If you consider a woman less pure after you’ve touched her, maybe you should take a look at your hands.
I recently discovered this clothing site through tumblr called romwe.com. The site is full of some pretty cool stuff, and I was excited about buying from this store until I saw this.
This long sleep shirt in their store features a repeating print of a dead native american wearing a warbonnet, and not only that but the item is called “European Headwear Print Shirt”. It’s described as this: Black shirt, featuring unique collar, long sleeves, buttoned cuffs, retro European headwear print throughout, single-breasted design, asymmetric dropped hem furcal design.
I’m not even joking.
Not only is this company commodifying the genocide of indigenous people but they’re also whitewashing the origins of the racist “dead indian” symbol as a retro European design.
Please contact them here and demand that they remove this racist and offensive garment.
Julia Fullerton-Batten. Unadorned, 2012.
Works inspiraded by old masters paintings from the 15th to the 17th century (Titian to Rubens). Over a period of three centurys these masters showed that female and male beauty at that time was represented by a fuller figure.
Omg. This work!
Erykah Badu (via celestialfaun)
photo by Toni Frissell