I AM NOT A COSTUME

I AM NOT A COSTUME

so, as most of you have probably realised, it’s halloween.

this is my absolute favourite time of year. i enjoy it more than christmas, new years, easter, what have you. 

for me, it’s a time to become something you aren’t; undertake another persona, personality, character, etc and have fun with it! you can zombify, mumify your costume to make it spooky or you can dress up as sexu as you feel.

but be careful about your audience. this article is nice food for thought. make conscious, critical, well-thought out decisions.

http://nativeappropriations.com/2011/10/halloween-costume-shopping-a-sampling-of-the-racism-for-sale.html

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/10/ohio-university-students-hit-racist-halloween-costumes/

http://nativeappropriations.com/2010/04/but-why-cant-i-wear-a-hipster-headdress.html

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#SHOUTINGBACK

if you know someone who doesn’t believe sexism exists, show them this video & direct them to this¬†twitter page.

as a survivor of abuse & sexism for 15 years, i believe it’s important to spread the word that sexism DOES exist; in both genders and that people should not be silenced.

i’m ecstatic and excited that someone is using social media to spread this message and give survivors the courage to have a voice. it shows great movement.

N.B: sexism isn’t a gender thing. it’s an ignorance thing and can happen to ANYONE.
sexual assault can also happen to anyone; regardless of age, race, gender, religious faith (including atheism)

i wouldn’t call myself a feminist, either, as this puts a pretty hat on male issues and places them on the back burner.