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I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.
You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.
Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.
A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.
On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.
So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.
As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.
Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.
First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.
Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.
You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.
ya girl frankcastles is getting rid of some excess marvel merch by way of an awesome giveaway this month. i need to clear up some space, and i want to hand these things over to someone who will love them! i’m affectionately referring to this giveaway as the be a kid again giveaway. i’ve got the hook up, with all the fun super-hero and avengers themed stuff to make you feel like a kid again. action figures, toys, tattoos, coloring books. you name it. this contest ends on october 20th
here’s the low down on the goods
- seven super hero coloring/activity books (some of these come with colored pencils, one comes with paint, one comes with a mask you can poke out.)
- one thor temporary tattoo set
- one avengers temporary tattoo set
- one iron man 2 temporary tattoo set
- three (different) mini avengers puzzles
- two (different) avengers loki action figures
- one avengers hawkeye action figure
- one iron man mask clip
- four (different) wall decals (two spider-man, one captain america, one thor)
- five mystery items! (hint: two go along with the coloring books, and one of the items you can wear!)
here’s what u have to do to enter the giveaway
- reblog the post! and please leave all the text attached
- please have an open askbox, or open it on/around oct 20th so i can contact you
- please be willing to give me an address that i’ll be able to ship the goods to
- there’s no location restrictions, this contest is open to everyone!
MOST IMPORTANTLY: DO NOT FOLLOW ME UNLESS YOU WANT TO. please don’t feel obligated to follow me in any way.all posts regarding giveaways and winners will be under the FRANKCASTLES GIVES SOME SHIT tag, so maybe track that instead if you want to stay up to date!
the winner of this giveaway will be announced on OCT 20TH
#DidYouKnow #Deaf #DeafAwareness #education #SignLanguage #advocacy #NMSCares
This is actually sadly relevant. I had a lecture this summer about sign languages and Deaf culture and when I was finished, one hearing girl from the audience stayed behind to ask me some more question.
She asked me: “And your parents use sign language, right?” Like it was the most obvious thing in the world and why is she even asking this, of course my parents must know sign language.
"No… They don’t, actually."
"And how do you communicate, then?"
"But… isn’t that complicated for you?"
"It is, sometimes."
"They probably didn’t have time for it…" she said. And I haven’t the heart to tell her that my father was offered sign language courses several times, that I offered to teach them some signs and that they always refused.
But I did told her: “It is not that rare. Most of deaf people I know have hearing parents who don’t sign.”
It’s the sad truth. People are willing to pay for surgeries to “repair” their children, but they are not willing to learn something to communicate with them.
i’d like to add onto this with my own personal experience, too. i was born hearing, but as soon as i was diagnosed as HoH, my parents didn’t do anything to learn ASL. they were quick to put me in classes, but they wouldn’t when i suggested to them that they take the classes with me so that we could learn.
i’ve tried to teach my mom how to sign numerous times, but she always says that “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” to which i tell her that she can learn, she just doesn’t want to. which is true. neither of my parents want to learn how to sign, but they want me to be able to hear perfectly so they don’t have to repeat themselves.
little do they know that their frustration with me not being able to hear them would be solved if they would just learn how to sign. maybe signing something to me once instead of repeating themselves four times and then getting mad would be more beneficial.
I’m absolutely shocked at this, it’s never crossed my mind that many parents wouldn’t even try to meet their hard of hearing kids halfway.
One week to go for sign ups!
As a reminder, this is an anonymous exchange. Fanworkers will not be revealed until after all works are posted and the exchange ends.
My progress (week 20):
Marvel Bang, final draft deadline October 15 - no title yet, 8190 words,
Zombie Fest bonus round, deadline September 28 or 29 - Zombie Hunters, Assemble, MCU zombie apocalypse AU: 1192 words (I’ll be finishing tonight or tomorrow!)
C/C Collaboration chapter, first draft deadline October 25 - no title yet, 0 words
Marvel Shipping Games round 1 entry, due September 28, On the Tip of My Tongue, 2849 words (I just thought of a title right as I was writing this. Yay!)
you know why they make jokes about chuck norris and not bruce lee? because bruce lee ain’t no joke..
When I was young, I saw a movie where a character said something about wanting to get into another character’s pants. Since I was about 8 years old, I thought this meant that they wanted to be like that person, e.g. be able to do what they do. Imagine my parent’s faces when, after watching a Bruce Lee movie, I announced that I wanted to get into his pants.
Petopher. Both suddenly de-aged.
(I don’t know if you wanted fluff or sexytimes, but you get angst. I don’t even know what is going on here. Something weird.)
“Chris, you look tired. Aren’t you feeling well?” Peter injected as much false concern into his voice as he could. Chris was pathetic, broken; he needed to be put out of his misery. Peter was just the person to do it.