匿名からの質問: I want to sound as non-confrontational or accusatory with this question, but it might come off that way. Please don't read it that way, I'm truly only curious. Do you condone the violence against sea otters, foxes, and seals that makes possible those earrings? It seems somewhat odd to me that someone so wonderfully vocal against violence as it applies to women, humans, wouldn't care about violence against animals.
i see absolutely no problem in Native-made accessories that utilize animal parts like fur, hide, bone, teeth, etc. in fact i’m gonna go cut some buckskin up later tonight for my new pair of moccasins.
it’s racist colonial logic to tell indigenous people they can’t practice their culture because you already attempted to destroy their lands and ecosystems and threw off the balance of things by overhunting and now you feel bad for the animals so we have to sacrifice our cultures for your own conscience. it’s also plain ignorant and hypocritical to criticize an indigenous person for supporting sustainable hunting when there are so many white people in the world you can spend your time annoying with comments on their leather accessories (that are produced in unhealthy environments and come from severely maltreated animals, rather than happy wild animals living as they were meant to).
Native peoples hunt sustainably, honor the animal, and utilize all parts of anything we kill. With deer or elk, for example, the hide is used for regalia and as leather, we eat all the meat, the antlers can be carved for jewelry, etc. that’s way better than what most non-Native hunters do—white hunters where i’m from are known for killing an elk, cutting all the desirable meat off it, and leaving it there to rot. that’s disrespectful and wasteful. hunting provides us access to our traditional foods and lifeways, and it’s something that i really value.
the accessories are just a byproduct of all that—the clothing traditional to my culture as a Cheyenne incorporates things like buckskin and porcupine quills, and my culture would not exist without the animals that provide those materials. for that reason, i really respect animals and understand that respect as integral to the practice of our traditional lifeways.
so yeah, to conclude, no—i don’t buy into the whole “save the animals, kill the Indian cultures!!” thing
Committing suicide is a crime in the US not so that we can punish the depressed, but because, if it weren’t, it would be illegal for the police to enter a home to save someone they suspected was about to kill themselves.
There has to be reasonable belief that a crime is currently being committed or is about to be committed for the police to enter private property.
Ok, but for real, I can’t stand this mansplainer. But I also can’t stand blatant misstatements about constitutional law. So let’s clear it up:
The correct answer to, “Why is suicide a crime in America?” is: Suicide is not a crime. It hasn’t been for years. It used to be a crime, based on its status as an ecclesiastical offense, but that era is over.
Look at your state’s penal code, folks—you won’t find it. While its status as a common law crime might be grounds to vitiate causation for tort or contract liability in Virginia, suicide not a crime in the sense that anyone will be tried and convicted for attempting suicide. In fact, in Oregon and New Mexico, you have a legal right to be assisted in committing suicide in some circumstances.
Also, the Fourth Amendment does not require a violation of criminal law to trigger exceptions to the requirement of a warrant to enter premises.
Please stop spreading misinformation. You have a widely-watched platform on YouTube, and you owe your viewers better than totally incorrect statements and rationalizations about the law.
Even the white people who seem the most down, who love you and who you love, will choose the comforts of white supremacy over you.
Not this white person.
By speaking over a person of color to claim your title of “good white person” you did just that.
Reminder to my fellow white people that when POC share experiences and thoughts about white supremacy, the response is to listen and internalize it so we can recognize and disrupt the violence of our own whiteness—not to interject and disrupt the person sharing their experiences so we can feel, erroneously, that we don’t have a personal role in white supremacy.