[four images of various white girls modeling cheap brightly colored “headdresses”]
Really hottopic? There is one more here. Minus this being culture appropriation, these are just as ugly as sin.
Are you FUCKING KIDDING ME?!
Color me unsurprised and disgusted.
They’re calling them “headdresses” too. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t believe these little baby headbands really count as proper headdresses. Also, aren’t headdresses traditionally only worn by men? If so, I still can’t take the trend of white girls sporting headdresses as some feminist empowerment.
Yes, headdresses are worn by men. This is not “feminist empowerment.” This is a bunch of white girls wearing headdresses because it makes them ~cool.~ If ‘feminist’ think this is empowerment, they are doing feminism wrong.
I would call someone out in a heartbeat for this. It’s so offensive. People need to leave Aboriginal culture alone.
HOW many times must we go through this? Okay here we go one more time… THINGS. MEAN. SOMETHING. As in, a headdress, a war bonnet, it means something. It is NOT a thing that you can recreate in miniature in… uh…. purple sparkles…. as a 20 something white kid and slam on your forehead in the name of fashion. Don’t be a dick. Just don’t do it!
Get a regular headband, bedazzle the shit out of that, and then wear it. Same effect, a jillion times less oppression and cultural erasure.
I saw these at the Hot Topic out in Denver. It was… really groce. I gave them a mean look every time I passed them. (I was looking for a cheap watch and some ear things for my sister.)