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Signs like this make me sad. This picture is doing the rounds on Facebook so I thought I would repost it here.

There are some bars in Korea that have a ‘no foreigners’ allowed policy. The one above is taken from a Ho Bar in Gangnam.

Ho Bar is probably one of the biggest bar chains in Seoul. It’s kind of like a UK Wetherspoons…but louder. Me and my friends have been turned away on the grounds of being foreign by the same bar in Gangnam before. A few months ago I was also turned away from another Ho bar in Seoul because I am a foreigner. It made me laugh to think about what would happen if we put up a ‘No Asians allowed’ sign in the window of an English pub.

There are still Ho bars that allow foreigners (such as in Hongdae) but after that, I have been boycotting every Ho bar I see. I don’t think I could give my custom to a place banning people on the grounds of their nationality or ethnicity.

I’ve worked at a Ho Bar in Shinchon near Yonsei and we had to put this policy in place for foreigners who weren’t attending the Yonsei Korean program because ya’ll would come in and do some stupid shit like break a bottle of Jack Daniels over someone’s head because you were drunk (we had to close early that day and I had to clean that shit up), we were getting multiple complaints from women that foreign men were hitting on them excessively to the point where even after being told no multiple times they would grab the wrists of the women calling them names like whore, and because, generally, ya’ll keep forgetting that it’s fucking Korea and forget your manners and etiquette. 

Shit we’re losing business, do you think we want to close off the bars from foreigners? But if we don’t ya’l do some stupid shit that makes it impossible to do business. 

Also if you’re really considering shit that ya’ll did to yourself as something equal to racial discrimination in the US you really need to stop.

^^^^

I can attest to foreigners making unwanted comments at Korean students, especially female students, thinking that they won’t understand you and calling us racial slurs in and around Shinchon.

Ah, so it’s perfectly A-okay to racially stereotype Americans. Got it.

Ever been to the American South, city slicker? You’re gonna have a sober night if you try and go into a bar down there.

You don’t even have to designate a specific region. Look at night clubs; they’re so prone to violence. It doesn’t matter if they’re higher end or small and sketchy. Women will be harassed and possibly assaulted in these environments and men will come to blows over perceived slights.

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karasratworld:

You haven’t seen happiness until you’ve seen 7 rats in a box of (pet safe) packing peanuts

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archiemcphee:

Behold the awesomeness that is Long Ma the fire-breathing dragon-horse, the latest creation by French artist François Delarozière and his art production company La Machine. The 46-ton kinetic sculpture stands almost 40 feet tall and features articulated limbs that can gallop, rear up, and fold beneath him when he wants to sit down. His neck rises and falls and his wonderfully expressive face features eyes that open and close. Best of all, his chest swells from the pressure building in his lungs before he exhales fantastic plumes of smoke from his nostrils and jets of fire from his mouth.

This marvelous interactive sculpture was just debuted in the French city of Nantes and will soon be traveling to Beijing where he’ll be presented in October as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and China. Long Ma is based on a creature from Chinese mythology, Longma, a fabled winged horse with dragon scales, and will be the hero of a performance entitled “Long Ma Jing Shen” or “The Spirit of the Horse Dragon” during which he’ll face off against a giant spider.

Click here and here for video footage of Long Ma in all his fiery glory.

Visit the La Machine Facebook page for additional images.

[via Kotaku:Screenburn and Laughing Squid]

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thepeoplesrecord:

Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014

While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.

“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”

Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.

So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”

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As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves. 

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bisexualpiratequeen:

"Researchers at the University of Western Australia decided to revamp the way they studied Viking remains. Previously, researchers had misidentified skeletons as male simply because they were buried with their swords and shields. (Female remains were identified by their oval brooches, and not much else.) By studying osteological signs of gender within the bones themselves, researchers discovered that approximately half of the remains were actually female warriors, given a proper burial with their weapons.”

Women have always fought. We have always been there, ‘contributing to history’. Our own, modern sexism contributes to the erasure of it.

(Bolding mine)