1. Ronda93

    Ronda93 DIS Veteran

    Oct 6, 2000
    Some are up in arms over the removal of the "Redskins" moniker.

    I think the most apt comparison is to imagine a lesbian softball team called The Stay at Home Moms. They can have a little minivan logo, with a baby on board sign and my honor roll student bumper sticker. When real SAHMs complain, the lesbians can explain they are only representing the best parts of SAHM-dom. In fact the SAHMs should be honored that they are chosen as a symbol.

    Can anyone help me flesh out this position?

  2. SeattleRedBear

    SeattleRedBear Mouseketeer<br><font color=red>An old floorboard c

    Jul 9, 2004
    Ronda -- I like the analogy, but not sure how many people will equate native americans and SAHM's. Yes, I get the fact that they're both cultural groups whose iconic references (sorry, couldn't come up with a better phrase off the top of my head) are being appropriated for profit by outsiders. But the reason you & I get it is because we are both part of a non-mainstream cultural groups and have had to deal with those issues. I think a lot of people would just say "Well, they're not the same thing" and not be convinced that they are.

    But I might be wrong. Personally, I would get a kick out of seeing an SUV as you've described come out onto the field, disgorging a gaggle of cheerleading soccer moms. The image of the soccer mom has special resonance here in Washington state as one of our US senators (Patty Murray) was derided as being a soccer mom before being elected into the senate and has had a relatively successful career there. And I always like to point out the fact that Washington state is the only state to have ever been represented by a woman governor and two women US senators at the same time.

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