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  • TYPES OF HABESHA WOMEN IN USA

    TYPES OF HABESHA WOMEN IN USA
    1. Gold Digger: Banks on finding a sugar daddy but brings absolutely nothing to the table. Majority of y'all tbh.
    2. TimeWaster:Talks nasty and will lead you on for awhile but really ain't bout shit. Deep down looking for male attention due to insecurity.


    3. Feminist/BLMActivist:Acts passionate and informed but really don't know shit. Y'all really just tryna make friends in college,Annoying af.
    4. Insta Famous: Has 78.3K Followers. Bad as hell in pictures but will pull up to habesha events looking hella basic.
    5. Homie Hopper: Will try to slide on all your homies within the course of one night. Really thirsty for male attention (99.9% of you hoes)
    6. Cousin Hopper:Not only your homies but will also get at your cousins then tries to act surprised knowing damn well y'all are related
    7.Damaged Goods: Gets fucked over by black guys then comes crawling back to habesha men after a devastating heartbreak (We don't want y'all back)
    8. Hookah Thot: At every hookah spot every night. Will do some thotty ass shit for some blue mist. Has been around (Proceed with caution)
    9. Hood Fob: Just came to the America a couple months ago, landed in Inglewood and sounds fobishly stupid af with that habesha hood accent.
    10. Conditioner Queen: Spends most of her check on hair products.tends to spend more time getting popping curls than getting her life together
    11. Make Up Artist: Obsessed with getting her brows on fleek looking like she was sponsored by Nike.
    12. Domesticated Fob: Super Fob. Cooks, cleans, and doesn't talk very much. Very polite but doesn't seem to stand up for herself
    13. White Washed: Lives in Orange County or The Valley, only hangs out with white girls and has a valley girl accent. Straight up obnoxious
    14. WannaBeFob: Born in the US but fronts like the Queen of Sheba. First language English but only speaks Amharic. Goes to the adult service
    15. Desperate For Marriage: Any unmarried habesha female past the age of 26. You can find them at any habesha social event reeking of desperation.
    16. Out of Town Baddie: Every habesha nigga's dream. Lives in Sweden, Ohio, or Toronto. (Anywhere but your city) Comes once a year to tease.
    17. Cockblock: The ugly girl that is jealous of her cute friends & will make it her mission to ruin the chance of you getting at her friends.
    18. Forehead: All of y'all. Good at hiding it with your bangs but you can't fool us.
    19. Church Girl: Be the one screaming "Yas Preach", Turns up Saturday Night, Volunteers Sunday Morning. Sends nudes freely. Pastors Daughter
    20. The Virgin: Abstinence is key head ass. Overly religious. Really waits for marriage. Terrified of her parents. Sheltered and utterly scared of a dick.
    21. Moochers: Doesn't get license until her mid 20's. Never throws down on gas but steady asking for rides. Makes plans but never has money.
    22. OVO Thot: will tweet The Weeknd, Drake, and Bryson Tiller lyrics all day. Straight groupie, would bust it open for them any day.
    23. Family oriented: Educated, comes from a good family, wifey material, beautiful, down to earth. Super rare. Kudos to y'all!
    24. Older Men Only: Sleeps with fob men in their 30's. Dum daddy issues. Will give head for a ticket to Addis for summer vacation.
    25. Black Men Only: Only fucks with black Athletes, rappers,and drug dealers. Usually lives in Atlanta, DMV, or LA. Ends up marrying Tesfaye.
    26. Compulsive Age Liar: Doesn't have a real birth certificate. Could be 16, could 36 the world may never know. Her birthday is January 1st.
    27. Busted Grill: Hella cute until you talk to her and she opens her mouth. Has red bottoms but can't afford braces
    28. Fake Name: Has a complicated name like "teklamanot gebremekonnen" but goes by the name "Sarah"
    29. Athletic/Fit: Doesn't Exist, all habesha girls have flabby arms no matter how bad she is.
    30. Pothead: Listens to Erykah Badu and Lauren Hill. Smokes but doesn't inhale. Will take one hit and acted stoned all week. Has a nose ring

     

