What is happening at Khaadi is SO sad and disappointing.
I had been the biggest Khaadi supporter for the longest time because this was a brand that always reminded me of home.. it was always authentic and unapologetically desi. However, just like all corporations, it also did what corporations do best; exploit workers and then deny any accountability. Not that I should be surprised, lack of transparency in labor practices and ineffective laws allow abundant room for labor exploitation.
“Khaadi has viewed with concern the discussion on social media in recent days emanating from certain false news that have been spread and which seek to damage our reputation.. We therefore categorically confirm that Khaadi has NOT terminated 32 of its employees.
We appeal to all to please do not share or spread news that is pure hearsay, or base your comments on speculative news, no matter shared by who, without fully knowing the facts yourself. We request this not only in the case of Khaadi, but as a general principle of social media engagement, as false rumours tend to escalate and can be quite damaging for others, whether it be brands or innocent people.”
…. Let me get this straight, underpaid and underprivileged workers have taken time out of their poverty to go on the streets…. and protest fake terminations and unfair workplace conditions????
This isn’t just a Khaadi problem. Most retail brands must be guilty of this crime because the issue follows such a systematic pattern. At this point, public pressure is everything.. and maybe a reevaluation of our own purchasing habits?
are you doing the character and number thing with the clothes (sorry, that was really confused)?? if you are, can you please please please do viktor nikiforov with f3? (i really hope you watch yoi... if you don't, please watch it, it's amazing & am really really sorry, i'm sleepy and don't remember things quite well rn)
YESSSS I watched it and it’s amazing!! *v*
*I’m not taking anymore requests, just finishing the one’s left C:*
*NOTE: I changed my art blog’s name and it’s @sweetiedraws from now on! Also I added a watermark because I’m tired of seeing my art reposted -_- *
Love fashion AND want to do all you can for the environment? This Wednesday, our stylish friend Myriam, Founder of Eco Fashion Week, talks about 7 things you can do to be more fashionably responsible. Take it away Myriam!
1. Ask yourself: “Do I really need it?”
Most of our purchases are impulsive. You will often surprise yourself by answering “no” to the question.
2. Be curious and be informed.
Ask the salesperson in store questions, read labels (where is it made? what is it made of?), follow eco fashion-focused blogs like Ecouterre, Eco-salon, or Tree Hugger.
3. Be proud of bringing your re-usable shopping bags, even if it is in a high-end store.
Does your t-shirt need to be wrapped in a paper with a ribbon, in a box, in a fancy bag with even more paper? There is totally a prestige factor to it, but what happens to all of this after? Re-use? Recycle? Garbage? Being “eco” is not only with your actions, but with your attitude as well.
4. Wear your clothes!
There is no wrong in wearing the same pair of pants or sweater twice or even three times in a week. Be creative and style those differently. Take a minute and look at your closet right now. How many things have you only worn once, or never? Once you are done going through your closet, DONATE!
5. Buy quality.
If you really must buy, make sure your clothes have long lifespans. The higher the quality, the longer the life. Basic and classic pieces should always be part of your wardrobe. Look for well-made clothes with high-end fabrics and materials, and timeless patterns. If you shop this way, you will wear your clothes over and over again without getting tired of them.
6. Take the leap and try second hand clothing.
If you buy around 10 clothing items per month, try to get at least 1 out of 10 of them used. You can find stylish used pieces from vintage and thrift stores. Better yet, exchange clothes with other fashionable friends (it’s free!), or have a fashion swap event. Stop being scared of wearing second hand clothing; there is nothing to fear. Start with accessories, like a purse or a belt, and see how you feel; you’ll start to notice how people compliment you for your fashionably responsible finds..
7. Find your own “Eco Recipe”.
There are many ways of being fashionably responsible, and we do not have the same personal, human and financial resources. Find what fits you and commit to improve every year. Between second hand clothing, local manufacturing, organic or recycled material, fair labor, upcycling… you have many options. It’s simpler than you think, and guess what, it feels amazing to take action and be the change!
Did you know organic and eco fashion labels live on Wantering? Take for example, Greg Lauren, Ralph Lauren’s nephew that creates stylish fashion pieces with military-motif from vintage materials. Check out his work now!
4 years ago today, 1,100 garments workers were killed in the collapse of the Rana Plaza in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This is price of the West’s disposable and materialistic culture: this is the true cost of that $14.99 sweater. Say NO to fast fashion: opt for the socially responsible. Educate yourself. Question the system. Question what you purchase. Ask yourself, “who made my clothes?”
