Last week, Malaysia rounded up 66 teenage male students who were deemed effeminate and sent them to a government sponsored camp because it was feared they “could end up gay or transsexual”. Despite public outcry, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has not assured that such camps will never happen again.
We have less than a week to let Malaysia know the world is watching: we will deliver the petition next week at the ASEAN summit, where Prime Minister Razak will be in the international spotlight.
As somebody who is half Malaysian and queer this issue is obviously very important to me.
Last year my cousin told me he was gay. He’ll have to live his life as a heterosexual in fear that he’ll be discovered because he has no choice. Being gay is still illegal in Malaysia. If we can’t reverse that right now, the least we can do is prevent horrific things like this happening.
I can’t think of a better cause, I can’t implore you enough to sign this. It would mean a lot.
this is so sad.
Reblogging this again, plug plug plug. Please sign, reblog, post it to facebook, twitter, email people, whatever. We’ve all seen what tumblr is capable of, we need as many signatures as soon as possible. Go go go.
“Do you think that your 16 year old daughter hasn’t masturbated already? Like, do you really think there’s anything in that scene that this chick hasn’t already tried when the lights go out at night, or in the bathroom, or in the tub, or with the shower head or something like that? I’m telling you, man, I’m not teaching this broad anything new. If I were to create a rating system, I wouldn’t even put murder right at the top of the chief offenses. I would put rape right at the top, and assault against women. Because it’s so insanely overused and insulting how much it’s overused in movies as a plot device, a woman in peril. That, to me, is offensive, yet that shit skates.”—
Kevin Smith (director) on the ridiculousness of movies about sex receiving NC-17 ratings while extremely violent movies get by with R ratings (via phillip-gallagher)
From This Film is Not Yet Rated. So good. Preach, Kevin!
Look it is not my fault or my problem that people associate big breasts with hypersexuality or character flaws. I WILL wear what tiny breasted folks get to wear and you WILL respect me. Don't make me repeat my damn self either
This. I’m wearing shirts that fit me and it’s not my fault ‘they’ don’t make them fit my tits also.
“Being drunk isn’t a get-out-of-rape-free card, just like being drunk isn’t a get-out-of-committing-any-other-criminal-act card, and raping a woman who’s dressed like Fagan’s idea of a slut is just as bad as raping a person wearing any other outfit. Yes, feminists believe that women are adults who can make their own decisions, but they don’t believe in holding women responsible for men’s decisions. Especially when men decide to ignore a woman’s desire not to engage in sex. The only person responsible for a rape is the person who commits it, and it doesn’t matter if the rapist is drunk or if the woman he rapes is wearing a short skirt. Rape is rape, and no amount of alcohol or tight clothing can change that.”—The un-funny, unfair and un-feminist thing about victim-blaming via stfurapeculture (via petitefeministe)
“It’s hard,” he said. “It’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do, because I love Emilia, she’s someone that I love and adore to this day. You have to kind of separate [yourself from] it,” he explained, adding that there were lots of warm fuzzies exchanged after they finished filming the scene. “Lots of kisses and ‘I’m sorry’ afterwards,” he said. “It’s horrible, but Kahl Drogo, that’s what he does.”—
Jason Momoa on the rape scenes in Game of Thrones (via this post)
I heart him so much, and especially after reading this
Last night I had an amazing sweet lady kisses sort of dream where I got to take care of Emilia Clarke because her job kept her so busy and one of my ‘duties’ was giving her massages. I can say, hands down, this is one of the best dreams I’ve ever had. If not the best one.