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Society often blurs the lines between drag queens and trans women. This is highly problematic, because many people believe that, like drag queens, trans women go home, take off their wigs and chest plates, and walk around as men. Trans womanhood is not a performance or costume.
Janet Mock, Redefining Realness (via inextinguishabledesires)

Exactly! I have no problem w/drag culture (just people who are simultaneously drag performers AND transphobic assholes), but I’m not part of it, and I never have been. Before transition, I dabbled in crossdressing, but was always left empty and unsatisfied by the experience- I didn’t want to dress like a woman… I WAS a woman.

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Heidi Klum’s redface photo shoot is a massive insult to Native Americans

Back in January, designer Walter Van Beirendonck sent a model down the runway wearing a comically large headdress with the words “stop racism” scrawled across it. It was a potent and powerful message, a message that apparently Heidi Klum didn’t get. In a continuation of fashion’s backward practice of cultural appropriation, Klum had contestants on Germany’s Next Top Model travel to Utah and pose as sexy indigenous people. What?

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It’s like typical white mentality. It’s not offensive as long as I can talk or pay my way out if it !! Disgusting

micdotcom

policymic:

Heidi Klum’s redface photo shoot is a massive insult to Native Americans

Back in January, designer Walter Van Beirendonck sent a model down the runway wearing a comically large headdress with the words “stop racism” scrawled across it. It was a potent and powerful message, a message that apparently Heidi Klum didn’t get. In a continuation of fashion’s backward practice of cultural appropriation, Klum had contestants on Germany’s Next Top Model travel to Utah and pose as sexy indigenous people. What?

Read more