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Dress decolonization
« on: November 16, 2020, 01:49:31 am »
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I was meaning to start a topic about this for a while, but delayed. Then I just came across this story:

www.cp24.com/news/watch-cut-off-turban-to-look-like-a-canadian-racist-man-tells-singh-1.4620893

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Singh is a practising Sikh who wears a turban.

It was the turban that prompted a man to confront Singh as he walked through Montreal's Atwater market this morning.

The man told Singh he should cut his turban off so he would “look like a Canadian.”

Singh replied that Canadians look like all kinds of people and that's the beauty of the country.

The older man was undaunted, telling Singh that “in Rome you do what the Romans do.”

If so, then the bigot should be wearing this in Canada:



But he does not, and we all know why not.

Eurocentrism in dress codes needs to go. For example, here is Akihito Yamato with Elizabeth Windsor (incoming humiliation alert!):



Can you imagine Elizabeth wearing Japanese formal wear to meet Akihito? Neither can I. And that's the point. There is no sovereign parity here. The clothes alone tell the whole watching world who is the colonizer and who has been colonized.

(In fact Elizabeth did visit Japan:



Not only did she obviously not wear Japanese formal wear, but ironically you cannot even tell from the photo that she is in Japan due to the wholly Western architecture in the background.)

In contrast, here is an example of how a decolonized head of state dresses when meeting Western heads of state (watch and learn!):





This is what it means to have national pride. This is also why they killed him and installed (sartorial Eurocentrist) Sarraj in Libya instead:



The issue is not just about heads of state. All anti-Westerners should make a point of disdaining Western dress codes at every suitable opportunity:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_dress_codes

(Counterculture fashion is fine, of course.)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W27PnUuXR_A

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What we are promoting here is a cultural shift. Indeed, to the extent that politics is downstream from culture, political stances will be more convincing when matched by cultural symbolism. It would look rather absurd and self-contradictory if an anti-Zionist wore a kippah/tallit/etc. while criticizing Israel. Similarly, anyone wishing to present a consistent anti-Western image must sooner or later ditch Western dress codes.

(Moreover, wearing a Western suit (which was designed with a cold habitat in mind) in tropical locations is just imbecilic. Yet the fact that so many people today are willing to endure the extreme thermal impracticality of such an outfit in their regions just to look more like their former colonizers is a good indication the extent of their West-worship.)

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Re: Dress decolonization
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2020, 02:03:19 am »
https://www.thelily.com/cori-bush-said-shopping-for-congress-is-too-expensive-members-of-the-squad-had-tips/



The question I want to ask is: why should politicians wear business clothes? Politics is not business. Politics is statism. Throughout the pre-colonial non-Western world, people in government did not dress like businesspeople (and would have been aghast at the very suggestion of doing so) because they trivially understood the above. Only from the colonial-era onwards (when the colonialist East/West India Company owners, who were businesspeople, were the true overlords of the colonies which they exploited for profit as businesspeople would) did it become fashionable for their local puppets to dress like them also:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_India_Company_(disambiguation)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_India_Company

Therefore to continue to do so is to continue to symbolically affirm colonialism. True Leftist Gaddafi understood this (see pictures above). Similarly, I hope to see Bush (and the rest of the Squad, and eventually all Blue politicians) working for America in non-business outfits in future.
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Re: Dress decolonization
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2020, 07:20:26 am »
I see that Assad and Erdogan still wear western suits.

The humourous thing is UAE and Bahrain leaders wear their owned.

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Re: Dress decolonization
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2020, 10:44:33 pm »
"I see that Assad and Erdogan still wear western suits."

They too are Eurocentrists. And that is why they are not nearly as inspiring leaders as they could be. And I will keep criticizing them (and Xi too) for this. We already went through this on the old forum, you moron, so stop wasting our time.

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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2021, 11:13:57 pm »
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Re: Dress decolonization
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2021, 11:17:29 pm »
At least awareness of the issue is now going mainstream:

https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/kamala-harris-sari-inauguration/index.html

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the prospect of the nation's first Black and South Asian Vice President wearing a traditional sari at any of the inauguration events -- even if the celebrations are largely virtual -- has offered a glimmer of positivity amid the tumult.

The question has been posed to Harris before -- during her own presidential campaign in 2019. At an event hosted by Asian American group, One APIA Nevada, an audience member lightheartedly asked Harris if she would commit to wearing the traditional Indian garment to her inauguration if she were elected president.
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"I wouldn't be surprised if we see her show up to the inauguration ball in a beautifully woven Banarsi sari," fashion designer Bibhu Mohapatra said in a phone interview from Brunswick, Georgia. "I think she understands the power of that image."
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With the incoming administration facing the Herculean task of unifying the country, Harris could use the garment as a healing gesture, Mohapatra said.
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The photo of a youthful, smiling Harris in a sari was, to many, inspiring. An image of her in a sari on inauguration day could be groundbreaking.

