“Those poor boys’ lives will be ruined because of this.”
“But the girl was wearing—”
“She was drinking alcoho—”
“They won’t be able to play football anymore!”
“The boys’ futures are ruined because of her!”
“She should be held accountable, too!”
“What did she think was going to happen!?”
excuse me? who the fuck are you asshole
OH. i get it. you clicked on my blog from the “shmegeh” or whatever tag. are you her? the sick anorexic girl? or a die-hard fan? well fuck you. that girl is incredibly sick. look at the most recent picture she took. its fucking sick! my friend who has anorexia looked like that before she spent time in an intensive recovery program. it’s disgusting. don’t ever tell me to shut up about eating disorders— they are fucking sick and twisted and disgusting. why don’t you reevaluate your priorities if you are idolizing skinny, mentally sick girls who do nothing but whore themselves out to eager pathetic teenage girls on the internet. i don’t care how soft grunge she is! how beautifully she does cosplay! no. don’t EVER tell me i’m scum for telling something like it is. SHES FUCKING SICK. AND GROSS. and looking at her makes me sad for young girls who think she could possibly be considered an inspiration. k? bye
I think we need to talk about this. A white woman claiming she found freedom and enlightenment by wearing an afro wig.
From her site,
This is disgusting. This entire blog is a white women fetishizing black people and wearing an afro as a way to “find her true self.” People of color are not a costume to wear. This isn’t a venue to fucking feel “cooler.”
Responses from her where people are telling her that she is basically wearing black face is dripping with privilege.
Hi Ya, thanks for the thoughts. I would sure hope that my personal style choice to pair certain outfits with this wicked-cool afro hairstyle would not be compared to mimicking Black people as a culture. I’d like to think of the hair game as equal: If Black people can choose to get a weave to be more like “what society encourages,” why can I not choose a style that is far too often concealed because of society, but that I happen to think makes me look great? Who says society is that smart?
A great response to this is from the post, White Women Wears Afro, Life Changes. Or Something.
Before and Afro is a clueless, masturbatory foray into privilege so white I can barely look it in the face. In her entry “Let’s Get Real,” she insists that she “is aware,” that she knows that what she is doing can be seen as offensive. The fact that this whole bizzarro thing doesn’t end there is testament to how unaware she actually is. She insist this isn’t about race, but then seems to try to justify what she’s doing in an entry full of pictures of random, anonymous black people. See? It can’t be offensive! Black people posed for her while she wore the afro, and even smiled! She rejects the idea that her wearing the afro isn’t a caricature or costume (…even though she bought it as part of a freaking costume), but really, it can’t be anything but.
If you’re going to do this, lady, commit to it and do it all the way. First, ditch the cartoonish, goofy, ostentatious wig and get one that looks like it just may have actually come from your head. Something in your own, actual hair color, well-pruned and neat. Put it on and leave it on. Don’t just wear it to parties and fried chicken festivals. (Seriously. She literally wore it to a freaking fried chicken festival—“obviously an occasion to wear the fro.”). Wear it and keep it on when your boyfriend/girlfriend asks you if you’re really going out like that, when s/he tells you they prefer you long, blonde, and straight. Stick with it as your boss is gingerly looking for the politically correct way to tell you that your hairstyle is unprofessional and isn’t properly representing the company. Keep it on after those smiling nods of approval you got when you were so clearly in costume give way to scowls, sneers and giggles. Continue to wear it when people tell you you’d be so pretty if only you did something different with your hair, and as you sit through all those Herbal Essences commercials that remind you that femininity is long, flowing, silky, and bouncy. And when you finally can’t take it anymore and you want your long straight hair back, keep the fro on, but slather your head in a relaxer cream full of carcinogens that could very well kill you one day. I wonder how your outlook on life would change then?
Really though, this shit is fucking sick so seeped in white privilege and ignorance that more people need to speak out about her bullshit.
this is just sickening, what the fuck does she think she’s doing.
in an effort to get myself to go to the gym, i look at fitspo. but boy, the stuff under the fitspo tag is not fitspo.
all it is, is girls hating themselves. “eat less, fail less, weigh less, feel less” has got to be my favorite of today.
y’all are giving yourselves eating disorders with that kind of thinking. i go to the gym to feel good about myself, not to scrutinize the fact that i don’t have an “inner thigh gap”.
anyways, no more fitspo. makes me hate myself just a little bit even looking at it. not nice.
k, i really don’t know what post you were talking about, and i haven’t gone back and scoured through my archive to find something that offended you, just so i could delete it on the off chance it was found again and offended someone else. that is not logical or worth my time. i’m not expecting anyone to suffer through anything painful i inflict, i did not know that following you was PAINFUL. i did not say ONE THING to you before you attacked me for who i am as a white atheist. which, if you haven’t got it, it hurtful. i was not expecting you to be a teacher of any sort to me. i was merely going to follow you and read what you have to say and go along my merry way. that’s all. helpful hint: try not to jump down peoples throats when all they want to do is learn and understand. ugh.
- Joseph Heller (Catch-22)
209 million have died in the name of Communism. 62 million died during World War II, civilian and military, on all sides. More people have died in the name of religion than in the name of Communism or Hitler, or the two combined times two. But remember religion
it disgusts me that people in North Carolina cannot seem to come to terms with the fact that Christianity itself did NOT createthe institution of MARRIAGE.
just because you believe something, doesn’t mean everyone else has to suffer the consequences.
i am appalled and disappointed that this is happening in 2012.