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Thanksgiving

Mating

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone (in Canada, that is)! Thank God for rainbows and general happy times.

And speaking of holidays. We seriously need to get over the mythology on Columbus (in the US, that is). He was a conqueror who got really lucky. And while we’re at it, we have to be a bit better with Native Americans and their culture. Halloween is coming up, and you know it’s coming… sexy Native American costumes (along with everything else).

native-american-babe (ahem,WRONG!)

Now I’m no prude. I don’t mind sexy nurses, sexy cops, heck, even sexy school girl uniforms (despite the pedophilic argument), etc. But didn’t Christopher Columbus and his women rape these women back then? And despite the misappropriation of Native American culture for any purpose, be it football franchises, media portrayal, etc. becoming a norm, it’s a bit harder to take the sexualization of Native American culture lightly, especially after reading a book or two about the subject. There’s a reason why the word “squaw” remains highly offensive.

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