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  • The Ashenda Holiday

    Three days of women!  Ashenda is a holiday celebrating women here in Northern Ethiopia mostly in the Tigray region.  It corresponds to the end of a two week fasting period for Ethiopian Orthodox Christians commemorating the Virgin Mary, but the holiday has grown way beyond that now.  I’ve been hearing good and bad things about Ashenda since arriving in Ethiopia.  Most of my local friends think this holiday is the best thing to happen all year.  Some disagree and say that it objectifies women and encourages begging and is just another holiday in a region with too many holidays disrupting things.  Some of my Peace Corps friends told me to hide away in my house because the harassment will be too much as women bombard you  asking for mandatory “donations.”  Other Peace Corps Volunteers told me to embrace it, stockpile a bunch of small bills and enjoy it.  I chose the latter and had a great time over the past 3 days participating in Ashenda.

     

    Ashenda Day 1

    Prepare yourself for Ashenda!  I was told by everyone to get ready for the best (or worst) holiday celebrated here.  Depending on your perspective I guess.  As usual, I really had no idea what to expect.  I expected to spend money so I’d been saving my small bills for a week or two in anticipation.  I got ready to go into my office as usual on Thursday and went in to find most of my colleagues there.  A few hours into the day and all of a sudden the whole office just got up and declared that they were done working for the day since it was Ashenda.  We all walked to the older part of town where there was supposed to be some sort of celebration for the holiday.  Upon arrival to the market, which was transformed into a sort of amphitheater, I was greeted by a few of the local leaders of Abi Adi and told to sit in the “VIP Area” next to the stage.   There was a band playing Ethiopian music and a few different singers taking turns singing traditional Ashenda songs.

    The audience kept growing and growing until it seemed like the whole town was there watching the ceremony.  I had a great seat in the little VIP area so I was happy to stay as long as necessary to see what developed.  There were all sorts of interesting acts including dancers, skits, speeches, poems, and music.  Ethiopian TV was there to cover the event, for national news I think, although I haven’t seen the report on the news yet.  One of the producers told me to sit in the front and drink a glass of Mes (the local honey wine).  I said what the hell and did as told.  Maybe I’ll be on TV…

    The whole ceremony had a bit of a competitive theme.  It was Abi Adi versus Kola Tembien; think of it as town versus county.  Every time there was an Abi Adi act, there was a rebuttal from Kola Tembien.  I lost track of who was winning but enjoyed it all.  The most bizarre thing I saw was an act performed by an older woman.  She walked up to the stage and put her arm into her dress.  I had no idea what she was doing and then she started flapping her arm to make armpit fart noises.  She started simultaneously humming along to the beat set by the armpit farts to make a kind of one person rhythm section.  People were giggling, but I thought it was hilarious.  I’ve never seen anything like that here.  Apparently this is a type of “traditional music” from our region called hanbetit.  When I asked my friend about it later he told me that it is classical music comparable to that from a guitar or piano.  Now that’s a stretch for me.  Anyway the ceremony was great with lots of beautiful culture, dance, and music.

    Ashenda Day 2

    I prepared myself for the day by putting small bills in my easily accessible pockets and started wandering around town.  It took about 2 minutes for the first group of girls to spot me.  They rushed up to me and formed a circle around me.  One of them had a drum and they all clapped along to the beat while singing one of the traditional Ashenda songs.  I clapped along with them for a while and realized there was no way to get away from them.  They literally surround you!  I gave them some money, as is the custom, then they started singing their praises for me and let me move on, only to be faced by yet another group doing the same thing.

    The women and girls of Abi Adi form special groups to go solicit money from men around town.  They all get new outfits, headbands, hairstyles, and jewelry to “beautify” themselves.  They set out with a hand drum to collect some “donations.”  It’s pretty similar to trick or treating for Halloween in America.  Once they target you, there is really not much you can do to escape politely.  You must give them a donation.  If it’s enough, they’ll praise your name.  If it’s too little, they’ll make fun of you and call you cheap.  The amount you give depends on the size of the group, their age, and in my opinion, the quality of the performance.  Little girls get less than esteemed older women, of course.  The money used to be given to the Church but now most of the girls keep it for themselves, dividing the profits among the group.

