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Every time someone Reblogs this photo I will donate 10 cent to charity: water
charity: water provides clean and safe drinking water to those who most desperately need it.
After the money is donated I will post proof of donation.
Show you care & Reblog.
guys, reblog this photo! don’t care if it’s not your “type.”
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i love this photo so much
You are gonna be donating a lot of money then
Now that’s what you call a cowlick. This cat was left a little wet behind the ears after an affectionate calf slobbered all over him. Yochi Aranov Zwilling photographed the encounter between the white and ginger cat and a dairy cow on a farm in Shephela, Israel. Picture: Yochi Aranov Zwilling/Solent News
BOOK: Sex & Politics in South Africa (edited by Neville Hoad, Karen Martin & Grame Reid)
This book tells how South Africa came to lead the world in enshrining sexual equality in our Bill of Rights, which forms part of the Constitution.
The achievement, which has been hailed as a model for the rest of the world, did not come about without a long struggle. This was spearheaded by gender activists and movements during the 1980s, whose campaigns on the one hand evoked hostility from the apartheid state and were also dismissed as an irrelevance by conservative factions within the liberation movement. Indeed, the end of apartheid did not automatically guarantee that sexual equality would be realised, and the book explains how in the end this was achieved.
The volume draws upon the rich archive of the Gay and Lesbian association and incorporates fascinating first-hand documents from the time as well as essays by participants in the events and later commentators.
I find this book cover very interesting considering the usual positioning of black males as the greatest threat to LGBTQI lives in South Africa and how white gay males are often afforded the most agency and representation in South Africa’s LGBTQI community.
Can we talk about this book cover?
just a personal opinion and note, I am not a south African so I don’t know much about LGBTQ issues that goes on there
but the authors are all white and they use a white gay male as the ‘innocent’ gay on the picture while the black men seem to side eye the gay man. for all I know, the black men have LGBTQ identities too but the picture shows this stereotype that white people understand sexualities far more than black people can.
What also doesn’t sit well with me is the fact that white cis gay, able-bodied men are usually the ‘face’ of LGBTQ communities/campaigns (at least in most western countries) which shows an astonishing amount of privilege when it comes to gender and race etc.
So it makes me wonder the contents of the book- is it going to show a full description of what went down with South Africa’s LGBTQ history or only talk about the bits that mainly involved gay white people (men)?
if anyone has read the book or are from South Africa, your opinions are welcome!
These are just my assumptions so if anyone has read the book or come from South Africa, your views are welcome
This is Rachel, a 30 year-old chimpanzee who lives at Fauna. Prior to coming to the sanctuary in 1997, Rachel endured 11 years in isolation as a research laboratory subject enduring horrendous treatments, including being anesthetized 235 times during testing for artificial sweeteners for NutraSweet.
Although she will never likely recover from the emotional trauma of this chapter of her life, she is now out of harms-way and gets to hang-around out in the sunshine blowing bubbles!
Read more about Rachel’s story here: http://www.faunafoundation.org/html/newsletter15.html