urahonne:

dailyobjectifiable:

In holland (and some other countries) Sinterklaas is celebrated. Which is a bit like Christmas except that the white bearded figure has white people with blackface to help him out (black makeup, afro wig, golden earrings and red lipstick) there are currently dutch people trying to change the look of this figure. Some took it to court. However in the meantime there are many dutch people that don’t agree with the issue around ‘zwarte piet’.

First image:
-This is what I would’ve looked like as someone from Suriname, do I look good?
-Yes! Keep the makeup on.
-Isn’t it a lot of work to put the makeup on every day?

Second image:
(this was posted on an anti-zwarte piet page, someone posted pictures of a child with silver makeup)

"Totally great! It’s just like a circus parade! Zwarte piet is zwarte piet, if you don’t like it you don’t belong here. It’s sad that such a small group of people turn it into such an issue. (then comes some incorrect dutch)

You guys should’ve protested against the euro!
My white christmas will be started with a zwarte piet.

second message:
Why change something that has been the same for so long? Suddenly people feel repressed by slavery, go steal some bikes!

A bit late to make an issue out of it! I didn’t say anything about feeling at home I said feeling at ease because you feel like a slave supposedly? I don’t get the point in 2014, if you feel good here you like it the way it is.

She says something about having mixed friends and that nobody complains because they have more important issues on their mind than feeling worth less because of slavery. 

She ends it by talking about freedom of speech.

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I hope no explanation is necessary to point out why these things are messed up.





But it’s totally not racist right? It’s just tradition right?

Bah, disgusting how normalized this is.

I live in an area that has a huge old world Dutch population…and they will defend the use of “Black Pete” to the death. Yes- They still have him and are offended if you dare to object. It is disgusting.

asylum-art:

Intricate Handmade Fantasy Creatures by Ellen Jewett

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Born in Markham, Canada, Ellen Jewett took to shaping three-dimensional forms naturally at a young age. To Ellen, sculpting has always been about life, biological narratives and cultural statements. The tedious hours of labor act as the mysterious foundation from which each of her sculptures’ personality springs forth.

In 2007 Ellen completed her post secondary education with a degree in Biological Anthropology and Art Critique from McMaster University. She had already started Creatures from El in 2005 and upon graduation plunged into it full-time.

Ellen continues to supplement her knowledge with professional courses and apprenticeships. She aspires to pursue graduate work in anthrozoology whilst maintaining her life as a studio artist.

missvoodoodoll:

Louis Breton illustrations of the 72 demons of Ars Goetia from Dictionnaire Infernal Baal’s actually the root of Beelzebub (Baal Zebub, ‘Lord of the Flies’, in rabbinical texts; Click here for the full set of Breton’s inspired demon designs.

missvoodoodoll:

Louis Breton illustrations of the 72 demons of Ars Goetia from Dictionnaire Infernal Baal’s actually the root of Beelzebub (Baal Zebub, ‘Lord of the Flies’, in rabbinical texts; Click here for the full set of Breton’s inspired demon designs.

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candlelightisfire:

So tiny! So cute!

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