"If you can say Schwarzenegger, you can say Esparza"

- Raúl Esparza on idiots who kept pressuring him to change his name to something less latino. (via magnetic-rose)

Our names are not a burden.

(via zombieflorence)

(via girlmass)

Have you seen the video of the inuit girl from canada who essentially defends seal clubbing because it is culturally important and also for the weather? i think it's important to consider that side too


The problem with cultural “traditions” is when these so-called “values” stomp on the rights or welfare of others. 

In 2009, a legislation in Afghanistan was approved which “legalized the rape of a wife by her husband” by allowing men to force sexual intercourse on their spouse. It was considered “a piece of sharia law, or Islamic law.”

I mean, rape is really bad and stuff… but it’s culturally important so maybe we should be more understanding about it & consider their side too.

No values or traditions deserve to remain in place just because they have been for hundreds/thousands of years if they infringe on the rights or welfare of others. That includes seal hunting. 

there’s a huge!!!! difference between rape and killing animals as a source of food and material. I don’t think you understand how expensive everything is in northern canada - food items have a 50-300% mark-up. taking away the right to hunt animals like seals and whales (the endangered of which were endangered by white hunting practices) is really unethical.