Someone told me once that every penny we spend as consumers is a vote. The comodities we are buying is like casting a ballot. You give your money to companies because you stand behind their product, their vision and ethical reasoning. I know it’s not a viable option for some, and I understand that. But why the outrage when I say that once we’ve established the reasoning above, we should stop buying clothes at fast-fashion mega corporations that refuse to have an ounce of corporate social responsiblity? These billion dollar industries refuse their workers decent wages and the right to organize themselves, why is there such a disconnect? It’s like we’re not even aware of the power behind our money. We can make drastic change if we started investing in companies that aren’t just doing lip service and actually have solid sustainable visions and good corporate social responsibilty. Also companies hate being defaced…they’ll do anything to sell themselves as better than they are, because losing consumers is suicide. We should publically shame companies with bad work and sustainability ethics.
Your Stabby post is an absolute gift! Does Vader ever discover that Luke is (in true Skywalker fashion) responsible for this murderous menace and overtly dote upon his mechanical pseudo- grandchild? Does it become an intergalactic custody dispute as one side after the other make increasingly ridiculous kidnapping attempts?
AHAHAHA omfg of course this happens
As was concluded in the previous post: Stabby ends up toodling around The Executor, stabbing random Imperial Officers. Within a week, someone has made a poster that has a picture of Stabby on it, accompanied by the text STABBINGS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL MORAL IMPROVES.
(how disrespectful, Vader says to the Emperor. hmmm says Sheev Palpatine, who remembers what Anakin Skywalker’s handwriting looks like.)
One day, an Imperial Officer experiences a truly awful stab. It is hot, and cold, and tearing and he jerks his leg out of the way as the reek of burning fabric and flesh simmers upwards and –
Someone has given Stabby a mini-lightsabre.
It is red. Of course it is red.
Stabby’s viewcam is still linked to the Rebel Base. Of course, it would be the matter of an eyeblink to disconnect it – after all, Vader built a functioning droid from scrap (a long time ago, in a galaxy far away) but he doesn’t. He keeps it on. And so when Luke, on a whim, pulls up Stabby’s feed and sees that his beautiful robot baby is now a Sith.
There is another, he thinks, and clenches his robot hand. His eyes narrow.
……and then Luke, who is famed for many things but not his ability to keep a cool head when those things he loves are threatened, launches a Daring and Spectacular solo raid and returns cradling Stabby like an infant child. He disconnects the evil red sabre and makes another one.
It’s purple. Green and blue just doesn’t suit Stabby.
By this time, the Rebel Alliance has updated their cleaning droids to a smaller, slicker model. Within a month, Stabby has a cohort of baby Stabbys following him around. Some have knives. Some have diddy lightsabres (because once Luke works out how to make them he declares them the best thing ever and refuses to stop making them.)
Vader sees this through the viewcam – Stabby surrounded by baby Stabbys, training them in the art of Stabbing – and feels Feelings which he does not like Feeling (look at the children learning, master Skywalker there are so many of them) and so vows to steal Stabby back and return him to the Dark side.
….. look I’m not saying that Vader goes in alone to get his robot back but that is exactly what he does because the extra is strong with the Skywalker Clan. And Stabby sears half of Vader’s hand off, and the tiny Stabbys trip him up, and that is how Luke Skywalker captures his father. Definitely.
Fem!Zoro (Zora) x Fem!Sanji (Sanjina) Modern!AU fanfic idea! This is also known as Everyone x Sanjina. The setting is not on real world. It is still in Canonical One Piece world with modernized society like our present times. The genre is Humor/Romance and is rated for 18+ with adult contents, offensive language, etc.
Iron Whitey, Doctor Yellowface And The Two Faced Critics Of Downtown Bollocksville - Quill's Scribbles
So… Didn’t see that one coming.
The upcoming Marvel Netflix TV show Iron Fist has received quite a pummelling from critics in early reviews. Most of the criticism centres around how slow and boring it apparently is, but others focus on the show’s controversial casting of Finn Jones in the title role and the ripple effects caused by it.
The Verge says that the show fails in a number of ways in regards to diversity, representation and appropriation, saying it’s hard to decouple the character’s whiteness from his elevated position.
Filmink.com says that the casting of an Asian American actor in the role would have helped to give the show its own identity.
Uproxx describes Finn Jones as being miscast, coming across as ‘a befuddled surfer who wandered into the middle of a kung fu movie’.
Nerdist.com describes Iron Fist as illuminating where the industry still flounders regarding racial stereotypes and representation in media.
Variety questions why Marvel didn’t cast an actor of Asian descent in the role and accuses the show of cultural appropriation.
IGN.com remarks upon the controversy of the rich white guy finding enlightenment in the mysterious Far East trope.
At the moment I’m typing this, Iron Fist has a rating on Rotten Tomatoes (and this is true) of 0%.
Yep. Iron Fist looks set to be the worst thing ever to come out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But on the plus side, it means the DCEU fandom can finally drop the Marvel Bias bullshit. See guys! The critics do say mean shit about Marvel! Are we finally ready to face reality and accept the fact that the critics talk shit about DC because they just don’t like your movies?
