Nov 7, 2012
commented on No Doubt Removes Icky Music Vid
that apology is some weird scapegoating. "our Native friends didn't tell us it was wrong!" is unacceptable. the rest of the apology is just ok, i guess.
Nov 2, 2012
commented on This Is Not Okay, No Doubt
I had a twitter rant earlier today about the disgusting appropriation of native americans i witnessed this halloween....then mere hours later this stereotyped & hyper-sexualization of their women? ughhh "playing indian" has a long history in the US and in no way is it better than minstral shows or dressing up in blackface. she's pretending to be a race that she's not, and is drawing upon stereotypes to do so.-- collapsing distinct cultures & asserting power over them. this just furthers the stereotype that native ppl are one monolithic culture, when in fact there are 500+ distinct tribes with their own cultures. It also places native people in the historic past, as something that cannot exist in modern society.....yay way to go GWEN ::whitedevil::
side note: warbonnets are reserved for **men** in native communities..so gwen sporting one is just dumb. I can't read it as an act of feminism or subverting the patriarchal society, it's an act of utter disrespect for the origins of the practice. but hey, at least she's "looking hot" while dismissing and minimizing the continued subordination and oppression of Natives in the US by donning her little headdress--contributing to the culture of power that continues the cycle today.