Posts tagged "native americans"

Pharrell Apologizes For Wearing Native American Headdress On Elle UK Cover

Pharrell issued an apology for posing on the cover of Elle UK wearing a Native American headdress, which is yet another example of appropriating articles of someone else's culture as "fashion." The singer said he respects all cultures and is "genuinely sorry." [Buzzfeed] "Louie" depicted an attempted rape between friends (Louie CK's character…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 4, 2014

Tech Conference Features Booth Babes In A Tee Pee, Because Of Course It Does

Holy cultural appropriation, nerds! Last week, a tech company erected a teepee at a conference and hired models to dress in faux Native American garb while they hung around outside it. [Indian Country Today Media Network] On the scientific quest to prove bisexuality exists. [NY Times Magazine] Meet Dorothy Irene Height,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 24, 2014

Republicans Block Renewal Of The Violence Against Women Act

House Republicans have blocked the Violence Against Women Act, making it the first time the bill has not been renewed since 1994. GOP legislators balked at VAWA's inclusions for Native Americans, immigrant women, and LGBTQ folks. God, this is depressing. [MSNBC] A judge has ruled that Texas can cut off funding to Planned…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 2, 2013

Paul Frank In Hot Water For Appropriating Native American Culture On Fashion’s Night Out

Fashion, music, art — they all routinely mine the world's bounty of riches for inspiration. But there's an area where appreciation for someone else's history and culture becomes straight-up appropriation and that is why allegations of insensitivity are being lobbed against fashion line Paul Frank. For its Fashion's Night Out celebration in New York City…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 19, 2012

The Daily Squeeze: Amazing Animals, Native Americans, And Low-Weight Babies

Animals that "adopt" baby animals of another species are basically our favorite news stories ever. [AP]…
By: Catherine Strawn / July 31, 2008