Category Archives: Activism

The Best Anti-Racist Video Ever. Everyone Should See This

 

“Tzafar”, a short film directed by Greek filmmaker Nancy Spetsioti, tells about the daily acts of racism that happen so often, they’re considered normal. It’s a powerful film with a very important message.

This Guy Left Wall Street To Open A ‘Pay It Forward’ Pizza Shop. It Now Feeds 40 Homeless A Day.

Meet Mason Wartman

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Mason left his job at Wall Street as an equity researcher to start up Rosa’s Fresh Pizza — a pizza business named after his mother — in Philadelphia.

Mason sells a slice of pizza for $1 in his restaurant

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His customer’s can pay it forward by buying a slice for someone else

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Every time someone pays it forward, Mason places a ‘post-it’ on the wall

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Whenever someone hungry comes in – they can just grab a post it off the wall to pay for their meal.

Mason says the idea came to him after one customer wanted to buy a slice for someone in need. After just a few months in business, the store has now transformed into a ‘pay it forward’ sensation. His restaurant now feeds around 40 homeless people a day.

 

SOURCE: Pulptastic

Morgan Freeman Understands What’s Going On, Do You?

Morgan Freeman narrates the greatest story of our generation – the story of the human journey at this critical moment in time. Of all the stories to belong to, this is the story to be a part of.

Don’t watch it from the sidelines. Don’t wait for the experts to figure it out. Ask yourself: how can I become one of the weavers of the story? It’s a tapestry with 7 billion threads. What contribution do I want to make?

If you’re not yet contributing to this story in some way, ask yourself why not? This is a story for everyone.

 

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Films For Action

These Beautiful Drawings Showcase How We Stereotype The Female Gender & Why We Need To Stop

It’s hardly a surprise that so many of the images that modern women are bombarded with every day focus on telling them to look or act a certain way.  According to the 2011 documentary Miss Representation, 78% of girls are unhappy with their bodies, and many American women spend more money on beauty products than on their own education.  Ad campaigns consistently glamorize unhealthy stereotypes and behaviors, like SCHIELD’s message that bulimia is fashionable or these 6 images that allow male models to keep their wrinkles but remove them from women.  However, Brazilian artist Carol Rossetti is fighting back against those kinds of messages with WOMEN, a series of illustrations that depict women of all ages, shapes, and creeds doing whatever the heck they want.

Rossetti’s artwork doesn’t just discuss body image, however.  It also tackles racism, ageism, polyamory, casual sex, abortion, and a host of other issues that women often find themselves judged for.

  • It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities,” Rossetti said to PolicyMic.  ”It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be.

Rossetti began the project in Portuguese, but after she got an overwhelmingly positive response, she has begun translating the text on each illustration into English.  ”Let’s talk about freedom in every language! ♥” she wrote on her Facebook page.  A group of Israeli feminists is working to translate them into Hebrew, and Spanish and French are soon to follow.

‘Women’, By Carol Rossetti

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Hop over to Rossetti’s Facebook page for more images and translations.  If you speak a language that hasn’t been tackled by the project yet, you might even consider helping her spread the word.

 

Credits: : Carol Rossetti / bustle

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