November 24, at 1: As these antidepressants are for serotonin and norepinephrine, I have to wonder if this depression even has to do with neurotransmitter issues! My therapist just does psychotherapy in addition to meds.
A lot of this will be review and is repeated elsewhere on the site, but I thought it was high time I pulled things together into a one-stop-anti-headdress shop. The many sources I drew from are included at the end of this post. Headdresses promote stereotyping of Native cultures.
It also places Native people in the historic past, as something that cannot exist in modern society. Headdresses, feathers, and warbonnets have deep spiritual significance.
The wearing of feathers and warbonnets in Native communities is not a fashion choice. Eagle feathers are presented as symbols of honor and respect and have to be earned. Some communities give them to children when they become adults through special ceremonies, others present the feathers as a way of commemorating an act or event of deep significance.
Warbonnets especially are reserved for respected figures of power. The other issue is that warbonnets are reserved for men in Native communities, and nearly all of these pictures show women sporting the headdresses. You are pretending to be a race that you are not, and are drawing upon stereotypes to do so.
Which leads me to the next issue. There is a history of genocide and colonialism involved that continues today. By the sheer fact that you live in the United States you are benefiting from the history of genocide and continued colonialism of Native peoples.
Taken illegally so your ancestor who came to the US could buy it and live off it, gaining valuable capital both monetary and cultural that passed down through the generations to you.
Have I benefited as well, given I was raised in a white, suburban community? Sorry for taking away your ignorance defense. But I consider it honoring to Native Americans!
And you will be very hard pressed to find a Native artist who is closely tied to their community making headdresses for sale. See the point about their sacredness and significance. Did you read anything I just wrote?
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But the breakdown in civility that began during the campaign with chants of “Lock her.  In sharp contrast, under regimes like feudalism (a form of society-with-markets) labour was not a commodity but the property of the landlord. Indeed, labour had no price (i.e.
no wage was paid) and its activities were commanded, or commandeered, by the person who had inherited the right to do so. This is an enlightening article to explain why my Kentucky relatives talked strangely to my Texan ears.
My Dad was born and raised in Whitley County later to be divided to create McCreary County.