Posts tagged Canada.
A bus stop with swings
Except the truth is even better. This is in montreal and every summer they put up a series of musical swings. If you look in the background you can see more people swinging away.
Each swing is a set of four and has its own unique sound, but if you are in perfect harmony with the other 3 seats then an actual song is played. The theory is that you communicate and interact with people more if it’s for a specific goal and if you’re having fun
omfg this needs to be everywhere
Moving to Canada.
I’m Non-Indigenous, How Can I Participate in Idle No More?
Here’s a quick recap of a response we’ve offered to other people asking…please message us if there’s anything you’d like to see added.
Q. Is it appropriate for me to attend Idle No More events even though I’m non-Indigenous?
Here’s a link to a previous, similar question that we were asked: http://idlenomore.tumblr.com/post/38655149309/i-was-wondering-if-it-would-be-appropriate-for-me-to
Q. Can I help out with Idle No More events and actions?
The short answer is yes! Absolutely. The Idle No More movement is about supporting Indigenous Peoples, rights, lands and liberation—and it requires allies and solidarity work from many people across Turtle Island and the world. But be a good ally by listening more than speaking, always asking permission, and learning as much as you can about the people’s land where you live. Respect the work of Indigenous Peoples, follow protocol and represent yourself and your own people in a good way.
Q. Are there any primers or resources I can read/watch?
We’d encourage you to watch Adam Barker’s great video about what Settler and non-Indigenous peoples can do to support the movement: http://vimeo.com/56106760
And, while you’re at it, have a read of this informative pamphlet on “Restoring the Relationship Between Indigenous Peoples and Canada” [PDF], which was drafted by Mohawk scholar Taiaiake Alfred and non-Indigenous academic Tobold Rollo.
Q. What’s the most important thing I can do to help?
Educate yourself on the issues and share what you learn with your community.
All the best and see you in the streets.
In January a member of the Toronto Police force, Const. Michael Sanguinetti, suggested to students at York University that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized” (source). In response, SlutWalk was born. The SlutWalk, which strode just yesterday, was a march designed to draw attention to the way in which the term “slut” is used to stigmatize and invalidate women
As Leora Tanenbaum argues in Slut! Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation, the term is used to control all women, not just women who want to have sex, because it can be applied to girls and women regardless of their sexual activity (as any virgin with a slut reputation can tell you). Young girls grow up using, and fearing, the slut label. And that label continues to be used against them as adults, even when it comes to sexual assault, as the police officer’s comment makes clear.
In an effort to bring attention to word and its use as a mechanism of control girls, women and men of all sexual activity levels came together on Sunday, re-claiming and diffusing the “slut” label. Images from the Vancouver Sun: