Reply to Harassment at work post

Hi! I just wanted to submit a reply to the anon post about harassment at work.

My work place has a very strict policy about harassment. Once you’ve reported any kind of harassment, even if it’s just a feeling of sort, they will start an investigation. They will have you escorted at the end of your every shift by security at the way to your car/bus. If this measure isn’t possible, grab yourself a buddy.

Make sure all the employees know to never divulge any extra information. If someone comes in asking another employee if you’re working, if the answer is no, and they follow up with “When the next time she’s working?”, the answer should be “I don’t have that information” or any other excuse. Most likely this person doesn’t have any means to get into contact with you, beside your work place. You can always ask your management to do a brief on harassment so that everyone would know what to do, and you could keep you anonymity if you wish to keep it so. You feel unsafe at your work place; it is your management/company’s responsibility to secure your safety!

This is a very scary situation, and your concerns are justified! 

Right, because having a Chinese friend makes you so damn cultured. 

L O FUCKING L.

Ignorant. 

Me, When I See White Girls Who Are Taking Japanese Classes Put Katakana Next to Their Names on Facebook.

Me, When I See White Girls Who Are Taking Japanese Classes Put Katakana Next to Their Names on Facebook.

I swear the amount of Asian passive-aggressive racism at my high school makes my blood boil. The other students get away with making slanted eye gestures and fake Asian language mockery (“hong long ching chong”). Even the teachers make comments about how Asian languages aren’t appealing and emphasize on the Asian-ness of Asian kids. Note that it is a predominantly white school, so I sometimes find myself to be the only Asian person in my classes.

so literally there’s been this one guy commenting on random posts in the ucla class of 2018 fb page about how “asian girls are honky whiteboy worshipping sluts” both in la and usc (ucla’s rival school) though there has been mention of how ucla has “cool asian guys”. the worst part is that several asian guys have been liking the comments…

what… 

why is this person so into pushing this point? why aren’t asian girls respected for their choices? and why is this being supported? idk i’m simultaneously angry and very, very nervous… I haven’t come into the school and I’m already disrespected and considered as nothing. 

I went to a local novelty shop in town, the title of the store was “Kwirkworld”.

I was appalled to discover that upon entering the store, half of it was Kanji sprinkled on every article of clothing, Japanese animation figures, Japanese treats, traditional clothing, incense, and fans.

Fuck you.

My culture is not “Kwirky”

My culture is not a fashion statement

My culture is not for your fucking entertainment and need to indulge in “oriental” treats (a sign posted above the snacks).

submitter requested this to be anonymous

sexual harassment tw

Im wondering if you can make this post anonymous please! I am getting harassed by a male client Ive never met, who specifically looked for me and incorrectly referred to me as “the korean girl”. It makes me feel super concerned because I always hear stories about how asian women are targeted because of pervasive stereotypes that we are passive, meek, won’t yell or say no and I feel really unsafe. Im wondering if any other readers have experienced this and how they handled the situation?(cont) so my work has been really supportive, but the thing is he has my full name AND apparently he was peeping at some of the youth on our premises which is already super creepy. Now Im concerned with being stalked! It really feels targeted because I am Asian, although I can’t confirm that, this has happened before where me and many folks who are or perceived as asian are harassed by men. I guess Im unsure abt what I want, but I thought you would understand and maybe readers could relate

mod note:

What you’re describing sounds pretty scary. Fuck that guy. I’m not sure what kind of job you have, but make sure your boss(es?) know that you feel unsafe! I hope they continue to be supportive. Trust your gut. Know that you have every right to feel uneasy and unsafe, even if other people tell you you’re overreacting. I’ve never dealt with anything like this though, but some followers may be able to give you more advice!

-Kat

"When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, “Wow, next Halloween, I’m gonna open the door and there’s gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.” That’s the thing that always gets me. I feel like everybody deserves that. I feel like there should be a Latino superhero. Scarlett does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that."

