why do anti sjs still mention die cis scum all the time i think the last time someone said that seriously was like 2011
My favorite thing is when truscum say our ~~weird cutesy~~ nonbinary pronouns and identities are going to stop cis people from taking the trans movement seriously…as if cis people………have ever…….in recorded history….taken us seriously……………..
i see absolutely no problem in Native-made accessories that utilize animal parts like fur, hide, bone, teeth, etc. in fact i’m gonna go cut some buckskin up later tonight for my new pair of moccasins.
it’s racist colonial logic to tell indigenous people they can’t practice their culture because you already attempted to destroy their lands and ecosystems and threw off the balance of things by overhunting and now you feel bad for the animals so we have to sacrifice our cultures for your own conscience. it’s also plain ignorant and hypocritical to criticize an indigenous person for supporting sustainable hunting when there are so many white people in the world you can spend your time annoying with comments on their leather accessories (that are produced in unhealthy environments and come from severely maltreated animals, rather than happy wild animals living as they were meant to).
Native peoples hunt sustainably, honor the animal, and utilize all parts of anything we kill. With deer or elk, for example, the hide is used for regalia and as leather, we eat all the meat, the antlers can be carved for jewelry, etc. that’s way better than what most non-Native hunters do—white hunters where i’m from are known for killing an elk, cutting all the desirable meat off it, and leaving it there to rot. that’s disrespectful and wasteful. hunting provides us access to our traditional foods and lifeways, and it’s something that i really value.
the accessories are just a byproduct of all that—the clothing traditional to my culture as a Cheyenne incorporates things like buckskin and porcupine quills, and my culture would not exist without the animals that provide those materials. for that reason, i really respect animals and understand that respect as integral to the practice of our traditional lifeways.
so yeah, to conclude, no—i don’t buy into the whole “save the animals, kill the Indian cultures!!” thing
hannibal gets so offended by being accused of things he actually did
Anjali Joshi Doesn’t Know What a Bindi Is
In response to the Huffington Post article about bindis not being a form of cultural appropriation, may I just say the Indian writer has no idea what she’s talking about.
First, she gave us this super pithy, super witty point:
“Cultural appropriation is the adoption of a specific part of one culture by another cultural group. As I (an Indian) sit here, eating my sushi dinner (Japanese) and drinking tea (Chinese), wearing denim jeans (American), and overhearing Brahm’s Lullaby (German) from the baby’s room, I can’t help but think what’s the big deal?”
None of what she has mentioned is cultural appropriation, it’s all what we term appreciation - enjoying the food and music of a culture does not remove them from their cultural context or further the oppression of the people, especially because none of these items mentioned have any overt cultural significance (remember, being a part of the culture and having cultural significance are two different things). Also there’s no such thing as cultural appropriation of American items since every country in the world has faced cultural imperialism from the West and has been pressured to emulate Western traditions, including blue jeans.
Then she speaks as some sort of Indian moral authority saying that she and 50 other Indian women have no idea what the cultural significance of the bindi is and she had to google it. Well that’s straight BS because there is such thing as regional and religious tradition - what the bindi means to one community is different than what it means to another so there is no single be-all-end-all definition for what a bindi means. And just because she and her friends don’t know what a bindi is doesn’t mean the rest of us don’t as well.
Then she says she can buy bindis anywhere and a bindi is different in significance level from a Native war bonnet or Samoan tattoos. Just because an item is readily available doesn’t mean that it’s not significant. You can buy tikaa at any Indian grocery store (just like bindis) yet no one would deny its significant. Also there is no way to compare oppression, so she shouldn’t even be trying to claim there’s a difference - like, of course there’s a difference, but that doesn’t mean there’s a hierarchy.
Finally she says the bindi has evolved from the traditional red circle to be more glitzy. She says this is cultural evolution, much like what is happening when non-Desis wear bindis. Um, wrong. People wearing bindis to Coachella don’t mean anything, they aren’t changing the item within its culture (like the glitzy bindi) they’re just changing what it means for non-Desis. You have people who will fawn over the bindi and then be incredibly racist in the same breath (like this chick). They’ve managed to separate it from Desi culture so it’s just a fashion item and has NO cultural significance. Non-Desis who wear the bindi seem to care more about the fashion than the people who created it.
The writer, Anjali Joshi, claims that anyone can wear a bindi because 1) she wears blue jeans, 2) she and her friends don’t know what a bindi really means, 3) non-Desis wearing bindis is cultural evolution. She’s pandering to a white audience and leaving the rest of us to deal with the fallout.
So, I’m gonna make it clear: Just because she’s Indian and she says you can wear a bindi for all the above reasons DOES NOT MEAN you can. Check your privilege, be aware of the feelings of others, and don’t be the oppressor.
Hey takeawaikonthewildside, you should read this.
*makes an original post and checks the notes every two minutes*
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Benedict Cumberbatch made it on that list and Laverne Cox didn’t and I’m about to live up to my url really soon
how do you tell a horse that you like it in a horse girl way and not a brony way
do u ever go to unfollow someone but then u see some rly good posts and u just kind of
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Aνουβις - Anubis. Anapa. Egyptian. God. Jackal. Embalmer. Deity. Guardian. Lord of the Underworld.
Sabriel, one of my favourite characters of all time from the great novel by the same name by Garth Nix.