This sunday during the SuperBowl natives on twitter have planned a movement to get all racist mascots banned. Originally we were planning to trend #changethename but as many know we have been told our ht will be filtered as spam. In an attempt to counter this censorship we have planned to use a newhashtag but it will not be revealed until the superbowl.
It seems @nflcommish is already starting damage control and posting articles stating that his polls are more relevant than the native people who have spoken out against mascots. We are also encouraging natives on sunday to tweet @nflcommish telling him you are against native mascots. He will not be able to ignore the many native voices when they flood his mentions. Many have already begun challenging him on the fact he wouldnt call them a redskin to their face and he has not responded.
********Please keep in mind that in order to get a hashtag trending we will need people to manually post tweets rather than just retweet.*****
So please keep an eye on users in the #changethename tag and please spread the word to your family, friends and allies to join twitter and be logged on, superbowl sunday so we can make some noise and show everyone natives are not a force to be reckoned with.
We cannot be sovereign if we are not in control of how we want to be represented so these issues ARE important.
Ever since you came, the kids have really changed a lot and so have I..
I love this show so much.
"I still believe the only chance for the human race to survive is to give up such pleasures as war, racism and private profit."
she’s my co-pilot
What I love is that so many movies are about the adoring female gaze. They’re focused on the female giving her male counterpart the “oh you masculine idiot darling” look as she understands why he’s being distant/angsty/troubled/stubborn/tearful/complicated. The times you get the male adoring gaze is when the female shows up in a pretty dress or cleaned up or being so charmingly feminine. With Pacific Rim, Raleigh gives Mako the adoring male gaze not for being pretty or dainty or cute (which she’s all those things), but she gets the adoring look for being MAKO. She gets that look when she saves his life. She gets that look when she beats him. She gets that look when she surprises him. She gets that look when she simply comes and sits with him. By the end of the movie we are very clear that Raleigh adores Mako and there was no “transformation” scene for him to do it. He was charmed by her right away, but he adored her the minute she didn’t back down from him and bested him. And Mako doesn’t give Raleigh the “oh you” look ever. She gives him the genuine smiles of someone thinking “you’re a really really good guy, Raleigh Becket.” She gives him the look of someone thinking “of all the people I’d want with me at the end of the world, I’m glad it’s you.” Raleigh’s gaze is adoring of everything that Mako is. Mako’s look is that of someone who deeply cares about this good man who doesn’t even understand how good he is. These two couldn’t care less what the other looked like or how adorable they are, these are the looks of two people who love who the other person IS.
why am I feeling all of these FEELINGS
oh right because Mako and Raleigh are basically perfect