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Xi Jinping and Pro-Democracy

Xi Jinping’s image has been hilariously appropriated by Occupy Hong Kong protesters much to the confusion of Chinese mainlanders who are visiting Hong Kong and see their communist leader seemingly supporting the pro democracy protests.

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October 31, 2014 at 03:24

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That Video.

A video is posted to illustrate what its like to be a woman walking on the streets and it seems the response is to suggest raping the woman in the video because she made it to illustrate how she is intimidated everyday?

The circular logic is frightening because so many people still don’t get it. Why can’t men see that in the aggregate, it’s really intimidating and annoying to be a woman who is being cat called or touched multiple times a day, every day when she is out and about trying to enjoy her life?

This is a great quote from Alex Alvarez:

To anchor this more concretely, consider the behaviour of the men in the video. Take a look at how they seek the woman out to wish her a good morning, despite her not having made eye contact or shown any interest in talking to them. Take a look at how they’re not wishing a good morning to any other person, particularly male people, also walking around. The woman is walking directly behind the man filming her (the camera is hidden in his backpack), and not one of the men shown in the video are seen to be greeting him and wishing him a good day. Just her.

Why is this?

It’s because they don’t care, really whether she has a good day or not. What they care about is letting her know that they have noticed her — her hair, her face, her body, her outfit. They want her to notice that they’ve noticed, and they want her to notice them, however fleetingly.

I don’t get how other men (on youtube especially) ignore this and the reasons for greeting the woman in the many ways they do. These types of men in the video, only see something they desire, something they want to fuck. The problem for them is that the woman doesn’t in any way appreciate this nor confuse their advances for anything else as it’s really obvious what’s happening here.

When I say men, I mean American men, because I’d be surprised if this happens on the same scale anywhere else in the world. As a male I’ve never seen any situation close to what I’ve seen in that video. It shocks me even as a male. The only times I’ve recognised it happening (in the UK) is when people are out drinking on a weekend.

I always ask my female friends how their trip to the US was after coming back. It’s beyond gross and it needs illustrating so we educate others as to what is proper.

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October 31, 2014 at 03:09

Debate and Civility – Occupy Hong Kong

Something that doesn’t make headlines due to the lack of drama and level of civility are the many crowds that form in order to just discuss what is happening in relation to the protests.

Talks ranged from the communist’s approach to the movement, who is really in charge in Beijing, how well informed many mainland Chinese actually are about the protests in Hong Kong, the beginning of the occupy protests with first hand accounts of the firing of teargas and media’s misrepresentation of the events thus far.debate

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October 30, 2014 at 14:20

‘Stay Strong’ from Captain America.

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Andy Yung Wai-Yib or known by his protest name, ‘Captain America’ was arrested yesterday for pushing an anti-protester away with his shield.

Bailed out today for $100 HKD (£8) with his shield and protective gear confiscated. Captain America was back in Mong Kok brandishing a sign instead that said ‘Stay Strong’.

Captain America continued to show his support for protesters by rallying a cheerful crowd to his banner at the barricades in front of the police and anti-protesters.

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October 25, 2014 at 23:42

Lion Rock – Hong Kong

In English the sign on top of Lion Rock translates as "I want true votes'. Earlier today the police removed the sign by helicopter. The significance of the Lion Rock (besides being Lion shaped rock) can be read here - http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beneath_the_Lion_Rock (Cantonese pop song that is the unofficial anthem of Hong Kong) and here - http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Below_the_Lion_Rock (Cantonese TV Series).

In English the sign on top of Lion Rock translates as “I want true votes’.

Earlier today the police removed the sign by helicopter. The significance of the Lion Rock (besides being Lion shaped rock) can be read here – http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beneath_the_Lion_Rock (Cantonese pop song that is the unofficial anthem of Hong Kong) and here – http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Below_the_Lion_Rock (Cantonese TV Series).

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October 25, 2014 at 00:08

JPG Episode 19 – Hong Kong Protests

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I connect with Adam and keep him up to date on the Hong Kong protests. A very political type of episode (direct download). Certainly more ‘J’ than ‘P’ and ‘G’ in this one (iTunes).

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October 22, 2014 at 13:01

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Televised Debate in Mong Kok

A projector screen has been setup on  Nathan road for all to watch.

A projector screen has been setup on Nathan road for all to watch.

MK Debate 2

There was no protestor in the debate that represented Occupy Mong Kok.

There was no protestor in the debate that represented Occupy Mong Kok.

MK Debate 4

One man gets up early before the crowd does.

One man gets up early before the crowd does.

MK Debate 6

An older resident being interviewed by journalists describing her disagreement with the outcome of the meeting.

An older resident being interviewed by journalists describing her disagreement with the outcome of the meeting.

People voice their feelings after the televised meeting.

People voice their feelings after the televised meeting.

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October 22, 2014 at 03:30

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