ជំរាបសួរ Cambodia!

Although it took us more than 10 hours to get to the Thailand-Cambodian border from Koh Kood, crossing the border from Thailand wasn’t as difficult as we had read about! It took about 15 minutes to exit Thailand and luckily, we were the only two people applying for visas in Cambodia, so it took about 5 minutes! We were able to find a driver that drove us to Siem Reap for $25 and also had a tourism police ride with us, who brought us energy drinks and beer along the way. His brother died recently, so we also stopped at his brother’s home to pay our respect to his family. I’m already in love with the people of Cambodia! Looking forward to having incredible experiences here!!!

“Writer, actress, and Insecure co-creator Issa Rae is Complex’s new cover star, and in her in-depth interview with Nadeska Alexis she spoke at length about the issues of race in the entertainment industry. When Rae was asked about a comment she made regarding Hollywood’s diversity and progress being tied to racist, old executives dying off, the star didn’t mince words in her response. ‘I’m happy to report that we’re making progress. People are dying,’ she said in joke-y and serious manner. ‘Roger Ailes just died. He needed to go. it’s great. As time goes on… unfortunately we won’t be able to take advantage of it like the younger generation, but it’s happening and I feel like there are people in positions of power who wouldn’t have had an opportunity in the past that have opportunities now and who have, a firm vision and are intent on hiring the people who haven’t been hired in the past. I’m very optimistic on that. People die every day, so it’s great.'”

😂😂😂😂😂

Source: Edwin Ortiz. “Issa Rae Says Hollywood Will Be More Diverse as ‘Racist Old Executives’ Die.” Complex. July 21, 2017. http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2017/07/issa-rae-says-hollywood-will-be-more-diverse-as-racist-old-executives-die

“Forget good behavior or community service, in White County, Tennessee the quickest way to get your sentence reduce is to become sterile real quick, per an ABC15 report. For the small price of a free vasectomy, male inmates can get a whole 30 days removed from their sentence. Not to be left out, women can also receive time off if they receive a Nexplanon implant in their arm which will prevent pregnancies for up to four years. Since the program was instituted, county officials claim 32 women have gotten the Nexplananon implant and 38 men are in line to get a vasectomy procedure performed. This controversial program was signed into being on May 15, 2017 by General Sessions Judge Sam Benningfield…On Wednesday, the ACLU released a statement on the matter expressing similar concerns: ‘Offering a so-called ‘choice’ between jail time and coerced contraception or sterilization is unconstitutional. Such a choice violates the fundamental constitutional right to reproductive autonomy and bodily integrity by interfering with the intimate decision of whether and when to have a child, imposing an intrusive medical procedure on individuals who are not in a position to reject it. Judges play an important role in our community – overseeing individuals’ childbearing capacity should not be part of that role.’ It’s pretty difficult to see how any of this would be justifiable—or even indeed legal.”

This is just another tactic used by those classified as “white” to commit genocide against people of African descent. Plain and simple. 

Source: Jordan Breeding. “Tennessee County to Inmates: Sterilize Yourself, Get 30 Days Off Your Sentence.” Paste Magazine. July 20, 2017. https://amp.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/07/for-the-low-price-of-a-vasectomy-tennessee-inmates.html