Alright, I’m reposting the venezuela homophobia thing for the morning crowd and to get it on the tags again. However, on this post, I want to discuss the really interesting tags someone left on it:
That’s bugging me a whole lot. Why is our homophobia “less important?” And no, don’t give me the whole ‘well, we didn’t know.’ The post is out and on the right tags, including social justice and homophobia and queer issues. I’ve seen stuff like this break out like wildfire.
And there’s the precedent of basically everything ever about Venezuela. I made a post about this in, yes, a more somber, sad tone, but today I’m a little less agreeable. Why are we less noticeable?
This reminds me how someone once wondered, aloud, whether Venezuelan issues qualify as #world issues or #social issues. What’s the difference? Is the “world” not a social thing? Are these things not “social” too? When it happens outside certain countries, it’s immediately a “world issue”?
As tumblr user bulsar pointed out, maybe we can talk about what Tamara Adrian (described on a site as “Venezuelan lawyer, law professor, human rights activist and all round international trans rights superstar.”), had to say about Venezuela.
“La homofobia de Estado es un conjunto de acciones y omisiones que tienden a negar igualdades de derechos a las personas por su orientación sexual o de su identidad de género. Un Estado es homofóbico cuando ataca directamente a las personas por leyes, con la policía, insultos u otro medio de agresión verbal y física y la no legislación por la igualdad de derechos. Ayer vimos un ejemplo patético de esa homofobia. Denunciamos al PSUV, a la Asamblea Nacional, al Tribunal Supremo de Justicia, al Ministerio Público y a todos los organismos del Ejecutivo como violadores de Derechos Humanos y particularmente como un Estado homofóbico y transfóbico”.
"State homophobia consists on a group of actions and omissions that lead to denying equal rights to people for their sexual orientation or their gender identity. A State is homophobic when it attacks people directly by its laws, with the police, through insults, or any other means of verbal or physical aggression, and the non-legislation for equal rights. Yesterday we saw a pathetic display of that homophobia. We denounce the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), the National Assembly, the Supreme Court of Venezuela, the Office of the Public Prosecutor, and all the branches of the Executive power as violators of human rights and, particularly, as a transphobic and homophobic State."
So, why aren’t we upset about this, tumblr? This is old news, but the Venezuelan state is constantly making them current, again.
Bringing this up again because I won’t allow or accept ‘I didn’t know’ in the future. Ignorance will be fought and banished.
why do people always act like hitler is the stupidest part of p2 why not talk about the fucking dad mecha
#OSCARSFORVENEZUELA - Let’s get the repression in Venezuela talked about at the #oscars!
*************REMEMBER, TODAY IS THE DAY! **********************
You can help the world learn about our country and its struggles! There are two ways to do this but you must do it today, right now! All you need is a twitter account, regardless of how many followers you have.
******* Method #1: Make a tweet with the hashtag #oscarsforvenezuela and images of the Venezuelan repression.
#oscarsforvenezuela the national guard in #Venezuela fires tear gas at apartments! http://kcy.me/zs8r
#oscarsforvenezuela watch the brutal repression of a woman by the National Guard in #Venezuela http://bit.ly/1bYt4Rv
#oscarsforvenezuela venezuelans march for freedom! Let’s help them! pic.twitter.com/Gq5BRiogcX
#oscarsforvenezuela watch this video of the brutal repression from the national guard in Venezuela. bit.ly/1dcoz4e
#oscarsforvenezuela watch the national guard shoot a young man in Caracas. http://kcy.me/zqqm
You can find plenty of images in my blog or videos at the video masterlist— remember, be careful! Double check that the images are current. I also recommend finding images at Proyecto Base. Their images are confirmed.
****** Method #2
The Oscars are coming. Let’s try to get people to talk about our situation there. They’ve put together a list of actors (I removed the Benedict Cumberbatch account, as it’s not official) on twitter: Contact them!
Jared Leto: @JaredLeto
Lupita Nyongo: @Lupita_Nyongo
Jim Carrey: @JimCarrey
Matthew McConaughey: @McConaughey
Esteban Crespo: @estebancrespog
Jonah Hill: @JonahHill
Leonardo Di Caprio: @LeoDiCaprio
Bette Midler: @BetteMidler
Pharrell Williams: @Pharrell
Ellen DeGeneres: @TheEllenShow
Meryl Streep: @officiaIMStreep
Barkhad Abdi: @RealBarkhad
This Sunday, please help us taking a stand against repression in Venezuela @________ #SOSVenezuela #OscarsForVenezuela
The Oscars in Venezuela are televised. The repression is not. Speak up! @________ #SOSVenezuela #OscarsForVenezuela
On sunday, your speech could accomplish what our media can’t. Venezuela needs you @_______ #SOSVenezuela #OscarsForVenezuela
A billion people will watch the Oscars, they need to know about what is happening in Venezuela @_______ #SOSVenezuela #OscarsForVenezuela
12 YEARS AS A SLAVE CAST
Your film was about oppression. Help Venezuela! Take a stand this Sunday! @_________ #SOSVenezuela #OscarsForVenezuela
FOR ESTEBAN CRESPO:
Hola @estebancrespog ayúdanos a ser vocero de lo que pasa en Venezuela mañana en el Oscar. Habla por nosotros! #OscarsForVenezuela
Millones de personas verán los Oscar y no pueden ver lo que pasa en Venezuela gracias a la censura. Ayúdanos @estebancrespog #OscarsForVenezuela