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princessandtheprep:

This is one of the most insulting things that I have ever seen, it makes me so mad I actually want to cry. I can’t believe magazines think that they can just dip a woman in brown paint, give her clothes from my culture to put on for a couple hours and then have audacity to call her an “African Queen”. Growing up I heard every joke about Africans and saw the negative stereotypes portrayed by the media that tried to make me feel so bad about where I come from. Yet Ive noticed when fashion magazine want to do spreads portraying poise and exoticness they often turn to Africa ( and many other foreign continents/nations) proving time and again that Africa is more than the negative images you see in the media)  but this time, to try and take parts of my beautiful culture just to have white women play the role of an “African Queen” proves that beauty cannot be seen in our countries/cultures unless it is represented by White people. 

shychemist
allthecanadianpolitics:

Suicide claims more soldiers than those killed by Afghan combat


Canada’s military is under pressure to do more to look after the mental health of its soldiers after new statistics show the armed forces have lost more personnel to suicide than those killed in combat in Afghanistan.


NDP MP Jack Harris said the “shocking” numbers should prompt the Conservative government to “redouble” its efforts to assist soldiers in need of help.


“It underscores the complaints that soldiers have been making, that families have been making, that this is a real problem that is not being fully addressed,” Harris said Tuesday in an interview.


The latest statistics from the defence department reveal 160 personnel have committed suicide between 2004 and March 31, 2014.


That compares to the 138 soldiers killed in combat between 2002 and 2014, when Canada’s Afghan mission formally ended.


The new numbers count not only suicide deaths by male regular forces members (118) but also suicides by female regular force personnel (10) and reservists (32). The department cautions that numbers can change year-to-year, as investigations conclude and the cause of death is formally determined.


Still, the new data came as a surprise to opposition MPs, who accused the government of “lowballing” past numbers to downplay the problem.


And they said the new statistics are evidence that the government should be doing more for military personnel, especially those Afghan veterans who have returned home suffering an operational stress injury.



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allthecanadianpolitics:

Suicide claims more soldiers than those killed by Afghan combat

Canada’s military is under pressure to do more to look after the mental health of its soldiers after new statistics show the armed forces have lost more personnel to suicide than those killed in combat in Afghanistan.

NDP MP Jack Harris said the “shocking” numbers should prompt the Conservative government to “redouble” its efforts to assist soldiers in need of help.

“It underscores the complaints that soldiers have been making, that families have been making, that this is a real problem that is not being fully addressed,” Harris said Tuesday in an interview.

The latest statistics from the defence department reveal 160 personnel have committed suicide between 2004 and March 31, 2014.

That compares to the 138 soldiers killed in combat between 2002 and 2014, when Canada’s Afghan mission formally ended.

The new numbers count not only suicide deaths by male regular forces members (118) but also suicides by female regular force personnel (10) and reservists (32). The department cautions that numbers can change year-to-year, as investigations conclude and the cause of death is formally determined.

Still, the new data came as a surprise to opposition MPs, who accused the government of “lowballing” past numbers to downplay the problem.

And they said the new statistics are evidence that the government should be doing more for military personnel, especially those Afghan veterans who have returned home suffering an operational stress injury.

annieskywalker

biteme-derekhale:

blaueschmetterling:

freckled-tree:

misscokebottleglasses:

Hey remember that one time I didn’t give a fuck what assholes thought and I decided to wear whatever the fuck I want because I’m pretty damn cute? Cuz I sure do.

Jesus christ your cute

high waisted shorts are for everyone they can go cry in a corner and sob they’re obviously jealous you look hella cute

Oh my gosh you’re super pretty