I am grateful for every submission you guys send in, but pleeeeeeeeease stop sending me stuff from lolpc. I know about it. I’ve talked about it. And I’m not interested in giving them the attention they so desperately seek. That’s really all I have to say on the subject.
we are not asking for “special treatment”, we want to be seen as humans. Not a fashion statement, a mascot, or a mythical people from your favorite books. Headdresses are sacred and take a long time to earn, if you did not earn it than you have no right to wear it.
Women are not supposed to wear headdresses, because its taboo. And wearing one does not make you cute or macho, it makes you look very racist.
So women shouldn’t wear headdresses? What the fuck? Why should I respect misogynist or chauvinist aspects of any culture? I don’t respect misogynist/chauvinist aspects of my own culture and I’m not going to respect such aspects of any other culture, either, no matter how “sacred” those aspects are to someone else.
I think when people have a good self-esteem they don’t freak out about other people “stealing” their culture. Instead, they are happy that their culture can bring joy to someone else’s life. People with a healthy dose of self-esteem don’t think they “own” ideas just because their great-great-great-grandparents were the ones to come up with them.
In my culture, people exchange and develop ideas. When someone has a good idea, another person can take that idea and turn it into something completely new - at least ideally (of course we have patent laws etc). That’s how creativity works. If I think that headdresses look cool, I can work them into something even cooler, combining them with other ideas, some of which may be my own. I don’t have to swallow the whole package of ideas that is supposed to come with the headdress, such as Native American religions or their values. Exchanging, combining, being creative - this is how things and ideas can evolve into the best that they can be.
Honestly, I’m not buying this bullshit about headdresses worn by white people being “racists” no matter how sacred they are to someone. It’s not racist or ignorant, it’s fun and creative. It’s the way that a creative, intelligent, open-minded and sophisticated culture works.
And I think that it’s racist or at least very closed-minded to think that someone can’t wear a headdress or do something just because they’re not a part of the right culture. I once read someone say that white people shouldn’t do yoga, that it’s somehow disrespectful! And this person was being serious. How stupid and racist can one get?
Haters gonna hate.
PS. I think that white chicks wearing headdresses look amazing.
Are you native? Because if you’re not, you’re entire argument here use irrelevant. Null and void. Completely meaningless. Honeybadger don’t care.
Hi. Do you know what the headdress symbolizes to Native Americans? Seeing a non-native american wearing one is akin to a slap in the face. The actions of our ancestors should not be forgotten lest they be repeated. Respectful non-native americans should not wear…
“I do not know the full extent that the headdress symbolizes to Native Americans. ”
This is where you should have stopped.
It’s like saying “I don’t have a fucking clue about the subject I’m being asked about, but rather than directing you to someone who does know, here’s a long-winded answer betraying the depths of my profound ignorance.”
This is awful. The most horrible blog I’ve come across in a while. I’ve reported it, but I thought it might come down quicker if more people, especially POC reported it. http://pclol.tumblr.com/
I’ve gotten a lot of messages about this particular blog, and I think this is one of those situations where “DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS” should be the course of action. It’s most likely some butthurt hipster trying to get a rise out of people, and they’ll get bored of it sooner if nobody responds.
Feel free to email tumblr about it, but keep in mind that they have a shitty track record for dealing with incidents like this, even when the blog in question blatantly violates the terms of service.
Hi. You. The one whining about how oppressed you are because we don’t want to see your stupid dreamcatcher tattoo or your idiotic ‘headdress’. You, the one crying and asking, “gosh don’t you have other things to worry about?”
Yeah. We do. But we can’t talk about those things when you clog up the Native American tag with your absolutely idiotic self-portraits and your fucking offensive ‘costumes’.
Please don’t use photos of me in a headdress as your poster for “why white people shouldn’t wear headdresses or dreadlocks”
I am a very proud individual when it comes to my ancestors. I love being part Indian, half Puerto Rican, part Irish, etc.. And if I decide that I want explore and celebrate…
There are a million billion ways to show that you’re proud of your native heritage, and a good start is to learn what is an isn’t offensive in certain native cultures. Dancing around in war paint and an unearned war bonnet is really, really disrespectful, and your small amount of “Indian” blood does not make it excusable to do so.
well actually its not racist because it was for halloween back the fuck off you don't know me
But seriously. Do you seriously, honest to god believe that Halloween is an excuse to dress up like an ignorant racist stereotype? Because it’s not, and claiming it is only makes you look more uneducated.