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
Many plus size clothing stores stop at like a size 3X or 24 maybe 26, but if you’re a lil’ bit bigger, like me, you may feel like you’re outta luck. NOT SO! Lookit all these extra fantastical websites I found that offer extended plus size clothing.
What if you wake up one morning and you’re in bed with the love of your life and they have their arm around you and their snoring like a fucking ass hole, but you can’t help but to smile and you hear a baby crying and it finally hits you, you’ve made it.
you beat the demons inside you, the voices, the darkness.
I look forward to that, to knowing I made it.
this deserve so many notes
A friendly reminder that saying “But I like guys” is not a valid justification for walking up to a woman and grabbing her tits. Pro tip: there is NO valid justification for those actions, and it is sexual assault. Women’s bodies are not public property.
My image has been stolen and being used on Facebook diet ads for a company called Venus Factor. These ads are running throughout Facebook from more sources that I can report and have removed. My coworkers, friends and family are seeing these ads pop up. The company won’t help me on Facebook and told me to email them more, I already emailed them twice. So let’s send them some email!
Tell them why we won’t stand to have our image stolen for the profit of diet companies.
Fatties roll out!
This is so disgusting. Please email this company.
This is disgusting and beyond wrong. Send some emails, make sure they hear that we WILL NOT tolerate this kind of behavior!
Companies ARE NOT allowed to use images of fat people without their consent FOR ANY REASON. THIS IS WRONG, AND THEY MUST BE TOLD SO.
I have just warned these assholes that the fatties of Tumblr are about to descend like a pack of rabid, fatassed wolves. DO NOT PROVE ME WRONG.
These people already profit from the pain and insecurity of people who should not be ashamed. They do not get to use other people’s photos and bodies to do this without explicit permission.
For those who have a hard time figuring out what to say, here’s what I sent; feel free to borrow bits, pieces, or the whole damn thing to help you craft your email to this gross-ass company.
Your cowardly refusal to take responsibility for your affiliates’ use of stolen photos to hawk your product is utterly inexcusable. The fact that it happened, is bad enough, but your repeated attempts to weasel out of taking action and giving Rachel the runaround (http://rachelecateyes.tumblr.com/post/78983486349/my-image-has-been-stolen-and-being-used-on) is even worse. You shouldn’t need to hear the specific words of “These are affecting my personal and professional life etc.” before you’ll (finally, grudgingly, slowly) take action. The words “Your product is being marketed using my images, without my consent or foreknowledge” should be enough - and WOULD be enough, for any ethical company. Your behavior in this matter has been incredibly unprofessional and inappropriate.And, of course, the fact that it’s become this much of an issue, and your ridiculous mishandling of the situation, makes me wonder how many other people are out there being used by your product and your affiliates in this degrading, shameful way without their consent?How DARE you - and your affiliates, since you seem inclined to try to shove responsibility off onto them for all of this - use the lives and bodies of people without their consent, to market a product whose message is in essence “See this person? Buy our product to avoid looking like them!” It is demeaning, it is disgusting, and no human being deserves to be maliciously held up as a scare tactic to shame other people into buying a product, without even being consulted on the use of their images in such a fashion.Remove Rachel’s image from your marketing, and/or remove any affiliate from your marketing scheme who continues to use her photos, and make it entirely clear to your affiliates and all marketing associates that you will not tolerate image theft and abuse of people’s personal images in any marketing capacity. This is unacceptable, and I look forward to seeing you take public, concrete steps to rectify the situation.Thank you,Jadelyn
I took a few pieces of Jadelyn’s response (thanks!) and posted it right on their FB page.
Hmm, already got two likes.
Reblogging this again.
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My newest collection, Teenage Jezebel, is launching March 28th but you can pre-order these Hairspray & Cry Baby themed tees for the next 3 days and get them before the launch :) Available in sizes small-4xl
I’M ACTUALLY GONNA CRY I NEED THESE ASAP