(Closed) Debate about Indian Costume in Household

posted 6 years ago in Parenting
Post # 150
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

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Octoamour:  Samhain is in fact still celebrated and Wiccans, of all people, are probably the most blatantly mocked on any given day of the year. No one bats an eyelash at that. 

Post # 151
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Bumble Beekeeper

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elephantear:  Natives is an offensive word. It is like calling Asain people orientals. 

From the macmillian’s dictorary’s list of offensive words

native noun offensive an offensive word for someone belonging to a group who lived in a place before Europeans arrived there.

Just because one or two people have said nah that’s cool call us natives does not mean that as a whole Indigenous people don’t find the word offensive. I find it offensive, all of my relatives find it offensive, my clan finds it offensive, my university finds it offensive, my employer (the Government) finds it offensive. Enough people find it offensive that it is ncluded on a plethora of offensive word lists. But no because you were once told by someone that it is ok to use you feel entitled (big surprise since this is the issue at the centre of this thread) to use it on an international forum. Good on you. 

There are African American people that tell their friends they can use the “N” word but that does not make it a term that is right to use.

Post # 152
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Busy bee

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j_jaye:  i guess other tribes feel differently about the term native. you used the term aboriginal, which to other native people is highly offensive as its like saying “abnormal”. The N word is not a good comparison. calling black people black vs african american is a good comparison. some people find it offensive, some dont. handicapped vs disabled also falls into a category of which term people find offensive.

im going to go ahead and call native people native, as they are native/original/indigenious to the countries that exist today. you can find it offensive all you want i guess, but i dont care, i dont know you and i was told differently in person by people i actually care about and grew up with.

Post # 153
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Busy bee

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j_jaye:  by the way, calling asians orientals isn’t offensive to many oriental asians… since I myself am Asian. India is in Asia. I know MANY asian oriental people that prefer to be called WHAT THEY ARE for ex, chinese, korean, japanese etc  or oriental asian if people dont know the exact country they are from. Asians include all of Asia… we aren’t all the same background just because we are asian.

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Busy bee

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BubblesandCupcakes:  I would not like to be put into a snowman’s costume – especially if I couldn’t get out of it on my own – would you?

Post # 156
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Buzzing bee
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blue_cat77:  That’s just silly. Babies can’t get in and out of their own nappies and pastel pink onesies either. Did you even ask them what their favourite colour is? 

Children as young as 1 LOVE dressing up and will happily pick out their own fancy dress costumes, and quite often costumes that are completely ridiculous. I’m sure most children find them fun and cute, and if they’re uncomfortable and don’t like them then they’ll just say no. If they don’t and they’re not wailing and balling about it either, then I presume it’s okay.

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