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Re: Dress decolonization
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2021, 02:57:35 am »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK4DDZGeRvA

Note especially 2:40-2:52. When you superpose non-Western clothes onto Western architecture, it creates an aesthetical clash, which then sends the tacit message that the Western architecture should not even be there (as indeed it should not!). This is the propaganda power of clothing.

Hopefully one day we can demolish the current ugly House Chamber and replace it with something that goes better with Haswood's clothes:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navajo_pueblitos

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hogan
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Re: Dress decolonization
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2021, 12:00:11 am »
https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/436073/rawiri-waititi-ejected-from-parliament-for-not-wearing-a-tie



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Rawiri Waititi ejected from Parliament for not wearing a tie
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On the first sitting day of 2021 today, Waititi arrived without a tie. He argued that he was wearing Māori business attire with a taonga around his neck, but Mallard said he was not convinced by that argument.

"I am therefore going to indicate to the leader of Te Pati Māori that I will not be calling him while he is not wearing a tie and he is not to enter the house again not wearing a tie," Mallard said.
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"That is not part of my culture, ties, and it's forcing the indigenous peoples into wearing what I describe as a colonial noose," Waititi said.

I like the term "colonial noose". We should use it more.

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"I will not be forced to be wearing anything that I shouldn't be wearing… Why are Pākehā making Māori dress like they want us to dress?"

The enforced dress code is hypocritical and an example colonial ways that suppress tangata whenua, he said.

"Parliament should be a place where we could freely practice our democracy and represent the people that voted us in.

But if you are able to reject ties as a Pakeha incursion, why do you not also reject democracy as a Pakeha incursion?

(And what's with the Pakeha blazer? At least wear something without a lapel!)

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Re: Dress decolonization
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2021, 10:51:56 pm »
Victory!

https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-zealands-parliament-drops-tie-rule-after-maori-lawmaker-rawiri-waititi-ejected-11612963959

Sometimes it just takes one person to take a stand.

Of course, it helps when the PM is also known for wearing local outfits:


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Re: Dress decolonization
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2021, 10:56:25 pm »
Good people really don't have any difficulty being decent and doing the right thing do they? It's simple and easy to them. What does this say about the rest of humanity?


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Re: Dress decolonization
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2021, 10:58:33 pm »
On a different note:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/26/us/army-haircut-women-grooming-standard.html

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Capt. Jawana McFadden said that wearing her hair in a bun pushed her helmet forward over her eyes.
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The latest update to the Army’s uniform and grooming regulations, which takes effect on Friday, offers several revisions that give the 127,000 women serving in the Army and National Guard a chance to finally let their hair down — at least a bit.

For the first time, women will be allowed to have buzz cuts.

Before reading this, I naively assumed that female soldiers had always been allowed to have buzz cuts. If buzz cuts are considered the most practical hairstyle for male soldiers, why not for female soldiers also? Yet again it turns out that I am still underestimating just how obsessed with sexual dimorphism Western civilization is. Absolutely ridiculous.

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Re: Dress decolonization
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2021, 10:51:15 pm »
Eurocentrists wasting cloth to promote Eurocentrism:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5x9aAvfVYA


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Re: Dress decolonization
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2021, 01:50:47 am »

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Re: Media decolonization
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2021, 02:59:21 am »


https://kotaku.com/italian-fashion-brand-called-disrespectful-of-japanese-1846580262




It seems the white supremacist complex in the western mind is now spilling over into their art and design. Whether it is intentional or inadvertent, the trampling of the Japanese kimono sash (a culture symbol of Japanese traditional attire) can definitely be interpreted as an insult or more - the message alluding to Japan's very own 'trashed and trampled' culture in face of the western one that is arching over it.

In comparison with the infamous Dolce & Gabbana advertisement a couple of years ago that derided the Chinese stereotype, this one goes much deeper as it impacts a time-honored tradition that holds respect and dear in the hearts of the Japanese people, hence much more offensive.

 





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« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2021, 06:06:03 am »
"In comparison with the infamous Dolce & Gabbana advertisement a couple of years ago that derided the Chinese stereotype, this one goes much deeper as it impacts a time-honored tradition that holds respect and dear in the hearts of the Japanese people, hence much more offensive."

I agree. What is going on in the photoshoot is a microcosm of colonialism: the colonized is given table scraps in return for degrading their own non-Western culture while comporting themselves according to Western standards in order to serve the colonizer who is the true profiteer.

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Italian brand Valentino

BOYCOTT VALENTINO! (And of course continue to boycott Dolce & Gabbana!)

What makes it even worse is that the model is the daughter of one of Japan's Counterculture leaders (incoming Aryan phenotype alert!):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9H6gmwJ5kU

Also note Shizuka Kudo's crushing superiority over her daughter when she was the same age her daughter is now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBkgnJdXCFo
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