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lalondes:

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Scarleteen is invaluable.
And Scarleteen needs your help.
During their annual donation drive this year, the site was only able to raise $1,500. Only fifty people out of Scarleteen’s 350,000 unique monthly visitors contributed to the fundraising drive.
This means that unless Scarleteen sees a stable, sustained, 50% increase in donations, the site will essentially be forced to go dark on May 1. No more new content, no more advice columns, no more forums, no more live chat, no more SMS support. 
This is devastating.
If Scarleteen goes dark, millions of young people, vulnerable queer and trans teens among them, will lose access to essential, fundamental sexual health resources. We cannot let this happen.
Please, please, please donate to Scarleteen. Consider making a recurring monthly contribution if you feel that this is within your means. Even $5 or $10 a month will go a long way to helping this very, very deserving organization.
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lalondes:

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON’T SCROLL PAST THIS.

Scarleteen is a vital queer and trans positive sexual health resource. Their staff do an amazing job of creating really comprehensive and helpful articles on literally every sexual topic you can imagine. They also provide live chats, advice columns, moderated discussion forums, and SMS-based peer support. This site has helped me on countless occasions, and I refer at-risk queer and trans kids to this site every single day.

Scarleteen is invaluable.

And Scarleteen needs your help.

During their annual donation drive this year, the site was only able to raise $1,500. Only fifty people out of Scarleteen’s 350,000 unique monthly visitors contributed to the fundraising drive.

This means that unless Scarleteen sees a stable, sustained, 50% increase in donations, the site will essentially be forced to go dark on May 1. No more new content, no more advice columns, no more forums, no more live chat, no more SMS support. 

This is devastating.

If Scarleteen goes dark, millions of young people, vulnerable queer and trans teens among them, will lose access to essential, fundamental sexual health resources. We cannot let this happen.

Please, please, please donate to Scarleteen. Consider making a recurring monthly contribution if you feel that this is within your means. Even $5 or $10 a month will go a long way to helping this very, very deserving organization.

And whether or not you’re able to donate at this time, please signal boost this and spread the word. Scarleteen does incredible, very necessary work, and they need our help.

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I’m so sick of fandom and especially white fans who

keep.

missing.

the.

fucking.

point.

when it comes to PoC representation (particularly female PoC representation in media. A recent example is the Hannibal fandom. I’ve become more active in the Hannibal fandom lately because I heard it was one of the more “fun” and accepting fandoms out there. Boy, was I wrong. Every since the death of Beverly Katz (an Asian woman) on the show, many white fans have spewed hatred and vitriol at anybody who is unhappy with a female PoC dying on a tv show. When I wrote an article on why it sucked to see a minority character dropped from the show, I was called “stupid”, an “idiot”, “too immature for the show”, etc. I was also accused of “playing the race card”, “playing the victim”, “crying over nothing”, “making everything about race” and so on. One person on tumblr even accused me of being a white person in disguise because “only white people get this pissy over pointless sjw shit”. That comment, in particular, pissed me off because it erased my identity for the sole purpose of ignoring my point. Instead of just listening to what I had to say, that person decided to identif

So to all the idiots-who-keep-missing-the-point: We aren’t surprised that a show about a serial killer decided to kill off a character. We aren’t calling Bryan Fuller racist because he killed off a PoC or sexist because he killed off a woman. We aren’t complaining because

We are, however, upset because Beverly Katz was one of the FEW examples of a likeable, well-written, non-stereotypical PoC woman on tv and she was killed off for the sole purpose of furthering the male protagonist’s manpain. Her death was the very definition of fridging. Bryan Fuller has OUTRIGHT ADMITTED that the only reason Beverly got so much character development was so that her death would be sadder. And to add insult to injury, she died as a result of out-of-character stupidity: she went to Hannibal Lecter’s house, at night, without calling or texting anyone to  gather evidence that wouldn’t even be admissible in court because she found it without a warrant. That is so insulting and stupid that I can’t believe people are surprised that some fans are upset by it!

We are also upset that a show which claims to be so progressive and female-friendly is now one step closer to being like every other white male sausage-fest on television.

I am an Asian-American woman in my 20s and I have struggled so hard in dealing with my mixed racial identity.

