It’s a one-man ride service for indigenous people in Winnipeg, and while Pernell Flett isn’t asking for money, he is collecting passengers’ stories.
“Some of them tell how cab drivers try to touch them, feel them up and take them places they don’t want to be,” Flett said of the indigenous people he drives around the city.
“A lot of them won’t speak out about it; they’re too scared to say anything about it.”
Flett started Neechi Rides on Dec. 15. It’s a ride service that he offers for free, and it is run out of his own pocket.
“When I watch the news at nighttime and see all the problems … I told my girlfriend, ‘You know what? I’m going to do something about this.’”
His gofundme only has 30$ right now! https://www.gofundme.com/k7mqt36c
This man needs help in order to ensure the safety of our Native Women living in Winnipeg, and yet, just because he’s offering a safe ride for our Native people, he’s been the target of harassment and threats. We need to support our people who are doing the best they can!
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Yes, Winnipeg, Canada.
Canada isn’t a utopia.
There are serious issues of misogyny, of racism, of inequality in this country.
americans aren’t alone in their participation of mass genocide to their indigenous people.
as a canadian i notice it’s quit common place to sweep these issues under the rug. if we’re not throwing native people in detention camp-like schools, erasing their language and culture or creating reserves with the empty promise of funding and resources (these resources coming from their own land, mind you) then we’re ignoring the fact we ever could have participated in such an act. the media is definitely not one to comment on race issues either because that’s sooo un-canadian: everyone is ‘colour-blind’. -_-
racism is alive and well here, however it’s just wearing a different mask.
South Burlington, VT
Jersey City, NJ
Grand Rapids, MI
St. Petersburg, FL
Mount Pleasant, SC
Bowling Green, KY
High Black population areas
My hometown is on this list.
We just got over a water issue a month ago.
Maybe now something will change
MEDIA RELEASE: Bisexual Leaders, Organizations and LGBT Allies Nationwide Condemn
Biphobic Coverage of Amber Heard Divorce and Domestic Violence Case
The coverage has been damaging to abuse survivors and has perpetuated a large number of negative stereotypes of bisexual women…
Since this story broke on May 26th 2016 – aside from some excellent reporting from Carolyn Cox at The Mary Sue and Casey Quinlan at Think Progress – no other US Media Reports have pegged this story to “The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey” report released by the CDC in 2013…
One of the reasons bisexual people may experience higher rates of domestic violence is an abuser’s irrational fear that their bisexual partner may be unfaithful …
We strongly encourage all media outlets to do their due diligence and frame Heard’s experiences in light of the legitimate health statistics and data that show bisexual women are at greater risk of intimate partner violence. By omitting these facts and instead choosing to frame Heard’s experiences as the result of her orientation is victim-blaming, irresponsible and damaging.
Reblog if you support romantic same sex relationship themes and gay characters in childrens entertainment!
Bookmarking now and forever (x)
This is a *really good* article that both handles anatomy concerns and presumes zero background makeup knowledge. Well done.
It’s amazing that the cover photo is showing both older women and people of color, something that the media consistently ignores regarding the trans community.
Mikki Kendall is so important.
Y’all check out kitestring.io if you aren’t already familiar. It basically sends you a text message at a time you set and if you don’t respond or extend your check in within x minutes, it will send out a message to your emergency contact(s) that you may not be okay.
I plan to keep a sheet of emergency details regarding my date/his information and where I will be on a print out at home and my message will just inform my contact where to find the info. This way I don’t have to tell anyone my business in advance 😅. But for real, this is absolutely genius.
Reblog to save a life. Stay safe, ladies! (And fellas)