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Yellow Face and Orientalism in the Media: Controlling What it Means to be Asian

[Inspired by a fellow Amplify contributor, Karachi, and her post on Blackface, Slurs and Appropriation]

Yellow Face isn’t just the mere inauthenticity and a failure of aesthetics of white people dressing up, wearing make up, trying to be Asian, and/or playing the roles of Asians.  No, it’s definitely more insidious and problematic than that.  It is systematic racism and discrimination, refusing to hire Asians or forcing them to play as villains, or when …

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When engaging in consensual sex, choosing to use condoms can aid in preventing pregnancy, assisting in preventing the of spread sexually transmitted diseases and infections (STDs/STIs), and adding a little bit of flavor to any sexual rendezvous.

In fact,  according the Center for Disease Control (CDC, 2012), when worn properly and consistently, male condoms are highly effective in the prevention of pregnancy and spreading of STDs/STIs, for example HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus).

Condoms are for one time use only.  Trojan Condoms recommends you:

Dispose of a used

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Tomorrow is World AIDS Day (December 1, 2012).  It is day of remembrance and spreading awareness.

HIV awareness is important to me because I am a Peer Health Educator and care that others do not have access to information that they can use to make informed decisions about their sexual health.  Also, on a personal level, I know people who are HIV positive and are healthy because they have access to treatment, and because they had prior knowledge about HIV and what it means to live positive.

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World Ball 2012 // Welcome to the North Pole

Join Metro TeenAIDS, RealTalkDC, STIGMA, SMYAL, Sasha Bruce, and the Latin American Youth Center for a night of competition, prizes, and voguing. This is your chance to compete in 15 categories, win a prize, and snatch a trophy!

The event will be hosted at the Eastern Market North Hall

225 7th Street, SE
Metro: Eastern Market (Blue/Orange Line)
7:00PM – 11:00PM
Friday, December 7th, 2012

Open to ALL YOUTH aged 13-24 years old.

Special Guests:
DJ Tony Playboy
Commentator Taye