I’M ACTUALLY TRYING REALLY HARD TO THINK OF GOOD QUESTIONS AND SHE’S ANSWERING STUFF LIKE ‘CAN WE BE BEST FRIENDS’ LMAOOO why didn’t i ask that
The photo on the left is Chief Big Foot. He and an estimated 300 Native Americans were massacred at Wounded Knee in 1890 by the United States Army. Most of them were women and children that died face first in the freezing snow, shot in the back as they tried to run. This incident is a drop in the bucket as compared to the literal genocide that took place here until the early 1900’s and the cultural genocide that some argue still takes place today. Of the millions upon millions that were executed, NONE were dressed as a “Slutty Indian” or the ill representation of “Pocahontas.” These people were AND ARE more than a costume or a fake headdress. You may find this petty or sensitive, perhaps we should “grow up” or “focus on other real issues.” I wish we could. How can a people be taken seriously about the “real issues” if we are still a slutty costume at a Halloween party, a crude drawing on a baseball jersey, or a derogatory mascot on a football helmet. If you wouldn’t paint your face black and dress as a slutty African American woman, why on earth would you do that to a Native American and think it isn’t racist, that it’s “in good fun.”
I love Halloween as much as the next person, probably more since it is the day after my birthday, but we can all have fun without being an ignorant bigot. I implore you to respect our culture, to respect our traditions, and to respect our ancestors. I BEG YOU TO RESPECT US!
I’ve never heard it put so well before.
Olive Thomas (October 20, 1894 – September 10, 1920) was an American silent film actress and model. Thomas began her career as an illustrators’ model in 1914, and moved on to the Ziegfeld Follies the following year. During her time as a Ziegfeld girl, she also appeared in the more risqué show, The Midnight Frolic. In 1916, she began a successful career in silent films and would appear in over twenty features over the course of her four year film career. She married actor Jack Pickford, the younger brother of silent film star Mary Pickford, in 1916.
On September 10, 1920, Thomas died of acute nephritis in Paris five days after consuming mercury bichloride. Although her death was ruled accidental, news of the incident and Thomas’ subsequent death were the subject of media speculation. Thomas’ death has been cited as one of the first heavily publicized Hollywood scandals.
"The hyper-sexualization of little girls and their bodies, as a mother, really bothers me. It plays into the sexualization of their bodies into their teenager years and adult life. It makes them grow up faster than they need to. Let them be little girls, have fun, be able to play in the playground and not worry about going on the monkey bars because someone’s going to see their underwear. Something like this constricts their movements, which affects the way they play."
Jenny Reid, a volunteer firefighter with Langford Fire Rescue, says the costume is not only offensive to women in her field, it’s also damaging to the self-esteem of little girls.
"That costume is awful and it sends the wrong message," she says. "It reinforces that there are still jobs that are off-limits to women. It’s not a representation of the real job. Little girls can do whatever they want. They shouldn’t be restricted. Those types of costumes put so many limitations on them. They don’t build the self-esteem and confidence you need to be a firefighter or police officer." " [x]
"That was always my favourite story, only I never dared even dream that someday I’d be playing Princess Dorothy on the screen. And to make things even better, I’m willing to be blonde. I’ll bet every girl in the world with dark hair wishes she could have long, golden tresses. Well, I’ve tried mine on, and I can’t even recognize myself in the mirror. I begged Mr. Jack Dawn, head of the makeup department, to let me wear my blonde hair to school but he thought it would be better to wait and spring it as a surprise when the picture starts. I suppose he’s right." - Judy Garland
can people who don’t actually suffer from migraines stop claiming to have a migraine any time they have a slight headache because it’s really fkn annoying.
~*oh i have such a migraine rn *~~
no. you don’t
Lauren Bacall, C.1940’s
Ginger Rogers, 1935.
Once you first start noticing how often men will interrupt or talk over you if you’re a woman you can’t ever stop like every time i have a conversation with a man or participate in a class discussion i notice it and it’s honestly my biggest irritant
I’ve started to just continue my sentences but LOUDER than him. This startles the man, and then he has to stop for a moment to think about why I did that and that is when you strike. Destroy Him