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Tell NBC: Exploitation and violence against Filipinas is NOT entertainment!

Please sign this petition to demand NBC cancel the show and share widely: tinyurl.com/FilipinasNot4Sale 

Exploitation and violence against Filipino women is not entertainment! NBC’s “Mail Order Family” is slated as a half hour “comedy” following a widower who purchased a mail order bride from the Philippines. “Mail Order Family” is the most recent example of how the exploitation and violence women face is normalized in U.S. mainstream media. The mail order bride industry in the Philippines is rooted in historical U.S. colonial occupation of the Philippines, feudal-patriarchal view of Filipinas, and current neo-colonial economic policies that have impoverished the Filipino people.

The mail order bride industry exploits and trafficks women who are economically disadvantaged and living in poverty. Filipino women make up one of the largest segments of mail-order brides in the world. Due to an economy ravaged by U.S. imperialist economic policies dictated upon the Philippines, Filipino women lack employment opportunities in the country and are forced to leave their homeland to support themselves and their families.

Mail order brides are victims of human trafficking as they are forced into sex slavery and domestic servitude. Mail order-brides are vulnerable to violence because of the fundamentally unequal nature and imbalance of power where money is exchanged for an arranged marriage. Many mail-order brides become vulnerable to violence because they may be financially dependent on their husband, are isolated in a foreign country, and husbands can easily threaten them with deportation.

#CancelMailOrderFamily #FilipinasNOT4Sale

anonymous asked:

i just wanted to say the talking teddy is adorable. especially the little image at the end explaining his ears are for listening and his arms are for hugging.

*beams* Thank you very much! 

I’ve had a couple of people ask me to post the teddy image to tumblr, and this seems an appropriate time to do so :)

C’mon and grab your friends! A tribute to my all time favourite cartoon :’) it’s impact on me over the last few years has been more than I can even describe. It’s sad knowing it’ll all be over in a couple of years, but I’m trying to keep thinking of the positives instead. I can’t wait to see what this amazing show has in store for us in it’s final seasons!

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This is what I’ve doing all day. :’D

smol is no longer me, They have their own story.

I said I would draw Hazy, so I drew Hazy.

…..might’ve Gotten a little carried away.

Hazy belongs to @gremist

and CommandFell!Temmie belongs to @undertale-cat

Smol is mine :’D