I am Chinese-Filipino and Japanese. My Chinese parent grew up in Manila and identifies as Filipino, despite being ethnically (Han) Chinese. Non-Asians, especially those into anime, always seem so ‘interested’ in me when they hear my Japanese last name. However when I mention that I am also Chinese, much less Chinese-Filipino, they act as if I’m somehow tainted. I’ve been called everything from a mutt to chop suey, some have even accused me of being a ‘fake’. I’m tired of laughing it off and pretending that it doesn’t hurt. I’m tired of people judging me because I am, apparently, not the “right kind” of Asian. 

This post is in celebration of Womxn’s Herstory Month! It is by no means a complete list, but here are 5 Pinay scholars who are interrogating, challenging, and decolonizing the world with their groundbreaking research and activism.

(Source: wocinsolidarity, via susurrations)

fascinasians:

18 USC students are occupying the Bovard Auditorium to tell USC’s President to cut its relationship with Jansport, a brand whose parent company VF Corporation has killed 29 workers in Bangladesh and has since refused to take responsibility for the working conditions in its factories.

In their letter, the students write:

Dear President Nikias,

Students are occupying your office today because of USC’s refusal to take action by cutting its contract with JanSport, a brand whose parent company VF Corporation has killed 29 workers in Bangladesh and has since refused to tak
e responsibility for the working conditions in its factories. Your own students have been campaigning for eight months to let you and your administration know that we are outraged about USC’s continued relationship with a company that has such an abysmal track record for worker safety.

We have yet to receive any sort of acknowledgment from you personally, President Nikias. From your lower administrators, we have been told that USC will not terminate its relationship with JanSport/VF despite the overwhelming evidence students have provided that they are a corporation that does not represent Trojan values.

As students, we are saddened that it has come to this. While we would prefer to work amicably with USC’s administration – however, your continued inaction on this issue has made that an impossibility.

President Nikias: the Student Coalition Against Labor Exploitation, the Sweat-Free ‘SC Coalition, and our broad base of student, faculty and community supporters will continue to fight until the University of Southern California cuts or pledges non-renewal of its contract, with JanSport, subsidiary of VF Corporation, over their human rights abuses in Bangladesh.

One last time, we have printed and attached for your reference the relevant information regarding this campaign and look forward to your prompt response.

Sincerely,
The Student Coalition Against Labor Exploitation, USAS local #13

Call Nikias right now at (213) 740-2111 and demand that he listen to the students in his office and cut USC’s contract with JanSport now. Eight months is too long to wait for justice. #Trojan18 #CutJanSport

I know they’re pretty problematic, but I sometimes enjoy Th FungBros’ videos and can tolerate them most of the time, but their new video is called “Get Your Asian Card” - really??? It’s basically all these Asian stereotypes that add up to “points”, and there’s a bunch of white people commenting on it saying things like “haha 20/20 i’m so asian!!!”. My racial identity can not be measured by a fucking checklist. So you guys want the food, the fashion, the kpop, the “specialness”, but I bet you don’t want the racial slurs and fetishization that comes with it. That’s not the way it works. It especially infuriates me, since I am an Asian adoptee who has trouble fitting in with other Asians, and white people can think that it’s okay to walk around pretending to be Asian.

fascinasians:

Reappropriate has the full list of AAPI bloggers and journalists in solidarity with #NotYourMascot, along with this list of petitions to sign:

Act Now!

Here are many ongoing ways you can participate:

  1. Sign this petition by 18millionrising (@18millionrising) telling Dan Snyder and the Washington R*dskins that you do not support their team name and mascot!
  2. Sign this petition by EONM (@EONMassoc) over at Change.org, opposing the Washington R*dskins!
  3. Send an email (Wylliet@redskins.com) or a snail mail letter (Dan Snyder c/o Redskin Park; 21300 Redskin Park Dr.; Ashburn, VA 20147) to the Washington R*dskins administration asking them to change the team name.
  4. Participate in the #Not4Sale campaign to protest Dan Snyder’s offensive creation of a “philanthropic” organization to purchase the goodwill of Native people. Retweet photos shared to this hashtag to help send the message that Native people are not for sale.
  5. Bookmark Eradication of Native Mascotry (EONM) and follow them on Twitter (@eonmassoc)
  6. Please add any additional links you think would be useful to the comments section below as an additional resource.

Solidarity!