Woah. Just had to take a picture ov this really good looking mirror.
\m/ Rock Star \m/
This is why you cant trust women, even when theyre mouth is closed theyre still lying to you
you do realize that this is really hurtful right?
i did not do this to show how i am ‘lying’ to men or anyone, it’s not about how you, as a man, should feel about it - it’s about myself.
to me your statement sounds as if the left side of this picture is something awful or horrible. and no, it’s not. it is my face - with and without makeup. and whether i chose to wear it or not is MY AND JUST MY decision. and when i do, i do it for myself - so that i feel good about myself - not for you.
This all started when former fashion photographer Rick Guidotti met a woman with a genetic condition that took away the color in her hair and eyes. Upset that this woman would never be considered beautiful in the fashion world, Rick picked up his camera and set out to change that.
This needs more notes. That’s all I’m going to say about it.
this is beautiful
"Fuck inner beauty! These kids are gorgeous!"
I thought it was about time for a dapper holiday self portrait. This is my official christmas blazer.
I managed to take some shots before class, which rarely happens because I don’t usually wake up in time to even put decent make up on.
Anyways, as expected shirt dress is from asos.com, and you can get it here. Leggings are also from asos (uh-duh). Shoes are Docs.
Lipstick is Illamasqua’s Box. It’s REALLY NICE y’all should get it for Christmas (or for daily wear, like me).
The keffiyeh is another highly appropriated item that we should really talk about more. It’s cultural appropriation, but it’s also a religious item, which makes it even more sacred to the culture. It differs from a regular scarf (read the description in the picture) so I’m not saying never wear a scarf again. But don’t wear a keffiyeh if you’re not Jewish.
countdown to ten thousand commenters saying “lol…these SJWs have gone too far…now your saying i cant wear SCARVES?! what next???”
holy goddamn shit
What In The FUCK
uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh……….. (bolding mine)
This person is maybe thinking of tallit, the Jewish prayer shawl? Keffiyeh are connected to Palestinian nationalism. It is the Star of David one that is appropriative
Well, no, Jewish people do wear them though, and is a symbol for the diaspora too. Palestinians also use it, so do Kurds. It’s more of a regional scarf than anything else.
I’m more annoyed at the appropriative use of the Magen David for profit (especially since it seems like they’re selling to an audience that is wearing it for fashion and nothing else), especially since its a symbol that get associated with some pretty shitty stuff (like being the symbol that the state of Israel hides behind).
They purport that the keffiyeh is of “ancient semitic” origin. It’s not. The keffiyeh as we know it is not actually that old - maybe a few centuries. Ancient Jews DID wear something that could be mistaken for a keffiyeh, but that doesn’t actually make it one (they are known as Sudra).
The keffiyeh originates as a utilitarian piece of clothing and was originally spread throughout the Arab world as such, as well as neighboring cultures and societies. (Note, the Arab world includes Muslims, Christians, Jews, Druze, etc.)
The keffiyeh, following the naqba, became a symbol of Palestinian resistance and solidarity and it is that symbol that became internationally known. The keffiyeh is both a utilitarian headscarf worn by many who are not Palestinian or active in that struggle, possibly even including many who are Zionist, but it is also an internationally known symbol of Palestinian resistance.
It is in that context that it should be evaluated as a Zionist appropriation of Palestinian identity. Israel and Zionists and apologists have long been appropriating Palestinian identities, from music to architecture to food, not to mention land, economic resources, access to human rights, etc. This is not a piece of clothing that has ever been associated with Jews in particular and certainly never with the State of Israel or Zionism in general.
Additionally, since the keffiyeh has become appropriated as a fashion accessory, its popularity has actually undermined a significant part of the Palestinian economy since they’re now being produced in places like China in exploitative near-slavery working conditions.
This ‘product’ is almost certainly not being made in Palestine by Palestinians for the economic benefit of Palestinians. It is certainly not presenting itself in solidarity with Palestinians, rather it is the opposite. The design of the product is neither primarily utilitarian nor a symbol of Palestinian resistance. It’s pretty clear from the demonstrative use by the models and from the description of the ‘product’ that it is intended dually as a fashion accessory and a Zionist political point.
The only verdict would be that this is definitely appropriation and, because it occurs in the context of a coordinated and long-standing genocide against Palestinians that involves routine and casual appropriation of Palestinian identity, it is fundamentally ANTI-PALESTINIAN.
Others in this thread pointed out that it is also a representation of appropriation of Jewish identity for capitalist benefit. That is accurate as well. Zionism, as an orientalist colonial-settler project, is a product of and boon to capitalism and relies on the appropriation of and corruption of Jewish identity for the benefit of international capital and a local (Israeli) ruling class.
As a final note, anyone who buys this ‘product’ is contributing to the genocide against Palestinians and the orientalist appropriation of Middle Eastern cultural identity. I urge anyone interested in keffiyeh to avoid wearing it as anything but an informed political statement that can be backed up with serious and articulate arguments for the Intifada unless it is a fundamental part of your own culture.
And if you must have a keffiyeh, BUY IT FROM PALESTINE!
Vanessa VanDyke has amazing hair. Point blank. But it’s her hair that may cause her to get expelled from school. Faith Christian Academy in Orlando told the 12-year-old that she has a week to decide if she’s going to cut her hair, straighten it, or get kicked out.
Vanessa has attended Faith Christian Academy since she was in the third grade, but the school’s s code has rules against how students can wear their hair. The handbook reads: “Hair must be a natural color and must not be a distraction,” and goes on to state examples that include, but are not limited to, mohawks, shaved designs and rat tails.
The distraction that the school is probably referring to when it speaks of Vanessa’s hair has to do with bullying and teasing.
“A distraction to one person is not a distraction to another,” said VanDyke’s mother, Sabrina Kent. “You can have a kid come in with pimples on his face. Are you going to call that a distraction?”
VanDyke said she’s had her large, natural hair all year long, but it only became an issue after the family complained about students teasing her about her hair.
“There have been bullies in the school,” said Kent. “There have been people teasing her about her hair, and it seems to me that they’re blaming her.”
“I’m depressed about leaving my friends and people that I’ve known for a while, but I’d rather have that than the principals and administrators picking on me and saying that I should change my hair,” said VanDyke.
So instead of Faith Christian Academy doing something about the bullies, they’re going to reprimand a 12-year-old because of her hair?
“I’m going to fight for my daughter,” Kent said. “If she wants her hair like that, she will keep her hair like that. There are people out there who may think that natural hair is not appropriate. She is beautiful the way she is.”
it’s hard enough for black girls to feel beautiful without those in authority sending the message that their hair is unacceptable. this story is disgusting and unfortunately not the first or last case. it’s a damn shame that every part of a black girl’s body is politicized, at all ages
The way her hair grows out of her head is deemed a “hairstyle” to the news. Incredible.
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