Now look. I’m not here to gloat. In fact kind of the opposite. A few people have been wondering why I haven’t been giving Iron Fist a hard time like I have been with Doctor Strange (which I’ve described numerous times as being objectively more racist than its source material). Well the reason is because Iron Fist hasn’t actually done anything wrong as far as I can see at this moment in time.
With Doctor Strange, Marvel whitewashed a prominent Asian character and stripped the story of its Asian culture and influences before blatantly lying to our faces to justify their shitty behaviour, painting themselves as the unfortunate victims of political correctness in a pathetic attempt to cover their own arses. They essentially took an already racist comic book, made it even more racist and then effectively told us to eat shit and deal with it. What have Iron Fist done that we know of? They’ve cast a white actor as a white character. Now yes it would have been great if they cast an Asian actor in the role and I was very disappointed like everyone else, but at the end of the day, it’s their choice. They’re not in any way obliged to racebend a character. If they want to cast a white actor as a white character, they have every right to do that. The burden is now on them to make sure the show doesn’t fall into the same traps as the comics did (the mighty whitey trope and Asian stereotyping). These reviews aren’t exactly filling me with confidence, but as ever I will reserve judgement until I’ve seen it for myself.
I’m not here to comment on whether Iron Fist deserves the negative reception its received. It could be a racist piece of shit for all I know. What I am here to talk about is the hypocrisy of the people criticising it. See if Iron Fist does turn out to be racist, it would be more down to ignorance rather than malice. The show has at least made an effort to cast Asian actors as Asian characters and has retained some of its Asian influences. The showrunner has also stated on the record that he’s aware of the problems with the comics and will do his best to correct them in the show. They’re clearly making a conscious effort not to offend people. What these reviews merely demonstrate is that pride cometh before a fall. The writers and showrunner thought they could do an Iron Fist TV series with a white lead that wasn’t racist and they apparently failed in spectacular fashion. The response should be less moral outrage and more of an indignant ‘I told you so’.
Basically what I’m saying is if you’re morally outraged by Iron Fist, you should be doubly outraged by Doctor Strange, whose crimes are demonstrably worse. At least the makers of Iron Fist were upfront about their intentions. At least they tried to respect the Asian community with their promises of avoiding the white saviour trope (whether they succeeded or not is another matter altogether). At least they didn’t whitewash any Asian characters or homogenise the culture they’re representing. In the MCU setup, Iron Fist is merely the problem child. Doctor Strange is the true villain that deserves our bile and hatred. The people who made Doctor Strange knew what they were doing was wrong, and yet they did it anyway.
So, based on a hunch, I decided to look into what those websites I listed above said about Doctor Strange. Because if they’re fuming about Iron Fist so much and thought that was racially insensitive, they should be set to explode by what Doctor Strange did, right? Well…
The Verge remains consistent, describing the casting of Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One as cultural whitewashing. The criticism for Iron Fist seems far harsher however.
Filmink.com doesn’t even mention the whitewashing and describes the film as exciting, entertaining, goofy and fun.
The Doctor Strange review on Uproxx doesn’t mention the whitewashing neither (nor even anything of substance), but there is another article talking about how dislikable Doctor Strange is as a character and that gives a passing mention to the whitewashing of the Ancient One and the mighty whitey trope.
Nerdist.com mentions the whitewashing, but doesn’t in any way condemn it. Instead praising Tilda Swinton for her performance and giving the filmmakers a figurative slap on the wrist for being naughty boys.
Variety heavily praises Tilda Swinton’s performance, dismissing the whitewashing controversy saying that they wish Swinton was the lead character.
IGN.com also dismisses the controversy saying that Swinton has a unique and ethereal presence, playing a serene and oh so powerful character.
Funny how they’re willing to label Iron Fist as racially insensitive as one of the reasons why they don’t like it, but with something like Doctor Strange, a film they either loved or were mildly indifferent to, they’re suddenly willing to turn a blind eye to its undeniable racism as though that suddenly isn’t relevant to the discussion. Talk about inconsistent.
I guess what I’m building up to is this. If you’re one of those critics who’s bashing Iron Fist for being racist and appropriating another culture and yet described the casting of a white woman as the Ancient One as being ‘subversive’ and ‘a massive step forward for female representation in films’, you can officially go and fuck yourselves. Same goes to all those people saying they’re going to boycott Iron Fist and yet for some reason had no problem paying money to watch Doctor Yellowface. Yeah, you can go fuck yourselves too. Who would have thought visual effects were all that’s needed to buy your loyalty (because that’s all I ever see praised about Doctor Strange. The visual effects. Not the story or the characters. Just the visual effects. It’s basically the cinematic equivalent of dangling your keys in front of a toddler’s face). I’m surprised you can even show your face here. If you’re mouthing off about Iron Fist (which could very well be deserved from what I’ve heard) and yet remained silent when Doctor Strange came along with its racism so obvious it might as well have had a big neon sign over it saying ‘Fuck You Asians’, go sit in the corner and don’t come back until you’ve grown some backbone, you hypocritical arsewipe.