2012.
“I’m thankful for the fact that this year there will be the lowest number of murders that we’ve had since we started to record them in 50 years, even though the population is as high as it’s ever been,” Kelly tells reporters this week.
Source
These numbers must become a part of the national conversation about gun violence; however, this issue is deeper than just guns. It is about poverty, crumbling communities & poor education systems. This country is leaving the most vulnerable in Chicago in the dust with more than one homicide every day. 

thepeoplesrecord:

Chicago registers 500th homicide in 2012
December 30, 2012

A Thursday evening shooting in the west side of Chicago marked a milestone for the Windy City: for the first time since 2008, the city can likely claim 500 homicides in a single year.

With still a few days to go until the new year, 40-year-old Nathaniel T. Jackson became the five-hundredth person killed in Chicago, Illinois since the start of 2012.

In 2011, the city saw only 435 homicides.

Superintendent Garry McCarthy confirmed to the Chicago Tribune late Thursday night that the passing of Mr. Jackson marked murder number 500 for the Windy City, and that no suspect had been identified by the police at that point. On Friday afternoon, though, the department issued a statement to the press reclassifying a death earlier in the week as being still under investigation. With that update, the slaying of Jackson makes him one murder shy of the 500 mark, but with a homicide rate of more than one per day, that milestone is expected to be met before 2012 comes to a close.

Discussing the grim news on Friday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said it was “an unfortunate and tragic milestone, which not only marks a needless loss of life but serves as a reminder of the damage that illegal guns and conflicts between gangs cause in our neighborhoods.”

Emanuel, a former Obama administration staffer known like the president for his staunch pro-gun control stance, condemned the National Rifle Association earlier this month after the NRA’s vice president asked for armed guards in every school across America.

“That is not the right answer for our society, our schools and most importantly our children,” Emanuel said.

Even as adamantly opposed to guns on the streets as Emanuel is, however, the mayor has a seemingly impossible task of turning around a surge in violent crimes as murders have skyrocketed under his administration. According to the police statistics provided to the Tribune, “homicides were up 17 percent over last year in Chicago, and shootings had increased by 11 percent.”

All the way back in June, Roseanna Ander of the University of Chicago Crime Lab warned The Daily that Chicago was already on the path to having a particularly bloody year.

“Violence has always been most pronounced on summer weekends in Chicago,” Ander said, adding, “One likely factor is the warmer-than-usual weather and the early spring. Over 80 percent of shootings occur outdoors and in public places.”

Ander’s prediction proved right, and as the summer months progressed matters were only made worse. In late August, 19 people were shot in a single evening in Chicago. It may have been a big number at the time, but was only a few shots beyond what the city saw months earlier.

“Over the Memorial Day weekend, in a 72-hour period, we had 12 people killed and another 45 people shot.” WBEZ Chicago Public Radio host Robert Wildeboer told National Public Radio during a July 10 interview.

“Thirteen people were shot in one 90-minute stretch, and so that’s really focusing public attention on this issue right now,” Wildeboer added. “You know, just last night, eight people were shot in the city of Chicago. But some of the numbers were just so shocking, A, that murder’s up 40 percent over last year. B, there have been a number of really violent weekends in Chicago where the numbers are just so striking, everybody’s just, like, what in the world?”

The last time Chicago saw this many deaths in a single year was 2008, when 512 people were killed. Meanwhile in New York, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says the murder rate in the Big Apple is down nearly 19 percent in 2012.

“I’m thankful for the fact that this year there will be the lowest number of murders that we’ve had since we started to record them in 50 years, even though the population is as high as it’s ever been,” Kelly tells reporters this week.

Source

These numbers must become a part of the national conversation about gun violence; however, this issue is deeper than just guns. It is about poverty, crumbling communities & poor education systems. This country is leaving the most vulnerable in Chicago in the dust with more than one homicide every day. 

(Source: thepeoplesrecord, via occupiedmuslim)

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peroquevaina:

fuckyeahsexeducation:

plannedparenthood:

SCREENING IS CRITICAL Mujeres! Share this important info with amigas, mamas, hermanas e hijas.

* not just women

in addition, checking monthly for lumps is critical!!! my mother’s best friend in DR didn’t know what this was, so my mother taught her. it turns out that she had a huge lump and was in stage 4. this infographic made me really sad because she died after a long struggle and metastasis, but she could have found it earlier and survived had she known to check for lumps. it is essential to start self-checking early!!

peroquevaina:

fuckyeahsexeducation:

plannedparenthood:

SCREENING IS CRITICAL Mujeres! Share this important info with amigas, mamas, hermanas e hijas.

* not just women

in addition, checking monthly for lumps is critical!!! my mother’s best friend in DR didn’t know what this was, so my mother taught her. it turns out that she had a huge lump and was in stage 4. this infographic made me really sad because she died after a long struggle and metastasis, but she could have found it earlier and survived had she known to check for lumps. it is essential to start self-checking early!!

(via peroquevaina-deactivated2014052)