Toronto Sun publishes racist & sexist caricature of mayoral candidate Olivia Chow

(H/T V. Wong, @vywccnc) Torontonians headed to the polls today to elect the city’s newest mayor, someone who will hopefully replace the eternally disgracefully (yet endlessly entertaining) Rob Ford. One of the candidates was Olivia Chow, a Chinese Canadian, former City Councillor and former member of Parliament ....more

AAPI Rewind: a brand new newsletter archiving all the best #AAPI reads of the week | #AAPIRewind

Are you always trying to stay on top of AAPI articles and news, but having a hard time finding the best stuff on the internet? Check out this brand new endeavour, launched by Traci Lee (@traciglee) and I (@reappropriate): AAPI Rewind! Every week, AAPI Rewind will send you the top AAPI picks for the week ....more

The Marysville-Pilchuck School Shooting and the Intolerable Price of Misogylinity

14-year-old Zoe Galasso died from injuries sustained in the Washington-area mass shooting Friday afternoon. Last Friday, it happened again; and a nation where school shootings have become terrifyingly commonplace struggled once more to rouse ourselves out of our cynical numbness...more

Scarlett, you are not my Major Motoko

For the record, I am dying to see a...more

How both Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart got it really wrong on Asian Americans

Why? Why did this happen? So this happened ....more

Reappropriate: The Podcast – Ep. 9 | TOPIC: Gaming While Girl

In this episode of Reappropriate: The Podcast, I am joined by the Ladies of the Roundtable (, @LadiesRdTable) podcast — Carmen (@AskShrivasta), Nikki (@StarCitizenAA) and Pixxy (@MonsterMashP) to talk about feminism and female identity in the gamer and geek community; and, of course, #GamerGate...more

26-year-old nurse Nina Pham confirmed as first case of US-transmitted Ebola

26-year-old Nina Pham, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian, is the first US-transmitted case of Ebola. (Photo credit: WFAA) Last week, Thomas Eric Duncan — a Texas man who contracted Ebola while travelling overseas — died, becoming the first fatality as a result of the virus on US soil. Questions are already being raised about doctors’ handling of Duncan’s case: Duncan first became symptomatic on September 26th when he arrived in the ER of Texas Health Presbyterian with a 103-degree fever, but was inexplicably sent home even after doctors were notified that Duncan had recently returned from Africa ....more

Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai & Indian child rights advocate Kailash Satyarthi awarded joint Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai (left) and Kailash Satyarthi (right) will jointly receive the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize for their work on child rights. Last week, the Nobel committee announced that this year’s Nobel Peace Prize would be jointly awarded to two powerful activists within the Asian diaspora for “their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.” 17-year-old Pakistani education justice activist Malala Yousafzai skyrocketed to global fame for speaking out against the Taliban for their policies banning education for girls throughout her native Swat Valley, an area in the northwest region of Pakistan; her activism for the right of girls to have access...more

Harvard’s #AAPI women speak out against racist, misogynistic email death threat & official response

In the wake of last weekend’s emailed death threats that appeared to target Harvard’s AAPI...more