Re my post I boosted, I can't help but notice how much more suitable the indigenous peoples' dress is for the weather as opposed to the settlers. I mean I'm sure it's cooler up in Brasilia compared to the Amazonia basin (I hope the protesters weren't cold!), but the settler cops still look way overdressed. And there's not a single reason for them to dress like that except it's what Europeans and Euro-descended cultures have deemed to be decent and functional.
Colonial conditioning has tricked us into thinking it is "savage" to wear less clothing than what colonial Europe has deemed to be decent, and "backward" to wear more, as in the case of robes and head coverings. This, like colonialism itself, is a lie. It's practical to wear minimal clothing in very hot and humid weather, while coverings provide protection and comfort in hot, dry weather with sun and sand. European ways are not suited to all conditions, and European senses are not the pinnacle of beauty and morality.
Ok so maybe the protesters were a *little* cold 😂 Much respect for their commitment.
@ljwrites I'm still with the Romans on pants. Uncivilized, in my imo.
But that was a different kind of imperialist cultural expansionism, so maybe I shouldn't joke like that, but... I still hate pants.
@marie_joseph I'm from a pants culture (for women too, we just wore skirts over them and 3rd-century murals show female servants and performers wear pants as outerwear) and I still co-sign this, sitting at home without pants 😂
@ljwrites Also for the converse how "dress professionally" is coded racial language that people don't even seem to notice. Why is *that* "professional"? To whom?
@neltnerb yuuup, see Black hairstyles being criminalized and stigmatized.
@ljwrites I've seen depictions of Victorian era Singapore, and how ridiculously overclothed the English were. I can tell you, that being outside (or inside, for that matter given no air conditioning) with the clothes they wore in England back then would be very painful in 32 degrees and 95% humidity.
But, English culture cannot be moved by such details as climate.
@loke I winced at that, like Singapore is soooo hot & humid! 😣
@ljwrites Here's an example. The painting was painted in 1851.
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