    Along with the donations and singing, the local dance of Awers plays an important part in the Ashenda tradition.  Awers is a traditional dance that originated in Abi Adi and Tembien.  It involves a man and a woman.  The guy jumps around the girl and basically shows off while the girl responds to his lead and moves around him.  It’s a very stylized dance with a lot of variability, depending on the guy performing it, but there are certain moves and rhythms that everyone follows.  I’m getting better at it and learned a lot by watching so many different guys perform it over the last few days.

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  • ‘No Ethiopians wanted’ job ad sparks outrage

     

    Minister says ‘appalling’ racism must end; manpower company behind notice: ‘It was supposed to stay inside the company’

    Justice Ministry officials expressed outrage on Wednesday over a recruitment ad that stated that Israelis of Ethiopian descent were not wanted.The ad, published by the LM manpower company, called for warehouse workers to fold clothes at a Caesarea-based fashion company, Walla reported. The ad noted that the job was 7 a.m.-5 p.m. and paid minimum wage (NIS 25 an hour, or $6.50), and specified that the employer “does not want Ethiopians.”

    Justice Ministry Director Emi Palmor said that, if true, the ad was “a blatant case of discrimination and racism.” Palmor, who also heads a ministerial committee seeking to uproot racism against Ethiopian Israelis, noted that testimony submitted to the committee indicated “this is not the first case, and certainly not the only case.”

    Palmor said the case would be investigated by the commissioner for equal employment opportunities in the Economy Ministry.

    The fashion company, Expose, said in response that it had nothing to do with the offensive caveat, and that the ad was published without its knowledge. “This wasn’t published by us and certainly isn’t acceptable according to our values,” a spokeswoman said. “This doesn’t reflect our opinions at all.”

    The manpower company said the ad was a result of “human error” and that it was removed “the moment we found out.” Notably, the company did not deny the actual request by the client.

    “This was not for publication. It was somehow leaked out. It was supposed to stay inside the company and be dealt with inside the company,” a statement by LM said. “This is not something we promote. Apparently it was a human error. We don’t support racist statements. We believe in recruitment for all ethnic groups and communities.”

    The ad was blasted by Israeli officials.

    Social Equality Minister Gila Gamliel called it “appalling” and said she would bring the matter before the cabinet on Thursday.

    “Racism and discrimination cut through sectors and groups in Israeli society. We must put an end to it once and for all,” she said.

    MK Omer Barlev of the Zionist Union said it was “unacceptable for people of the Ethiopian community to be a punching bag for lowly racists. Not in the State of Israel and not on our watch.” He vowed to promote legislation to prevent such incidents from recurring.

    MK Karin Elharar (Yesh Atid) said it was “shameful… we mustn’t allow this to be a part of society,” while Michal Biran (Zionist Union) said it was shocking to find such displays of racism in present-day Israel.

    In July Palmor submitted a major report to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on ways to combat racism against Israelis of Ethiopian heritage.

    The report was produced by the committee chaired by Palmor, which was established in response to recent public street protests by Ethiopian Israeli activists against what they said was the rampant prejudice they face in Israeli society.

    The issue rose to the fore last year amid accusations by Ethiopian Israelis of rampant police brutality and abuse against members of the community. The community staged a series of demonstrations across the country, triggered by video footage showing a seemingly unprovoked police assault on an Ethiopian-Israeli soldier in April 2015.

    Thousands took to the streets demanding the government address the alleged systematic and institutionalized racism faced by the Ethiopian Israeli community. Activists also expressed their frustration with what they said was the state’s shortcomings in addressing the social and economic needs of their community.

    The latest report marks the conclusion of months of deliberations that resulted from last year’s tensions. It offers 53 detailed recommendations for tackling racism throughout Israeli society, mainly through the education system.

    Upon receiving the report Netanyahu promised to take “further steps” in the wake of the report. Racism, he said, “is unbecoming of our country, our citizens and our nation.”

    source:-www.timesofisrael.com

     

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  • Addis Ababa Street talent

    There have been performances in public places for gratuities in every major culture in the world, dating back to antiquity. For many musicians street performance was the most common means of employment before advent of recording and personal electronics. Some use the platform using their dance moves to generate money. Addis is no different, entertaining the crowd while using soccer balls, bicycles and bottles is used to entertain the crowd. People who enjoyed the show will contribute money for the entertainer and another person will pass the basket to collect money

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