If there’s one time of the year you should be thinking about politics and critical theory it’s when you’re dressing up to get wasted.
You can’t do blackface but blacks can make their face black. I know. Shocking.
If there’s one time of the year you should be thinking about politics and critical theory it’s when you’re dressing up to get wasted. As this feminist rant clearly states, politically incorrect Halloween is evil because it’s “an act of appropriation in which someone who does not experience that oppression is able to play, temporarily, an exotic other.”
Joni Mitchell dressed as a black pimp back in 1974 before academics woke us up to this cultural genocide.
Halloween isn’t about playing or pretending to be someone you’re not. It’s about pretending suicide bombers are not Muslims and Indians were living the life of Adam and Eve before we got here. Also, there is no such thing as a Geisha and there never has been so don’t you dare acknowledge them either. Oh yeah, and finally, if you dare to imply that gangbangers exist, you are calling every black person in the world a Crip.
Stick to shit like Smurfs or I’ll sic a bunch of 20-something LUGs on your ass and they’ll bombard you with words and phrases like: offensive, culturally appropriate, appropriation, an act of privilege, stereotypical portrayals, daily discriminations, sexualization, patriarchy, and hegemony, until you’re blue in the face.
Indian women don’t wear headdresses so if an attractive white woman wears one she’s advocating child rape. Obviously.
UPDATE: Turns out, this has been going on for way longer than we thought. Back in the late 1800s this asshole conducted thoughtless acts of appropriation.