- uses too many emotes :D
I would like to get a Spirithood, because my good friends have them, they look adorable and warm…I hate feeling left out. But I am having a hard time deciding on if I should get one or not.
There have been issues of culture appropriation and although the one that I want does not involve said patterns, I would still be giving money to this company as a whole. Opinions? I am on the fence…:/
It’s not cultural appropriation. there’s nothing about it that speaks to mockery.
so many other cultures had similar things, pretty much ALL cultures at some point or another. and the prints, however named, aren’t always cirectly from a culture (the navajo print is actually more aztec and hindu in its structures.)
Can someone explain to me why people are saying its racist to have a spirithood? I mean it’s just a hat that represents an animal, or ones spirit animal.
some people think it’s mocking of Native american culture.
While they’re not wrong in that native american shamanic practices did involve animal pelts on the head, and if they were the ONLY culture that ever did this, then yes…it would be appropriative and “racist”
However, Pagan druids also wore this, African Witchdoctors, warriors of Asia, vikings, beings of fairy tales and people of the distant past…
It’s not so much racist as it is culturally appropriative, but then again…It’s incredibly close minded for anybody to say someone wearing a hood is appropriative….given that they could in fact descend or be a part of the same cultures that have also used it.
My family is German, all the way back, my family is also(for the majority) Wiccan and Neo-pagan, we come from that culture, which is why I adore the hoods.
Ultimately…no, It’s not racist, it is a hat, and people want to whine about anything they can because they’re either oh so very opressed or oh so very self-righteous.