Canadian music festival takes huge step against Native appropriation

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From their announcement:

For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.

We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.

Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.

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What do you think about all the people who don’t understand feminism? Especially the women who supposedly “are against feminism because they don’t hate men”? Should we argue or is it a lost cause?

No, we shouldn’t argue. We should teach. We should enlighten. We should in the friendliest of spirits and without the slightest trace of condescension drop so much fucking knowledge on those people that it crushes their flawed and simplistic understanding of gender politics.

We should be patient in the face of ignorance until we know for sure that it is willful. We should give them every opportunity to change their minds, because at the end of the day, very few people are built around a core of malignant, incurable misogyny. Very few people have a world view so grotesque that they actually believe women should be subjugated. Very few people will openly admit that equality isn’t a noble pursuit — especially women for whom so often their only fault is being misguided about the fundamental concepts.

No one is a lost cause until we find out for sure that their identity is tied to an aggressively misogynistic belief system, and when we come across those broken souls, we don’t argue. That’s wasted breath. We simply mark them with red flags and keep them at arm’s length, because those are the ones who aren’t safe to be around.

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when he texts you first 😘

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this is how I would doctor

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I’m a little more shocked by the 15,000 idiots who are gonna spread HIV than the one.

Jaden Smith, where is your father? Or mother? Or publicist? Or actual friends?

You were in one film about the hazards of shirking our responsibility as citizens of the universe to be complimentary stewards of this planet, and all of a sudden you think you have credibility to be educating your fans - let alone anyone - about science?

Son, you’ve become an activist about the absolute banana-sandwich-backwards things.

Someone revoke this youth’s ability to speak until he and his entire family are force-fed the entire Fresh Prince of Bel-Air series. The Smith’s are neglecting all of James Avery’s life lessons, not to mention the fact that this kid’s privilege is showing. Ignorance is bliss, young buck. And it’s certainly not attractive.

Sit. Down. And give me that damn smart phone. You’ll get this back when you’ve done your homework.

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