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Christina Aguilera Just Released A Song For The Orlando Victims And It’s Beautiful

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Grab your tissues. Here come more tears.


Christina Aguilera has now joined the growing list of celebs and companies donating money for the victims and families affected by the Orlando gay club shooting. In honor of the victims, Aguilera has released a new, heartfelt and emotional ballad called “Change.” The song calls for everyone to combat hate by being the most unapologetic person they can be. It also gives hope of change that will better our communities.


“We all have the choice to spread love, encourage individuality and make a difference to others – we are all in this together, as one, united in love,” Aguilera wrote about her song on her website. “Like so many, I want to help be part of the change this world needs to make it a beautiful inclusive place where humanity can love each other freely and passionately.”


According to Billboard, Aguilera’s reps have confirmed that 100 percent of proceeds from the song will be donated to the National Compassion Fund for Orlando. The song was released on iTunes on June 17, five days after the shooting at Pulse Nightclub. The music video was released the day before.


“Waiting for a change to set us free/Waiting for the day when you can be you and I can be me/Waiting for hope to come around/Waiting for the day when hate is lost and love is found/Waiting for a change, waiting for a change,” Aguilera sings.


READ: One Of Victims Of The Orlando Shooting Was Undocumented

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9 Things Guaranteed To Piss Off Latinas (For Real)

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9 Things Guaranteed To Piss Off Latinas (For Real)

For some reason, the internet seriously adores the idea of The Angry Latina — the girl who’ll blow your car up and cut off certain appendages if you betray her. The thing about that stereotype is that it ultimately becomes self-fulfilling. Because nothing makes a person angry quite like dismissing the legitimate reasons she’s pissed off. Here, then, are the things that will piss a Latina off. Legitimately, genuinely and deservedly.


We’ll kick things off with the obvious:

1. Assuming all Latinas are the same.

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And by “the same,” I mean “angry all the time.”


2. Asking us to speak Spanish on command.

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It’s not a party trick. And cements the idea that Latinos, and specifically Latinas, are cartoonish characters meant for the entertainment of others. So we’ll say something in Spanish if you give us a sentence in Middle English first. Only fair.


3. Calling us “mami.”

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If you’re not getting a woman a gift on Mother’s Day, you can safely assume she’s not your mami. This is doubly… triply… quadruply true if you’re not Latino yourself, but think using Spanish will get a Latina’s attention.


4. Making jokes only we can make.

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Look, here’s the thing. If I want to make jokes with my friends about the times I do embody a stereotype, I can do that. It’s my identity, and I’m controlling the joke and how far it goes, presenting it to an audience that totally gets where I’m coming from. We can do it. Others can’t.


5. Using tired-ass lines.

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Fool, relax.


6. Making generalizations about our looks.

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If only real women have curves, then are the non-curvy ones, like, holograms?


7. Ignoring or forgetting us.

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There are so many conversations that seem to forget that we face unique challenges, and have forged specific achievements on our own. Take the discussion on pay inequality. It’s often framed in terms of what white, non-Latinas earn in comparison to white, non-Latinos. But we, as a group, earn even LESS than our non-Latina counterparts, and it’s worth addressing and remembering.


8. Using really, really bad Spanish or Spanglish.

This dude breaks it down perfectly:

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…Especially calling us “chica” if you don’t know us.

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Have you noticed how much magazines and sites love to do this? WHY?!


And, of course, the big one:


9. Downplaying and dismissing our anger.

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We’re human! We feel things! So do you, so does he, so does she. So does everyone. Different cultures may encourage different ways of expressing that anger, but it doesn’t mean we’re inherently any different than anyone else. Really!


READ: 11 Things All Bilingual Kids Know To Be True

Did we forgot to include anything? You mad about it, boo boo? (Just kidding.) Let us know.

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